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Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Tall, pointy rock formations appear out of the turquoise waters at Ponta da Piedade, and collections of arches and grottos connect the secluded beaches with one another. Visit the golden sand beaches nestled at the base to see these geological rarities--they're up to 20 m (60 ft) tall--or explore the tunnels and mazes of the area via a small fishing vessel. Seek out an organized boat tour, walk along the shore, or simply hike on your own along a nature trail that leads to the top of the rock formations via more than 180 stairs. More adventurous visitors can rent kayaks here. Put Ponta da Piedade on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lagos driving holiday planning site.
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  • We walked everywhere during our recent trip to Lagos and the Algarve - this location is well worth the 30 minute walk on the boards - such a great place to see the grotto's 
    We walked everywhere during our recent trip to Lagos and the Algarve - this location is well worth the 30 minute walk on the boards - such a great place to see the grotto's  more »
  • Very iconic place with great views and some nice trails to walk around. We were dropped off by Uber up the street at Praia do Camilo and then walked down to Ponte de Piadade. Because of this, we... 
    Very iconic place with great views and some nice trails to walk around. We were dropped off by Uber up the street at Praia do Camilo and then walked down to Ponte de Piadade. Because of this, we...  more »
  • Take a bottle of wine and arrive about 30 minutes before sunset. You'll park just a short walk along the paved walking path where you can sit and enjoy the view. Beautiful! 
    Take a bottle of wine and arrive about 30 minutes before sunset. You'll park just a short walk along the paved walking path where you can sit and enjoy the view. Beautiful!  more »
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  • Beautiful spot with great views. This entire area is fun to explore and hike around. There are many caves along this path. It's definitely a workout with all the stairs and rock climbing. Definitely worth it though. Pro tip: travel light and come with your swimming gear and paddle board. You won't regret it.
  • Place worth visiting if you are not afraid of heights. You can walk around steep cliffs and look down at the chimney formations created by nature. There is also a historic lighthouse building fitting the scenery.
  • This is a beautiful coastal walk. This part in particular is possibly lower on the list of interesting. This is just because it isn't as beautiful, nor does it have a beach. Still check it our if you are there, and if you haven't already then check out all the beach's on the coast north of this place.
  • Beautiful location. The water was actually green there, due to the sun shining through an underwater opening. Stunning! We visited by boat excursion. Many secluded beaches in the area - idyllic!
  • The hike along these cliffs and down to the water is just majestic. It has a long boardwalk as well which is great way to see more of the coast if you have mobility issues. Note: There is big parking and also toilets here!

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