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Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

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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. Ponta da Piedade is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Lagos Edition.
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  • The promontory not far from Lagos, the Ponta da Piedade (peak of mercy, loosely translated), is a very popular tourist destination. For one, you can reach this section over land Lagos from, or coming but by sea in Lagos, Nigeria. Absolutely worth seeing section at the western end of the Algarve. We're always excited. Tip: in the late afternoon visit, then the light is phenomenal. In the winter months this place is rarely crowded and you can enjoy the scenery alone.
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  • I first visited this wondrous place some 30 years ago. I have been recently again and it has lost none of its magic. You can book a boat trip from Alvor or Lagos and sail in and out of the amazing gro...  more »
  • Millions of year weather and water have made the cliffs as they are today. A wonderful place to visit-  more »
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  • Outstanding landscapes! Transparent water! The Light house can be visited but only on specific days. The beauty of this place is the views. You can also visit by boat, you have some stairs that lead to the water and you'll find fisherman who will take on a tour! When I asked it was 15€ per person.
  • Fantastic karst landscape stuffed full of sea stacks, sinkholes and colour. There are many paths and it's worth taking a walk along the top of the cliff to see the changing landscape. Free parking with plenty of spaces, toilets and a restaurant here too. Sea was raging on my visit so no boats operating, but when the sea is rough it's a real taste of how this landscape was formed.
  • Beautiful rocky beaches, not too many people as getting to the sand is very difficult. Quite built up around it and the sea has tons of tourist boats.
  • Near to Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo. From here you can discover one of the most magnificent views of Portugal! Don't eat nothing in the restaurant near the Faro ;)
  • Very impressive landscape. The caves and the cliffs are amazing and stunning. Cant miss this place awhile in holidays in the Algarve.