Praia Dona Ana, Lagos

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Golden sands, colorful rocks, and calm waters are characteristic of Praia Dona Ana, a small beach hidden from roads and development. Nestled amidst cliffs and surrounded by countless grottos and rocky outcroppings, the area is within walking distance of the city center and is accessible by a flight of stairs or by a boat. You can rent a lounge chair and an umbrella at the site, or just spread out your towel. When you're ready for a snack, visit one of the many cafes on the clifftops, which also offer views of the ocean. Look toward the horizon to see if you can spot groups of fishing vessels at work. To visit Praia Dona Ana and get the most from your holiday in Lagos, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lagos itinerary builder site .
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  • Beside Praia Camilo we saw this beach from our boat cruise. People were swimming on a nice but cool March afternoon. Stunning rock formations.  more »
  • Potentially one of Lagos' most beautiful areas for cliffs and coves but spoiled by the derilect apartment blocks nearby which just stand there, all graffetied.  more »
  • Amazing view! This is the most beautiful beach in Portugal! You can walk and find many large shells! Sunset is unbelievable!  more »
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  • Nice beach, sand and caves to explore. If the water is too sudden deep with loose sand, which pulls you deeper in the water, just wait for the afternoon around 16 and you will be able to walk to the distances where you had to swim to during the earlier times of the day. The water level gets lower and lower, making things much better. Besides, there are some small facilities like beach bars. You can prefer to reach the beach through the hills if you want to see the landscape or you may prefer road.
  • Really beautiful view, but the beach is rather small. It can be quite hard to get there, as there is a lot of stairs. There are no public toilets. There is also a bar where you can eat and have a drink and use the restroom, but the line is long. And be careful not to be cut off by the tide while on the other side of the beach!
  • Beautiful beach. I taught myself the basics of snorkeling in the shallows here. Saw some beautiful stripy fish. Then had a sandwich at the snack bar at the bottom of the wooden steps and got food poisoning. Spent the next two days in the toilet at the hotel with diarrhoea, puking up undercooked pork. Don't eat pork from the Restaurant Marisol on this beach. The cook is not up to the job.
  • Lovely little church. Mixed denominations. Beautiful views over town and sea.
  • Amazing beach but cut my feet a few times. Swam away and to the right of the beach for nearly two hours in among all the caves and little beaches. Was absolutely stunning, clear blue water.

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