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Praia Dona Ana, Lagos

4.3
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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. Put Praia Dona Ana on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lagos family vacation planner.
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  • This beach truly owns this title. Beautiful views. Lots of beach areas to swim. Lovely beach loungers with shading to rent. Beach bar to fulfill those other needs. Close enough to take a stroll there ...  more »
  • We visited after 6 pm. It was low tide and you can walk westward as much as you can. Some of them you can walk under into the cave and views are stunning. Beach with outstanding rock formation. Must s...  more »
  • You have to see this beach to believe it--even more breathtaking in person than in pictures. The water is clear and comfortable. The view is mesmerizing. GO THERE!  more »
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  • Nice Beach and landscape for photos. There are a few abandoned buildings around the parking area. Beach and rocks itself are clean. Not too many people. The waves at our visit were a little bit stronger than on other beaches.
  • Beautiful beach, sheltered from the wind. There's also plenty of shade available if needed under the cliffs. Make sure you're well able to get up and down steps though as there's quite a few to get down to the beach.
  • Loved this beach. I hiked the cliff trail from town and got great views. If you go to the far west side of the beach there is a hidden cove that is secluded. Also this beach had a lot more people than the one in town. Highly recommend.
  • This beach is amazing to look at, the water is clean and the shore is covered with so many sea shells that you could spend hours finding the perfect souvenir. However, the fact that relatively nothing has been done to prevent the cliff face from falling on patrons is insane. When you go to such an epic beach the first sign that greets you should not be one that tells you the few places where rocks won't kill you. This safety fact makes this beach lose stars.
  • Had more people than the smaller beach to the left but still really nice. Nice little areas and caves to explore

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Where to stay in Lagos

The historical city core of Lagos is packed full of colorful buildings and bustling streets, some of which date as far back as the medieval period. Though the hotels in the central district are on the expensive side, you can put yourself right in the middle of the city's best restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions by reserving a room there. The center and outlying residential neighborhoods also boast plenty of more affordable options, including smaller hotels, guesthouses, and family-run inns that offer fewer amenities but put you in good position to get out and about on foot. As Lagos is a relatively small town, you'll be within walking distance of both of its premier stretches of beach from nearly any lodging. Those with a car or transportation can get even further afield to experience other nearby coastal areas.
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