Ponta da Piedade

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From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

1. From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Witness the dramatic beauty of the Algarve on a cruise from Lagos. Hear coastal secrets from your guide, admire the towering rocks of Ponta da Piedade, and see idyllic beaches, including Camilo Beach. Choose between a small group of up to nine passengers or a private experience. Set sail in comfort with cushioned seats as you depart Marina de Lagos. Make your way along the coast, passing pristine beaches, such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach. Listen to insightful explanations about the sights from your guide. Take in the breathtaking views of the Barlavento region as you sail across turquoise water. Pass the beaches of Batata, Pinhão, and a nudist beach as you draw closer to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the towering arches and golden cliffs of Ponta da Piedade and discover the interesting meanings behind their given names, such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" from your guide. Then, head towards the small semi-circular beach of Barranco Martinho, between Canavial Beach and the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, characterized by a tall rock near the waterline. Finally, enjoy the scenic ride back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembark at the end of the tour.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

2. From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

3. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

For an unforgettable experience, you will board your unique vessel complete with a traditional Portuguese design. These special boats are designed to get you to sail to the smallest grotto. This boat will take you on a memorable journey along the breathtaking coastline, visiting amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, you can get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as Dona Ana Beach, Camila Beach and Nudist Beach, as well as sandstone cliffs. Every journey will be different and a true adventure depending on the tides and sea conditions. This is a must-do trip and is enjoyable for the whole family.

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

4. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the golden coast of the western Algarve. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

5. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Depart from Lagos and explore Ponta da Piedade by kayak with an expert guide. Enjoy a safe excursion suitable for all levels of kayaking ability, with a safety boat always on call. Paddle through Lagos Bay and admire the beautiful coastline. Travel along the coastline until you reach the scenic point of Ponta da Piedade, famous for its stunning rock formations of caves and grottos. Enjoy some time for diving, snorkeling, and swimming at this picturesque location, before returning back along the coast to Lagos.

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

6. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Climb aboard the catamaran at Lagos Marina and set sail to Ponta da Piedade for a 2-hour guided kayak tour along the Algarve Coast. After leaving the Marina, the boat heads to Ponta Da Piedade, where you will discover Algarve's famous grottoes and cliffs by kayak during the 1-hour journey accompanied by a guide who will comment throughout your adventure. Spend 15 minutes relaxing and swimming in the grottoes, unknown bays and quiet beaches before heading back to Lagos Marina. Please note that throughout your tour, the catamaran will escort the group for safety and comfort reasons.

Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

7. Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

Discover one of the most beautiful spots on the coast of the Algarve on a romantic boat cruise to Ponta da Piedade. Climb aboard at Lagos Harbor and set sail to see amazing rock formations, sea caves and golden beaches from the water. Drop anchor at the idyllic rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and marvel at the contrast between the brown-red rocks and the green-blues waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At your request, stop for a swim break. Complete your evening in paradise as you watch the sun set over the horizon.

Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

8. Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

See Lagos from a different angle on this guided kayaking tour. Take off from Paia de Batata, paddle into dark caves, and relax on a sunny beach. Begin your tour at Batata Beach. Meet your guide and get into your safety gear before hopping into one of the double kayaks. Start paddling through the clear waters with your kayak partner and head towards Ponta de Piedade. As you paddle, enjoy the peace of mind brought to you by the support boat, which cruises alongside. Follow your guide's kayak into several caves, discovering fascinating rock formations. Take a rest halfway through your 2.5-hour tour on a sunny beach to sunbathe or enjoy a refreshing swim.

Lagos: Sunrise SUP tour to Ponta da Piedade Caves

9. Lagos: Sunrise SUP tour to Ponta da Piedade Caves

Paddle along the beautiful coastline of Lagos and explore hidden caves and lagoons only accessible by water. Relax and get away from it all as you watch the sun come up over clear, calm waters. The tour starts with a quick lesson from the certified SUP guide. Those who wish may borrow a wetsuit to keep warm while paddling. Then, the adventure begins as you set out to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Algarve from the water. Paddle beneath the Ponta da Piedade, a natural archway carved out of the rocky coastline. Don't worry about bringing a camera, as your guide will take plenty of pictures along the way and share them after the tour.

Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

10. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

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What people are saying about Ponta da Piedade

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,249 reviews

This was absolutely our best experience in Algarve and even in Portugal. We also went to some other beaches and caves in Algarve, but the ones we saw on this kayak tour were the most breathtaking. Our guides were very fun and helpful, and shared interesting stories about the beaches and caves. I'd recommend everyone to go on this tour and I'd definitely go again next time I'm in Algarve.

Great tour guide! Very knowledgeable about the area and local history. She even got us reservations and travel to a fantastic restaurant in Portimão.

both the captain and host were very charming, funny people. really worth doing the trip în Lagos, best service!

Well organized! Great guide, and group was not too big. Would definitely recommend! Ok for beginners as well.

Amazing must see experience, very friendly guide and crew, plus party on the boat so highly recommend!