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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 experience 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 the turquoise waters. 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: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

2. From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

Hop onboard one of our specifically designed speed boats for a unique adventure to Benagil. Despite the distance of 12 nautical miles from Lagos to the coast of Carvoeiro and Benagil. Enter the various caves in the area that are not accessible from larger vessels. Listen as the guide tells stories about the Algarve region along the way. Visit amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside, and see natural wonders that can't be reached in any other way. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here, and if they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful animals. Enjoy a unique adventure on every tour, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit. Return to Lagos at the end of your tour.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

3. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Sail the seas of the Algarve in true Portuguese style on a boat cruise in a traditional Portuguese sailing boat. Visit two rugged sea caves and get up close to the dramatic Ponta da Piedade rock formation. Learn more about the area from your local skipper. 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, entering two amazing caves briefly and revealing the hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, 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.

Lagos: Guided Scenic Quad Tour

4. Lagos: Guided Scenic Quad Tour

Depart from the Marina of Lagos in the direction of Meia Praia beach, the biggest beach in Lagos. Stop to take some photos, and then head to Vale da Lama via off-road trails. Arrive in Vale da lama and ride along the sand dunes, before returning to the meeting point.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

5. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

6. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory lesson on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion.

From Lagos: Cruise to the Caves of Ponta da Piedade

7. From Lagos: Cruise to the Caves of Ponta da Piedade

Discover the beauty of the Portuguese coastline on this cruise from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade point. Capture pictures of stunning rock formations and small beaches that are only accessible by boat.  Board the ship in Lagos and embark on your adventure. Snap pictures of sweeping city views as you sail away from the shore. Travel in a comfortable and well-maintained vessel to the Ponta da Piedade point.  Get some sun on deck as you sail. Compare the fantastical rock formations to things like an elephant or camel. Peer into sea-carved grottos and watch the blue waves beat against the sandstone rocks.  Sail into a turquoise lagoon surrounded by imposing cliffs. Let the natural beauty of this popular natural attraction take your breath away. Return to your starting point in Lagos at the end of your tour. 

From Lagos: Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

8. From Lagos: Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

Meet your experienced crew at the Marina de Lagos and get a safety briefing before you set sail off the coast of the Algarve. Look for dolphins aboard a rigid inflatable boat in a small group of no more than 12 people for a more personalized experience. Hear detailed information about the sea and weather conditions, and the last known coordinates and patterns of the dolphins’ behavior from the previous days to help you locate the animals. Travel at a speed of around 25 knots, depending on the sea conditions, as you look for magnificent sea mammals for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Benefit from a 90% chance to encounter the beautiful creatures in their natural environment – although as an act or nature sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

9. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Meet at the Marina de Lagos 15 minutes prior to your chosen time. Board your vessel, designed and built in Portugal, to visit the amazing grottoes, caves, sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches at Ponta Da Piedade. These special boats are designed to get you into the smallest grotto.  Every adventure is different depending upon tide height and sea conditions, that govern which caves and areas you can visit on each trip. This is a must do trip and enjoyable for the whole family while visiting Lagos. 

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

10. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend one dive in ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish. The dive itself will be around 35 minutes.

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What people are saying about Lagos

Das Team kümmert sich ganz wunderbar um einen. Wir waren nur zwei Teilnehmer und wurden vor, während und nach dem Tauchgang sehr gut betreut. Unser Tauchlehrer Nuno ist mit viel Ruhe auf uns eingegangen. Besonders den ersten Ängste konnte er mit seiner Herangehensweise entgegenwirken. Es lohnt sich sehr, wenn man das Tauchen einmal ausprobieren möchte. Eine große Portion Mut wird allerdings auch benötigt ;-) Wir sind ca 10 Meter tief getaucht und waren so lange unterwegs bis einem kalt wurde. Insgesamt eine unglaubliche Erfahrung! Tolles Team! Preis-Leistung passt vollkommen. Herzlichen Dank für das Erlebnis.

What a great day we had with our guide Ralph!! My husband and I wanted to discover the region and He showed us all the spots not to be missed. We took full eyes! He explained the history of Portugal to us in detail, he was generous, patient and above all very attentive! We really felt his passion and his love for Portugal through this day! I recommend with eyes closed!! You are awesome Ralph! Sonia and Victor from France

The quad bike tour exceeded all my expectations I would 100% do it again and recommend to anyone who is visiting Lagos and wants to do something a bit different and adventurous!! My tour guide was extremely helpful also

A beautiful experience and so worth the money. I have already recommended to family/friends. I will be back for sure!

Easy to locate and very informative experience. My teenagers enjoyed!