5. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise
Coastal Cruise + Ponta da Piedade Grottoes
A 2 hours boat trip along the coast between the Lagos harbour and the famous Ponta da Piedade Caves.
Visit the millenary rock formations and caves recognized worldwide for their unique natural beauty.
The experienced crew will be at your service throughout the experience to share the historical, cultural and ancestral secrets of Lagos and all its surroundings.
This activity will take place on the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat.
Note: Free activity for children under 3 years old.
This activity is inclusive for persons with reduced mobility or wheelchair users.
Plan of the Activity
Check-in 20 minutes before departure.
Go to the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat and present your ticket to the crew.
Tour along the Lagos Coast
Enjoy the scenery and relax from a fully equipped boat.
Points of interest: Avenida dos Descobrimentos to the Ponta da Piedade area.
Highlights: Praia do Pinhão, Praia da D. Ana, Praia do Camilo and Ponta da Piedade.
Ponta da Bandeira Fort, also known as Forte do Pau da Bandeira or Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de França or even Forte do Registo. It's an old military structure in the city of Lagos.
It was built in the 17th century as one of the main components of a maritime fortification system to defend the city, which was then the seat of military government in the Algarve.
One of the most famous and well-known beaches due to the splendorous house that stands on the spot where in the past there was a military fortification known as "Bateria do Pinhão" Nowadays nothing remains of this fortification but it is still possible to see its foundations in the rocks now isolated due to the 1755 earthquake that destroyed a large part of the town and its buildings.
D. Ana Beach
Praia da D. Ana Beach is a geographical accident near the town of Lagos.
It is one of the main tourist areas in Lagos due to its great beauty, being considered as an Ex libris of the county. In 2013 it was considered the best beach in the world
Small beach, it is located between cliffs, with particular rock formations. The access to the beach is made by a long staircase. And at the top the Restaurant Camilo, one of the best in Lagos.
Rock formation of volcanic origin that was active about 70 million years ago, today a unique formation both on the surface and in the depths serving as a refuge for dozens of marine species
Praia da Luz Beach
Praia da Luz is a beach located 7 km from Lagos (Algarve, Portugal) in the village of Luz. Being a fishing village, it now has several holiday resorts
It is a holiday area that receives every year tourists of various nationalities (mainly Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and German). Despite the concrete belt that continues to develop around it, the village maintains part of its charm, especially on summer days, when the beach is one of the most crowded.