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Praia da Luz

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From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

1. 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. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and a water trampoline. After your swim stop it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

2. 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.

Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

3. Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will board a charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 3-hour wine experience. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with plenty of history and local knowledge, as you explore the beauty of the region.   On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, you will visit a local winery. The winery visited will be chosen from either Monte do Além, Monte da Casteleja, or the Quinta do Francês Winery. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a guided visit to the winery and the cellar as you learn about its unique wines and the way they are produced in the demarcated region of the Algarve. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wine tasting of 4 wines, consisting of red, white, and rosé. This will introduce you to the strong character and aromas of very ripe fruits, as well as the wines' velvety and warm flavors. Once your wine-tasting experience has concluded, you'll be returned to your accommodation in Lagos.

Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

4. Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

Meet your local experienced skipper at the Marina, before setting off for an adrenaline-filled sightseeing adventure. You will take a cruise through the estuary of Lagos out to sea, passing the world-famous Praia da Batata and Praia Dona Ana Beaches. Admire the beautiful scenery of Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos, before heading along the coast to the volcanic rock formation of Rocha Nigra (Black Rock) and down to Praia da Luz. Your skipper will share facts and information about the area as you enjoy the views. After exploring the Algarve coastline at a comfortable pace, your tour guide will pick up the speed and head a little further out to sea. Admire a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline from this unique point of view before heading back to the Marina.

From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

5. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise + Ponta da Piedade Grottoes Description 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. Solaria Beach 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. Pinhão Beach 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 Camilo Beach 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. Roch Negra 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.

Lagos: Algarve Coast Tour in a Classic Volkswagen T2 Van

6. Lagos: Algarve Coast Tour in a Classic Volkswagen T2 Van

After pick up from your accommodation in a classic Volkswagen T2 van, set out on a 4-hour nature tour to explore Algarve. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and since there's no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the places you'll visit. Your first stop will be at Salema Beach, a treasure in the Algarve with dinossaur footprints. Next, proceed to Octopus Bay, near Praia da Luz, to walk around its curious rock formations. Head to the Black Rock, a volcanic vein of the Serra de Monchique that stretches to the sea, and before heading back to your accommodation, be inspired by the Viewpoint of praia da Luz, that offers one of the most astonishing views in the Algarve.

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What people are saying about Praia da Luz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,006 reviews

We really enjoyed ourselves. From 14 years old to 81 years old. A stable boat with both shade and sun. Nice music playing. Lovely stop in a cove with crystal clear waters and fun stuff to do. Kind, attentive staff. A must!

Excellent boat tour! Fun vibes, good music,can order drinks on board (not expensive). They stop for an hour so that you can snorkel, sup,swim, and even had a fun inflatable game organised! Would recommend!

Really good value. Three hour boat trip with an hour stop for swimming in the sea kayaking and other water activities. Bar on board. Staff excellent. Can recommend.

We went with children (including 2 year old twins) and the staff were absolutely fantastic with them. All of us had a great time - would recommend it!

It has been a nice experience. I recommend 100%, but the music was too loud, I prefer to listen to the waves