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Praia Dona Ana: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Rock Formations Guided Boat Tour

2. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Rock Formations Guided Boat Tour

Stop At: Ponta da Piedade, Lagos Portugal Join us in our one-hour long trip, where you´ll get to visit Lagos mesmerizing grottos sculpture by the wind and the sea , also the famous beaches Dona Ana and Camilo. Experience the peaceful surroundings, perfect for living unforgettable moments. make your time a Happy Time . Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

3. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Algarve region on a guided tour. Visit caves and beaches along Portugal's coast and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your guide at the Lagos Marina and cruise along Lagos’ coastline. Explore the caves of Ponta da Piedade, the Golden Beaches of Batata, Pinhão, D. Ana, Camilo, Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. See the Sagres, which was once thought to be the "End of The World." Learn about the colorful names of caves such as The Titanic, the Lover’s Cave, the Cathedral, and the Elephant. View the breathtaking beaches of Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. Pass by the Lighthouse, built in 1912 on old church grounds, and learn about Portugal's age of discovery and Henry the Navigator. After the tour, be returned to the departure point.

Lagos: SUP Tour to Ponta da Piedade Caves

4. Lagos: 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.

Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

5. Ponta da Piedade: Half-Day Cruise with Lunch from Lagos

Start your journey in Lagos marina by boarding the comfortable catamaran Roxane. Head to the Ponta da Piedade coast, where your captain will find the best spot possible to drop the anchor. Before lunch, jump into the water and taste the clear refreshing waters of the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, including cheese and chorizo starters, followed by roasted chicken, salad and chips with drinks of your choice, including wine, beer, juice, water, and others. Savor a dessert of fresh fruit, cake or pastel de nata. Drinks are free during lunchtime.

Lagos: kayak rentals ,visit and explore the beatifull caves

6. Lagos: kayak rentals ,visit and explore the beatifull caves

Discover the beautiful coastline, cliffs and caves, and secret beaches along the coastline of Lagos at your own pace with your own kayak rental. Avoid crowds and larger tour groups and create your own adventure as you admire the stunning cliffs of Ponta da Piedade along the Algarve coast.

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Algarve. Benagil, Carvoeiro & Lagos

7. From Lisbon: Day Trip to Algarve. Benagil, Carvoeiro & Lagos

Kick off your adventure at Lisbon with a hotel pickup by car and embark on a coastal expedition. See the most iconic areas of the Algarve region including Benagil Cave, Algar de Benagil, Benagil Beach, Marinha Beach, Carvoeiro, Portimão, and Lagos, the southernmost part of Portugal. Head to your first destination, the Algar Seco, for a chance to adventure along coastal trails and pathways that wind their way through this picturesque landscape. See Boneca Cave often referred to as "The Doll's Cave," a captivating sea cave situated within the Algar Seco area. Delve into the extraordinary as you explore the Benagil Cave. While venturing inside is no longer possible (you can opt for a boat ride at extra cost under good sea conditions), be led to a jaw-dropping viewpoint from which you can gaze in awe at the colossal sea cavern. Continue to Praia Dona Ana / Marinha Beach. A place of unparalleled beauty with its dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear waters. Dive into the Seven Hanging Valleys, a paradise for adventure seekers. Go swimming, explore, or just bask in the tranquillity. After your free exploration time in Lagos, get back on board the car, and admire more coastal views on the return journey to Lisbon.

Lagos SUP Caves&Grottoes Tour at Sunrise, Ponta da Piedade

8. Lagos SUP Caves&Grottoes Tour at Sunrise, Ponta da Piedade

Start the day in a very unique way by Paddle boarding a easy SuP with the lights & calmness of sunrise on a guided Tour. You will explore all the Caves & Grottoes from D. Ana Beach to Ponta da Piedade, the best part of it, with no one around. Meeting in D. Ana beach, after introducing ourselves and everyone in the group, we will take our Paddle equipment to the beach and do a brief lesson on how everything works, including how to Stand Up Paddle board for beginners and finally move on to the water and start our tour. Wetsuit is optional and is always available with us. You don't need to have prior experience on a Sup to join our tours, we paddle slowly at a rythm that is enough to explore the coast and have few stops for swimming along the way and be back inside the time. During the tour we will be taking photos if you allow, which we send to you afterwards with no extra cost, and talk about the caves and theyr known names. Occasionally we can meet some small fishes, sea stars, octopus, squids along the way.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Group Kayaking Tour

9. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Group Kayaking Tour

Discover the incredible features of the Ponta da Piedade coastline on this kayaking tour from Lagos. Paddle by beaches with cliffs that are up to 20 meters tall and see breathtaking beaches from the sea.  Meet your guide at Marina de Lagos and embark on a kayaking adventure to the Ponta da Piedade caves. Capture pictures of how the light plays on the water and rocks. Hear about the legends associated with area from your guide. View the sea from inside a cave.  Feel secure as you take in the views while wearing a safety vest. Relax with the knowledge that a support boat is standing by in case you need it. Keep your phone safe in a a waterproof mobile phone bag when you are not taking photos of the landscape.  Continue along the shoreline and take the opportunity to see wildlife that would be scared away by a motor. Admire unobstructed views of Praia Dona Ana beach. See the Roman-style stone arch bridge at Praia dos Estudantes beach and tall cliffs surrounding the beach Praia do Camilo. 

Private Lagos and Benagil Tour from Lisbon

10. Private Lagos and Benagil Tour from Lisbon

Morning: Departure from Lisbon Early Morning Departure: The tour begins early in the morning, with a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon. Make sure to arrive on time to ensure you have a full day of exploration. Travel to Lagos: The first leg of your journey will take you from Lisbon to Lagos, which is approximately a 3-hour drive. During the drive, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Portuguese countryside. Mid-Morning: Lagos Arrival in Lagos: Upon arrival in Lagos, you'll have some free time to explore this historic coastal town. Lagos is known for its charming old town, picturesque beaches, and vibrant atmosphere. Old Town Exploration: Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town, visit historic sites like Forte da Ponta da Bandeira and the Slave Market Museum, and perhaps enjoy a coffee at one of the local cafes. Beach Time: Lagos is famous for its beautiful beaches, including Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo. Depending on the tour schedule, you may have some free time to relax on the beach or take a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Lunch: Lagos Lunch Break: Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant in Lagos. Sample some regional dishes, including fresh seafood, grilled fish, or Portuguese specialties. Afternoon: Benagil Cave (Not included, optional and if available) Departure to Benagil: After lunch, you'll continue your journey to the coastal village of Benagil, which is famous for its stunning sea caves and grottoes, especially the iconic Benagil Cave. Boat Tour to Benagil Cave: Upon arrival in Benagil, you'll embark on a boat tour to explore the Benagil Cave and nearby sea caves. These boat tours are a highlight of the trip, allowing you to see the dramatic coastal rock formations up close. (Not included, optional, and if available) If it is not in your plans to visit Benagil or if the weather does not allow you to have the boat trip, there is the alternative of visiting Sagres. Sagres is a picturesque coastal town located in the southwesternmost point of Portugal, known as the Algarve region. Nestled along the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean, Sagres is famous for its dramatic natural landscapes, pristine beaches, and historical significance. It's a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the ocean and explore the rich maritime history associated with the Age of Discovery. Late Afternoon: Return to Lisbon Return to Lisbon: After the boat tour and some free time in Benagil, you'll begin your journey back to Lisbon, which is approximately a 3-hour drive. Evening: Arrival in Lisbon Arrival in Lisbon: You'll return to Lisbon in the evening, and you'll be dropped off at your hotel or a central location, concluding your full-day tour.

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We had good waves that really brought the caves to life. We were only 4 passengers, had a good guide and a very safe and experienced boat driver who maneuvered the boat past the rocks quickly and with almost centimeter precision, so that we couldn't breathe. As he drove out of the cave, he waited exactly when a big wave would come in and then drove over the wave at speed so that the boat lined up at the front as if an airplane was about to take off. The four of us (2 Canadians and 2 Germans) had a lot of fun!!

The boat cruise was amazing and so worth it! The views of the coastline and the caves were unreal and our tour guides, Juan and Jorge, were amazing and made the experience so amazing! Would recommend!!!

Lots of fun. A must do when you’re staying in Lagos because you get to see all of the beautiful beaches and caves from the water. Guides were funny and informative.

We loved the activity. Marta's navigation was fantastic and the interesting facts given by Inga about the caves were amazing! A big thank you from us.

Nayem was an excellent driver, very welcoming and cooperative..