Ponta da Piedade

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GalNeedsVacation
Saint Louis Park, MN96 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a spot we returned to again and again during our four day stay in Lagos--at sunset, sunrise and in between. It was breathtaking from every vantage point and the vistas incredible. Sadly, it rained during much of our time there, but Ponta da Piedade did not disappoint even in a downpour. It is so worth visiting. We could have spent more time wandering the boardwalks and paths. We did eventually take the steps all the way down to the water, and that was worthwhile. Do not miss this snapshot of nature at its finest.
Written March 28, 2022
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Femke
Utrecht, The Netherlands131 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Great experience. The scenery is beautiful, nice short hike. Take the steps down to the rocks from which the boats leave, book directly from the guy standing there ($20 for adults, $10 for kids 5 and over; for $70 you get a private boat) and take the 35 min ride sightseeing all the caves and secluded beaches from the water. We as a family with 2 kids (1,5 and 3,5 yrs old) and grandma all very much enjoyed it.
Written October 22, 2021
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal807 contributions
Mar 2022
Next to Lagos (it takes less than half-hour to walk from the city to there) this kind of sightseeing point allows you to overlook great rock formations, coming from the sea, or implanted in the sea; it depends the way you want to look at them. When in Lagos, don’t miss it. Enjoy!
Written May 3, 2022
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Elke
Gibraltar67 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’ve seen many pictures of Ponta de Piedade and really wanted to visit, but was let down by the amount of people down there.

It was hard to move around because there was no type of control of people going down. People arrive in boats too, which just adds more traffic and takes away from any good views.

Would recommend going here very early in the morning before boat rides begin or people set about their day. You’ll most likely get the sun shining there and uninterrupted crystal clear waters.

Alternatively, we took a kayak excursion the next day and viewed it from there and was much better (pictured).
Written September 13, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Apr 2021
A lovely place to watch the sunset! I drove there with my friend who has a car and is a local and showed me this spot. After we got to the lighthouse, we walked to the right side and there is a wooden path which is very poetic and there were some benches for people to sit and watch the sunset. Previously, I had gone there and did not turn right but left and walked around to have a closer look of the rock formations and also saw very big set of stairs going down but apparently there was no beach there. I went shortly after lockdown opening of Portugal so there were no boat tours in whole Algarve.
Written May 1, 2021
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Bev G
7 contributions
Oct 2021
We walked to the site from our hotel and was amazed by the hilltop view. After climbing down the many stairs it was even more amazing we decided to get in one of the boats they have touring at the bottom $20 canadian each ....sooooo worth it what a lovely tour dont miss out on that one well worth it !
Written December 2, 2021
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,430 contributions
Feb 2022
Stairs leading down to the site was narrow and would have been a problem if too many were going down or returning. However it was winter and covid times, so easy for us to get down and up. Pretty spot indeed with honey coloured cliffs and clear waters.
Written February 3, 2022
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Danielle
United States1,271 contributions
Nov 2019
Ponta da Piedade offers breathtaking views and scenery. There are a lot of easy hiking trails to take around the cliffs to get different vantage points. Note that some of the trails can be very steep or go right up to the cliffs edge in some cases. There were plenty of people climbing out to rock formations they should not have been and were lucky they didn't fall to their death just to get that perfect Instagram photo. There is additionally the option to take a motorboat tour through the rock formations if you have the time to spare.
Written June 27, 2020
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Lauren M
Toronto, Canada572 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends

Lovely walks rain or shine along the cliff edges on the outskirts of Lagos. There you will witness the interesting geography that makes this region well known. See cliffs, birds and grottos along the way. Park in the parking lot near the lighthouse or along the side of the road between the O Camilo restaurant and the lighthouse. Wheel chair accessible along the boardwalk but unless you go off the main trails (dangerous) there is much less to see. Don’t miss the steps leading down to the water near the lighthouse on the city side. There is a very picturesque grotto there.
Get to the beach via stairs near O Camilo restaurant. Bring your binoculars and camera and a hat. No shade.
Written January 2, 2020
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Marian V
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Jul 2020
The kayak trip was really beautiful and easy to do. Pedaling on the sea is different than pedaling on a lake, but the kayak was stable, even when the waves were higher. Moving along the coast, the view was stunning, and the caves we went into all had their own story. The guide, even though having done the tour twice that day already, was still smiling and joking. There was even time to swim a little after around the boat. Overall it was an amazing experience.
Written July 30, 2020
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