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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a quick walk to the beach here and it's lovely. Lots of cliffs and beautiful sea. Lots of steps to the beach but worth the effort.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SerahO
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small community is what taking a step back and relaxing is about, our villa was a 10 minute drive from Lagos, but we visited almost everyday. Wonderful restaurants, and lots to do

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, set in an evocative setting. Itineraries and wonderful views .... Bar restaurant on the beach.Adjacent parking. Impossible not to be kidnapped by this place...

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Boilingice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Praia Dona Ana. Its a beautiful beach with sand. It has exceptional views of the surrounding cliffs. Together with my friend we wisited this beach in 2017 and back in 2018. I highly recommened visiting this place. Just... just... enjoying this wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _gwara_monika79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most popular coved, completely sheltered, surrounded -by-cliffs beaches in Lagos. Good parking and overlooked by sky-scraper hotels side-by-side with recession-ridden shells of apartment blocks. Nice cliff top walkng path about 30 minutes from central Lagos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beltupbaby
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Pristine, picture perfect beach near Lagos, walkable from town. Its as gorgeous as the photos, even more so, clear water, a little cold for swimming in October but not prohibitive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jenniferinphilly
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

A lovely sandy beach for swimming and there’s definitely a variety of fish, for those interested in snorkeling. There’s a bar/restaurant on the beach however we never visited. There’s a also a shop close to the Carvi Hotel to anyone needing water or snacks or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LoveTravelVentures
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely sandy beach accessed via 100 steps! Nice protected bay so calm sea and good for swimming. There is a beach cafe and another couple of cafes up the hill but we didn't eat here. Interesting rock formations and caves to explore. Nicest beach we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JONandTRACY
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The views will not disappoint! This beach is a sight to see and a great spot to have a picnic with friends and swim alongside the sandstone rocks! My friends and I went on a kayaking tour through them and it was definitely worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stephanielauren56
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We drove 50 minutes here to see this and Ponta da Piedade We loved the beach due to the lovely rocks and the fun in the waves Also enjoyed the steps to the latter spot too and then found another cove to swim in Really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Melika S
March 21, 2018|
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Response from tomsF7669MS | Reviewed this property |
the water is cold. i just got back and it was cold probably low 60 degrees temp. but swimmable. i used a wetsuit top but lots of people were swimming without.
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Shwetal M
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Thomas H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can swim but for like 5 minutes tops
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Traveller326Germany
Dusseldorf
Around Lagos by Public Transport in May (15 Replies)
Hi, We will be visiting Lagos from 17th to 20th May and will be completely dependent on public transport for going around, hence I have quite a few questions regrading this as I am still trying to sort out our trip. I have quite a few confusions, this being our first time in Portugal! Therefore, I will be extremely grateful if any of you could kindly help me regarding these questions (apologies for asking so many questions!) 1) Does getting to the beaches at Praia Dona Ana, Ponta da...More
May 08, 2012|
Response fromTraveller326Germany|
Hi cubsur, Many thanks for this, only you could have provided such detailed and clear advice and I was really hoping that you would see my post! Following your replies, I have a few more queries, hope you don't mind.. 1) Is it worth going to Cape St.Vincent and does the bus actually get to the tip and viewpoint mentioned in the websites? I can't see the sunset if I depend on the buses to get here from Lagos, right? 2) In general, even if I cover part of my journey by public...More
SheffieldForest
sheffield
Praia Dona Ana (3 Replies)
Hi, we are coming over to Lagos in July and cannot wait. We are staying in accomodation on the Pont de Piedade close to Praia Dona Ana and Praia Camilo beaches. Could anyone tell us how far away from the centre of Lagos that is please? We won't be driving and just wanted to check that it is an easy walk. Thanks Kevin
May 29, 2007|
Response fromGeoff P|
Hi Kevin, Ponte da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana are about three quarters of a mile apart,Dona Ana being the closest to town and a fifteen minute walk into town (slightly longer on the uphill return journey.)The good news is that the tourist train stops at both locations;the bad news is that it doesn't run late at night if you are eating out in town.A taxi from town to Dona Ana will cost around €4. Hope this helps a little.
deadsea100
Ottawa, Canada
Assistance with Slow and Relaxed 10 Day Portugal itinerary (2 Replies)
Hello All, I am looking for some feedback and critique on our mini Portugal itinerary. We are arriving in Lisbon on Aug 30th and planning the following plan: 1) Land on 30th Aug early morning and check in 2) 30th Aug through 3rd Sept - Explore Lisbon and surroundings such as Sintra 3) 4th Sept through 6th Sept - Explore Lagos and its beaches 4) 7th through 8th Sept - Explore Albufeira and its beaches 5) Return to Lisbon on 8th Sept evening for our 10 AM flight We are in our...More
August 01, 2018|
Response fromptnov64|
but love people watching, experiencing local cuisine/cafe's, and culture - well, honestly, spending 5 days in the Algarve is wasting your time if that's the goal. And Albufeira is the last place for that, no it has not changed for the better. And why on earth go there on a day tour to see the beaches?? since the school holidays will be over by Sept. 3rd - in central Europe yes, but not in Portugal. If you really want people watching, experiencing local cuisine/cafe's, and culture you have...More