Ponta da Piedade

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Ponta da Piedade: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lagos: Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

1. From Lagos: Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

From Lagos: 75-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

2. From Lagos: 75-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Cruise along the coast of Lagos and Ponta da Piedade in the Barlavento region of the Algarve and see the rock formations and hidden grottos from the inside. Get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach from the sea. Relax in comfort on cushioned seats and listen to explanations from your skipper as you depart Marina de Lagos and sail towards the Ponta da Bandeira Fort. Pass the beaches of Batata and Pinhão, as well as a nudist beach as you continue to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the yellow-golden cliff-like rocks, given names such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" for their unusual shapes. Make your way 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. Continue back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembark at the end of the tour.

From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

3. From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun 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. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

4. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Climb aboard the catamaran at Lagos Marina and set sail to Ponta da Piedade for a 2-hour guided kayak tour along the Algarve Coast. After leaving the Marina, the boat heads to Ponta Da Piedade, where you will discover Algarve's famous grottoes and cliffs by kayak during the 1-hour journey accompanied by a guide who will comment throughout your adventure. Spend 15 minutes relaxing and swimming in the grottoes, unknown bays and quiet beaches before heading back to Lagos Marina. Please note that throughout your tour, the catamaran will escort the group for safety and comfort reasons.

Lagos: 1-Hour 15-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

5. Lagos: 1-Hour 15-Minute Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

For an unforgettable experience, you will board your unique vessel complete with a traditional Portuguese design. These special boats are designed to get you to sail to the smallest grotto. This boat will take you on a memorable journey along the breathtaking coastline, visiting amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, you can get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as Dona Ana Beach, Camila Beach and Nudist Beach, as well as sandstone cliffs. Every journey will be different and a true adventure depending on the tides and sea conditions. This is a must-do trip and is enjoyable for the whole family.

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

6. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

7. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Meet at the Marina de Lagos 15 minutes prior to your chosen time. Board your vessel, designed and built in Portugal, to visit the amazing grottoes, caves, sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches at Ponta Da Piedade. These special boats are designed to get you into the smallest grotto.  Every adventure is different depending upon tide height and sea conditions, that govern which caves and areas you can visit on each trip. This is a must do trip and enjoyable for the whole family while visiting Lagos. 

Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

8. Ponta da Piedade Sunset Cruise from Lagos

Discover one of the most beautiful spots on the coast of the Algarve on a romantic boat cruise to Ponta da Piedade. Climb aboard at Lagos Harbor and set sail to see amazing rock formations, sea caves and golden beaches from the water. Drop anchor at the idyllic rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and marvel at the contrast between the brown-red rocks and the green-blues waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At your request, stop for a swim break. Complete your evening in paradise as you watch the sun set over the horizon.

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip

9. Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip

Meet directly in the Marina of Lagos where the boat is moored and then begin your journey up the river and past one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia Dona Ana. After, continue on to the beautiful caves and grottos of Lagos, including the "Love Cave" and the "Elephant" to name a few. Your trip will take place in a small group so that you and the other guests receive personal attention and a safety briefing. Be introduced to the caves and grottos by your guide. Get a brief overview of their history, as well as why they're named as they are. Then, journey back to the Marina in Lagos where you can relax and have a drink or food in one of the many cafe bars and restaurants on offer there. Select the 1.5-hour option to head a little further down the coast to take beautiful photos of the coastline, before returning to shore.

Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

10. Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

See Lagos from a different angle on this guided kayaking tour. Take off from Paia de Batata, paddle into dark caves, and relax on a sunny beach. Begin your tour at Batata Beach. Meet your guide and get into your safety gear before hopping into one of the double kayaks. Start paddling through the clear waters with your kayak partner and head towards Ponta de Piedade. As you paddle, enjoy the peace of mind brought to you by the support boat, which cruises alongside. Follow your guide's kayak into several caves, discovering fascinating rock formations. Take a rest halfway through your 2.5-hour tour on a sunny beach to sunbathe or enjoy a refreshing swim.

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What people are saying about Ponta da Piedade

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,249 reviews

The tour was amazing! Kayaking among the rock and cliffs with stories and a lot of humor. The whole crew was very nice - we even got a bonus: 20 minutes swim and jumping to the water from the boat rooftop. absolutely recommend this wonderful people and great adventure.

It was an amazing experience feeling the waves and seeing the caves from a kayak! I am not an extremely athletic person but the kayaking is manageable as we do not go extremely fast and people do guide you pretty well.

I loved the experience. The staff were really friendly and helped us with everything we needed . I really recommend it

A must-have experience in Algarve, very well managed with our great guide Micheal!

A nice boat, nice crew. They also speak very good English. Highly recommended