Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade: 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.

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

2. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Discover the beautiful Ponta da Piedade on a kayaking trip with a guide. Enjoy panoramic views of the Algarve Coast, explore Algarve's cliffs, and kayak into the many caves and grottoes along the coast. 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.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

3. From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat 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.

Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

4. 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.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

5. Lagos: 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, entering two amazing caves briefly and revealing the hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, 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.

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

6. Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

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: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

7. 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: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

8. Lagos: Sailboat Trip to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the beautiful Algarve Coast rock formations and visit some of the most picturesque and interesting caves of the region on this sailing trip from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade. Departing from Lagos Marina on a Portuguese traditional sailing boat, head to Ponta da Piedade. Sail in the bay of Lagos for breathtaking views of the rock formations along the coastline. Upon arrival to Ponta da Piedade, you will anchor and change to a smaller boat. Then, visit the famous caves (grottos) and rock formations with the possibility to sunbathe or swim in the crystal-clear waters nearby.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

9. 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. 

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

10. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Depart from Lagos and explore Ponta da Piedade by kayak with an expert guide. Enjoy a safe excursion suitable for all levels of kayaking ability, with a safety boat always on call. Paddle through Lagos Bay and admire the beautiful coastline. Travel along the coastline until you reach the scenic point of Ponta da Piedade, famous for its stunning rock formations of caves and grottos. Enjoy some time for diving, snorkeling, and swimming at this picturesque location, before returning back along the coast to Lagos.

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What people are saying about Ponta da Piedade

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 5,012 reviews

We went on a relaxing ride along the coast of lagos and our guide pointed out various things. She was excellent and discussed history and fun facts. They took us to a nearby bay for lunch as the water was a bit rocky and they didn’t want us to get seasick. There we went swimming and paddle boarding.

Awesome views of Lagos beaches and rock formations from the boat! The skipper (Antonio I believe is his name) and guide (sorry I forgot her name) were very entertaining and the 75-minute tour was more enough to see these views from a different perspective.

We had an amazing time on our sea kayak trip. The crew made the amazing experience even more enjoyable! We even saw dolphins!! Would highly recommend this trip for others!!

Nice and easy excursion even for those who get motion sickness. Great for kids and grandparents.

The driver was very skilled and the views and experience are well worth it.