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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 of up to nine passengers 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 turquoise water. 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 Boat Tour with Local Guide

2. 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: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

3. Lagos: Guided Ponta da Piedade Sunset Tour

You will begin by meeting your skipper and local guide at the Marina de Lagos. From there the adventure begins. You will enjoy a fantastic experience cruising along the beautiful coastline of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and visiting the emblematic rock formations, fantastic beaches, little coves, and sea caves recognized for their unique features. Visit wonderful beaches such as "Potato Beach", "Student Beach", "Pinhão Beach", "Dona Ana Beach", "Camilo Beach", "Nudist Beach", "Praia Grande Beach", as well as the wonderful cove of Ponta da Piedade and the breathtaking beaches of "Barranco Martinho", "Canavial" and "Porto de Mós". Enjoy the curious and funny rock formations that resemble animals and objects, such as "The Elephant", "The Camel", "The Gorilla (King Kong)", "The Titanic", and "The Scale". You will also discover the most beautiful coastline of the Algarve (Ponta da Piedade in Lagos), cruising through narrow passages such as "The Siamese Twins", "The Arch of Triumph", and "The Corridor (Hallway)". You will visit the interiors of fantastic caves, including the famous “Cathedral”, “The Kitchen”, “The Living Room” and "The Skull". Towards the end of your tour, you will pass by the lighthouse of Ponta da Piedade, which was built in 1912 on old church grounds. You can then relax and marvel at the sunset and its mystical colors, with your experience ending after sundown at which point you will return to Marina de Lagos.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Group Kayaking Tour

4. 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. 

From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Guided Cruise & Beaches

5. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Guided Cruise & Beaches

Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese for "point of mercy") is a headland with a group of rock formations along the coastline of the town of Lagos, in the Portuguese region of the Algarve. Consisting of yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. The location also contains a lighthouse, dating back to 1913. Actual Boat Trips operates two six meter boats for our 1 hour cave tour. On one of our smaller boats, we take you along the coast visiting the famous caves of Ponta da Piedade. We start our tours from the old Fisherman´s Harbor along the river and Lagos historical downtown. The unique Beaches and rock formations will take your breath away. Our experience skippers will give you all the information about the name and history of the places Swimming is not permitted on this trip.

From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

6. From Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Caves and Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise + Ponta da Piedade Grottoes Description A 2 hours boat trip along the coast between the Lagos harbour and the famous Ponta da Piedade Caves. Visit the millenary rock formations and caves recognized worldwide for their unique natural beauty. The experienced crew will be at your service throughout the experience to share the historical, cultural and ancestral secrets of Lagos and all its surroundings. This activity will take place on the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat. Note: Free activity for children under 3 years old. This activity is inclusive for persons with reduced mobility or wheelchair users. Plan of the Activity Check-in 20 minutes before departure. Go to the "Via Atlantica" or "Via Sagres" boat and present your ticket to the crew. Tour along the Lagos Coast Enjoy the scenery and relax from a fully equipped boat. Points of interest: Avenida dos Descobrimentos to the Ponta da Piedade area. Highlights: Praia do Pinhão, Praia da D. Ana, Praia do Camilo and Ponta da Piedade. Solaria Beach Ponta da Bandeira Fort, also known as Forte do Pau da Bandeira or Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de França or even Forte do Registo. It's an old military structure in the city of Lagos. It was built in the 17th century as one of the main components of a maritime fortification system to defend the city, which was then the seat of military government in the Algarve. Pinhão Beach One of the most famous and well-known beaches due to the splendorous house that stands on the spot where in the past there was a military fortification known as "Bateria do Pinhão" Nowadays nothing remains of this fortification but it is still possible to see its foundations in the rocks now isolated due to the 1755 earthquake that destroyed a large part of the town and its buildings. D. Ana Beach Praia da D. Ana Beach is a geographical accident near the town of Lagos. It is one of the main tourist areas in Lagos due to its great beauty, being considered as an Ex libris of the county. In 2013 it was considered the best beach in the world Camilo Beach Small beach, it is located between cliffs, with particular rock formations. The access to the beach is made by a long staircase. And at the top the Restaurant Camilo, one of the best in Lagos. Roch Negra Rock formation of volcanic origin that was active about 70 million years ago, today a unique formation both on the surface and in the depths serving as a refuge for dozens of marine species Praia da Luz Beach Praia da Luz is a beach located 7 km from Lagos (Algarve, Portugal) in the village of Luz. Being a fishing village, it now has several holiday resorts It is a holiday area that receives every year tourists of various nationalities (mainly Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and German). Despite the concrete belt that continues to develop around it, the village maintains part of its charm, especially on summer days, when the beach is one of the most crowded.

From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Lagos Private Tour

7. From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Lagos Private Tour

Visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Algarve, the city Lagos located in the southern Portugal. A charming town surounded with beautiful beaches and impressif cliffs over the coastline. Once we arrive to Lagos we start visiting the famous rocks formations of Ponta da Piedade a real nature wonder sculpted along millions of years of constant erosion of the wind and the waves of the ocean. From there we go towards to Camilo beach from where you can enjoy panoramic views over the western Algarve coast. Then we go to Dona Ana, considered one of the best beaches in Europe. Lastly, before returning visit the vibrant centre of Lagos, where you can freely explore the old town streets.

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What people are saying about Praia do Camilo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 853 reviews

Really enjoyed our boat trip. We had an amazing tour guide and captain who drove us around the coastal areas of Ponta da Piedade with lots of opportunities for photos and a good chance to see all the small hidden beaches in Lagos.

Great 1,5 hour tour! We were taken to the beautiful caves by boat , and, as a bonus , our driver took us deeper in the ocean where we saw a lot of dolphins! Great experience, thanks, BlueFleet team:)

All very well. To say something bad, it's the cold around the corner, with a sweatshirt is not enough

Very nice experience ,helpful staff ,amazing scenery ,skillful skiper !!

It was a very good tour/experience. Our guide is good!