Ponta da Piedade

Going to visit Ponta da Piedade? Discover the best things to do on your trip to the Algarve. Top tours, travel tips and verified reviews!

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Have you ever been to Ponta da Piedade?

This is definitely a place to visit! Ponta da Piedade is one of the main tourist spots in Lagos and in the whole Algarve.

This wonderful corner located in Lagos is a set of incredible rock formations that result in a heavenly space to explore and, perhaps, to dive!

You can choose to come here by land, since you will have, from the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, carved staircases that will guide you easily and quickly to the place.

Another way to access this small corner is by sea. Lagos promotes several tours by the sea through the caves of Ponta da Piedade so that you can enjoy in a unique way a day like no other.

We also advise you to take a deep breath when you arrive, as we do not know if you are prepared for such a privileged view over a crystal clear water where the sun falls and its reflection illuminates the rocks. It is truly stunning

Top 5 Ways To Explore Ponta da Piedade

1 - Kayak

Gather a group of friends and paddle between the caves while you marvel at its beauty. Nature has so much to offer, and there are not many better ways to explore it than in a kayak!

2 - Stand Up Paddle

A Stand Up Paddle tour is the most beautiful way to visit these caves! A word of advice: if the water is as tempting as in the picture, pretend to fall off the board to take a dive!

3 - Boat Tour

This is an option for those who like to relax. When exploring the entire Ponta da Piedade area by boat you can rest and enjoy the beauty that is offered without any kind of effort!

4 - Hiking

It is not only by the sea that you have access to Ponta da Piedade. From the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse you will find stairs that take you to this magnificent view! The picture speaks for itself.

5 - Sunset

If visiting this place is already incredibly exhilarating, imagine doing it at sunset. Enjoy those last few hours of a hot summer day like never before.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You can go to Ponta da Piedade on foot from the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, you will have a staircase leading you to the place.

You can book one of the several sightseeing tours promoted by the city of Lagos to visit the place. We recommend a guided tour by boat, Stand Up Paddle or Kayak.

Yes, but it is nevertheless not advisable. Ponta da Piedade represents a wide sea coast, and accessing the place by swimming from a nearby beach is not advisable due to the tides. In addition, tiredness and not wearing a life jacket can determine the safety of this hasty adventure.

Ponta da Piedade is approximately 4km from the center of Lagos. To go by car it is easy to reach since the ride takes less than 10 minutes. However, walking from the center can become somewhat tiring.

Yes. By sea, through kayak or boat tours, it is completely safe. We advise you only to have some attention if you access the place on foot, because although it does not constitute any kind of danger, it is an area whose attention should be duplicated due to the sea and the existence of some rocks.

What People Are Saying

"Don’t forget to bring cash "
Kayak Tours Lagos Reviewed by: Filipe
"And the guides have a good eye for the group. Thanks for the wonderful adventure. "
Kayak Tours Lagos Reviewed by: Karin
"As expected, very nice, would'nt have changed a thing"
"The cruise left on time and was very well organised. Our skipper was great at pointing out all the interesting features on the tour. He was especially good at navigating through the tight rock formations and making sure everyone had enough time to take photos. We were really pleased with the trip."
"We absolutely loved it! Justino was our captain. He is very nice, fun and skilled to navigate. I highly recommend this tour."
"Fascinating short coastline trip In and out of small caves. Guide was excellent and made the trip very interesting. Arrangements all worked perfectly."

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