Caniçal is a little fishing village with a rich religious tradition and it is also the oldest parish of Madeira Island. On the third weekend of September fishermen go out to the sea in a procession of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, which is happening at the same time as the famous ‘Festa de Nossa Senhora da Piedade’ (Fair of Our Lady of Mercy). On the Saturday of this ‘festa’ colourfully decorated boats sail around in the bay of Caniçal, while the contest of choosing the boat that is going to carry the patron saint is taking place. Then the elected fishing boat anchors at the harbour, fishermen climb to the top of the hill, where the chapel is located and the patron saint is brought down into the boat. There is another procession on the following Sunday when the patron saint is returned to the chapel. Apart from its sandy beach, this feast is the major attraction of Caniçal, and it is quite an outstanding celebration.

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Me and my friend took this Tuk Tuk tour in Lisbon old city and was really a pleasure. The guide was quite communicative and knew a lot about the places where we went so we learnt a lot about that part of the city. Totally recommend it! :)
"The best thing that we did in the Algarve!!"
The tour was amazing!! Everything... the reservation... the amability of Inês... then the boy that took us around was the best!! He explain lots of things, took us everywhere... He helped us with the pictures that we took!! Was really amazing!! The best thing that we did in the Algarve!! Thanks for everything
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Thank you so much for your help, it was easy to find the right place! And also the boat trip was so nice, with a nice boat, some music and the three parrots, excellent !! For sure money well spent, and I'll recommend you to anyone going to south Portugal!! Thanks again!
"Best kayak tour in Lagos!"
This tour was amazing. You get on the boat inside the marina and from there they take you to the beautiful Ponta da Piedade and you get on the kayaks and go exploring the caves! This way you keep your energy for the important part. Professional crew and everything works just fine. Recommend it a lot for all ages.

From Kayak Cave Explorer Tour À Lagos, Portugal, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-08-19
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This boat tour was awesome! Besides the beautiful views you get from the boat, you have access to many water toys, SUP, kayaks, etc. The lunch was very good and you could chose between roasted chicken, tuna salad and a veggie dish. Was very relaxed and we had a great time. Recommend it very much!

From Croisière En Bateau De La Côte D’or D’algarve, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-08-19
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Han disfrutado mucho y el mar estaba perfecto. Muchas gracias!!

From Kayak Tour À Ponta Da Piedade, Lagos, reviewed by: Carmen, 2017-08-20
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From Benagil Caves Trip, reviewed by: Gera, 2017-08-20

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