Ponta da piedade

ponta da piedade

Where is Ponta da Piedade?

Ponta da Piedade is about 2 miles south of the town of Lagos in the far west of the Algarve. It’s one of the most famous beaches in the Algarve.

How much does it cost to go to Ponta da Piedade?

Ponta da Piedade Boat Trips The most memorable way to experience the Ponta da Piedade is via a small boat tour, which are able to weave between the rock structures. These tours depart from the marina in Lagos and typically costs between €20 for a 75-minute tour or €25 for a 120-minute tour.

When is the best time to visit Ponta da Piedade?

During the low or off season always check weather conditions as the waves and winds can be strong. The Ponta da Piedade boardwalk follows the western side of the coastline, and extends along the cliffs above the Praia do Barranco do Martinho to the Praia Canavial beach (there is no access to the beach).

Is it possible to swim at Ponte de Piedade?

Only if you follow signs back into town & then to the beaches. You cannot swim from the actual spot that is Ponte de Piedade. It is all steep cliffs. Absolutely no jumping because they would have to pick up pieces at the bottom. Drive back into town please and follow the signs.

What is Ponta da Piedade famous for?

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.

How do I get to Ponta da Piedade?

To reach the Ponta da Piedade you will either need to drive, walk or catch a taxi (€5-6 from central Lagos), as there is no public transport. The direct walk from central Lagos takes around 30 minutes, but there is a coastal path, which passes the Praia Dona Ana beach and Praia do Camilo.

Is it possible to swim at Ponte de Piedade?

Only if you follow signs back into town & then to the beaches. You cannot swim from the actual spot that is Ponte de Piedade. It is all steep cliffs. Absolutely no jumping because they would have to pick up pieces at the bottom. Drive back into town please and follow the signs.

How do I get to Ponta da Piedade?

Ponta da Piedade is about 2 miles south of the town of Lagos in the far west of the Algarve. It’s one of the most famous beaches in the Algarve. Outside the summer months, there is no public transport to Ponta da Piedade, so you will either need to drive, walk (about 30 minutes), take a taxi or join a boat tour at the nearby town of Lagos.

Is Ponta da Piedade a good place to watch the Sunset?

Ponta da Piedade is the exception. As it is a promontory extending South of the surrounding coastline it offers a great view for sunrise and sunset. You wont be alone but there is so much space that it does not matter. Below are a few shots:

What is the best restaurant in Ponta da Piedade?

Insider Tip: The best restaurant of the Ponta da Piedade area, is the “O Camilo” close to the Praia do Camilo. This restaurant specialises in seafood while offering wonderful views over the beautiful coastline – a great place for a romantic meal..

How high are the cliffs of Ponta da Piedade?

The cliffs are 20 m high and mostly of Golden color. Below is the view towards Praia da Balança, a small sandy beach just East of the Ponta da Piedade promontory. It is very difficult to access it. Below is the view down towards the beach of Ponta da Piedade: Now let me show you my walk at Ponta Da Piedade in video:

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