Lagos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal. Situated in the Algarve region, this small town has a lot to offer: gorgeous beaches and landscapes, beautiful places, different water sports and attractions, an active nightlife, entertaining shopping activities, Portuguese culture, history and traditions. This is the reason why you cannot get bored in Lagos.
No matter how you choose to spend your time there, you should definitely not miss a few places which are in my opinion real natural masterpieces.These wonderful places are: Praia do Camilo, Praia do Pinhao and Ponta da Piedade.
If you would like to enjoy their beauty entirely, you should make enough time and visit them one by one. In case you don’t have the time to do so, you should know that they are situated close to one another and you can explore them on the same day. You can get to these places by land or by sea but in my opinion the best way to visit them is by land, because this will give you the opportunity to also admire them from the top of the cliffs.
1. Praia do Pinhao is the first on your map if you come from downtown. This is a small and elegant beach where you will discover a natural and beautiful scenery: imposing orange cliffs, fine golden sand and clear greenish blue water. Praia do Pinhao is a real oasis of peace where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the daily world.
2. Praia do Camilo, another wonderful beach, is situated not very far from Praia do Pinhao. This is also a small beach with golden sand and crystal clear water. The high orange cliffs shaped in an asymmetric way which surround the beach, make it really special. This lovely scenery urges you to take a bath and relax in a pleasant atmosphere.
3. Ponta da Piedade is a marvelous place situated at the end of the coastline. This is a group of cliffs and rock formations shaped in a beautiful and natural way. A walk through the rock pillars, the sea arches, the natural tunnels and caves, will definitely recharge your batteries. The scenery is perfectly completed by an old lighthouse, called Farol da Ponta da Piedade.
I am sure you will not regret if you add these masterpieces on your trip list and it will be a lovely experience to visit them.