The Algarve region is the iconic image of the Portuguese coastline because it displays the most beautiful beaches and natural landscapes in the whole country. In my opinion one of these masterpieces is Ponta da Piedade.
Situated along the coastline of the town of Lagos, this place embellishes the last part of the coastline. Ponta da Piedade or the Mercy Point is actually a group of cliffs and rock formations shaped by the tide. The highest cliffs are about 20 meters high and look incredible in the sunlight.
An interesting thing about this place is the fact that each rock formation has a name such as: the Camel, the Sphinx or the Kissing Couple. The clear turquoise water seems to complete the entire landscape in a perfect way. You can admire the scenery from the top of the cliffs, you can take a boat tour or you can rent a kayak.
If you choose a boat tour you will have the possibility to explore the rock pillars, the sea arches, the natural tunnels and the grottos in all their splendor. It will be a great experience to swim among all these rock formations or just to lie in the sun on the small beach hidden among the cliffs.
The symbol of this place is a lighthouse, called Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Even if it is closed to the public you should know that there is a stairway nearby which helps you get close to the rock formations. It is said that you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the entire region here. In my opinion Ponta da Piedade is definitely a place you should add on your trip list if you are going to spend your holiday in the Algarve region.