Ponta de Piedade Lagos

1. Surf lessons

The Algarve is renowned as one of the top surfing destinations, thanks to its unique geographical position featuring two coasts - West and South, that provide constant waves almost all year round. Offering great waves suitable for surfers of all levels, mild weather, and picturesque surf spots, it's an ideal location to turn your surfing dreams into reality. Moreover, for those already familiar with surfing, Lagos provides a fantastic destination to explore new surf spots, improve your surf skills, and truly enjoy the thrill of surfing in the Algarve. However, don't worry if you don't see waves in Lagos! If it's flat in the South, we'll take you to our surf lessons for beginner and intermediate levels on the West Coast from Lagos for an enjoyable surfing experience!

surf lessons for beginners in Lagos Algarve
Kayak in Lagos

2. Kayak Tours in Ponta de Piedade

Ponta de Piedade in Lagos, Portugal, is a breathtaking natural wonder known for its stunning coastal cliffs and rock formations. This picturesque headland boasts intricately carved caves, arches, and grottoes that captivate visitors with their beauty. One of the ways to explore this beautiful place undoubtedly is through kayaking. You will never regret taking a journey to explore the stunning caves and beautiful beaches of Lagos, including Praia de Batata, Praia do Pinhão, Praia de Dona Ana, and Praia de Camilo. Just as you can rent kayaks for a self-guided adventure, we recommend going with a guide who will reveal hidden caves and secret beaches. Good to know that Kayak Tours start in Praia da Batata and last around 2,5 hours.

 

3. Stand Up Paddle Tours

Another way to explore the beautiful Algarve coastline is through Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Tours in the captivating coastal town of Lagos, Portugal. Imagine gliding along the scenic routes as you navigate the crystal-clear waters, enjoying breathtaking views of the Lagos coastline. Whether you're an experienced SUP enthusiast or trying it for the first time, Lagos offers an ideal setting to explore its picturesque waters while savoring the tranquility of this popular water activity. In the same way as kayak tours, guided SUP tours will give you an immersive experience, combining the joy of paddling with the beauty of Lagos' coastal landscapes. Similarly to kayak tours, sºtand-up paddle tours start at Praia de Batata and last around 2,5- 3 hours.

 

4. Boat and kayak trips to Benagil Caves

Benagil Caves near Lagos, Portugal – a must-see natural wonder along the beautiful Algarve coastline. These stunning sea caves, including the famous Benagil Cave, are like nature's artwork with fascinating rock formations and hidden chambers. You can reach them by taking a boat trip from Lagos, and once there, you'll be surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters and breathtaking views. Whether you enjoy the scenery from the boat or decide to go inside the caves, visiting Benagil is a fantastic and unforgettable experience, showing you the incredible beauty of Portugal's coasts. Likewise, you can take a delightful boat trip from Lagos to the Benagil caves or take a drive from Lagos to Benagil (approximately 40 km) and explore the caves by kayaking.

 

5. Wakeboarding

If you are a fan of board sports, certainly visit the Wakepark in Lagos worth your time.  The wakepark offers two lines with different obstacles, catering to wakeboarders of various skill levels. The wake park is situated just a 10-minute drive from the center of Lagos. Whether you prefer to rent equipment on-site or bring your own, the Wakepark guarantees an enjoyable experience in a laid-back environment. This flexibility ensures that visitors can tailor their wakeboarding adventure to suit their preferences and skill levels.

 

best things to do in Lagos for an active person

6. Kitesurfing

Lagos is also a fantastic kitesurfing destination. In particular, the most renowned spot for kitesurfing in Lagos is Ria de Alvor, a lagoon located between Alvor and Lagos, approximately 15 km from Lagos by car. Certainly, with consistent winds during the summer, the lagoon is considered a perfect summer kitesurfing spot in the Algarve. Similarly, another popular location for kitesurfing is Meia Praia Beach, which sees more activity from kitesurfers during the winter months, thanks to the more frequent south winds.

 

7. Hiking

For enthusiasts of long walks with panoramic views, Lagos offers a plethora of hiking opportunities. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous routes starts from Praia do Pinhão, crosses Ponta de Piedade, and finishes at Praia de Porto de Mos. During this extended walk, you will be impressed by small, beautiful bays and beaches such as Praia de Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, and Ponta de Piedade, renowned for their rock formations, cliffs, and natural arches in the ocean.

The second amazing route begins at Praia de Porto de Mos and ends in Praia da Luz, a small beautiful village close to Lagos. Just like the Ponta de Piedade route, This is an incredibly scenic route along the rocky coastline with stunning views of the ocean and intricately formed coves.

If you really liked those two trips, think about trying another one that starts in Praia da Luz and ends in Burgau. Definitely, it's like an extra dose of amazing coastal views by the ocean.

A helpful tip: we highly recommend making these trips early in the morning or during sunset, as the midday sun can make the excursions quite exhausting due to strong sun exposure.

 

Hiking Ponta de Piedade