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From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

1. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

Climb aboard to explore the southwestern Algarve on a round-trip, 4-hour cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas. Pass magnificent beaches of golden sand, cliffs of staggering rock formations, the sea caves of Ponta da Piedade and the iconic black rock of Praia da Luz. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the trampoline or inflatable water park. Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

2. From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran for a fun 3-hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the golden coast of the western Algarve. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

3. Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

Trot through Carrapateira and see the region's landscape and flora and fauna. Follow your guide as they take you through the area by horseback and enjoy incredible views. Meet your guide and have the chance to assist in combing and feeding the horses. Get to know the horses as you prepare them for your ride. Once you're ready, set off to see the nature surrounding Carrapateira. Cross the beach and go up the hilltop to stop at different viewpoints. On the first part of the ride, you'll be following a path that goes along the coast for seaside views. On the way back, pass through inland vegetation and see part of the coastal village. During your ride, your guide and coach will tell you stories about the area and details about the local nature.

Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

4. Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will board a charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 3-hour wine experience. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with plenty of history and local knowledge, as you explore the beauty of the region.   On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, you will visit a local winery. The winery visited will be chosen from either Monte do Além, Monte da Casteleja, or the Quinta do Francês Winery. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a guided visit to the winery and the cellar as you learn about its unique wines and the way they are produced in the demarcated region of the Algarve. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wine tasting of 4 wines, consisting of red, white, and rosé. This will introduce you to the strong character and aromas of very ripe fruits, as well as the wines' velvety and warm flavors. Once your wine-tasting experience has concluded, you'll be returned to your accommodation in Lagos.

Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

5. Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

Meet your local experienced skipper at the Marina, before setting off for an adrenaline-filled sightseeing adventure. You will take a cruise through the estuary of Lagos out to sea, passing the world-famous Praia da Batata and Praia Dona Ana Beaches. Admire the beautiful scenery of Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos, before heading along the coast to the volcanic rock formation of Rocha Nigra (Black Rock) and down to Praia da Luz. Your skipper will share facts and information about the area as you enjoy the views. After exploring the Algarve coastline at a comfortable pace, your tour guide will pick up the speed and head a little further out to sea. Admire a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline from this unique point of view before heading back to the Marina.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

6. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

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What people are saying about Praia da Luz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 490 reviews

The boat tour was amazing, the hosts were so kind and had really interesting facts, also they helped us get the perfect photo opportunity near the Benagil Caves. The walk was perfect, Antonio our tour guide knew exactly the best spots to take us just to take in the breathtaking scenery and for surreal photo opportunities. He was so friendly and made us feel so welcome, and was very courteous. I would highly recommend booking him for any tour around the Algarve. This was our second tour booked with him and he surpassed expectations. Thank you all

Booked this experience for my partners birthday & we loved every single second of it! The crew were absolutely incredible, very welcoming, friendly & informative. Great activities & views. Didn’t want it to end! We thank you so much.

Exciting tour! Although it was our first experience on horseback, the guide put me at ease and everything went smoothly. The path winds largely through the dunes and shrubs overlooking the ocean!

Very very enjoyable ride highly recommend it for the beginners. Also if you like some adrenaline instructors will let you ride fast. Definitely will take another ride. 5+++

A nice boat, nice crew. They also speak very good English. Highly recommended