The county of Lagoa is lined by spectacular cliffs along the complete shore and is only interrupted by dream beaches. Tower buildings and large concrete hotels are not found on this part of the Atlantic coast. Villas, townhouses and apartment resorts are situated between pines and their light and friendly colours go nicely with this landscape.
When hiking through the cliffs you should wear sturdy shoes! After rainfalls, which are quite rare here, cliffs and paths are in part extremely slippery! Sufficient beverages and snacks should also be part of every trip.
At the westernmost point of the coast (Ponta do Altar) in the county you have a great view over the > Rio Arade < and onto > Portimão <. In the foreground you see a fenced Seco. These holes of erosion originate from rainwater rinsing and seawater undermining them.
View toward east. The low evening sun makes the rocks glow in bizarre colours. A hiking tour should always be finished with daylight. In darkness the paths and at the same time the precipices become badly recognizable.
Cliffs at the > Vale da Lapa < roughly 2 km east of Carvoeiro. The paths and hiking routes are well signposted.
The Algar Seco is located at the southeast edge of the town > Carvoeiro <. It is a formation of rocks and caves created by erosion. It can be reached via stairs.
At the > Vale Centianes < sailing boats and cave tourers move alongside the coast. Be careful! Nothing is secured here.
Alternating impressions, again and again, small beaches and romantic bays.