Monday, August 27, 2012

Beaches of Lagos

Pria do Camilo
We arrived to the south of Portugal, Lagos, by train after leaving Madeira island. This part of the country is known for its beaches and rock formations. We stayed in a hotel right above Pria Dona Ana. Almost every day we would go down to the beach and sit out in the sun. It got very hot, so we tried to cool off in the ocean, but the water was so cold, you could only be in for a short while before your muscles would start to freeze up. 

Pria Dona Ana
We found a hiking trail which lead us to Pria do Camilo and above some other, clothing optional, beaches. Near the point of the island we wound down a stone staircase to find a docking area for boat tours through the grottos. We did this on one of the days and the next day did a kayking group for a closer look. The arches and stones are amazing, the water so greenish-blue, and the beaches sandy and perfect looking. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the beaches in Lagos.

Grottos and arches

Boat tour through the caverns
Morning in Lagos
Pria do Camilo in the morning
Hiking above Dona Ana

Getting on a boat for the tour

Dona Ana beach on saturday

1 comment:

Run Lori Run said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos... We've always wanted to visit here...