Sunrise SUP tour Lagos' caves
A truly magical SUP tour watching the Sunrise while paddleboarding along Lagos grottoes and caves
Millions of years of natural erosion have shaped the sandstone cliffs of Lagos
Ideal for groups, retreats and people who want to enjoy nature and Stand up paddle boarding.
Standing inside the grottoes at Ponta da Piedade right next to the Portuguese flag
Availability: Every day
Start time: 6 - 7h
Duration: 3 H
Nature and SUP lovers this tour is for you! The most magical time to go paddleboarding is at sunrise. Beat the crowds and paddle in one of the most famous coastlines in the world: Ponta da Piedade in Lagos is full of grottoes, caves, natural arches, hidden golden beaches and impressive rock formations.
Praia da Dona Ana in Lagos is where we'll meet and after getting equipped with wetsuit, life-vest, paddle and SUP board, we'll make a brief SUP lesson on the sand, so that you can fully enjoy this activity in safety on the water.
Then it's time to paddle away from the shore admiring the sun rising and the colorful show it provides. Lagos' "Costa D'Oiro" (or Golden Coast) will be shining with the morning sun light making for breathtaking views of the cliffs and rock formations. The caves and grottoes will be beautiful and quiet too! So that you can paddle and relax at your own pace, without the stress and hassle of the boats later on the day.
A number of sea birds will make us company, as well as lots of small fish will be swimming around, you will also see in the distance the typical fishing boats coming back to Lagos from a nights working in the sea. We can have a swim in, nothing beats getting in the sea right in the morning to start the day.
You'll be finishing the tour when everyone else is just waking up! Meaning you still have a full day ahead to enjoy, having already done something great!
Oh, did we mention that pictures and videos are included? Yes, our guides will do that for you and you'll receive them by email afterwards!
Minimum age is 12 years old, smaller kids between 6-11 y.o. can go on the same board with an adult and pays 10€.
Explore world renown grottoes of Ponta da Piedade
Stand Up Paddle through golden lit caves at Sunrise
Avoid the boat traffic and crowds by going early
Admire nature sculpted cliffs and secluded beaches
Pictures and videos included
- SUP lesson and guided tour
Equipment: SUP Board, Paddle, wetsuit, life-vest
Total activity time aprox. 3h; Water time 2h
Pictures of your session
ASI certified SUP instructors
Pick-up and drop off (** Please read bellow PICK UPS EXPLAINED)
Swim suit to wear under wetsuit
Dry change of clothes
About your Guide:
Nelson is a certified ASI SUP trainer and has a degree in Marine Sports Science. He was born and raised in Lagos and grew up playing around it's beaches. SUPing, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, cliff jumping, exploring caves and grottoes and hiking over the cliffs were (and still are) some of his favorite things to do around the coast of Ponta da Piedade. After spending a decade teaching surfing on the west coast of the Algarve he discovered SUP in 2008 and since 2013 has been showing and sharing his love for this coastline with many visitors. Read more here.
45€ pp. (Oct. - May)
(+351) 963 766 611
(+351) 964 633 950
Meeting Point & Time / Pick Ups / Drop Offs - Sunrise SUP Lagos Caves
Meeting point is at the car park of Praia da Dona Ana, Lagos between 6:00 (summer) and 7:00 (winter), actual time changes with sunrise times.
Look for our Van: a grey Toyota Hiace with our logos and a trailer with SUP boards.
Address: Alameda Dr. Armando Soares Ribeiro, 8600-315 Lagos
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PBbmVKS8p7t
Arriving by car at the meeting point. There's free parking available.
If you don't have a car we can provide Pick up & Drop off in Lagos, Luz, Espiche, Burgau, Budens, Salema, Figueira, Raposeira, Vila do Bispo and Sagres. Please advise us with address and town name.
Staying in Alvor, Portimão, Carvoeiro, Armação de Pera, Albufeira, Quarteira, Vilamoura, Faro or any other town in central Algarve, but don't have a car? You can take a taxi or uber in the morning and then go back by train or bus. You should also consider renting a car for a couple of days, really cheap deals can be found at www.kayak.com/cars
Algarve Train timetable:
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