Praia Dona Ana (Dona Ana Beach), Lagos

Praia Dona Ana (Dona Ana Beach), Lagos

Praia de Dona Ana is one of the most picturesque beaches of the Algarve. Situated some 20 minutes walk from the historic center of Lagos, this beach is tucked away amid the massive limestone cliff formations of the Ponta da Piedade headland, which are much thicker than on any other beach in Lagos. The beautiful natural setting – highly eroded cliffs revealing layers of golden strata, calm sea waters in an idyllic turquoise color, and the sands soft and inviting – prove an irresistible lure for many tourists visiting the area.

Along with its stunning scenery, there are all the expected facilities of a popular beach, including restaurants, shops and showers. As a destination, Praia de Dona Ana is ideal for those in favor of sunbathing with some cooling breaks in the ocean (which is always cold).

Given the calm ambiance, clean and placid waters, and the giant cliffs providing shelter from sea breezes on blustery days, this beach is quite comfortable for families. It is not suited for energetic activities (surfing, kite surfing, etc.) and does not attract rowdy visitors (groups, excessive drinking, loud music), subsequently being free from banana boats, jet skis and speed boats.

If you seek peace and quiet, then Dona Ana is your perfect location for a relaxing day out by the sea.

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Praia Dona Ana (Dona Ana Beach) on Map

Sight Name: Praia Dona Ana (Dona Ana Beach)
Sight Location: Lagos, Portugal (See walking tours in Lagos)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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