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Explore the cliffs in Lagos, Portugal

Thousands of steps are carved into the contorted cliffs at Ponta da Piedade - climbing them in the Lagos heat is as breathtaking as the views of the grottos the crashing waves have carved into the land.

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Camilo beach, one of several along the coast in Lagos, Portugal.

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Some of the steps carved into the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, Portugal.

Natalie Stechyson for The Globe and Mail

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Standing on the cliffs, facing the Atlantic ocean, at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, Portugal.

Natalie Stechyson for The Globe and Mail

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One of the several grottos the waves have carved into the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade, in Lagos, Portugal.

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One of the several grottos the waves have carved into the cliffs at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos, Portugal.

Natalie Stechyson for The Globe and Mail

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Natalie Stechyson hikes the cliffs that weave behind the beaches in Lagos, Portugal.

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