Discover the caves and coastline of the Algarve

in Travel · 11-04-2019 14:19:00 · 0 Comments
Discover the caves and coastline of the Algarve

There is nothing better than relaxing on an Algarve beach but for the full Algarve coastline experience the best way to see the caves and coves has to be by boat.

There is so much to see along the Algarve coast, from the long sandy beaches of Vale do Lobo and Praia da Rocha to the quaint coves and craggy cliffs off Lagos and Carvoeiro, however one of the most famous sites along the coastline has to be the beautiful Benagil cave.

Benagil is located in the central Algarve, a short distance from Carvoeiro in the Lagoa municipality, and since the rise in the popularity of Instagram and other forms of social media, the cave in the sleepy little village has become a huge draw for visitors to the Algarve. This has meant that finding a parking spot in the village itself during the high season can be a considerable challenge – not to mention the need to have to put a lot of faith In the powers of your handbrake!

While the cave does not look very far from the main Benagil beach in the village it is not advised to swim around to the cave to look at it. The currents in this area can be very strong and tides change quickly which means that if you want to enjoy the cave safely then it is best to hop on one of the many boats.

The advantage of a boat trip to Benagil caves is that not only do you get to see the cave from the sea, you are also able to discover other parts of the Algarve coastline at the same time.

AlgarExperience is able to offer a wide range of boat trips including a special caves and coastline tour that includes a visit to the Benagil cave. The company has headquarters at the Marina in Albufeira and is one of the leading sea based maritime tourism companies in Portugal.

Equipped with a modern fleet of four catamarans, a Yacht Sunseeker 46 for private charter with capacity for 12 passengers, two speedboats for water sports, a fishing boat and several support boats, AlgarExperience has any boat of the fleet available for corporate and group events.

The caves and coastline tour offers passengers a three hour experience cruising west along the coastline between Albufeira Marina and the famous Benagil Cave, or the “Algar de Benagil”.

Passengers are able to visit the emblematic rock formations and sea caves recognised for their unique features and during the tour, they also have the opportunity to stop for a refreshing swim.

The crew, experienced and passionate about their work, are at your service throughout the tour and are able to enrich the experience by sharing the historical, cultural and ethnographic secrets of this amazing coastline.

If you are interested in seeing more of the Algarve coastline by boat then AlgarExperience offer a wide range of other tours including dolphin watching and caves, beach barbecues, parasailing, reef fishing, water sports, boat parties and private boat charter. The year 2019 brings some novelties to the company, with the new "Sea & Land Coastline Experience" being a highlight. This activity will allow you to embark in Albufeira and disembark in Portimão or vice versa, taking you on a cruise along the coast and return to the departure location by bus, with a stop for a walk in the area between Praia da Marinha and the famous Benagil Cave – giving you another chance to see the area around the beautiful cave.

Find out more about all the boat trips and activities available from AlgarExperience by visiting www.algarexperience.com


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