Explore Benagil Caves from different locations
A collection of sea caves and limestone arches, sandy beaches and turquoise coves, there’s no place quite like the Algarve! It holds magic in every corner of its coastline, but there’s one particular spot that simply can’t be missed—the Benagil Cave.
Washed in sunshine from a natural skylight in the center of the cave, the sandy beach and calm waters of the ‘Algar de Benagil’, as it’s locally known, feel like something from another world. It’s a little oasis, hidden in the cliffs and only accessible via water. Luckily, you can grab a boat tour to the Benagil Cave from any of the Algarve’s nearby coastal towns!
Kayak, Paddle or Cruise To The Benagil Cave
No matter which of the Algarve’s charming seaside towns you’re staying in, you’ll find plenty of options for boat tours to the Benagil Cave! While Carvoeiro, Portimão and Albufeira are some of the closest options, tours also run along the gorgeous coastline from Lagos and Armação de Pêra.
In fact, this is one occasion where the distance doesn’t matter. If you catch a Benagil tour from Lagos, you’ll just have more time to cruise the Algarve coast! Dip into coves, look for dolphins and check out dozens of smaller sea caves along the way.
Or, you can depart from nearby Albufeira, where you’re just a short paddle away from the stunning cave. Trade in your spot on a boat for a kayak tour of Benagil Cave or a stand-up paddle excursion around the area. It’s the best way to explore the famous coast’s hidden grottos, sandy beaches and most picturesque swimming spots.
Sail, paddle or speed boat cruise, the Benagil Cave is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting the Algarve. This is one experience you just can’t leave Portugal without!