A quick trip to marvel at the Benagil Cave from our resort near Carvoeiro

Just 150 metres east of Benagil Beach in Portugal's Algarve region you can find the Benagil Cave

If you want an easy change of pace from the luxury of the Vale d'Oliveiras resort near Carvoeiro, taking a trip to visit the impressive Benagil Cave, known in Portuguese as Algar de Benagil, is a not-so-taxing but very rewarding option. Take some time out of your Algarve holiday to marvel at this natural sculpture.

A short boat trip from Benagil Beach to the tranquillity of Algar de Benagil

The Benagil Cave is a standard feature of Algarve postcards and it's a beautiful sight that is definitely worth the small effort it takes to see it for yourself.

It's just a short boat ride from Benagil beach, a secluded cove beach surrounded by golden cliffs that is a delight for spending a few hours basking in the Algarve sun.

Local operators offer short trips to the many caves along the Carvoeiro coast, including the showstopping Algar de Benagil. You can opt for a small fishing boat, larger catamarans or steer yourself there on a kayak or SUP.

Book a trip from your Carvoeiro hotel to avoid disappointment

Most Carvoeiro and Benagil hotels offer trips to the outstanding Benagil Caves so you can set up the trip ahead of time.

If you are more of a last-minute organiser then you can also just rock up to the beach and take any boat that's available, but prepare for potential disappointment as the trip to Algar do Benagil is very popular.

You may have better luck if you hire a kayak or SUP on the spot to take yourself along to the caves. Local experts advise that you should have some experience, though.

Algar de Benagil: a wonder of the Algarve

Most boat trips stop at 10 to 15 different caves along the Carvoeiro coast and the view of the cliff-lined coast as you get to them is also very worthy of lots of holiday snaps.

The star of the show, though, is the Benagil Cave itself. Your captain will stop the engine for you to enjoy a quiet moment inside the stunning cave, which is lit from above by the sun streaming through a large hole in the cave's ceiling, called the eye.

The light bouncing off the water and onto the coloured rock strata inside the Algar de Benagil grotto is a real wonder to behold.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us at any time.

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