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Algar Seco: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    1. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

    Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

  • Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

    2. Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

    After boarding, begin by receiving a full briefing on your safety and comfort for your cruise. From there, hit the open water and navigate the coast off of Rio Arade, the village of Ferragudo, medieval castles, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising east, pass Carvoeiro, which contains the famous rock formation of Algar Seco. Arriving to the lighthouse of Alfanzina, transfer to a small boat to visit the inside of the local caves which run from the lighthouse to Marinha Beach. These caves include the famous cathedral cave of Benagil. Returning to the boat, take a dip to swim in the enticing crystal clear water which surrounds you. On your return journey, be on the lookout for dolphins, which are regularly spotted in this area.

    Lovely boat and then u transfer to smaller boat for the caves. Crew were professional kind and funny. Enjoyed very much lovely weather helps. All sanitised area. Wear masks during these times saftey prodecures explained as had to wear life jacket to go in smaller boat. Capt bernado spent time with all passengers checking to see if all is well. Definatley would go again in the future.

  • Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

    3. Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

    Enjoy nature, with zero emissions onboard a solar-powered catamaran in a tranquil environment. Sail east into the ocean, passing Carvoeiro and Algar Seco with unforgettable scenery. See wonderful picturesque beaches and rock formations along the way. As the catamaran is quiet and does not pollute the ocean, you will be able to feel a deep connection with nature. Approach Benagil Cave and stop to refresh yourself with a swim, sunbathe or enjoy some drinks at the bar. During the boat trip, enter between 2 and 4 caves, depending on the tides and weather. Get access to all information about points of interest with a Sun Boat app. Don’t forget your camera to take beautiful pictures of the coastal scenery along the way.

  • From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    4. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

  • Algarve: Carvoerio and Benagil Walking Tour and Cruise

    5. Algarve: Carvoerio and Benagil Walking Tour and Cruise

    Discover the Algarve off the beaten path on this day hike and cruise. Follow your licensed guide along one of the best hiking trails in Europe — voted so by European Best Destinations. Sit back and relax on a cruise of the coast and grottoes. Enjoy the Algarve´s natural landscapes as you explore the Carvoeiro area on foot, learning about your surroundings rp, your experienced guide. Hike along at a moderate pace, and then hop on a cruise to visit the grottoes of the Algarve. Depart from Ferragudo and head east past secluded beaches and coastal greenery. As you make your way towards Algar Seco and Benagil, visit different grottoes and marvel at the unique rock formations. Refuel along the way with a tasty snack.

  • Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & Winery Tour

    6. Algarve: Landscapes, Pottery, & Winery Tour

    Much of the charm of Algarve, Portugal, resides in its ability to provide top-class tourist facilities while retaining its own identity that’s easily visible in the traditional villages and activities of the area. Explore the region’s villages with a guide and stop at a pottery shop and winery. Visit Porches Pottery, home of original ceramic art. Learn how many of the traditional methods of pottery production are still used here today. See artisans making and painting pottery by hand. Then, visit the fishing village of Benagil that’s perched above the Atlantic. See the village’s tiny but picturesque beach and hear uninterrupted sounds of the Atlantic. Heading towards the resort of Carvoeiro, stop at Algar Seco where you can see mesmerizing caves and grottoes carved from the coastline over the centuries. Later, take a stroll through the village of Ferragudo along the cobbled streets a...

  • Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

    7. Portimão: Benagil Cave and Snorkeling Boat Trip

    Take a boat trip from Portimão along the stunning Algarve coastline. Admire the breathtaking views and explore world-famous caves. Sail inside the Benagil Sea Cave, inaccessible to larger boats. Your guide will show you hidden caves and explain about these natural formations. Make a stop by a calm bay to go snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world.

    The guides were very nice, and the caves visited very pretty. We were 2 groups, one french speaking and the other so spanish speaking, and the guides were switching between english, spanish and french, making sure that we could properly understand, and taking time to answer questions. The snorkeling after visiting the cave was very nice as well, the water was cool, the place beautiful while secluded, and we stayed there quite some time. I highly recommend this experience and this travel guide.

  • Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

    8. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

    The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

  • Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Senhora da Rocha Tour by Tuk Tuk

    9. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Senhora da Rocha Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Take a relaxing tour by Tuk Tuk from Albufeira to see the Benagil Caves. On the way, you'll visit the Beach of Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Our Lady of the Rock). Here you'll get to visit the historic and very small Chapel of Lady of the Rock on a magnificent promontory. Then continue on your tour stopping to admire some amazing views along the way. You'll see Carvoeiro's glorious coastline formed by towering cliffs, turquoise waters and picturesque beaches. The region’s coastline is dominated by limestone cliffs dotted with caves. You'll have time to marvel at the famous Benagil Caves and also enjoy the small Boneca Cave in Algar Seco, before heading back to Albufeira.

  • From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Wine Tasting Tour with Dinner

    10. From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Wine Tasting Tour with Dinner

    Get a taste for the Algarve’s wine culture and history on this 6-hour wine tasting tour. Get picked up and dropped off at your location of choice in Albufeira and enjoy a tour with an English-speaking guide. First, take a guided tour around a countryside vineyard. Learn about wine production and hear stories about the place and its people. At the end of the tour, find the wine tasting room to experience the richness of up to 3 samples of wine. Next, continue your tour to the famous Algar Seco in Carvoeiro, known for its spectacular sunset views and picturesque evening appearance. As the sun kisses the ocean, enjoy some free time to explore this beautiful place. Finally, experience some more Portuguese culture by having dinner at a typical Portuguese restaurant. Savor the famous piri piri chicken alongside some more delicious wine before making your way back to your original pickup poi...

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What people are saying about Algar Seco

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,788 reviews

Exceeded expectations. A much more natural tour than those practiced in the area, a catamaran makes all the difference. With a deep sea dive, the commitment of the crew to see dolphins and their friendliness and professionalism, we really enjoyed it. I would like to add that consumption on board does not exceed the prices normally charged. Drinks were very well served and there was plenty of variety. I highly recommend Discover tours.

Great activity, we had a great time. The catamaran trip allows you to enjoy the landscapes. The one hour break allows you to enjoy the idyllic setting. I recommend 1000%!

Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

It was an excellent trip and the crew was very attentive the entire trip.

Worth the effort. Well maintained, nice employees.