THE BENAGIL CAVE: ALGARVE´S HIDDEN TREASURE
The caves from Benagil are a marvelous sight to witness.
A Benagil cave tour will give you the opportunity to see the wonderful array of colors that come from the sun and it is reflecting off the water. Besides, the walls of the cave are adorned with complex patterns from the erosion of the rock.
Inside, the cave has a tranquil atmosphere because the sound of the waves that are crashing against the walls create a beautiful melody. This spot is also great for swimming and kayaking, and this makes Benagil Sea Cave a must-visit destination for any person who wants to explore and experience the wonders of nature.
Benagil Sea Cave is an amazing natural wonder you should not miss
The Benagil cave, which is also known as Algar de Benagil in Portuguese, is the most popular cave from the Algarve region, Portugal.
This wonder of nature has already been listed in several travel guides. It is considered one of the most beautiful caves in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, and also Huffington Post has also mentioned it as one of the top 10 coolest caves around the world.
Due to the fact that it dates more than 20 million years ago, part of this cave has collapsed, and now it has a wide-open hole in the center that is known as ‘the eye’. Here is how natural light enters the cave and it creates a spectacle, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Seeing the Benagil cave from the inside is absolutely impressive
Photo: Benagil Caves Tour. Algarve.
Note that you can only get inside this cave by sea, so consider taking a boat, a kayak, a SUP, or if you are brave and adventurous enough, you can swim to the cave.
Moreover, you can hike to the top of the cave. Hiking will take you to the hole from where you can see inside. Nevertheless, hiking is not just as imposing as getting inside this cave.
Photo: Golden Coast. Algarve.
Photo: Praia do Camilo. Lagos.
How to Choose Your Benagil Cave Tour
If you’re considering taking a Benagil cave tour, you have plenty of options to choose from.
In these tours you get the chance to sail along the rough coastline of the Benagil area, visit some intricate caves and beaches, and also admire the Algarve coast from a very unique perspective.
Besides, you get some adrenaline rush because some of these caves are tiny, and you may think that the boat can’t squeeze inside.
The best part is that some of the tours include a stop to swim.
It can be tiring, especially because of the rough sea conditions and the strong sun. But if you’re the adventurous type, this tour is for you.
The Benagil cave is among the most impressive natural wonders that are placed in the Algarve
Photo: Albufeira. Portugal.