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Algarve: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

1. Algarve: Benagil Caves and Secret Spots Guided Kayaking Tour

Visit the spectacular caves and secret beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. Learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot.  Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

2. Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour to Caves and Secret Spots

Get off the beaten track with a guided kayaking tour to the Benagil caves with an instructor. Navigate along towering cliffs and around stunning rock formations on a turquoise sea. Stop for a refreshing swim at a breathtaking location. Meet your guide at an easy-to-locate restaurant and get set up with your high-quality paddle, kayak, dry bag, and life vest. Get some instructions on how to use your kayak most effectively from your guide before embarking on your coastal adventure. Make your way along stretches of golden coastline and over crystal-clear waters that are teeming with shimmering fish. Capture pictures of the Benagil caves as light streams through from above, illuminating the cave and azure water. Learn about how these geological formations were crafted by the wind and waves over time. Cool off with a dive into the water and admire this other-worldly landscape as you swim along the beach. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour.

Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

3. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures. Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature and natural life.

From Faro: Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Guided Day Trip

4. From Faro: Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Guided Day Trip

After gathering at the tour meeting point, your van will depart from Faro for the approximately hour-long journey after which you will arrive to Benagil Beach. It will be from this location, together with your instructor, that you will enter the cave. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to enter the cave, after which you will have 40 minutes inside to enjoy its unique environment. You can choose to spend your time taking photos, swimming, and just generally relaxing. It will soon be time to head to Marinha Beach, which is considered the most beautiful beach in Portugal. At this location you will have an hour to discover the amazing cliffs and views, following which you will head back to Faro.

Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

5. Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

Take a SUP or kayak tour to discover parts of the Algarve coastline where traditional tour vessels cannot go. Venture through the calm and clear ocean near the shore with a guide, exploring the beautiful Benagil coast and the most famous sea cave in the world. Meet your guide near the beautiful Benagil beach. After a quick check-in, begin your coastline and cave tour with a visit to the famous Benagil Cave. Kayak or stand up paddleboard and discover hidden gems of the coastline with your expert local guide. Visit the famous Benagil Cave, and discover hidden gems of the coastline. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and discover secluded beaches.

From Benagil: Benagil Beach Kayak Rental

6. From Benagil: Benagil Beach Kayak Rental

Explore the beautiful Algarve coastline on your own self-guided adventure by renting a kayak. Paddle along the coast and discover the rock formations, with the Benagil Cave a short distance away. Meet on Benagil Beach and receive all your equipment to begin your own adventure. Head into the water and paddle at your own pace. Admire the fantastic views of the coastline as you create your own route. Head to the famous Benagil Cave, which is located a short distance from the beach. Spend more time at the cave than you would on a guided tour, and explore more of the coastline and the place that are of most interest to you.

From Algarve: Benagil Beach Double Kayak Rental

7. From Algarve: Benagil Beach Double Kayak Rental

Visit the spectacular caves and desert beaches of the Benagil area with a double kayak rental. Admire the Algarve's main attractions from the water, such as the Benagil Caves and pristine beaches. You will see breathtaking rock formations, including the famous Benagil Caves. Paddle the kayaks and enter the caves to see the area at your own pace. During your kayak ride, spot some of the Algarve's local fish and sea birds of the region. You can take photos while marveling at the scenic beauty of the area. Enjoy a 2-hour ride full of fun and adventure. 

Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

8. Portimão: Benagil Grottoes Boat Cruise

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful grottoes of the Algarve in a comfortable boat. Beautiful cliffs, dramatic grottoes and sandy beaches make this tour a magical experience.  Depart from Portimão, passing the scenic fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic fortress that overlooks the beach. Cruise slowly towards Carvoeiro, passing by secluded beaches. Relax and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. You will then head into the different grottoes at Algar Seco and Benagil. Admire the natural rock formations that have been formed by erosion and the power of the sea. On the way back, stop to swim in the clear waters of the Atlantic.

Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

9. Algarve: Benagil Sea Cave Sunrise or Sunset Kayak Experience

Your tour will begin with an introduction to the basics of kayaking from your expert guide. Then you’re adventure begins: you’ll take to the water by kayak and make your way towards the Benagil Caves. The best way to enter the caves is by kayak just after sunrise, since during the day the area becomes overcrowded with tourists and boats. This special early bird tour is therefore the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of this unique location. At this early hour you’ll have ample time and opportunity to capture stunning pictures and relax on the beach. You’ll explore the Benagil Cave for 30 minutes, enjoying a refreshing dip and walk. If possible you will also discover two more breathtaking smaller caves.

Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

10. Albufeira: Coastline and Benagil Caves Tour by Catamaran

Start your tour from Albufeira Marina, where you'll set off on the spacious and comfortable catamaran. From here you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful rock formations and deserted beaches. The team will tell you more about our fantastic coastline and all its hidden secrets. Relax to some nice music and enjoy a cool drink. Visit the beautiful caves and rock formations as far as Benagil (Cathedral Cave). Head back east towards the marina before stopping off for a swim in the sea.

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What people are saying about Benagil beach

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,250 reviews

Excellent is the word. Although my original booking was cancelled due to high tide, I was rebooked for the day after and was communicated throughout. The tour started on time the next day. My family (with 2 kids - 12 and 8 yrs old) were given priority to go in first every caves. The guides helped everyone to get off attentively. They also helped with photos and explained things very well. We went in and out 3 caves altogether and they were fun. The sea was a bif rough at time but it was still safe. I felt a bit nauseous when not rowing (waiting for others to do their cave entering and exiting) but it went away once I was on the move again. Overall, I recommend it for everyone (with good heath). Also, do prepare extra clothes to change into after the tour as you will be wet from waist down most likely.

The host was very friendly as well as the other people working there. It is very fun to out on the ocean and see these beautiful caves. Definitely a mist do and great overall experience!

Great experience! Though the waves were a little rough that day, the staff were very assuring (it was my first time kayaking) and ensured that we felt safe throughout.

Secret Algarve was awesome! All the guides were very helpful and made the experience fun. Jack, Zach, and Samuel kept us safe and pointed out all the key sights.

What an amazing and exciting experience! Viking with his team were professional even the conditions were not easy (big wind). Thanks a lot!