Day Trips from Lagoa

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  • Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

    1. 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. This 2-hour guided tour will not only show to you these breathtaking caves, but also explain their formation, surrounding nature, and natural life.   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 into 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.

    Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable

  • Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

    2. Benagil Beach: Kayak or SUP Coastline Caves Tour

    Meeting point is in front of the restaurant `O Pescador` just 100m from the 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 with your expert local guide. Enjoy some stops for swimming in the ocean, and to discover secluded beaches.

    Eduardo gave us an informative tour of the caves, the group was pleasantly small and relaxed unlike others we saw. I thoroughly recommend if and will do it again.

  • From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

    3. From Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin and Sea Caves Boat Tour

    Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers in a small group of no more than 12 passengers. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views and benefit from the local knowledge of an on-board marine biologist who will explain the characteristics of the animals. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline and enjoy more personalized attention than larger dolphin watching cruises.

    We had a wonderful boat tour around different caves & got the chance to see the dolphins at the beginning of our tour. The guides really did their best for us to see the dolphins as they are not in captivity.

  • From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

    4. From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

    Enjoy a relaxing family-friendly tour that will take you through the caves in Benagil and Marinha Beach and allow you to marvel at the beautiful Algarve coastline. From the Portimão Marina, your local Captain will take you to the east coast of Portimão and show you the amazing caves located along the Algarve coastline, including the very well known Benagil Cave. Marvel at the Algar of Benagil, the lighthouse, the Love Cave, and the cathedral. To finish off your tour, take the opportunity to dive in these crystalline waters nearby the famous Marinha Beach.

  • From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    5. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

  • Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

    6. Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a full day of discoveries in the Algarve region. Experience the best of the area, from pristine beaches, secret spots and dramatic cliffs coast, to trying some of the best wine of the region. The first stop is a small fishing community called Senhora da Rocha, where the pier and beach are used as a refuge for fishermen's boats. The beach is flanked by cliffs, where an old fort and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha are located, as well as a tunnel dug in the rock.  Next, visit Marinha Beach locally known as Praia da Marinha. This beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Located in the heart of the Algarve, it has become well known not only for its beautiful cliffs, but also for the clear sea water that allows you to see the seabed when swimming.  Then, head to the Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate. This 44-hectare property is now considered one of the best...

  • From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    7. From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

  • Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    8. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  You'll begin with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there you can drink orange juice or tea and try a slice of cake or pie. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. You'll then proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the A...

  • Benagil: 2.5-Hour Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tour

    9. Benagil: 2.5-Hour Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tour

    Algarve has some of the most beautiful beaches and sea caves in Europe. Your tour guide and SUP-certified instructor will give you all the basic techniques before you head into the ocean, showing you all the rules and safety points. Once in the water, your instructor will guide you to some amazing and hidden areas which will provide you a new vision of the Algarve Coast as you travel a course around Benagil. You'll explore the Algar de Benagil, which is the most famous of all the sea caves of the Algarve and looks just as beautiful in real life as it looks in pictures. The only way to stop and walk around the cave is to enter by paddling, however there is so much more to see along the coast of the Algarve than just the Algar de Benagil. The entire coastline is beautiful and is full of stunning sea caves, tunnels, and cliffs. During the tour you will get to know many of these areas whic...

    Doing the paddle tour with Marcio was incredible. Worth every dollars and more. Knows how to avoid the crowd and the best route to go in case there's wind. The paddleboard are top notch and super stable. On top of that, he really takes time to film & take good pictures so you leave with plenty of memories. Best paddle tour in the algarve !!! Thanks Marcio

  • From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

    10. From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

    After pickup from your accommodation in a classic Volkswagen T2 van, set out on a 4-hour nature tour to explore Algarve. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and since there's no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the places you'll visit. Your first stop will be at the Chapel of Senhora da Rocha with its fascinating history and breathtaking views. Then, continue on toward the Evaristo Beach where you can walk along its curious rock formations. Next, proceed to the picturesque and cozy beach of Cala where the sea hides without letting you see the horizon. Finally, you'll visit the small beach of Arrifes before heading back to your hotel or accommodation.

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What people are saying about Lagoa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Glad we did this with Secret Algarve - team amazing , great information provided and knowledge of the coastline - don’t be put off by the busyness of the beach - they’re pretty efficient at getting you started and out of the mayhem even as a beginner - probably would avoid august though if you can

We had a wonderful boat tour around different caves & got the chance to see the dolphins at the beginning of our tour. The guides really did their best for us to see the dolphins as they are not in captivity.

Eduardo gave us an informative tour of the caves, the group was pleasantly small and relaxed unlike others we saw. I thoroughly recommend if and will do it again.

This was an amazing experience. It was like my own private tour with a lot of information about the caves and Portugal. I would recommend this to anyone.

Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable