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Our most recommended Lagoa Day Trips

Benagil: Kayak or SUP Benagil Caves & Coast Line Tour

1. 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.

Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

2. 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.

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

3. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. 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. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

4. Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

Enjoy a cruise along the Algarve coast to the Benagil Caves where you'll have the opportunity to explore the caves by kayak. Your catamaran will depart from the Marina of Portimão. Aboard, the crew will brief you on the kayak equipment and kayaking skills. You'll cruise along the coast to Albandeira Beach. From the beach, you'll paddle to the Benagil Caves. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit other caves and enjoy the golden coast. Your experienced guide will point out local landmarks and direct you to the most interesting spots including the impressive Captain’s Cave, Barraquinho Beach, Baraço Cave, and the world famous Marinha Beach. There's even time for a quick swim. If you get tired, you can always get back on board the catamaran for a rest, before heading back to the marina. Your catamaran has toilets, comfortable seats, and a professional crew. If you don't feel like kayaking and just want to enjoy the views from the catamaran, you're welcome on this tour, too.

From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

5. From Carvoeiro: Benagil Caves and Praia da Marinha Boat Trip

You can show your digital ticket at the ticket Shop located on Carvoeiro beach to check-in. You'll be helped to put an life jacket on which is mandatory maintaining during the tour. You will have to cross the sand towards the shore of the beach and before you know it, you have already climbed into one of our small boats through two easy access steps. From here we sail along the coast, passing through intricate natural cliffs of coves and beaches. You will view charming places like "A Boneca" or "Algar Seco" from the sea, as well as wonderful white sand beaches like Vale Covo and Praia do Carvalho. In the middle of the increadible landscape you will find the 63m high beautiful "Farol de Alfanzina". However, the ex-libris of this trip allows us to reach the steam boiler grotto, where the remains of a sunken steamboat, which gives it its name, are found. Hereafter you'll enter the famous Algar de Benagil which you may admire and photographe from the boat. You then visit further breathtaking caves and rock formations towards the unique landscape of the Arches of Praia da Marinha, classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world and within the 10 most beautiful ones in Europe! Depending on the sea conditions, our skippers might have the opportunity to allow a quick swim in a safe location outside caves in usually translucent and gleaming waters.

Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

6. Faro: Guided Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Tour

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.

From Portimão: 2-Hour Catamaran Tour to Benagil Caves

7. 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.

Benagil: 2.5-Hour Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tour

8. 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 which are only accessible by sea. At the conclusion of your tour, some water will be provided as you are returned to your point of origin.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

9. From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

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.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

10. From Portimão: Private 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.

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What people are saying about Lagoa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

All organized very well. Easily found the meeting point where we were greeted by the friendly and nice guides. They explained to us how the tour would take place and given the option to leave backpacks and get dressed by them. Miguel acted as a guide in the kayak, continuously explaining the whole coast and the caves we visited. Overall a really good choice.

The fact that you can sit down on a seat with a handle to hold on is great. We went in around the caves and along the coast simply beautiful. A quick dip in the Ocean and then out to sea at speed to find Dolphins. We must have went out a good 10km of the coast in the speed boat the beautiful hot summer breeze in our faces a lovely experience

Super good experience our guide Paulinho has been super nice and has explained everything to us phenomenally. highly recommended experience

Great tour. Very informative and enjoyable. Saw 4 dolphins and had a lovely swim in crystal clear waters.

Really great activity, smoothly run and staff were very friendly.