Lagoa Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Lagoa Nature & adventure

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.

Portimão: Kayak Tour of Benagil Caves

3. 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.

Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

4. Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

Visit an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Interact with and feed dwarf goats, llamas, and deer at the petting farm. Explore the new dinosaur exhibit at the Terra Exotika See the biggest snake in Europe in the Reptile Pavillion. View and interact with several species of exotic animals such as the birds in the aviary, wallabies, and lemurs. After the visit to the animals enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. Take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool or jump down the water slide. Enjoy various activities such as tree climbing, pedal karts, inflatables, pony rides, or the 18-hole mini-golf circuit. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

5. Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. In the area of “Lagos”, start the trail on a dirt road that will get considerably steeper for the first 3 km, at which point you will meet an irrigation channel that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo. Wander along an easy path through the forest, where soon you will find yourself hiking inside the crater, with its massive walls of greenery all around you. Reaching the shores of this famous lake, take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch of regional products with a view. Setting off once more, continue upwards slightly for better views of the lake and then head back down to the starting point through another steep and winding trail, with views of the south coast and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo along the way. Return to the starting point while enjoying another perspective of the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the bathing zone of Caloura, or Agua D’Alto Beach, where you can practice snorkeling.

From Olhão: Seven Hanging Valleys Guided Walking Trip

6. From Olhão: Seven Hanging Valleys Guided Walking Trip

Dive deep into the breathtaking Seven Hanging Valleys hiking trail. Make the most of your time in the Algarve region with this convenient guided tour with a transfer from Olhao. Come across stunning cliffs and caves, admire panoramic ocean views, and taste local products. Get picked up from a meeting point in Olhao and drive over to the caves of Algar Seco. Gaze at the striking series of rocks and steep caves, then begin your walking adventure. Allow your guide to point out the highlights of the trail, including majestic cliffs, caves, and beaches. Admire the renowned Benagil Cave along the way, and stay on the lookout for seabirds and dolphins. Finish your journey at the vibrant Praia da Marinha. Unwind as you taste delicious Portuguese specialties, then enjoy a ride back to Olhao.

From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

7. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 2-hour 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 on the way there.

Benagil: Benagil Cave SUP Tour from Carvalho Beach

8. Benagil: Benagil Cave SUP Tour from Carvalho Beach

The tour will start at the magnificent Carvalho beach. A small beach totally surrounded and protected by its limestone cliffs where the access is through a tunnel carved by the older generations of the area. From there, you will get your stand up paddle board and depart on an unforgettable ride with a guide. First, you'll see the most breathtaking caves, “algars” and natural formations always with one of our guides taking the lead, making sure that everybody is safe and having the most fun. You'll see around 10 caves and during the experience and enter in about 5! We drop off inside at the most famous cave of Portugal, the “Algar” of Benagil. There, you’re gonna have the chance to feel its mighty energy and relax. Gopro10 photos will be taken and delivered to you We intend to take small groups on our tours (maximum 10 people), so we can develop a closer relation with you and make sure that everyone has the attention that is needed. Additionally, we will get away from the typical confusion of the high season by doing a route that is way calmer and most of the people don’t know about. One of the main goals is to give you a calm, fun and relaxing experience so you won’t forget Algarve and the BrotheRootz spirit and way of living. We will finish our journey, once again, at Carvalho beach.

Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves Guided Boat Tour

9. Armação de Pêra: Benagil Caves Guided Boat Tour

Explore Benagil from the deck of a boat on a cruise with a guide. See the Rock Lady Chapel and the Paria Nova Tunnel, and learn where the Echo Cave got its name. Board at the typical fisherman's beach of Armação de Pêra and begin your cave exploration. Sail with your captains and guides to the 15 top caves between Armação de Pêra and Alfanzina lighthouse. Sail by the beaches of Lagoa and looming rock formations. Visit the Rock Lady Chapel and marvel at the Praia Nova Tunnel. Next, head to the Praia da Cova Redonda and Praia da Marinha. Stop to admire the Marinha Arches, the Yellow Submarine, and the Albandeira Arch. Continue to the iconic Captain's Cave, the famous Benagil Cave, the sonorous Echo Cave, and the calming Paradise Cave.

Benagil: 2.5-Hour Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tour

10. 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.

  • Entry tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Day trips
  • Water activities
  • Adventures
17 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 2

Frequently asked questions about Lagoa

What top attractions are a must-see in Lagoa?

The must-see attractions in Lagoa are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Lagoa

Want to discover all there is to do in Lagoa? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Lagoa

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 89 reviews

This was a great experience. Directions to meet the tour were clear, the boat was not overcrowded. Captain even allowed time to watch the dolphins that appeared unexpectedly!

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.

Thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Knowledge and enthusiasm of guide was excellent and made this an enjoyable trip. Would certainly recommend to others.

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

The tour was so much fun and Francisco was a great guide and so enjoyable to talk to! Thank you, Francisco!!!!