Algar de Benagil. Portugal
The southern coast of Portugal known as Algarve is the country’s main resort area. This is a popular beach resort with the length of 150 kilometers. In 2013 and 2014 it was even recognized as the best golf resort in the world. Portugal attracts by the fact that neither houses nor hotels are situated not close to the water, and therefore you can walk freely along the coast. Many seekers of pleasant vacation come to these places.
Incredibly beautiful beach Benagil is located near the Algarve resort, between the cities of Portimao and Armacao de Pera. It is the southernmost young Portuguese resort. In just a few minutes you can get from the village to the ecologically clean beach. Romantics from around the world gather here to admire the amazing beauty. The resort has its feature – two beaches.
One of them is located on the sandy beach, with warm clear water and framed by ancient rocks, the other one is hidden inside the fabulous cave. And this cave is certainly worth it to come here, because this is a highlight of the Algarve. This picturesque cave near the beach is a world-class attraction. It is called Benagil cave, Algar de Benagil or Algar Seco. You can get to it easily, but only from the sea – you should swim 100 meters from the beach Benagil or use a boat. The vaults of the cave with tens of meters in height, illuminated by the sun, delight and attract the most sophisticated travelers by its pristine beauty.
Especially in the scorching heat the cave gives a pleasant shade, coolness and enjoyment. The bottom of the cave is lined with fine sand. You’ll get even more pleasure if you walk in the company of dolphins along this miracle which was created over millions of years by the best creator of everything on the Earth – the nature itself. In the cave there is a large arched entrance, which is covered by the sea. Several local companies include travel next to the cave in the sightseeing cruises, which take place from April to September.
The cave was formed under the influence of rainwater, seawater and strong ocean wind. By the way it is pretty cool here, so it is advisable to bring warm clothing. The waves do not allow to approach the shore inside the cave. And you will have to swim in any case. Therefore, make sure to take a waterproof bag to put the clothes, as well as a camera and a tripod if you want to make a couple of shots. And you will want to take pictures, because it is great here!