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Beachs with Cliffs and Caves in the area

Praia do Camilo

Praia do Pinhão

Ponta da Piedade

Prepare yourself for heavenly scenery, with lots of very oddly-shaped cliffs. Visit the caves and rock formations carved out by the sea. And natural cavities called “algares” that have been formed by the action of the waves and beneath which there are complex networks of underground galleries.

Benagil Sea Caves

The Benagil caves are one of the greatest natural attractions in the south of Portugal, the Algarve region. This region is known for being a paradise summer land. 

Being cited several times in international newspapers as the Huffington Post, which considered this attraction one of the most beautiful 5 places in the world, the Benagil caves are very popular.

Golf

Golfing days on Portugal's Algarve are sheer bliss and remain in the memory long after the holiday is over. Generations of golfers have headed for Portugal's southern coast, lured by 300 days of sunshine, high quality accommodation, a friendly laid back atmosphere, superb scenery and 40 of the best golf courses to be found anywhere in the world.

It was the noted golfer Sir Henry Cotton who established the Algarve as a world class golf destination and he also designed a number of the classic courses along this 150 mile long stretch of Atlantic washed coastline running from Sagres in the west to Vila Real de Santo António in the east. Almost 60 years on and Sir Henry's legacy stands the test of time. On offer is a network of fine hotels, apartments and resorts; marinas, good restaurants and nightlife and yet there are still glimpses of the traditional Algarve with its picturesque hill villages and ancient fishing ports.

Diving

The Algarve benefits from outstanding conditions for diving, especially in autumn and spring, when the waters are at their calmest and most transparent.

There are schools and diving centres scattered all along the Algarve, offering activities for divers with different levels of experience. All you need are goggles, flippers and a snorkel and you can observe the impressive colours of the Algarve’s underwater world, full of life and undiscovered charms.

When you go diving in the Algarve, you will find yourself in the company of seahorses, gobies, cuttlefish, eels, octopuses, bream, squid, sunfish, coral, gorgonian, sponges, anemones and nudibranches. Did you know that near Vau Beach there is a place called the “Nudibranch Garden” because of the various species of nudibranches that live there?

Wine

Algarve + wine = quality. Mainland Portugal’s southernmost region offers distinct elements for wine-growing, making this terroir unique. With an annual average of more than 3,000 hours of sunshine and the low temperature variation due to the tempering effect of the sea air and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, the region has been winning not only new admirers but also a range of prizes and awards in recent years.

Hand-in-glove with the region’s noteworthy typical cuisine, the red, white and rosé wines pair perfectly with the Algarve’s culinary specialities. From the traditional clams Bulhão Pato to seafood rice bursting with flavours, delicious grilled fish, and meat and game dishes, there is always a more or less fruity wine, with more or less alcohol and more or less body that pairs perfectly with any number of dishes.

Cycling & Walking

The Algarve's diverse landscapes, beautiful beaches, abundant nature and agreeable climate make this a region that is not only the perfect destination for a beach holiday, but also an excellent choice for nature tourism enthusiasts. 

 

Without doubt, one of the best ways to get to know the region is by cycling or walking, since this lets you enjoy its natural beauty, discover its biodiversity, admire its heritage and learn about its culture.

In the Algarve, cycle tourism and walking enthusiasts will find a vast array of well-signposted itineraries and routes, as well as equipment hire and organised programmes.