Take a boat trip
Admire the coastline and the grottos. Book a boat trip to explore the caves along the coast between Carvoeiro and Benagil directly from Carvoeiro beach.
The local fishermen who run the boats on the beach in Carvoeiro can be found if you head down to the beach and then look to the left near to the showers.
Most of the men in charge of the boats speak some English and will be able to do a full safety brief before setting off either on a modern boat or on one of the much photographed traditional painted boats that you see on the beach all year around
|Boats can take up to nine people at a time depending on which one you opt for and the trips take either one hour or one hour and 20 minutes.
The hour boat trip takes you along as far as Carvalho beach and you are able to explore the coast line all the way along to this point. The longer trip takes you to Benagil and as far as the largest cave along this stretch of coastline.
Trips can only be booked a day in advance in most cases as the trips are dependant on the sea conditions. If you go to the beach in the morning from 9am then you will be able to book a trip for later in the day without any problem in most cases.
|Algar Seco, a spectacular sight, also from the sea.|
|Vale de Covo|
|Centeanes beach seen from the Sea|
|Carvalho beach seen from the Sea|
|Benagil beach seen from the Sea|
|Getting close to Marinha beach|
|Some of the tourist vessels (from Portimão) offers a lunch consisting of grilled Sardines, salad and bread, on secluded beaches.|
|Some of the caverns are so big that even larger vessels can enter.|