Benagil: The Hidden Gem of the Algarve Coast

If you’re looking for a truly unique and breathtaking vacation destination in Portugal, look no further than the small village of Benagil. Nestled on the southern coast of the Algarve, this charming village is home to one of the most beautiful and iconic beaches in the region: Praia de Benagil.

The beach itself is a natural wonder, with a large cave carved into the cliffs that opens up to a secluded sandy beach. The cave, known as Algar de Benagil, can only be accessed by boat or by swimming, making it a true hidden gem. The crystal clear waters and the natural light that enters the cave through a hole in the ceiling create a magical and mystical atmosphere.

But Benagil is more than just a beach. The village is surrounded by a beautiful countryside, with rolling hills and lush greenery. There are also a number of hiking and biking trails that offer stunning views of the coast. In the village itself, you’ll find a small but charming center with a few shops, bars, and restaurants serving traditional Portuguese cuisine.

At Bluespot, we are thrilled to now offer homes in the area, including the beachfront houses in Terraços de Benagil right near Praia de Benagil. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves and having the cave just steps away from your doorstep.

So why wait? Book your stay with us today and experience the beauty and charm of Benagil for yourself.

The incredible Benagil Caves

Grutas de Benagil (Benagil Caves) are a must visit if you are in southern Portugal. They are located in Praia de Benagil between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra, two traditional towns with some of the best beaches and restaurants in the Algarve.

The grutas are only accessible from the ocean which means the easiest and most typical way to visit the grutas is by boat. You’ll find plenty of companies offering trips to the caves on nearby beaches such as Praia de Armação de Pêra and even further away in Albufeira. From the boat you’ll also get a great view of the impressive Algarvian coastline known for its spectacular rock formations and other hidden seaside caves.

If you’re looking for something a little less typical, why not try a guided kayak or SUP tour to the caves. If you want to push the boat out even further, why not swim to the caves on a guided swimming tour? Get in touch with us if you’d like us to arrange any of the above for you.

Please note however, we do not recommend kayaking, SUP or swimming to the caves without a guided tour due to boat traffic and risk of getting stranded at sea. That would not be so fun!

Happy travels,

The bluespot team