Benagil Cave, Faro, Portugal
My travels in Portugal were unreal, but arriving in the Faro District and being able to see this beauty face to face was a dream come true. The Benagil Caves are located at Benagil beach. You’ll have to rent paddle boats to see this view. You can also swim or rent a tour boat but I suggest to do it on your own. Most tours won’t allow you to get off to take photos. The water was a bit cold to swim and the current/tied could be pretty strong so if you are not a great swimmer I wouldn’t go that route. We traveled in June, still a bit cold for the beach though I did hear we just ended up with funky weather this year 2019. The cost was about 25 euro’s and I’ll explain below what that gets you. For me this has been one of the most beautiful locations to photograph during my travels. It was my first trip to Portugal but definitely not the last.
If you are wondering what the 25 euro’s will get you? One paddle boat, life vest and oars. You’ll get 30-45 minutes round trip so don’t waste time. Once you arrive at the cave, start photographing because time will fly you by. Remember to take out time to travel back. Waves are pretty strong, I traveled with a friend. We share a board which makes traveling easier. I would say each way took about 7 minutes. I had never done this before and I was more than fine. We did manage to fall in the water when we arrived but hey it’s all part of the fun. 🙂
Where to Stay?
When we first arrived in Portugal we landed in Lisboa/Lisbon. We knew we wanted to travel to Porto and then The Faro district but didn’t know which option was the best, if traveling by train or renting a car.