Portugal is a small but charming country. I do not know a person who is capable of saying that once they have visited this country they would never return, in fact, all the people I know who have visited Portugal are all so happy that they are looking for the next vacation to return and enjoy more. corners of this country.
And it is that although it seems like a small country, It has so many things to see and discover that if you go just a few days, you will be left wanting more ... because Portugal is a country that is worth getting to know well, without haste but without pauses. If you do not have time to know everything you had in mind, then it is worth looking for another date to discover more corners of this beautiful country with its coasts facing the Atlantic Ocean.
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Algar de Benagil in Portugal
Today I want to talk to you about one of those special corners that you can find in Portugal. Rather, it is a corner that you must visit if you plan to visit Portugal on your next vacation. If you travel to algar de Benagil, you will have the opportunity to swim in a hidden beach, which is not easy to access ... is what gives all the magic to the place, in the Algar de Benagil, in the Portuguese Algarve.
This wonderful place is located in Lagoa, exactly next to Benagil beach and it is one of the most spectacular places that you can see in all of Portugal, but I could dare to say that it is one of the most spectacular places to see and meet from around the world. It really is amazing and worth taking a trip just to get to this point and see it with your own eyes.
An incredible cave created by the sea
This hidden beach area is a cave that has been created naturally thanks to the erosion of the sea hitting rocky cliffs for years and years. You can see at first glance how the water can constantly overcome the force of the stones.
The result is a kind of beach that is inside a cave, in which there is only a little sun in the early hours of the day, when the sun sets on the oculus at the top, an oculus that has also been created naturally thanks to the collision of water. The whim of nature and chance today allow us to enjoy a place as beautiful as this beach tucked into a natural cave. It seems incredible but it is totally true.
How to get to the cave
It is likely that after reading the wonder that this place is, you think that it is a very difficult place to access, that perhaps the most adventurous people will be the only ones who will really be able to access to be able to enjoy this wonder of chance and nature. Really in the images it seems a really inaccessible place, but nothing could be further from the truth.
This beach cave is located about 60 meters from the beach of Benagil, so it is very easy to get there by swimming or even on a mat if you do not trust your swim a lot. It is very easy to access it to be able to enjoy this incredible place.
Maybe you want to take good photos, so I advise you to take a camera that is waterproof and that in this way you can photograph both from inside and outside the sea. Another option is to access with a kayak and do a whole photo report and enjoy this wonder of the planet. I can assure you that once you visit it, you will never forget this wonderful place.
The best way to get there: the kayak
Although it is true that you can access by swimming or with a mat, I advise you to choose the kayak option now. that the waters of the Atlantic are very cold and in the cave you can also make some cool Even if it is summer because hardly any rays of sunlight pass through the oculus and it never gets warm - this is also a good fact if you want to access it on a hot summer day, there you will know that you will be cooler-.
The best hours to enter the cave-beach is undoubtedly from 11 in the morning until approximately 14:XNUMX p.m. In these hours is when you can find more natural light inside the cave and when the temperature is better to be able to enjoy the environment properly.
Do not hesitate to prepare your trip
If you want to visit the region of Lagoa In the Algarve, you should know that it is very touristy and that it also has incredibly beautiful beaches that will take away your hiccups. Although remember that if you are used to the beaches of the Mediterranean, these waters of the Atlantic have nothing to do in terms of temperature, since the water is colder than the waters of the Mediterranean.
In addition, you can take advantage of the low tide to sunbathe a bit and enjoy this unique and very fun experience. Probably by looking at the images in this article you can get an idea of the beauty of this place and that is reason enough for you to decide to pack your bags and travel to this region of Portugal and enjoy a great vacation.
But remember that if you go several days, your itinerary must be well full of activities, since Portugal is full of beautiful places. If you can rent a car and take a route, it would be ideal so that in this way, you can enjoy all its wonders. They also have an incredible gastronomy and their people are friendly and very kind. Also, don't forget to visit Lisbon on your visit to Portugal because even though it's almost 3 hours by car from Lagoa, it's worth the trip to complete your experience. But of course, what you cannot miss is your visit to the cave with a beach created by the magic of nature.