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Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

1. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures. Go inside several big and small caves near the Benagil Cave and learn from your guide about the formation, surrounding nature and natural life.

Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

2. Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. In the area of “Lagos”, start the trail on a dirt road that will get considerably steeper for the first 3 km, at which point you will meet an irrigation channel that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo. Wander along an easy path through the forest, where soon you will find yourself hiking inside the crater, with its massive walls of greenery all around you. Reaching the shores of this famous lake, take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch of regional products with a view. Setting off once more, continue upwards slightly for better views of the lake and then head back down to the starting point through another steep and winding trail, with views of the south coast and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo along the way. Return to the starting point while enjoying another perspective of the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the bathing zone of Caloura, or Agua D’Alto Beach, where you can practice snorkeling.

Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

3. Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

Enjoy nature, with zero emissions, in a quiet and relaxing environment, without polluting the ocean. This luxurious and comfortable catamaran is the best choice if you want to visit the Benagil Caves with all the comfort and unique amenities such as an on-board Bar, WC, Lounge Seatings and Deck, swim stop, and music aboard that will defintely make your experience even more fun and special. All this, with the big extra of being a sustainable tourist, leaving no pollution on the ocean waters and atmosphere. Depart from Portimão Marina and sail for 3 hours along the costline, until Praia da Marinha. Pass by Carvoeiro and Benagil and enter the famous and surprising Benagil and Smugglers Caves along the way, with an unforgettable and relaxing scenery. On the way, you will see an unique perspective of Algarve’s Coastline, wonderful picturesque beaches, amazing rock formations, breathtaking caves and, of course, the world famous Benagil Cave. If the weather is hot, stop to cool off with a dip. Don't forget your towel and bathing suit. If it’s cold or any passenger wants to stop, take the chance to sail further and experience more amazing views. Gain access to all information about points of interest with the provider's Sun Boat app. Don’t forget your camera to take beautiful pictures at the coastal scenery along the way.

Benagil: Benagil Cave SUP Tour from Carvalho Beach

4. Benagil: Benagil Cave SUP Tour from Carvalho Beach

The tour will start at the magnificent Carvalho beach. A small beach totally surrounded and protected by its limestone cliffs where the access is through a tunnel carved by the older generations of the area. From there, you will get your stand up paddle board and depart on an unforgettable ride with a guide. First, you'll see the most breathtaking caves, “algars” and natural formations always with one of our guides taking the lead, making sure that everybody is safe and having the most fun. You'll see around 10 caves and during the experience and enter in about 5! We drop off inside at the most famous cave of Portugal, the “Algar” of Benagil. There, you’re gonna have the chance to feel its mighty energy and relax. Gopro10 photos will be taken and delivered to you We intend to take small groups on our tours (maximum 10 people), so we can develop a closer relation with you and make sure that everyone has the attention that is needed. Additionally, we will get away from the typical confusion of the high season by doing a route that is way calmer and most of the people don’t know about. One of the main goals is to give you a calm, fun and relaxing experience so you won’t forget Algarve and the BrotheRootz spirit and way of living. We will finish our journey, once again, at Carvalho beach.

Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

5. Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your sunset tour of about 2.5 hours. It will begin with you boarding your classic Volkswagen "camper van" with your soulmate, your friends or your family. Expect good music playlists, good company and all-around good vibes on your journey to the sunset. The first stop will be in Ferragudo, for a tour in this beatuful town. After arriving at the ocean near Farol da Ponta do Altar, you will be able to relax, sit back, drink a glass of good Portuguese wine, eat local snacks, and capture the beauty of the scenery. Listen to the waves and birds, whilst feeling the sun and the wind on your skin. Rejoice with your companions and enjoy this breathtaking yet simple pleasure in life. Additional music and photography for groups can even be hired before the trip.

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What people are saying about Lagoa

You couldn’t ask for better guides than the team at brotherootz.sup! Caio was an amazing and helped capture our very special moment as we got engaged in the Benagil cave. This tour was everything we could have wanted and more, the guys took such good care of us and went above and beyond with their attention to detail, knowledge and passion for what they do. Highly recommend, thank you for making the day something we will never forget

Rodrigo knows his way around the trails at Lagoa do Fogo! Intermediate hike - took us 5 hours from car and back. Beautiful hike up through beautiful Azores nature, sea gull valley (reminded me of Jurassic park) and up to lake and onward to summit. The views spectacular of the lake and island. Went for a dip in the ocean. Thank you!!

Beautiful ride on this solar powered catamaran. Smooth and silent ride. Very clean and modern ship. Professional and friendly staff. Loved the experience.

The hiking was great: Into the wild, with wonderful views, comments on flora, and a great guide (Rodrigo, you’re top!). I’d repeat the hike tomorrow :)

A very pleasant experience and a trail that, although it requires effort, rewards you