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Things to do in Praia do Carvalho

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Resort
“Praia de Benagil is a magnificent beach near Lagoa. The beach is most famous for its sensational cave called Algar de Benagil. This cave has a round hole in the ceiling that frames the beautiful blue sky inside. Benagil and its cave can be found on many lists of ‘places you have to see in your lifetime‘. Without a doubt, this wonder of nature is one of the best things to see in the Algarve.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the best beaches in Portugal. The ones you see on postalcards. From there to the right you can explore the cliffs along the coast. That's a 7 km amazing walk but be aware if you have the conditions to do so.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The most iconic spot in the whole Algarve! And the boat to these famous caves departures from Armacao de Pera!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A truly spectacular small cove beach in Lagoa. Unforgettable coastal walks that go on forever. Marvelous rock formation with crystal clear water. The sand is warm and soft during the summer months. The earlier you can come to the beach the better. To reach the caves boat, kayak, or paddle board is required. Swimming to the cave is not safe.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“There is a reason why Marinha Beach has been awarded with a Golden Flag and classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, nature has left its beautiful traces in these cliffs and awarded this beach an amazing greenish-blue sea. But don’t think this beach only has colourful and shaped cliffs to offer. The sound of the birds searching for fish will take you to the underwater realm. You only need a diving mask and some fins to get into the wonders this beach has to offer you. This patrimony, which belongs to Lagoa, but mostly to the world, has had the attention of some entities, like the University of the Algarve or the CCR Algarve, as well as its own Municipality, to set underwater trails that lead you to an adventure full of emotions. You can also go to the big algar, where the information board will explain you how these caves are formed in lime coastal areas.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We adore this small restaurant in Benagil. Food is stunning and respects Algarvian traditions such as the carob tart (Tarte de Alfarroba) and the fresh seafood cataplanas. To die for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach ! With a cave to get to the beach an the view on the top of the cliff is like a postcard ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Visit the many sea caves by boat and see the beautiful coastline. They do different kinds of tours, lasting from 30 mins to 3 hours. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“ The seven hanging valleys hiking route is one of the most scenic hiking route in the Algarve. A 6 km trail along cliffs and down to beaches. Beautiful scenery.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is the restaurant next door. Very friendly staff that can also tell you about the area, great food and seview! There's always fresh fish and typical dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Visite as famosas grutas da Praia de Benagil, passeios de barco e bar na praia”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Almost a private beach, just for a few people that know it. A short walk from the villa. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Maravilhosa «Praia secreta», acesso por um túnel. Pode caminhar sobre as rochas e saltar para o mar Wonderful "Secret Beach", accessed by a tunnel. You can walk on the rocks and jump into the sea”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“We adore this small restaurant in Benagil. Food is stunning and respects Algarvian traditions such as the carob tart (Tarte de Alfarroba) and the fresh seafood cataplanas. To die for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is the restaurant next door. Very friendly staff that can also tell you about the area, great food and seview! There's always fresh fish and typical dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous local Restaurant, serving fresh Fish and Seafood brought in from the fishermen at the beach literally a few metres down the road. Also have meat dishes, etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
Portuguese Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
BBQ Restaurant

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