Things to Do in the Algarve’s Beautiful Village of Benagil

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Benagil is a small fishing village in the Algarve. It is fun to visit this village with the whole family and enjoy vacations. It is a coastal village and is situated between the two beautiful towns of Praia do Carvoeiro and Armacao de Pera. There are a number of things to do and something for everyone in the small village, Benagil.

Benagil cave

Benagil cave is the most famous caves in the Algarve. The cave lies adjacent to Benagil beach. You can reach the cave through a boat. Boat trips are famous during the summers and you may have to wait for a long to get inside the cave. There are many shipping companies that offer boat trips from other sides. Inside the cave, there is a small and beautiful beach. It is known as one of the coolest caves in the world. There is an opening in the ceiling that allows light to enter the cave so that you can view spectacular blue sky overhead. The opening on the ceiling is known as ‘the eye’.

Benagil beach

You can spend a wonderful day on the Benagil beach. The golden sand on the beach and impressive limestone cliff faces will definitely make your day enjoyable. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy with the whole family. It is a quiet beach. You can spend a peaceful time with your family while taking a swim in the cool water. The cliffs behind the beach offer a breathtaking view. The beautiful cliffs of different colors and shapes make a stunning view.

Enjoy favorite food

You will surely feel thirsty after spending a day on the beach. There are a large number of quality restaurants in the village that line the road leading up and down the valley. You can stop at one of the restaurants to enjoy an authentic Algarve cuisine combined with an ice-cold beer or some Portuguese wine. At the top of the hill and on the western side of the beach, there is a beautiful O Litoral restaurant that offers traditional Portuguese cuisine. You can enjoy lunch and dinner with your family in an outdoor or indoor setting area. Down the hill, there is a family run restaurant known as O Algar. It is famous for its fresh fish.


Benagil is a mid-point between the two resort towns of Carvoeiro and Praia da Marinha beach. There is a 12km cliff-top hiking trail in between that offer stunning views of the Algarve coastline. You can choose any direction; there are a number of incredible vantage points all along the trail.

Other nearby places to explore

You can also explore other local beaches. To the east of Benagil, there is a beautiful smugglers cove beach of Carvalho. You can enter here by climbing down through hidden stairs. It is just a few hundred meters from Benagil and the best place to enjoy some adventure. It is perfect for snorkeling in the clear waters on a calm day. To the west of Benagil, there is Praia da Marinha. You can walk to this beach and enjoy.