Are you exploring the Algarve without a car?
Algarve Beauties is for the people who travel differently. Yes – we're talking to you!
Our group and private tours get you to the Benagil Cave from Faro. Group tours leave from Faro Marina whilst private tours leave from your Faro accommodation.
So whether you're a swimmer or a beginner, we'll provide you with the equipment and instruction you need to bodyboard to get to this amazing place.
Private lifeguard assistance
What's Not Included
YOUTH: Age: 15 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
swimming knowledge is required
the use of mask is mandatory during the trayectory ( in the van ) and the way back
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Praia de Benagil
We'll pick you up from the Creperia stall in Faro Marina with our hard-to-miss yellow minibus.
- swimming knowledge
- a swimming costume
- a towel and suncream
- cash/and or a picnic for lunch
After, we'll bring you to Benagil where your Algarve Beauties adventure begins. Armed with your bodyboard, swim fins, a wet suit, and a safety jacket, you'll be coached on how to swim safely from the beach to the nearby Benagil Cave.
Your super friendly bodyboarding guide, Andres, will be by your side so you can enjoy the coast's stunning beauty to the max. You'll swim into the mouth of a 20-million-year-old cave and feel the sun stream onto your face from the sky above. And with our waterproof swim bag, your phone can take as many photos as you need to preserve your once-in-a-lifetime moment. Our tour guide will be ready to get your best shots for your family or fans back home. After 40 minutes, we'll bring you back - by bodyboard - to the beach in Benagil.
Admission Ticket Included
Praia da Marinha
In the second half of your Benagil Cave tour, you'll get to experience the most beautiful beach in the Algarve, known in Portuguese as Praia da Marinha.
Diamond-blue waters and elusive grottoes invite you to cool off on a sizzling-hot day. And with endless picnic possibilities, you can enjoy lunch in paradise.
After 1 hour, we'll meet you back at the minibus to return to Faro.
Ready for your best day ever? Let's go!
Admission Ticket Included
The wonder of being in...
The wonder of being in caves that are close to 20 million years old. I was in awe. After walking above the caves was just as breath taking. Our 2 guides were great
An unforgettable experience
Jiayue D, 31-08-2022
The bodyboard experience was really nice! And the tour guide was also very friendly, without him I can’t just swim alone cross the see. So it was a amazing try for me!
Cave, beaches, trails, all fun.
Rob J, 21-09-2022
The drivers and guide were superb, the cave is spectacular and afterwards we had time to explore the beach and the trails nearby. Would highly recommend if you enjoy swimming, exploring, and beautiful scenery.
Absolutely incredible, do not miss!
This tour was absolutely incredible. Eduardo and Andres were exceptional guides. My parents in their mid-60’s joined me on this excursion and they made sure to swim right by them/assist them (and anyone else) who was nervous in the water. The swim to the cave was manageable and not very long. They provided wetsuits and great instructions that helped in the cold water. They also took tons of photos for all the guests.
The beach afterwards had amazing views with cool cliffs and crystal blue water. We packed a small lunch with us and purchased some beers and other snacks at the beach.
Perfect day and memories all around!
Must Do Excursion
This is a must do excursion when visiting the Algarve! We had a fun day. The cave was just incredible and Marinha beach was so beautiful! The views were stunning. Our driver Raphael was also so friendly and hospitable. He even took photos of us inside the cave which turned out amazing!
Grace H, 27-10-2022
It was a great experience, beyond my expectations! A must do while visiting the Algarve, highly recommend. Everything was well arranged, with some amazing views of the caves, coastline and secret beaches.
the tour guy was really chill, got to explore a few low key spots very beautiful and peaceful. unfortunately next summer the cave will be closed for safety reasons, glad i got to experience it.
Must do before 2023 summer (the place will be off limits)
Was a great trip. All covered in timely manner and the guides were great in helping with questions. Very professional as they helped a couple who had difficulty swimming.
Improvement area could be maybe have more content in terms of the history of the place