Exploring the hidden caves of the Algarve

The Algarve region of Portugal is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters, but there is another hidden gem that is well worth exploring: the caves. The Algarve is home to many limestone caves, and some of them are open to the public for tours.

One of the most popular caves to visit in the Algarve is the Benagil Sea Cave. This cave is accessible only by boat, and the tour takes you through the cave’s entrance and into the main chamber. The cave’s ceiling is covered in natural skylights, creating a beautiful light show. The cave is also home to a small beach where you can swim and sunbathe.

Another popular cave to visit is the Gruta do Xorino cave. This cave is located near the town of Lagoa and has a unique underground lake. The tour takes you through the cave’s chambers and along the lake’s edge, giving you a chance to see the cave’s unique rock formations and the underground ecosystem.

The Algarve is also home to many other caves, such as the Algar Seco caves and the Algar do Carvão caves. These caves offer a different experience, with the Algar Seco caves having a small beach and the Algar do Carvão caves having a lake in the middle of the cave.

Cave exploring can be a great way to escape the heat and enjoy the natural beauty of the Algarve. The caves offer a unique experience and a chance to see the region’s geology and ecosystem up close. These tours are guided by experts and are suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness levels, so be sure to add a cave tour to your list of things to do when visiting the Algarve.

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