In recent developments regarding the Benagil Cave, we have some important news to share. As of September 10, 2023, the rules for experiencing this natural wonder have been significantly altered for security reasons.
One notable change is that kayaks, swimmers, bodyboards, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are no longer allowed inside the cave. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the first fact mentioned in this article, which pertains to cave access, is no longer accurate.
However, there is still some good news to share! While access by kayaks, swimmers, bodyboards, and SUPs has been restricted, access by boats is still permitted for the time being.
So, without further ado, let’s explore the updated facts about the Benagil Cave that continue to make it an intriguing destination for visitors.
When you’re standing inside the Benagil Cave, it’s crazy to imagine how it grew from a teeny-tiny crack in the rock to a gigantic cavern that fits hundreds of tourists between its walls.
So let’s leap back in time to the prehistoric Mesozoic era and the most interesting fact of them all: Benagil Cave’s rock formation.
Closer to a world once dominated by dinosaurs, the planet’s 300-million-year-old supercontinent – Pangaea – shattered into the map of the world as we know it today.
Despite being in the middle of the Algarve region in southern Portugal, the Benagil Cave is easy-to-reach by van.
A 40-minute drive on the A22 from Faro takes you past Armação de Pêra, bringing you within reach of the westerly Praia da Rocha.
With a gold spotlight on the sand, Benagil is a worthy studio for photographers on-the-hunt for a super beautiful beach.
Whether you want an epic photo under the heaven-high roof, an aerial shot of Benagil’s azure glow, or an unforgettable pose with your crew, this sea cave is a dream for amateurs and pros alike.
That’s why an Algarve Beauties tour brings your essential gear – phones or cameras – in a special watertight bag made for the swim and kept safe by your tour guide (who also doubles up as your incredible photographer).