Elected as the best European and World Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards, the Algarve Golf Courses has the bow of sport lovers who returned to the Olympic Games in 2016. The amazing weather, sun and direct flights to the Algarve from several points in Europe, make this destination one of the most popular among golfers. Social Algarve presents a brief description of the best golf courses in Portugal. Come with us!



Known for having one of the most renowned marinas in Europe, Vilamoura is located 30 minutes from Faro airport and has several alternatives for playing golf.

The Victoria Golf Course * with an area of ​​90 hectares, surrounded by lakes and natural vegetation, has 5 or 6 tees per hole, wide fairways, training facilities and long putting green.

If you prefer a course that requires expertise and experience, Laguna Golf Course * is distinguished by water obstacles. With 18 holes, there are several game situations that require audacity and creativity.

The short game and practical training is the hallmark of the Pinhal Golf Course *, the second golf course built in Vilamoura, with 9 holes flanked by pine trees. In a prime area in Vilamoura.

Vila Sol Course covers 30 hectares and accommodates 2 golf courses: Pestana Vila Sol Championship – 27 holes, PAR 72 – and Pestana Vila Sol Academia.

With a variety of 4 and 5 star hotels choose the Tivoli Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura and catch a glimpse of the enchanting view of the Marina.

If you like gambling choose the Crown Plaza near the casino.

If you come with friends, Residence Golf Club, with T1 and T2 apartments, is the ideal solution. With a high standard of quality and comfort, enjoy the gardens, swimming pools, tennis court and playground.

* Integrated in the Don Pedro vilamoura hotel


Integrated in the Nau Hotels group, 4 km from Portimão, the Morgado Golf Course and Álamos Golf Course, both with 18 holes, are close to the astounding Serra de Monchique. You don’t want to lose.

Alto Golf, from Pestana group, is one of the best known golf courses in this region. With 18 holes, the legendary “Sir Henry Chalange” will test you.

From the same hotel, Vale da Pinta also offers 18 holes, Bermuda grass fairways and Pen Cross Bent grass greens.

The Penina Hotel and Golf Resort offers three courses divided by stunning 360 hectares.

In the “Sir Henry Championship Course”, dubbed as unforgiving, it is impossible to ignore the high greens and the subtle slopes.

For an intermediate player, the “Academy Course” has 9 holes with short greens. Along the same path, the “Resort Course”, (9 holes), is designed for beginners.

Once in Portimão, stay in the refined and exclusive villas that Social Algarve has. They are the ideal space for resting from energetic shoots.


Tavira, known as the Venice of the Algarve, combines the beauty of the beaches with a historical past illustrated by monuments.

Surrender to the Benamor Golf Course, with 18 holes surrounded by a landscape of mountains and sea. The serene environment enhances the projection of important tactics.

The golf course north of Monte Rei Golf Country Club is considered the number 1 golf course in Portugal. Spread out on a 400-hectare property, there is still space for the construction of the south field with the largest number of holes.

The 18-hole Quinta de Cima golf course hosted several international tournaments such as the PGA European Tour, Algarve Pro Golf Tour 2016 and 2017, in addition to the BMW Golf Cup International 2018.

Final note: This course is distinguished by long fairways and numerous bunkers around the greens.


Located in Almancil, it appears on the list of preferences of professional players in the sport. Comprising three golf courses: North, South and Laranjal it is an alternative with very high quality standards. You can’t miss visiting the award-winning golf courses.

Norte golf course – Redesigned in 2014, according to strict specifications and using cutting-edge technology, you will find greens, three bunkers, modern irrigation and drainage system.

South golf course – In 2019, it was the winner of the best golf course award by the World Golf Awards. This PAR of 72 welcomes renowned players and deputy tournaments. The greens, bunkers and tees are American style. Strategic obstacles are the main highlights of this competition field.

Laranjal golf course – With 6,480 meters, its undulating terrain houses five PAR 5, eight PAR 4 and five PAR 3. Worthy of mention are the 5 lakes, pines and, of course, orange trees.


Close to Quinta do Lago, visit Vale do Lobo, another luxurious resort. It has two fields, a club, shops and a training academy.

The Ocean Golf Course combines links and fairways is located on the edge of the beach.

The Royal Golf Course, is located on a cliff being one of the most photographed holes in the world.


Whether you are a future bride or bridesmaid, Algarve reveals itself as one of the best bachelorette destinations pleasing all members of the group.

The warm weather and the sunny days almost all year round. Enjoy the beaches and islands, enjoy an afternoon of cocktails by the pool, and dine at some of the best restaurants in southern Portugal, all in one day.

Beaches, nightclubs, gastronomy and scenery for the best photos to be successful on Instagram. The Algarve is one of the best destinations for your hen party in Europe.



Sea view? Do you prefer to be close to the famous Oura Strip or the Vilamoura Marina? Algarve offers many accommodation options for your bachelor party. From small hotel with contemporary design, to hotels that combine tradition and modernity, we have the right option for you.

Taking advantage of the unique setting, unique location and always privileging security and privacy, we have the best villas for bachelor parties. A real bargain.

Located in different regions of the Algarve, our selection of exclusive Villas offers an outdoor space with swimming pool, jacuzzi, and private garden, ideal for your bachelor party. Is barbecue area essential? We have the right villa for you.

If you prefer, you can choose a house belonging to royalty in the last century, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.


During the day, let yourself be carried away by active tourism in nature. Rediscover the freshness of the beaches and enjoy the unique beauty of the landscapes, valleys and waterfalls.

Venture out on trails with varying levels of difficulty and find scenarios worthy of film.

Discover the bucolic and romantic scenery of the Algarve, a photo shooting session with your friends to last forever.

Explore the region’s fishing tradition and dare to fish your own dinner.

Visits to traditional shops can help you find a great gift for your guests at the wedding ceremony.

If you are a golf enthusiast, Quinta do Lago is home to the laughter of your friends who challenge each other, between teams of married and single.

Once you are in the Algarve, do not miss visiting the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, which hosts events such as Formula 1 or Moto GP.

Take a chance and go for a go-kart race and offer a high-speed experience to the future Mr. or Mrs behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG GT C.

After a day full of adrenaline, adventure and fun, find a spa to relax and be pampered.


Many kilometers of beach and the Atlantic Ocean, impossible to ignore, are the region’s reference and an integral part of the Algarve’s charm.

Social Algarve can recommend you the most reserved beaches, and therefore more difficult to access, where you can enjoy a peaceful beach day with your bachelor party squad in Algarve.

As the sea deserves a long visit, embark at Vilamoura marina and travel out to sea. We have boats of different sizes, faster or less fast, Sailboats, Yachts and Catamarans ready for a trip that you will not forget. Champagne Party ?.

The ocean activities that we have for you are irrefutable. Discover the depths of the sea, by diving, or cut in the waves by renting a surfboard or standle paddle. Jet ski in the Algarve is a great way to have a great time with your friends.

A reference in the region, the caves of Benagil and the amazing and mysterious stories from these caves. Fantastic.


As there is no Algarve stag party without food, don’t leave your last single dinner to chance. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the Algarve and taste the regional cuisine where there will be plenty of local products linked to the Mediterranean diet.

If you prefer other menus, Social Algarve offers the best Steakhouse in the Algarve, always with superior quality. In others, the raw material is fresh and varied fish in a true ode to the senses.

Are you looking for gastronomic trends such as fusion food, sushi or “fine dinning”?

We do not forget the passion for the wines contemplated in an exclusive cellar, where wines of various varieties rest.


MICE – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events / Exhibitions

As part as business tourism industry, MICE – meetings, incentives, conferences and fairs / exhibitions – boosted the Portuguese tourism industry in the pre-covid period.

Whether it is a brand, company or service, MICE is based on a type of specialized communication programmed to expand the disclosure of a transaction or commercial product and, therefore, attract customers.

Although it can be considered in the area of ​​public relations, brand activation and press consultancy, strategically, MICE fairs bring together, in large infrastructures, companies operating in the same industry.

The main advantage of this system is the dissemination, on a large scale, of your company’s service, to an audience that intentionally seeks what you have to offer.

At the moment, and regarding business tourism, Portugal is 7th at European ranking in the ICCA.


Social Algarve: Corporate events


At Social Algarve, we help you organize your corporate events from start to finish.

We know the importance that your customers have for you and that is why we put all our experience and dedication into every detail, so that your event is memorable.

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Corporate events are a fundamental part of any company’s marketing plan.

It is essential that the organization is adequate and that the execution of the event meets all the proposed goals.

A well-organized event foster long-term relationships with customers, increases sales, improves internal communication, and also market positioning.

From find the perfect venue to the transport organization, including decoration and extra activities during the event, nothing will be forgotten.

The Concierge Service is defined by a personalized assistance for your lifestyle. Social Algarve does not reveal itself in this formal and simplistic definition. Our service is distinguished by being highly linked to the customer.

We privilege direct contact to assess the motivations and opportunities of each person. In this way, our team works hard from the first second to satisfy your expectations.

We will not disappoint you.

We combine the wonder of the Algarve with the study of its potential, capitalizing on the best offers.

Our differentiation is to provide match between each client and many proposals of Social Algarve.


Luxury Concierge

First of all, our team is in charge of booking your trip, booking your stay in hotels, charming villas; we provide private security services, car rental, restaurant reservations, yacht charters, boats, watersport activities and event organization, whether it be a birthday party or celebration with family and friends.

Social Algarve has offers that offer a range of services, but you can only require one service (e.g. rent a boat).

The choice is yours, in all cases, our company is responsible for your event organization or holidays in a confidential manner, with your safety always in mind and thus you can enjoy without wasting time, always with confidence.

We also have services that facilitate your stay: babysitting, domestic services, personal trainer, professional guide, spa, private chef, among many others.

Destination Management Company and Corporate Events

Social Algarve also has a focus on companies.

We develop brand or product communication and organize team building experiences, built by professionals for the purpose (psychologists with specialization in the social area and organizations), to foster group cohesion between the different members and hierarchies of an organization.

Team building is perfect for your team to take the next step.

In addition to activities such as team building, if you are looking to provide moments of leisure between your team, we are able to organize meet & greetgala dinners with the iconic surroundings of the Algarve, transport, hostesses, a tasty coffee break or photographer in order to make your events be remembered by your colleagues and collaborators.

We have the perfect venues for the organization of your corporate events such as: congresses or meetings, fairs, communication circuits and scientific dissemination.

 Villas in Algarve Christmas 2020

It’s not worth denying, the summer is over, we leave behind the hot days, the afternoons, endless sunshine and the salty baths in the sea. With autumn installed and the harbinger of cold, we began to think slowly about Christmas. Christmas is synonymous with family, so Social Algarve have the perfect villas to rent in Algarve at Christmas where you can enjoy a unique moment of pleasure.

We have villas to accommodate large or smaller families, the common denominator is coziness.
Our villas to rent in Algarve are, specially decorated for the Christmas 2020 with kitchens equipped to prepare the Christmas meal and traditional sweets.
If you prefer, our concierge team organises the gastronomic delights, of Portuguese Christmas, at your table, without any effort. In both cases, the crackling sound of the fireplace will accompany the meal.
For the more audacious, a dip in a wonderful heated pool, flanked by a jacuzzi, can precede the arrival of Santa Claus. The patio, decorated with a giant Christmas tree, will welcome the reindeer who will find it difficult to abandon such a special holidays villas in Algarve .

New Years Eve Villas

Foremost, the bubbly hotel parties and nightclubs and are suspended, for that reason, Social Algarve is committed to ensure that you don’t fall asleep before midnight.
There is a panoply of New Years eve villas in different geographical areas, in the Algarve, ready to host you.
If you want to party with friends is recommended rent a villa with a ballroom, if you want something more modest, we also have villas with large dining rooms where you will spend the best evenings.
The heated rooms will lull you to the deep sleep of the first night of the year. The translucent sky, the echo of the waves and the chirping of birds, at dawn, will remind you that the Algarve is also to be felt during the winter.

Villas For Families

Whether it is a weekend, a holiday, or celebration, the villas for families stand out for their elegance and comfort.

All rooms are, millimetrically, prepared to share a full experience with those you love.

The dining table is the key element of the cass, where it will create unforgettable memories.

The kitchen will be designed to suit your family and Social Algarve takes care of packing all the utensils and food you want.
You can also count on us to book dinners and activities in order to explore Algarve.
The pool will delight the youngest and the jacuzzi will allow you to experience romantic moments.
The sun will wake up your family every morning and the sunset will be the delight of the end of the day.

Event in Private Villas

If you are planning an event in Algarve, the Algarve holiday villas proposed by Social Algarve are the most suitable. Our selection of villas have all the attributes that will make your event in private villas memorable.
You will find a large space by the pool where you can set up the dance floor and bar; Dj, a poker area, welcome drinks lounge and thematic decoration, too, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
You will have the opportunity to merge the indoor space with the unrivaled outdoor space, noted by the vibration of the pool.
If you are planning an intimate celebration, Social Algarve provides a chef who will prepare delicious meal. Social Algarve deliver you the differentiating details of any celebration.

Luxury Hen Party Villas in Algarve

Firstly, the hen party is now as important as marriage. After all, this is the last goodbye to your single life, right?
Laughter and fun are essential. Thus, we guarantee luxury villas in Algarve with rigorous decoration, best location, accessories, photographs to give the opportunity to register the last single night.
Social Algarve will organise unique and bespoke luxury hen party experiences according your preferences with the best Algarve holidays villas.
Invite your squad to dine & party.

Luxury Villas for Large Groups

These luxury villas for large groups, are characterized by stylish design, best location and best prices.
As we know, the outdoor space is an important request for your group and our selection of  luxury villas will take all this factors into account.
Most of them includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, barbecue area and bar. The indoor games room guarantees fun and promotes unity. Mini golf, sauna, tennis court, gym, indoor pool and  playground area are other attributes we can offer.
There are an infinite number of activities, promoted by Social Algarve, that will guarantee everyone’s fun. In addiction, these large luxury villas are strategically located near beautiful beaches, or on the top of a small hill, but all of them framed by an unqualified sun and stunning views.

Golf Resort

Primarily, Algarve is intrinsically linked to golf, therefore, we know exactly where to accommodate you to maximize your performance.
Golf resorts are surrounded by green areas, tranquility, ensured by the distance from the urban bustle, appeals to concentration and increases focused attention.
Our concierge team will deliver you a premium service. Don’t take the risk, play it safe with Social Algarve.
Please let us know if you need our selections of Algarve holidays villas.


The stunning villas in the Algarve available for rent are just one of the many reasons why Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe for travelers looking for an unforgettable holiday experience. Other reasons for the Algarve’s popularity among tourists from all over the world in search of idyllic summer holidays are its golden sand beaches, the warm and pleasant Mediterranean climate, the relatively low costs, the delicious regional cuisine and the security.

The coastal region of the Algarve offers everything you could wish for your holidays and more, with beautiful golden sand beaches and imposing cliffs, providing impressive views of the sea from different points of view and creating the perfect natural place to relax.

Holidays in the Algarve will not disappoint. The golden beaches are good for more than just lying down and sunbathing, you can also practice water sports, such as water skies and windsurfing. From the top of the rugged cliffs at the western end of the Algarve, you can enjoy exciting views of beauty from the Atlantic Ocean, made even more striking when viewed from above. You can also visit water parks like Aqualand, where the whole family can have fun.


Enjoy the fantastic Portugal sun in your Algarve Villas


The beaches are not all that the Algarve has to offer, Tourist who rent villas in the Algarve will find that the sun in Portugal creates the ideal climate for a round of golf, and there are several golf courses to choose.

Travelers looking to be pampered during a spa break, looking for local crafts in the market or wishing to understand the fascinating culture will not be disappointed. This does not mean that everything stops when the sun goes down, the Algarve has a vibrant nightlife for those who like to stay out late and immerse themselves in the Mediterranean culture of relaxed bars and partying all night.

Albufeira is one of the most popular destinations in the region, offering everything travelers need for a truly memorable and enjoyable seaside break. In this article we recommend you the most luxurious villas in the Algarve that you can book to spend an unforgettable week in the Algarve.


Villa Carlota


Villa Carlota is located in Cerro de São Miguel and stands on a hill facing the small and historic city of Silves, in Algarve. This excelent location, in the central Algarve, is near everything, namely beaches, countryside, etc. (10km from the beach). This Villa displays a fantastic view over the city, the Arade River, as well as over the Monchique mountains. Hans Arvid Ostelius, a famous Swedish journalist and writer, after he has completed 9 times around the world, has elected this area in the 60’s as the best place to live in the world, where he actually ended up to live for many years.


With 6.000m2 plot and 500m2 of building area, totally renewed, this Villa is totally fenced and displays of large gardens, lakes with waterfalls, fruit trees, kid’s playground, outdoor pool, indoor heated pool up to 35ºC and Jacuzzi, as well as of many outdoor living areas equipped with tables, lounges/chairs and beautiful sun hats.

This Villa offers a total of 5 rooms, 3 en-suites and 2 rooms with adjacent WC, with really ample areas (which reach up to 40m2), equipped with nobler materials such as Carvalho wood, granite and marble. It also has an extremely large living and dining room, with more than 75m2, which are fashionably decorated and equipped with high quality furniture and materials.

Villa Carlota was awarded 2nd place in the “Best Unique Holiday Home” 2018 award by the European Holiday Home Association.


Villa Penina Majestic


Villa Penina Majestic is a large and luxurious private villa located in Penina Golf Course, close to Alvor, Portimão. This excellent location, in the center / west of the Algarve, is close to everything, namely the city, beaches and countryside.

Being in the surroundings of one of the most famous golf courses in the Algarve, with private and exclusive access to the course itself from the villa, Villa Penina Majestic is the perfect solution if you are simply looking for golf or quiet, relaxing and luxury holidays.

This villa was completely renovated in 2016 and has a great decoration as well as some of the most unique facilities such as heated jacuzzi, heated outdoor pool, tennis court, gym, children’s pool, mini-beach, mini-golf, bar-pool, tennis. table, bikes, beautiful gardens and much more.

With a 5,000m2 plot and approximately 700m2 of construction area, totally renovated, this villa offers a total of 8 large suites (2 of them with their own living room), 8 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and large living rooms and dinner.


Villa Vilamoura Palace


Villa Vilamoura Palace is a glamorous and luxury villa located in Pinhal Velho, the most exclusive and luxurious neighborhood in Vilamoura. This is a very quiet area composed only by other luxury villas. This excellent location, in the center of the Algarve, is close to everything, namely the city, beaches, countryside and nightlife.

The villa is located in the surroundings of the Oceânico Golf Course in Vilamoura and presents itself as the perfect solution whether you are looking for a calm, relaxing and luxurious holiday or simply golf.

This villa offers a high quality and great decoration, as well as some of the most unique facilities such as heated jacuzzi, heated outdoor pool, gym, elegant cinema room, pool table, table tennis, bikes, barbecue, lake with waterfall, beautiful gardens and more.

With 4,700 m2 of plot and more than 700 m2 of construction area, this villa offers a total of 8 large bedrooms (5 of which are en suite), 6 bathrooms, 2 toilets, a fully equipped kitchen and large living and dining rooms.


The villages of the Monte Rei resort


Carefully designed and elegantly decorated, the separate 4 bed villas offer all the charm, privacy and comfort of a private home. Comfortable open plan living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of natural light, warmth and views. Each double room has its own private bathroom complete with underfloor heating and the kitchens are fully equipped with the most modern white goods.

It is located just a few steps from Veranda, the village’s social center, which houses a restaurant and bar, and features tennis courts and swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and spa.

In the center of the community is Veranda, with its restaurant and bar. Residents and guests also have access to the tennis courts, fully equipped gym, spa and sauna, family pool and, of course, the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses.

All villas enjoy the following features and services: welcome drink basket on arrival, daily maid service, nightly maid service, Molton Brown bath amenities, bathrobes, hairdryer, air conditioning / heating, free wifi, flat screen TVs (living room and bedroom) CD / DVD player and safe.


Villa Alegria

Algarve Holiday Villas

Villa Alegria is located in the village of Salema, on top of a cliff with stunning views over the ocean, the beautiful beach of Salema and stunning coastline.

This villa is a beachfront property with contemporary design, which combines elegance, luxury and sophistication. The decor is mainly in shades of blue and white with metallic details.

The villa is made up of four bedrooms, large glass windows that highlight the incredible and prominent views of the ocean. In addition, there is also a private rooftop pool where you will also be overlooking the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying an excellent meal.


See five luxury experiences in the Algarve here.

Have you ever heard of glamping? The combination of luxury and natural environment (glamor + camping). The new way of “camping” with all the comfort. In this way, you can disconnect by getting in touch with nature.

The perfect excuse to celebrate something special or to get out of the routine. If you want to celebrate something special or just get away with your soulmate to a place unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, now you have a new and very good option: glamping accommodation!


If you want a dream holidays in Algarve, in the south of Portugal, why not try glamping accommodation? With luxury accommodation and camping facilities, it offers the perfect combination of nature and comfort for the whole family.

Glamping Accommodation

You will find everything you need for a totally original holiday: there is nothing between you and nature, in the heart of great natural beauty, but with all the comfort of a luxury hotel. Fine sandy beaches, small wild bays and splendid landscapes is awaiting for you.

When you choose a glamorous holiday in Algarve, you also benefit from all the charm of glamping accommodation. If you are looking for an alternative way to spend your holidays in Portugal you really need to consider glamping. Camping can be fun, but if you want to have the whole outdoor experience at a higher level, glamping (from ‘glamor’ and ‘camping’) will surprise you.

If you are interested in traveling to Portugal, there are many reasons why you should consider glamping. It is a 5-star experience under a tent, with all the advantages of camping, but without the disadvantages, and with luxury. Glamping is very affordable especially compared to normal resort holiday packages.

If you are looking for perfect places to glam in Portugal, look no further than the spectacular Algarve region. The region is blessed with a wonderful climate, magnificent and unusual landscapes and beautiful beaches.


Furthermore, it is easily accessible with regular flights to Faro Airport, from where you can access the entire Algarve in just over an hour.


Here you will find 3 great glamping accommodation options in the Algarve that you can book


1. Tipi Algarve

Tipi Algarve is located just 45 minutes from Faro Airport and offers accommodation in a variety of tipis, yurts and safari tents, as well as a studio. The emphasis here is on tranquility and the place has a real “back to nature” feeling.

Amenities include a koi koi pond and organic vegetables. There is also a small swimming pool and lends free items such as board games and beach toys for children. A variety of therapists offering holistic treatments and massages are available on the glamping accommodation by request.

The location in the countryside is located several kilometers from the tourist centers of the Algarve although they are only a few minutes away … the nearest beach is Praia da Rocha, just 15 minutes by car. Tipi Algarve receives excellent reviews from its guests, namely about the quality of the accommodation and the quiet location of the place. Since you are in Portimão make sure you visit No Solo Água and take a segway tour


2. Eco-Lodge Brejeira

The Eco-Lodge Brejeira is proud of its ecological qualifications – electricity is generated by sun and water is from a natural source. From the comfort of your Mongolian yurt or a gypsy caravan, you can experience the nature of the Algarve up close.

The place is situated close to the beautiful and historic city of Silves and a short drive from several fantastic beaches that combine soft golden sand with intricate rock formations for which the Algarve is known. The famous Monchique mountain is also nearby, offering spectacular views.

There are several excursions available and the walks in this area are fantastic. In addition, there are golf, cycling, water sports and fishing available, as well as some wonderful rustic restaurants.


3. Portugal Nature Lodge

Portugal Nature Lodge is located in the Serra do Alentejo, about 80 kilometers from Lagos.

Accommodation is offered in magnificent safari tents, yurts and tipis. Each tent has its own bathroom and kitchen, running hot and cold water, electricity and, of course, its own spectacular view. The tents are located on wooden platforms and are equipped with double beds. Each tent has also an outdoor shaded seating area.

The wildlife around the camp, and the wonderful vegetation, gives guests the feeling of being back in nature, although the camp it is also very well located for exploring the cities in the region. Breakfasts and some dinners are available on request.

Hiking enthusiasts will not be disappointed, as there are many walks you can take, up the hills, along the nearby river and along the wild coastline that is only 20 minutes away. The area is also perfect for cycling and the owners will be happy to help provide this experience. If you are visiting Lagos do not miss the a hot air balloon experience. 


These are some of the glamping accommodations that you can enjoy on your next trip to the Algarve


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Algar de Benagil, or Benagil Caves, is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and famous monument in Portugal. It is a remarkable cave with a hole in the ceiling know as “the eye”, which illuminates the golden sands and turquoise waters with sunlight and allows a glimpse of the blue sky.

If your plan is traveling to Algarve, make sure to include a visit to this beautiful cave in your itinerary. The cave of Benagil is one of the most popular places to visit and, like any touristic destination, can be very crowded. To help you visit this attraction, we have complied this guide with everything you need to know when visiting the cave of Benagil in the south of Portugal.


How to get the Benagil Cave


The cave of Benagil is located on the beautiful Algarve coast in the fishing village of Benagil, about 15 minutes from the city of Portimão, 25 minutes from Lagos, and about 45 minutes from Faro Airport.

If you come from Lisbon, the easiest way to reach the cave is to take a bus to Lagoa, which takes about 3 hours and cost 15 €. Another option is to take the train. The cave is east of Benagil beach which is also worth visiting if you have time.

Parking is very limited at Benagil beach, so it is best to leave tour car on top of the cliffs and walk the rest of the way.

If you do not plannig to rent a car (recommended to visit the Algarve) you can also take a taxi, which will only cost you a few euros depending on where you are from.



When to visit the Benagil Caves ?


The best time to visit the famous Benagil Cave is during spring or autumn, as the crowds will not be so suffocating, but you will still have a wide variety of tours options and an idyllic climate.

The crowds get worse in July and August, and if you are planning a tour of the caves, be aware that are very crowded, so it is important to book in advance during these months.

In addition, some tour operators only offer tours from April to the end of October, and prices are usually more expensive during the summer.

In terms of the best time of day to visit, it will depend on our goals. To avoid agglomerations in the cave and waiting times at the entrance, go as early possible, especially in the high season. However if you are more concerned with seeing the possible lighting in the sea cave, the perfect time is around mid day or late afternoon.


Explore the cave of Benagil


When visiting the Benagil Cave, you can admire the rook formations from above and explore the rest of the beach on foot, but the interior of the Benagil cave is only accessible by sea. As such, you have the option of kayaking, paddle boarding or swimming.

Here is a quick overview of the two most famous methods to get to Benagil Cave.


Boat Ride

Taking a boat trip through Benagil Cave is a great option to get to know the cave if you prefer to avoid physical activities and not get into the water.

There are several boat trips, each approaching a different starting point in the region. You can find many boat trips from the neighboring cities of Carvoeiro and Portimão.

An organized boat trip is a good option if you want to see other incredibly caves and cliffs along the Algarve coast, especially Albufeira, but be sure to get out on a small boat capable of taking you to the cave.

We recommend reading the itineraries of the boat tour carefully to be sure that the tour will actually enter the cave, as some tour only pass in front of the cave, but not inside of it.

You can take a catamaran ride from Vilamoura to the caves of Benagil or a 4-hour boat ride to admire the fantastic beaches or cliffs


Kayak e Paddle Surf


If you want to spend more time inside the cave and enjoy the beache, another option that you should choose to observe Benagil cave is rowing and kayaking.

You can take a kayak tour Benagil or rent your own equipment and visit the cave yourself. Most kayak tours costs around 20€ per person, while stand up paddle excursions cost about 20€ per person and last about 2 to 3 hours, depending on where they leave, with about 20 minutes inside the cave.

Just like on boat trips, make sure to confirm the time you will spend in the cave, as some tours can take less than 20 minutes.

It is also a good idea to choose a tour that is accompanied by a lifeguard and a support boat if the waters get unexpectedly rough, especially if you are new to canoeing so keep

these options in mind when booking your tour.

Benagil caves are one of the most incredibly caves in the Algarve. They are accessible from many cities and marines along the coast and often varied experiences depending on your ideal adventure.

With these tips, you are ready to make the most of your trip to the famous Benagil Cave.

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Algarve is located in south of Portugal and border the Spanish province of Huelva.This area is one of the most beautiful places in Europe and that’s why we want to tell you which are the best beaches in the Algarve, because Algarve coast is truly impressive.

Fine sand beaches, hidden beaches between cliffs, extraordinary beaches…find out on this article the best beaches in the Algarve.

These are the 13 best beaches in the Algarve

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There are so many beaches in the Algarve that sometimes it can be difficult to decide which are the best or which are worth to visit, both for the landscapes that surround them and for the beauty or quiet of grottos and caves in Algarve.


1. Ponta da Piedade in Lagos

Without a doubt this place, even though it is not a beach itself, had to be the first on the list of the best beaches in the Algarve, and this area of cliffs and caves in the sea is simply beautiful.

Visit by sea and by land because the perspective will complement each other perfectly.

From the ground, do not forget go down the steep stairs that lead you to the caves and where you will have really impressive views and you can, if you want take a dip in this crystalline waters in Lagos.

Also in Lagos, on the way to Ponta da Piedade, there are several beautiful beaches including Dona Ana, Pinhão, Pinheiro and Camilo.


2. Benagil Caves

If anything illustrate the Algarve, is its cliffs and its hidden beaches. And the Benagil cave is a perfect combination of both.

You can visit it on a Benagil boat trip, or you can swim or kayak from one of the nearby beaches. This last option is super fun we do recommend it.

Of all the caves in Algarve coastline, Benagil is the most famous, and perhaps you have seen it on photos many times…but it’s not the only one.

In this area there are countless secret places waiting to be discovered.

You can take a catamaran trip to Benagil and enjoy the surrounding areas and see dolphins.


3. Marinha beach

Marinha beach, one of the best beaches in the Algarve.

If you saw photos of the Algarve before reading this article on the best beaches in Algarve, most likely it was this beach, because it’s one of the most famous, not just in this area, but in the world.

It’s a beautiful beach, perfect to spend the day if you are a enthusiast of endless beaches, but it is usually overcrowded and has a very steep access.


4. Beliche beach

Close to Cabo de São Vicente, it’s a lovely beach mainly for the beautiful background.

Bring the basic because to get there you have to walk a little ( and it’s not exactly flat).

But It’s a perfect beach to spend the day and observe the sunset, you can also see it from Cabo de São Vicente.


5. Cabanas Velhas beach

Still little known, far from the center, wide, with fine golden sand, with a beach bar where you can eat well and with a beautiful landscape around you.


6. Albandeira beach

Small, nested between cliffs, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, with picnic tables and a super relaxed beach bar, Albandeira beach is one of those beaches that you must visit in Algarve.

Furthermore, if you have an explorer soul, you can take several walks in this area to discover caves and grottos in Algarve.


7. Falésia beach

This huge beach is one of the great classic of the best beaches in the Algarve. Is located west of Faro and is incredibly big. Fine white sand and plenty of space to lie down.

These are areas where the surrounding rocks are red and it looks like you are on Mars.

Walking to the western, where the Barranco das Belharucas beach is located.

Enjoy and take a ride on a luxury yacht in Vilamoura or even a diving experience in Albufeira.


8. Três Irmãos beach

Located very close to the center of Portimão, the três irmãos beach is one of the great classic of the Algrave. It is usually quite crowed, but it is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

You must go during the morning


9. Island of Tavira

The island of Tavira and its beaches are one of the great attractions of the Algarve. The beaches looks like they come out of the Caribbean.

The best of Tavira is that the access is bit complicated than some other ( you can get there by ferry)


10. Estudantes beach and Ponte Romana de Lagos

More than the beach itself, which is also beautiful because it is located between the rocks, this beach is especially beautiful due to the Roman bridge.


11. Boca do Rio beach

This beach has a hippie vibe.

Owes its name to the mouth of Ribeiro which is on one side of the beach and its cool because it is always full of campers living in the area.


12. Figueira beach

It’s worth visiting, but to get there you have to take a short walk for about 15 minutes, but it is really worth it.

This is undoubtedly one of the most charming beaches in the Algarve.


13. Zavial beach

This is one of the mandatory stops. It is a little windy, but on the other hand it is a great beach.

In addition, Access is very simple: no stairs.


We hope you enjoy your holidays in Algarve and know the best beaches in the Algarve.

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There are restaurants in Algarve where you can eat chicken with piri-piri or garlic-fried shrimp to exquisite Michelin starred dishes.

Fine restaurants are recognized for their excellence, food, service and atmosphere. The feature dishes you wouldn’t be able to prepare at home with the chef’s creativity and are clearly visible on the plate.

The service is attentive but not intrusive and the extensive wine list to complement the menu.

In this article we have complied a list with five of the best restaurants in the Algarve where food, style and quality are all unique.


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Henrique Leis

A creation of its namesake chef, Henrique Leis, the facilities include two different and functional areas, one of which – splendidly decorated and with a fireplace – is intended for winter, while the other is a pleasant and open space for Summer time ( the restaurant also has an outdoor terrace with a fantastic view to the sea). Offering a regular menu and a tasting option and a wide selection of wines, this is a gourmet establishment with the advantage of a beautiful location the “golden triangle”.


Adress: Restaurante Henrique Leis, 8100-267, Loulé


 Bem Bom


In some parts of Brasil the barbecue is something close to a religion, and the Bem Bom proposes to bring this philosophy to the city of Quarteira, serving tons of succulent meat and fish at a reasonable price.

One of the best meats is rump or picanha, but all tastes are served by the wide range of cuts on menu, presented by an attentive and accessible team. Visit the restaurant with empty stomach to ensure you can eat more than enough.


Adress: Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Quarteira



 Le Marquis


Located a short distance from Faro, Le Marquis is a rustic retreat decorated between the Gorjoes hills.

The grand and well-presented atmosphere guarantees a warm welcome and the well- planned menus are a safe bet for hungry tourists ( traditional Sunday lunches are also available). Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Adress:  Monte da Palhagueira Village – Sta Barbara de Nexe, 8005 Faro


Sandbanks Fish & Seafood

Beah front restaurant on the idyllic Vale do Lobo resort, Sandbanks is a flexible and professional haven that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a children’s menu.

For tourists as well as families, the Sandbanks are also a privileged place to enjoy the sunset. Although fish and Seafood options are as fresh as you would expect from a portuguese coast restaurant, a variety of meat options round off the menu to build a comprehensive gastronomic experience.


Adress: The Praça, Vale do Lobo, 8135-854, Almancil



Lovers of Seafood love Algarve and love the restaurant Ababuja in Alvor.

Located a few meters from the seaside you can enjoy delicious traditional Algarve cuisine, a wonderful atmosphere and spectacular views.

The restaurant Ababuja is one of 8 restaurants that have the Quality Label of the Hotel Association of the Algarve and is always considered one of the best restaurants in the region.


“Babuja” is what the locals call foam on the waves and in not too distant past it was not uncommon for high tide at restaurant door.

Nowadays the risk of getting tour feet wet is much unlikely, but you can still enjoy the proximity to the sea, visit to the small marina that offers boat trips along the coast and the peaceful beauty of the Ria de Alvor.

The restaurant has an indoor dining room, with brick walls, store arches and artistic lighting. It is perfect for cozy winter evenings, as well as for groups and family gatherings.

The large terrace is comfortably heated and in Summers its glam facade opens and even the roof panels are opened, allowing you to enjoy the warm nights of the Algarve by the river.


Adress: Largo da Ribeira 11, 8500-023, Alvor


These are just 5 of the best restaurants in the Algarve. Be sure to visit them or Discover others just a wonderful as the restaurant Praia na Villa.