Ponta do Altar Lighthouse

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Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

1. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

2. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

3. Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your sunset tour of about 2.5 hours. It will begin with you boarding your classic Volkswagen "camper van" with your soulmate, your friends or your family. Expect good music playlists, good company and all-around good vibes on your journey to the sunset. The first stop will be in Ferragudo, for a tour in this beatuful town. After arriving at the ocean near Farol da Ponta do Altar, you will be able to relax, sit back, drink a glass of good Portuguese wine, eat local snacks, and capture the beauty of the scenery. Listen to the waves and birds, whilst feeling the sun and the wind on your skin. Rejoice with your companions and enjoy this breathtaking yet simple pleasure in life. Additional music and photography for groups can even be hired before the trip.

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What people are saying about Ponta do Altar Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 89 reviews

This was an amazing trip that exceeded expectations. Sunbathing on the Catamaran trampoline while watching the beautiful scenery was so wonderful and my first paddle boarding experience was great fun. All the staff were brilliant and we look forward to doing a similar trip when we are back next year.

Friendly and pleasant staff. Well organized. Sufficient sun and shade space. Also very suitable for children (under four years). Right price/quality ratio. Worth higher price. Nice drinks, no soft drinks. Many dangers and also room for swimming, paddling and snorkeling. Plenty of room for numbers.

Very professional, friendly and attentive crew. Safety assured. Perfect formula to discover the Algarve coast and its magnificent rocks/caves. 3 hours including 1 hour of "break" to swim, paddle initiation (which we loved) and water games. We highly recommend!

Staff very friendly . An explanation was given at the beginning as to what to expect . Boat wasn’t overcrowded. Snacks sold on board. Will definitely recommend.

Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!