Explore a piece of geological history at Algar Seco, a sizeable rock formation with tunnels, arches, and rugged cliffs carved out by millennia of wind and waves. You'll find that the formation lies just a short jaunt from the main square in Carvoeiro. Wander among the winding paths and stairways cut directly into the rock, passing across rugged sections right along the water's edge. You'll be treated to views of the ocean from many areas of the formation, as well as the other parts of the cliffs curling out into the sea. Take a break if you want on one of the benches at viewing platforms along the way. Put Algar Seco into our Carvoeiro road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Algar Seco
Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 2 hours
Algarve Coastline Tour from Portimao BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 4 hours
Algarve Landscapes & Winery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 7 hours
Algar Seco Reviews
Recién instalados en Carvoeiro fue nuestro primer contacto con el Algarve y sus increíbles vistas y formaciones rocosas. Para no perdérselo! Se accede fácilmente para admirar de cerca ese tesoro de la... more »Newly installed in Carvoeiro was our first contact with the Algarve and its incredible views and rock formations. So you don't miss it! It is easily accessed to admire up close that treasure of nature and take good photos. Then you can walk 600 meters bordering the coast by wooden path to the beach and small town of Carvoeiro. 100% recommended ride!
Um dos locais onde se pode apreciar o trabalho da natureza: rochedos, grutas, vales, tudo escavado pela erosão. Local de visita obrigatória! more »One of the places where you can enjoy the work of nature: rocks, caves, valleys, all excavated by erosion. Must-visit place!
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