歐洲自由行│葡萄牙自駕│平價遊艇行程│Benagil海蝕洞穴│Travel│Road Trip in Portugal│Yacht tour to Benagil Caves in Lagoa Algarve

3小時在遊艇上享受陽光,從Portimão出發,往東沿Lagoa海岸線開,沿途飽覽許多令人屏息的的天然洞穴、絕美海灘、富豪私人沙灘城堡,重頭戲是全球知名的Benagil海蝕洞穴。非常值得一看噢!

3-hour yacht tour to visit many caves including the most famous one – Benagil Caves in Lagoa area. It’s definitely the top thing you can’t afford to miss out in Portugal!

國家:葡萄牙 Portugal
區域:南邊的 Algarve/Faro District
城鎮:Lagoa

行程:Benagil caves 天然海蝕洞穴之旅 half-day tour

Benagil Cave
photo credit: link

地區簡介/ Where is it?

photo credit: Portugal district map / the Algarve region  

南邊Faro district = Algarve region ≠ Faro city

葡萄牙有18個行政區,每個行政區裡又有10-20多個城鎮。

Faro District是其中一個行政區,歷史上的舊名叫Algarve Province,位在葡萄牙的南邊,Faro District內有16個城鎮,其中一個城鎮也叫Faro,這就是為什麼查起資料會這麼困惑的原因。

簡而言之,避免混淆,南區叫Algarve。
Benagil cave is located in Lagoa city in Algarve region.

Portugal is divided into 18 districts, Algarve is the southernmost region. Faro is the capital city of this region. Along the coast line there are many beautiful beaches and stunning caves and grottos sculpted by the erosion of the wind and tides. Best beaches and caves in the world? You can have it all here!

葡萄牙南邊有很多天然海蝕洞穴和絕美海灘,其中有些名列全歐前五、世界百大,來這裡千萬不要錯過了。船家說,很多英國人把海灘附近的別墅、度假小屋買了當冬天的避寒地,到了夏天,英國天氣好,他們就回英國過夏天,再把房子租給觀光客,也算是很聰明。

The staff from yacht company told me that quite a few villas by the beach in Algarve are owned by Brits, they stay here when the winter is too cold in the north and rent out the villas in Algarve while they are enjoying the summer in UK. “That’s one the reason those houses are getting more expensive now.” He said.

lagos coast line
photo credit: link

Benagil Cave交通方式選擇 Transportation alternatives:

想去大名鼎鼎的Benagil Cave嗎?你有以下幾種方式可以選擇:
Benagil Cave tour? Here are the alternatives to choose from:

看Lagoa洞穴群有以下幾種選擇:1)立槳、2)獨木舟、3)觀光船、4)遊艇。前兩者可以進到洞穴裡、後兩者會視船隻大小、潮汐水位高低,決定只到洞穴口或是更進入。

如果要踏進大名鼎鼎的Benagil cave的話,就要選擇搭船以外的選項囉,船家說無法在洞穴裡放人下來。是因為法令因素,如果你選擇搭船,又想要進入洞穴的話,建議先問清楚。

Depending on your fitness level and how exclusive you wanna be, the options are: 1)SUP/paddle boarding、2)kayaking、3)by boat/cruise (15-40 people onboard)、4)by yacht (smaller crowd).

If you want to get INTO the most famous Benagil cave, perhaps you have to either swim/ paddle board/ kayak there, or contact with local service provider first. I was told that you can’t just jump out of a boat and swim/walk to the cave due to local regulations.

benagil cave
photo credit: link

如果要在裡面拍下絕美照片的話,記得找人少的時候,通常會是早上,可以問一下當地的立槳或獨木舟店家,這樣才有辦法踏進洞穴內的沙灘。

其實我覺得最夢幻的會是SUP夕陽團,如果再去一次,我會自己去Portimão的沿岸問,我相信一定有SUP夕陽團,到時帶上防水小音響和保溫壺裝熱可可,然後在海上看日落,跟喜歡的人們、在美得令人屏息的天涯海角。

Therefore, if you wanna have photo like this (see above), my suggestion is 1) find out that via which way to get into the cave, and 2) go in early morning because it’s usually less tourists than in the afternoon.

I was trying to find sunset SUP tour but couldn’t find any. If I ever go there again, I would contact the tour company in Portimão* directly. It would be dream coming true to bring a waterproof speaker and a bottle of hot chocolate, sitting on paddle board and watch the sunset over the ocean with your loved ones.

*Most tours depart from Portimão.

行程哪裡訂/ Where to book a cave tour?

getyourguid

這次選用的訂購網站:GetYourGuide,上面還有其他船種/價格可以選,當然也有獨木舟和SUP。

Website I used: GetYourGuide. A variety of tour offers are at your fingertips.

我的行程:搭八人遊艇,從Portimão出發,沿海岸往東邊Logoa區域開去,沿途有人員解說,會經過洞穴群和沙灘,最後會視海況,停在海中間讓你下去游泳、或在遊艇上曬曬太陽、拍拍照,再沿原路回來。全程三小時,上午9點到12點。

交通:從阿布爾費拉(Albefeira)開車四十分鐘到波爾蒂摩(Portimão)。因為我的旅館在Albefeira。

My itinerary: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. A small yacht (max. 8 ppl) departs from Portimão, sail towards east along the coast line in Logoa, pass by many amazing caves and beaches, and anchor somewhere for a while to let you swim in the ocean, and then the same route back.

Transportation: not included. We drove 40 minutes from Albefeira to Portimão (Albufeira is where my hotel locates.)

很有趣的是,停好車往碼頭走去的時候,看到至少有三團是差不多時間出發,有大船、有小船,我拿著訂購確認mail在碼頭詢問,兩間船家看到我付的價格大吃一驚,我也大吃一驚,以為當了肥滋滋肥羊(咩~),但最後他帶我找到我的船家,說:是遊艇!啊,難怪。

遊艇的價格是觀光船的兩倍,但是人數差別很大,觀光船大小不一,人數可能是15-40人。我訂的遊艇行程上限是8人,但這天運氣很好,船家說早上通常沒什麼人,所以我們兩人包船。

如果你要拍個人時尚寫真、享受奢華感、或是讓帶出遊的長輩覺得高大上,預算許可的話,建議遊艇是不錯的選擇。(解說員是說英文,所以記得幫爸爸媽媽叔伯阿姨們翻譯,愛家人,耶。)

簡而言之,值得心愛的人們再去一次,還是一樣要小遊艇包船,一定要的。 🙂

Interestingly, when I showed my e-tickets around the port to find the check-in point, the staffs from 2 different boat companies were surprised at the price I paid. I was wondering if I got ripped off when I saw their facial expressions…

There were several boats for the same tour awaiting in that morning, and that concern went away when my friend and I saw the yacht. Comparing to other 3 bigger boats which carried 15-40 ppl each that day, luckily there were just me and my fried in the yacht and felt indeed exclusive and privileged.

The maximum capacity for this tour is 8 ppl and the staff said it’s usually less likely to be fully booked in the morning. So if you are taking your family/ parents/ loved ones onboard, or you want to have amazing experiences and photos, this package is highly recommended. The staff will introduce the landscapes along the way (in English or portuguese). If ever going back with my family, I will definitely take this tour again and make the entire yacht ours. 🙂

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