Algar Seco, Carvoeiro

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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.
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  • Have been here many times and it is a fascinating site but after the heavy winds and rains the path down to the rocks was closed off so you couldn’t get too close.  more »
  • It is worth to descend the steep steps, from a platform in the steep slope, one has a wonderful look down to the caves in which the surf hits again and again.
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  • The beautiful terrace overlooking the cliffs of Carvoeiro directly at the new Boardwalk invites you for a drink or snacks. Turbot, which tastes particularly good in this atmosphere is really good but in advance. Attentive service.
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  • Great lunch. Fab caring staff who couldn't do enough for us. Very good food very good value for money. We'll be going back!!!!. Super views over the Ocean.
  • Great views and perfect place to chill. Don't forget to go down the stairs and check the natural window-holes with great views and sight to Sagres!
  • Wooden boardwalk along a stretch of beautiful Algarve coastline leading to Carvoeiro and hidden caves in the cliffside. Well worth a walk along during the golden sunset hour.
  • Beautiful coastline and rocky outcrops. Visited out of season so not too busy. Some elevated platforms to walk along.
  • Beautiful walk with stunning views over the Atlantic ocean. The boardwalk is suitable for strollers and young toddlers. There are plenty of fun alcoves to explore. Parking is easily accessible and is only a short 3-5 minute drive from praia de carvoeiro.
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