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Algar Seco, Carvoeiro

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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. By using our Carvoeiro trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Algar Seco and other attractions in Carvoeiro.
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  • What can I say about this place? The views are stunning. The food was stunning? Staff were so friendly and helpful. If I could give 6 stars I would.  more »
  • Went there one Saturday night and they were fully booked, a very nice waiter squeezed us in. Food was great, nice atmosphere and we and the Saturday night steak special which was really nice and great...  more »
  • There are lots of steps to get to the bottom. I advise that young children need to take care as some parts of the paths are slippery. Great views and interesting rock formations that the sea has erode...  more »
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  • Interesting limestone formation with very easy access via some stairs. There are more spectacular sights with 10km in every direction but when you aren't very mobile this is the one to visit (Road plus several stairs), resulting in this place being quite busy.
  • I love this place. Spend at least 2-3 hours walking around, seeing the cliffs and how the Atlantic Ocean hits the rocks. There is a nice walk from Algae Seco to Carvoeiro village, it's a really nice and relaxing walk. Step down the stairs and visit the lower parts of the cliffs, you will love it.
  • A small group of caves close to Carvoeiro worth a visit , easily accessible via steps , once you are through the view is fantastic .
  • Beautiful place. There is a small Bay inside the rocks in wich you can swim. It is accessible by carved-out stairs.
  • The views are amazing. It's a must go Also should visit Carvoeiro by the sea walk