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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  • Most beautiful landscape, one of our country's oases, great sea views, lovely for a walk as a family, wonderful view, I recommend visiting!
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  • Great place, right next to the sea in the rocks, wonderful food , child friendly . With my daughters family, grandkids loved it . Playing in the nearby cave  more »
  • Wonderful natural landscape made by erosion from the sea in the rocks. Has a pedestrian path through cliffs ending at Benagil. This route is to do out of hours qientes in summer
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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

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