Benagil is a charming fishing village on the famous Algarve coast, located in the extremely picturesque countryside of Carvoeiro region. Those who have visited in the past will confirm that taking a holiday apartment in Benagil, Portugal means that you can relax in the peaceful surroundings of the Algarve countryside, miles from the tourist hoards associated with the Algarve, yet still have unrivalled access to some of the finest sand beaches in Carvoeiro.
A large proportion of your holiday in a Benagil apartment or villa will be spent relaxing on the beaches. Benagil beach itself is a beautiful little golden beach, backed by stunning red sandstone cliffs. Colourful fishing boats line the back of the beach, and it is the closest you will get to a working fishing beach in the Algarve. The beaches of Praia da Marinha and Albandeira are a little further from self catering Benagil accommodation, but still easily within reach.
Benagil itself is a delightfully sleepy village, but despite its size, it attracts visitors from miles around to eat in its fish restaurants. Due to having one of the few working fishing fleets left in the Algarve, Benagil’s restaurants serve the freshest fish available, and as a result, the village has attracted some excellent chefs. Nightlife in the village itself is low key, but just 10 minutes down the road is the town of Carvoeiro, where you can enjoy a brilliant night out.
The Algarve is known as a golfer’s paradise, and Benagil is no different. There are three excellent golf courses within a short drive of a holiday apartment in Benagil, Portugal, all of which are open to the public 365 days of the year, including the Gramacho, Alamos and Salgados Golf Courses.
There are great boat trips to be taken from Benagil too. The famously rough coastline of the Algarve is a continuous string of fascinating geological features, from huge sea caves to animated blowholes in the cliff tops. Fishing trips leave from the same place, offering a brilliantly fun way to see the coast and to discover the rich marine life which lies beneath the surface. Who knows, you may catch a record sized marlin, swordfish or tuna, or maybe a mako shark?
The administrative town of Carvoeiro lies just 10 minutes from a holiday rental villa in Benagil. The town is a wonderfully peaceful town, yet manages to offer every facility, service and attraction that you could wish for from a holiday rental villa in Benagil. The nightlife is great fun, there are plenty of shops and you can try almost any water sport from Carvoeiro Beach.
The climate of the Algarve is well documented, with summer temperatures averaging a magnificently hot 30°C. In winter, holiday apartments in Benagil, Portugal, are still in high demand as temperatures rarely drop below 15°C.
A holiday rental in Benagil, Portugal is just a 35 minute drive west of Faro Airport, the major travel hub for British tourists to the Algarve. With such a large number of inbound flights arriving from across the UK every day, there should be a hugely convenient and very cheap flight to Benagil from near your home location.