Local Experiences

O Castelo Guest House is perfectly situated to enjoy some of the best experiences that the Algarve has to offer. Most notable are our impressive sea-caves and water-sports. Benagil Cave has become one of the most visited attractions in the whole country, but there are many wonders along our coast, and local tours can help you enjoy these experiences fully.

All of our local partners provide the highest quality of service, and when booking direct, we can take the stress away from organising your holiday, by making your local experience bookings on your behalf.

Please find some of our favourite local experiences below, or visit our location pages to see more about the local area.

When booking direct, you will be eligible for discounts on all local experiences and to save you the hassle, our team will make all the necessary arrangements for you. After booking on our website, a form will be available to make your reservations.

Marinha Beach and Benagil Caves
Boat Tour

From €25

With our preferred partner, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along the coastline direct from Carvoeiro beach, just moments from the hotel. During this 90-minute sailing, you’ll witness some of the most magnificent features of our coast.

The Benagil Cave, a vast cathedral like cave with windows to the sky and ocean, is truly spectacular, and you’ll be able to enjoy this up close from the boat while looking directly into the cave. Just beyond this is Marinha Beach, another stand out feature of the Algarve, where sandstone rocks jut out from the ocean to create a striking setting.

Marinha Beach and Benagil Caves
Private Boat Tour

From €225

Enjoy the above tour as a private boat tour guided by professional skippers, just for you and your loved ones.

Caves & Dolphins
Boat Tour

Price to follow

Admire the coastline in all its beauty on this unforgettable two and a half hour tour departing from nearby Ferragudo. Led by an experienced skipper, and with an expert Marine Biologist onboard, you’ll not only have the chance to see the magnificent caves along the coast from Ferragudo to Benagil, but hopefully also witness more of our friendly locals, as dolphins splash and play nearby. While sightings can’t be guaranteed, on each sailing the RIB boat heads to known spots popular with dolphins, whales and porpoises, to hopefully witness these stunning animals in their natural habitat.

Wild Dolphins
Boat Tour

Price to follow

On this 90-120 minute sailing from Ferragudo, enjoy a similar tour to the above but with a focus entirely on marine life, instead of the caves. The Marine Biologist onboard will teach you many things about our local ocean, whilst trying to ensure sightings of the beautiful dolphins locally. Due to this tour being dedicated to dolphins, if none are sighted then a partial refund, or re-booking of the trip are possible.

Benagil Caves
Kayaking Experience

From €35

Get up close and personal by going inside Benagil Cave by kayak. While many larger boats are unable to entre the cave directly, by using our preferred local kayak tours, you are able to safely access the caves with a professional guide. Once inside the cave, you’ll have time to admire the beauty, take photos, and learn more about our impressive coastline. Non-guided Kayak hire is also available by prior arrangement.

Benagil Caves
SUP Experience

From €35

Enjoy the Benagil Caves on this fantastic SUP (Stand up Paddleboarding) tour, starting at 7:30am in the morning to try and beat the crowds. With our preferred partner, enjoy a 45-90 minute experience in and around the cave.