Is it the first time you are planning to go to the Algarve and would you like to know where the most romantic spots are? Carry on reading, because in this article we listed the most romantic things to do in the Algarve.
When you are in Portugal, there is so much to see and do. The South of Portugal is famous for its golden sand beaches with spectacular sandstone rock formations, cliffs and caves. By renting a car you can drive easily to some nice places and admire the beautiful beaches and impressive rock formations while standing on the top.
At SeaBookings, if you’re looking for something special for the two of you, we, of course, recommend taking a romantic boat trip to see all the beauty of the Algarve from the sea.
Check out some of the most romantic things to do in the Algarve
#1 Admire the impressive rock formations of Ponta da Piedade
One of the places you can’t miss when you are in the Algarve is Ponta da Piedade, situated in the western Algarve. You will find these beautiful rock formations in Lagos.
Ponta de Piedade has very capricious shapes due to erosion and weather influences. The coast between Lagos and Albufeira has several stretches of coastline with huge limestone rock formations but those of Ponta da Piedade is very special, especially during sunset.
The coast of Lagos lends itself very well for beautiful walks, just like the rest of the Algarve coast by the way. You can easily park your car on the large parking lot (free of charge) at the lighthouse, from where you can look down along the steep cliffs within a few minutes.
A very original and romantic things to do in the Algarve is to admire the impressive Ponta da Piedade is during a champagne sunset cruise in Lagos where you will have spectacular views from a unique perspective: the Atlantic Ocean.
#2 Explore the natural park of Ria Formosa
Do you want to escape the busy touristic places in the Algarve? Then you should definitely go to the nature reserve of Ria Formosa. When you arrive at the airport of Faro, you can already see the blue lagoons, white-sanded beaches and the green little islands.
You can visit Ria Formosa from different places. In Olhão we have for example this romantic private yacht island tour where you can discover Ilha do Farol, Ilha da Culatra up to Ponta Culatra together with your beloved one.
It is even possible to stop at a picturesque fishing village on one of the islands to eat some fresh fish for lunch. Or what do you think of a Ria Formosa boat tour on a cute little boat for an intimate and super romantic thing to do departing from Tavira?
#3 Visit Praia da Rocha
Portimão is one of the bigger towns on the Algarve coast about one hour’s drive from Faro. The beach area of Portugal is known for its beautiful red coloured cliffs. It is nice and warm in the summer and Praia da Rocha is definitely worth a visit.
At the top of the beach, there are some nice restaurants and bars where you enjoy Portuguese cuisine. You can taste the best fish dishes or just relax in the shade. On the beach of Praia da Rocha, you can rent sunbeds, so you do not have to carry them yourself.
It is also possible to see this beautiful beach from your own private sailing boat. The crew will serve you a delicious glass of champagne and you can enjoy your time together while seeing how the sun sets slowly in the Atlantic Ocean.
#4 Discover Benagil
You’ve probably heard many good stories about Benagil. This unique sea cave is the most famous marine cave of Portugal. Why? Benagil has an impressive skylight from above and a beautiful beach contained within.
During sunrise and sunset, the cave is bathed in sunlight which pours in from the top, this makes the rocks turn red and yellow. Doing a sunrise SUP tour to the Benagil Cave does not only gives you the opportunity to see this beautiful light entering the cave, but you will also have some quality time with your beloved one before it gets really busy around the cave.
Do you have something special in mind and would you like us to help you organize the best boat tour or water sport activity in the Algarve? Feel free to contact us at any time by mailing to [email protected] and we will send you the best suitable and romantic things to do in the Algarve. For options in Potugal as a whole, check out this article. Enjoy your days in the Algarve!