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“Close to homeme” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Algar Seco

Algar Seco
Algar Seco, Carvoeiro 8400, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Carvoeiro
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Lagoa, Faro, Portugal
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Close to homeme”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Beautiful view along the cliff tops ( do not get too close ) good spot fishing but no swimming area. Pleasant early or late afternoon walk along the clifftops.

Visited October 2012
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Otley, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We visited here on a warm but wet morning. After parking the car in the car park, which was nearly deserted, we walked down the steps carved into the rock (not easy as no handrails so no good for disabled) and was amazed at the spectacular rock formations and caves. It truly is an awe inspiring place but can imagine it is extremely busy in peak season. After such an amazing 30 minutes enjoying the crashing waves and silence we went back to the car to discover it had been broken in to. Nothing had been on view but the thieves knew what they were doing as had smashed small back window, reached through to pull back seat down to get straight to the boot. Thankfully we had not left anything except an empty bag with a hat which was stolen , so please take this as a warning not to leave anything ever in your car- not even in the boot. It was a nasty shock after such an amazing experience and shows that nothing is sacred anywhere in the world. Please do not let this put you off visiting but do be aware that thieves are always about.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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“hollow rock in rugged steep coast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

the algar seco is a hotspot at the algarve and high frequentated. we arrived there in the late afternoon and the atmosphere get more and more quiet. the surrounding is very impressive and the restaurant near the algar seco is stylish and very good. the algar seco itself is a rock which was eroded artificially a very long time ago. there are big holes to the outside for observing the ocean and arriving ships. when we entered into the hollow rock we smelled a strong flavor. seemingly the algar seco will used as toilet at night.

Visited September 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Fun filler for the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A really nice place to spend an afternoon or early morning.

There is a rock pool at thee bottom off the steps that is great for a dip. Watch the tide though. it gets choppy.

Nice views and a bit of a history lesson topped off by a Sangria at the Cafe (Boneca) Sardines are good but cant comment on anything else as I have never tried it.

Atmosphere is set for a quick drink and nothing more unless you get something simple as the sun is going down. Wonderful. But watch the booze - you have to get back up those steps!

Visited July 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Worth a quick visit for amazing rock formations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Near to Carvoeiro, you should stop by for a visit to Algar Seco, an amazing set of rock formations and views. Take care as some tricky walking, but worth it for the views. Great photo opportunities.

Visited August 2012
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