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“hollow rock in rugged steep coast”
Review of Algar Seco

Algar Seco
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“hollow rock in rugged steep coast”
Reviewed February 18, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun filler for the day”
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
1 Thank Michael D
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Worth a quick visit for amazing rock formations”
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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing natural rock formations”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I found Algar Seco to be quite amazing. Coastal erosion over thousands of years has resulted in these wonderful rock formations.

Some of the rocks are sharp/jagged so care must be taken (for me at least as I was wearing shorts and sandals) there are lots of blow holes, coves/caves arches and other features.

Amazing to spend a couple of hours with a camera if you like that sort of thing or have an eye for natural landscape photography.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank herefordhywel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
“Beautiful stretch of coastline”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This area isn't huge but it is beautiful. As previous contributors have said there are a lot of steps and uneven ground that you need to use if you want to explore the area properly.

There was a restaurant but as we had just eaten we didn't use it.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Eaglet64
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