ALGARVE, Portugal - Is there a better way to explore Algarve’s remote marine caves than via SUP? Probably not. The Basecampers, who are a group of friends traveling around the world seeking alternative experiences in popular travel destinations, traveled to Faro in the Portugal’s Algarve region where Nick Robinson, a SUP instructor in the area, guided them through the legendary Benagil caves. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, watching their video of one of the most-photographed caves should jog your memory!
The Basecampers kick off their Travel Basecamp Algarve season with a day of stand up paddle boarding at Praia da Marinha, the most beautiful beach in Europe and arguably the most beautiful beach in the world (seriously). Gliding over emerald waters, their guide Nick Robinson from Algarve SUP brings them to Benagil Cave, a massive tunnel found in Algarve's coastal cliffs. The legendary cave was formed by centuries of erosion caused by the constant waves of the Atlantic ocean and is now so huge it literally takes your breath away once you're inside. Getting yourself on a stand up paddle tour along this coast is one of dozens of things to do in the Algarve region. It was on the Basecampers’ bucket list and should be on yours, too.
Take a look at the episode below and witness the beauty that the caves have to offer. This episode is featuring basecamper Rodrigo Basurto Garcia, Troy Peckham and Emily Silver.
Basecamp is a reality documentary series about a bunch of friends travelling around the world seeking alternative experiences in popular travel destinations. Booking stereotypical resort packages for the logistics and security, we then bust off the grounds and interact with locals to find the best adventures possible. To learn more about the Basecampers, click HERE.
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