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Algar de Benagil, Portugal’s Most Stunning Sea Cave

It’s one of the most beautiful natural sea caves on Earth.

Ann Moises

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  • Benagil Sea Cave is an astounding and famous natural landmark in southern Portugal.
  • It is a spacious littoral cave with its own crystal-clear ‘indoor beach.’
  • A hole on top of it, known as ‘the eye,’ allows sunlight to illuminate and create an otherworldly display of changing colors inside this remarkable grotto.

In the southern coastline of Portugal lies one— if not the most strikingly beautiful sea cave, carved by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Algar de Benagil or the Benagil Sea Cave attracts people from all over the globe. It is a spacious, airy cavern perfect for tourists and photographers.

It is located east of Benagil beach, along the stunning Algarve coastline.
The huge littoral cave has two entrances adjacently situated and facing the clear waters.
On top is a hole, known as ‘the eye,’ through which the sun lights the limestone rocks formed about 20 million years ago.
Consequently, the sun, blue skies, golden sands, and turquoise waters contribute to changing pallete of ethereal colors. It’s seen best during mid-mornings or late afternoons.
Also found inside this remarkable cave is its own ‘indoor beach.’
Tourists can wander around the beach on foot. However, the inside of Benagil Cave can only be accessed by boat, kayak, paddleboard, or if you prefer, swimming.

Those who are already in the beach can walk a flight of stairs down to sea level, where there are fishermen boats waiting to take you on a tour.

According to Iberian Escapes, it is best to visit the Benagil Sea Cave during spring and fall. Tourists can also arrange a boat tour, but should go as early as possible to avoid a large influx of people coming to the cave.

Several boat trips departing from different regions in Algarve are available. Furthermore, there are a number of boat tours from Carvoeiro and Portimao. Those who want to see other caves and the cliffs along the coastline may inquire there. The costs vary depending on your itinerary and the season but keep in mind that these tours won’t allow you to get off and stay long enough to explore the entire cave.

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Sigiriya, an Ancient Fortress in Sri Lanka

A place definitely worth seeing.

Ann Moises

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  • Sigiriya or Lion's rock, is one of the most valuable historical monument and iconic attractions in Sri Lanka.
  • In 1982, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
  • The ancient fortress, which is situated on top of a 180-meter-high plateau, is considered by the locals as the Eight Wonder of the world.

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Passports For Sale: The Elites’ Plan B To Get Through The Pandemic

If you can get a new citizenship by buying passports, would you do it?

Margaret Tionquiao

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  • COVID-19 has brought new travel trends - such as passports for sale and investment schemes, exclusively for the ultra-rich families who can afford it.
  • Officially known as investment migration, it has become possible to buy passports for a visa-free travel, or even a citizenship to certain countries.
  • The selection of countries include Malta, Cyprus, Australia, Portugal, and some other small Caribbean nations.
  • However, some experts argue that these citizenship- or residency-by investment programs breed corruption, money laundering, and inequality.

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Greece Turns Ancient Shipwreck Into Amazing Underwater Museum

The “Parthenon of shipwrecks” is now open to the public.

Mark Andrew

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  • Located in Alonissos, Aegean in Greece, officials are now welcoming the public to the "Parthenon of shipwrecks" by opening the country's first underwater museum.
  • The massive ship sank in 425 BC and was only discovered in 1985 by a fisherman from the area.
  • Officials are planning to open more locations to dorm a wider diving park.

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