HISTORY OF THE COMPANY FAROL DAS FÁBULAS, LDA.
Our Company’s maritime-tourist activity was born in May 2019, to respond to the growing number of tourists interested in making the coastal maritime-tourist visit with its beautiful golden cliffs, and the tiniest interior of the extension of beautiful caves and cavities whose cracks and algars allow the passage of the sun’s rays, achieving magical effects and unimaginable purple colours, which we have the opportunity to register during the tour.
The passion for this region and the authenticity with which we proudly tell stories and show these scenarios with the ocean and the cliffs as a turquoise and emerald green backdrop. Men of the Sea par excellence, with a fishing background and a remarkable past in hospitality, so we are growing a target of interest from our Reception located in the Portisub Building, in the heart of the Clube Naval de Portimão.
From here, historical and cultural journeys begin, still inside the River Arade in the grand municipality of Portimão, passing through the sublime Vila de Ferragudo with its Castle “Forte de São João do Arade”, whose origin dates back to the 17th century.
Rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, this military construction continued to be used until the end of the 19th century, when it was sold at public auction, being acquired by the poet Coelho Carvalho who transformed it into a private residence.
Thus passing “Praia da Angrinha”, “Vale Currais”, Praia dos Castéis, “Bachman’s cave”, “Witch’s cave”, “Areia”, “Vale Presas” cave, “Junqueirinha”… a delight for tourist photographic lenses. In the Municipality of Lagoa, we continue to passionately promote the daily and complete visit to the sea caves of the Region, still eternalizing the names, stories and legends told by the ancestors about these places, with emphasis on the “Algar Seco”, “Gruta do Farol ”,“ Zorreira ”,“ Leixão do Ladrão ”,“ Gralhas – a Catedral ”,“ Algar de Benagil ”,“ Algar de João Bentes ”and magnificent“ Praia da Marinha ”considered one of the most beautiful and emblematic beaches in Portugal, considered , as well as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world by the Michelin Guide.
Today, BenagilExpress® has 5 comfortable and versatile boats of different types, which are available for tours together or for private use.