The evocative charm of an Algarve fishing village.
Carvoeiro villas, apartments and hotel accommodation has matured over the last thirty years, in harmony with the picturesque Algarve surroundings. Modern villas now sit alongside traditional whitewashed dwellings, neighbours under the glorious, Portuguese sun. Radiating out from one of the many enchanting little bays, which characterise this stretch of coastline, Carvoeiro is a vibrant little town with excellent leisure facilities - yet it still retains the evocative charm of an Algarve fishing village.
The choice of beaches within easy reach of the Carvoeiro villas is remarkable, all beautiful and each one with its own individual appeal. Carvoeiro Bay itself is a haven of sheltered golden sand that nature has carved into the rugged cliffs. All along this stretch of undulating coastline, the ocean has sculpted the rich red rock into a honeycomb of unique caves and tunnels which are a delight to explore. Many can only be reached at low tide - adding to their mystery - and it is worth investigating some of the smaller more intimate beaches, such as the Vale de Covo Beach. A little further east is Praia de Carvalho or take a boat from Benagil Beach - there are so many fascinating coves, the list is a long one.
Restaurants, bars and entertainment in Carvoeiro
The beaches are not the only reason to choose a Carvoeiro villa. There is plenty to do without leaving the main square with its restaurants, bars and free entertainment throughout the summer. Shopping opportunities abound in the three main streets that make up the centre. From stylish modern boutiques to the pottery stalls of the traditional Old Market, you will have plenty of choice. When the sun goes down, there is nightlife in Carvoeiro - but you can have fun without being frantic, so it's ideal for families and those who like to set their own pace.
Whatever you like doing
If you want to explore, this resort is surrounded by beautiful countryside and entertainment of all kinds. Hiring a car will give you access to a vast range of holiday pursuits - both physical and cerebral. Family members of every age are well catered for by the water parks and there is a great choice of sports and leisure facilities close by. The Algarve is famed for its superb golf courses and this resort is perfectly positioned for golf enthusiasts. The four closest courses are the Vale de Milho, Vale da Pinta, Gramacho and Penina - with other championship golf courses an easy drive away.
If it's local culture you are after, the colourful markets are a wonderful way to absorb the atmosphere and, for a taste of the past, immerse yourself in the region's rich history. The walled town of Silves used to be the Moorish capital of the area and is an ideal place to visit for an afternoon, or maybe a gourmet meal out, in the famous Ruis restaurant.
There is certainly no shortage of areas of natural beauty; you just have to look around you. The mountains of Monchique - the highest point along the Algarve - are just a half hour drive away and you can take the waters, admire the views, then feast on the spicy local speciality, Chicken Piri-Piri.
Eating, drinking and shopping in Carvoeiro
Carvoeiro has plenty of choice, when it comes to eating drinking and relaxing is concerned, but you can choose to explore further afield with very little trouble. Hire a car or take a taxi and you are free to investigate the facilities of neighbouring resorts. Or travel west along the coast to Portimao to eat sardines under the bridge - or maybe just shop and shop. For a change of scene, try further along and visit Lagos. Or you could venture east to Armacao de Pera - the list goes on...
If information you require about this resort and villa accommodation is not here, please browse our carvoeiro villas; alternatively we would be happy to answer your questions by phone or email, so please contact us. Information about the other Algarve holiday destinations of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo , Vilamoura and Almancil may also be of interest.