For those who love to socialise on holiday, we also have a range of Carvoeiro apartments with larger shared facilities, such as gyms, swimming pools and outdoor entertainment.
Discover the natural beauty of your surroundings in Carvoeiro and explore the range of activities just a short walk away. With water parks that combine fun-filled slides with a chance to see exotic marine-wildlife and hiking and cycle trials that snake along the beautiful Algarve shoreline, holidaymakers will never be short of things to do.
Carvoeiro has plenty of choice where eating drinking and relaxing are concerned.
The plethora of restaurants and bars have something for everybody. Across the Algarve eateries really emphasis their use of organic local produce. A couple of examples who are pushing that ethos as far as they can are Earth Shop & Café and Le Crô Portugal. Both pride themselves on the naturalness of their menus and endeavour to cater for vegetarian and vegan customers. Their back to nature approach can be seen throughout both restaurants.
If you are looking for the best burger for miles Wolf Bar and Grill deserves your attention. All of meats are cooked on a 'Josper', a special charcoal grill which gives the meat a unique texture and taste. The newly opened Gourmet Burger Lounge produces patties that are out of this world.
Fine dining is handled excellently at the Michelin starred Bon Bon while those looking for a change from the traditional Algarvian food served across Cavoeiro should try the family run Nepalese and Indian fusion restaurant Gurkha Kitchen.
When it comes to bars the selection is equally mindboggling. Whether you’re looking for a great bar on the beach, a venue for live music or some high octane cocktails at ‘a place to be seen’ Carvoeiro has got you covered. In fact it’s rare that the bars here would have just one of those arrows in their quiver. For example O Bote Beach Club, the beach café by day and nightclub by night, handles all three with aplomb.
Manoels Jazz Club and Jail House have long attracted some of the most famous musicians in the world and regularly live music night. You never quite know who will be popping in the only thing you know for sure is they’ll be good. Sky Bar and Cocktail Garden are two of the trendier bars in Cavoeiro. They specialise in varied cocktail menus so expect to see some spectacular free style bartending.
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 Praia Vale de Covo or go explore the caves near Praia de Vale Centianes. A little further east is Praia de Carvalho or take a boat from Praia de Benagil to visit the peerless Algar de Benagil.
Carvoeiro is also home to the Algarve’s most famous beaches Praia da Marinha. Considered one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world by the Michelin Guide Praia da Marinha is easily one of the most photographed beaches on the Algarve.
Vale de Milho is a scaled-down version of a full-sized course and plays as a 9-hole par 3 course. Due to its diminutive size Vale de Milho is a great place to sharpen up your short game, warm-up for that eagerly-awaited visit to one of the Algarve's finest or simply have a knock around a beautiful course if you've only got an hour or so to spare.
Vale da Pinta and Gramacho are a couple of 18-hole jewels managed by the highly rated Pestana Golf Resort. The other local course Penina, also known as The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, literally set the ‘golf in the Algarve’ ball rolling as the first 18-hole course laid out in the region in 1966.
Alongside the attractions that Cavoeiro is famous for like the stunning beaches, caves and coves of the coast, the beautiful countryside, the number of superb eateries, and of course the golf, there are plenty of things to do for the good of your mind, body and soul.
The Tivoli Spa Carvoeiro handles all your wellness needs with its range of relaxation and beauty treatments. For those looking to stay active while in Carvoeiro the Carvoeiro Clube de Ténis offers coaching and equipment hire. One of the largest and most famous tennis clubs in the Algarve Carvoeiro Clube de Ténis has a newly furbished gym with new equipment, exercise studios and aerobics, dance and exercise classes.
It is also a great place to explore by bike. Tours are available out of Albufeira offering transfers to and from your accommodation in Carvoeiro.
Playing tennis and getting out on the bikes are suitable for nearly everybody but are by no means the only family centric activities to tire out the little ones can also be found in Carvoeiro. The versatile theme park KrazyWorld is nearby combining a mini-zoo, petting farm, crazy golf, paintball and much more.
Alternatively you can take the plunge at Slide & Splash and enjoy an unforgettable day full of fun and excitement in complete safety. The park is good for children of all ages but it is particularly excellent for little ones. The children´s area is 1200 meters of pure fun and the water has a maximum depth of 40 centre metres. The rest of the park is clean and well maintained with everything you need for a fantastic day of fun, including ample free parking, food options and lots of friendly staff to help out if you need it.
An amazing calm sea, rich marine biodiversity, and a handful of shipwrecks make Carvoeiro and the surrounding area ideal for caving and ocean based adventures.
The conditions here allow for dives almost all year round. There are several vendors who organise dives nearby with the two best reviewed being the PADI certified Algarve Diveexperience and Divers Cove. They will happily instruct you how to get from the soothing beaches of Cavoerio to explore the variety of underwater attractions in the region.
Surfing is also popular. The likes of Neptunos Surf School provide lessons to get you up to you riding the Atlantic Ocean in no time. Their small classes and variety of lessons will help you become a better surfer whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert.
If you are looking to discover the coast you can take daily boat trips to explore the Carvoeiro’s sea caves with Carvoeiro Caves. The caves you see differ depending on what length of trip you take, with the shortest trip dipping in and out of close by coves, whereas the two longer trips visit sites such as Benagil Cave, Praia De Marinha and Algar Seco.
Away from the beaches there are some delightful town and villages to explore in Carvoeiro. Alvor with its traditional white-washed houses and winding cobbled streets has a surprisingly large selection of restaurants, shops and late-night bars, all of which are found within the pretty historic centre.
Monchique is a must for anyone looking to get a real sense of the Algarve and the traditions of the people who live away from the busy coast. Situated in the Serra de Monchique mountain range that separates the Algarve from the neighbouring northern region of the Alentejo. This lush landscape of rolling hills, leafy woods and flowing streams is aptly referred to as the ‘garden of the Algarve’.
There is also a lot to do in the town of Silves, which is just a 20 minute drive away from Carvoeiro. The ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve, Silves is a charismatic town steeped in history. A great place to visit at any time of the year, there are plenty of things to do and see here.
Back towards the coast Algar Seco is one of the best viewpoints in Algarve where visitors can admire a network of pools, arches and rocky holes that were naturally shaped in rocks by wind and waves over millennia.
The area provides a stunning walk past numerous fascinating natural features, including rock formations, caves, cliffs and a blow hole. Keep an eye open for the famous rock formation known as ‘The Pinnacle’, you’ll definitely know it when you see it.
Also on the coast of Porches lies Nossa Senhora da Rocha fishing harbour which roughly translates as ‘Our Lady of the Rocks. It is home to many things worthy of a visit including a medieval castle, an attractive chapel and some breath taking coves and beaches.
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.
Discover the natural beauty of your surroundings and explore the range of activities just a short walk away. With water parks that combine fun-filled slides with a chance to see exotic marine-wildlife and hiking and cycle trials that snake along the beautiful Algarve shoreline, holidaymakers will never be short of things to do.