The Village

Carvoeiro village, and the sea, are just a twenty minute walk away, or a few minutes by car. The village with its pretty beach has a wide choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Within ten minutes drive of the village many more beaches can be found, ranging from small quiet coves to long, wide beaches, which even during July and August do not get particularly crowded. Close to Carvoeiro there are many small villages, with some really excellent restaurants to choose from.

Carvoeiro, an old fishing village that has been converted into a cosmopolitan tourist centre, came into being through its association with a small and welcoming cove of calm water. The dazzlingly white village forms a natural amphitheatre with the surrounding cliffs and it has successfully taken advantage of the aesthetic work of time on the rocky faces of the cliffs to establish itself as the visual hallmark of the municipality in terms of tourism. The beautifully scenic cliffs are covered in green and filled with enormous caves. The fishermen’s brightly-coloured boats share the beach with the bathers and are still taken out to sea for fishing purposes, although they are also used to take holidaymakers on fabulous tours of the sea caves. The footpaths and viewing points on top of the cliffs offer visitors some fantastic opportunities for walking and some magnificent views over the ocean. The beach is continued by the sunny central square, which forms an attractive space for social conviviality and shopping. It is a very popular beach, with lots of life and entertainment. If you’re in Carvoeiro, then we dare you to pay a visit to Praia do Paraíso, a small shell-shaped piece of sand that comes into view as you round the cliff marking the western end of Praia do Carvoeiro. This tiny beach nestles amongst some tall warm-coloured cliffs and is reached by walking down a narrow, winding set of steps.

For younger family members there are several water parks and a marine zoo within a twenty minutes drive, while for those wishing to explore the Algarve, an hour’s drive can take you to the West coast and Cap St. Vincent, the mountains at Monchique and Foia, and the historic towns of Lagos, Silves and Tavira.

The Algarve boasts at least three hundred days sunshine per year, and during the months of June through to late September there are on average just two to three days rain per month. While the temperature in July and August can regularly reach the low thirties, there is often a sea breeze and low humidity which helps to keep things comfortable. Temperatures in general are around ten degrees C warmer than the UK.

We can arrange rental cars at very competitive prices (please ask for quote).