It is a long time since the fishermen readied their nets for the fray and set off from Carvoeiro beach in their boats to hunt for tuna. But houses still curve around over the Carvoeiro port where the colourful fishing boats chug back and forth and the fishermen continue to eke out a living as they have done since time immemorial.

This part of the Algarve has also become a firm favourite among golfers from all around the world. The quality layout of the courses, many of them designed by international architects, coupled with the sheer beauty of the surrounding landscapes, meets the demands of golfers of all levels.

Carvoeiro is the pleasure of Sun Sea and vibrant nights. But it is also discovering Algarve popular crafts, food and wine. The vine tradition in the Algarve is over a thousand years old and continued even during the centuries of Moorish occupation. It is no surprise that Lagoa region produces so good wines

Today´s Carvoeiro is also an international tourist resort. Perched on the top of a cliff are the vestiges of the walls of the fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception) (17th century). Inside the fort lies the hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação (Our Lady of the Incarnation), revered by fishermen. Nearby are the rock formations of Algar Seco, strange shapes and profiles sculpted by the wind and sea, and the romantic “Lovers Balcony”.

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