Studio Calisto Holidays

Studio Calisto is the ideal place for those looking for a quiet retreat on a spectacular coastline with loads of authentic Portuguese character.

Many clients return to Studio Calisto for holidays year after year while Carvoeiro offers natural beauty, golden sandy beaches and local character.

Carvoeiro as a former fishing village has not lost charm, as it is perched on a truly spectacular piece of coastline and the village is centered around an open square, where you can dine alfresco and watch the little fishing boats bobbing in the distance.

Your days in Carvoeiro are spent exploring the cobbled lanes lined with white washed houses with charming souvenir shops dotted in between. Or why not take a visit to one of the many secluded coves abounding the area? Once the sun has set you can enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the many bars, and then enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of the fine restaurants in the town during your stay at Studio Calisto in beautiful Carvoeiro. The characterful village of Carvoeiro is certain to fill you with unforgettable holiday memories.

Portugal is a history rich country and there are many fascinating sights that you can explore such as the flame red castle of Silves once a Moorish capital, or try visiting the town Caldas De Monchique which used to be a cure-all spa town in the 19th and 20th centuries. Nowadays people visit here because it’s a charming spot. If you love wildlife, take a trip to the Rio Formosa National Park where there are vast areas of sandy islands and shallow lagoons where birds come to feast.

Whatever tickles you’re fancy, we at Studio Calisto look forward to helping you make your dream holidays an unforgettable memory.

FIESA 2012

10th International Sand Sculpture Festival – FIESA 2012

FIESA is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures held by Prosandart since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, that in each new edition is dedicated to a different theme.

Every year, a group of talented sculptors, from various parts of the world and experts in the art of sand sculpting, join to give shape to thirty-five thousand tons of sand, in an area of fifteen thousand square meters.

Idols are the theme of this year, a tribute to various characters admired and praised by our society. Carved in sand you will find icons of sports, from the movies, from music, fashion, politics and religion.

In an historical and geographical approach, the exhibition ranges from the ancient gods and beliefs to the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Marylyn Monroe or Eusebio, among other icons idolized by the crowds throughout time.

The festival is unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is considered the largest sand sculpture festival in the world, by the size of its sculptures and the area they occupy. It can be visited by day or by night when the sculptures are illuminated by light games.

FIESA also incorporates a playful dimension with a space for sand sculpture activities, where each day, adults, teens and children can experience and show their creative abilities in this form of artistic expression.

This is an event you can´t afford to lose… Amazing by day and by night!

FIESA 2012 exhibition is open to the public every day: Between May 25 and June 29 from 10am until 9pm. Between June 30 and September 15 from 10am until Midnight. Between September 16 and October 25 from 10am until 8pm.

The FIESA is an outdoor enclosure. In case of adverse weather conditions the organization is not responsible for any lack of technical conditions or, for the same reasons, there is change in opening times.