Picturesque with a delightful sandy beach, Carvoeiro is becoming ever more popular, not unsurprisingly so, considering its many charms. Still a quaint fishing village with a working fleet, the main beach and little nearby coves benefit from the shelter of high surrounding cliffs, creating a picture-postcard Algarvian setting. Within the resort, you’ll find a healthy selection of cafés, bars and restaurants and a handful of shops for hunting down souvenirs. Great for families and couples who want to relax in a pretty location. Great bases for exploring are tranquil and unhurried Salicos, whilst Sesmarias, another tranquil location, is a friendly, pretty picturesque fishing village.
A holiday in Carvoeiro is ideal for all the family and couples looking for relaxation with a bit of exercise thrown in. It is a resort without the hustle and bustle of too much noisy nightlife but with plenty to do if you feel like a break from the beach. Without a high-rise apartment block to break the skyline, this is exactly how you imagine the Algarve to be – a traditional white-painted fishing village with cobbled streets, but in this case bursting with restaurants, cafes and shops.
If you take a walk along the cliff tops you will be rewarded with views of coves and grottoes. To have a reverse view, local fishermen offer trips along the coast in their brightly painted boats when they are not out casting their nets.
For sporty types there are two diving schools that will you equip to discover life under the Atlantic, and jet-skis and pedaloes can be hired for on-surface entertainment. For more energetic water sports, nearby Slide and Splash is a water playground of slides, chutes and spirals that is equally as popular with teenagers and adults as it is with kids.