Happy New Year 2013

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New Year’s Day (Ano Novo)

New Year’s Day is the first day of the year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. New Year in Portugal is welcomed with a midnight party – either at home with family and friends or gathering at a pub or club. New Year festivity in Portugal is marked by cheering, whistling, kissing and lavish drinking bashes. Remarkable among the various New Year traditions in Portugal is the custom of having twelve grapes on the New Years Eve midnight. Portuguese pick and eat twelve grapes from a bunch as the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. It is believed that this custom would ensure twelve happy months for the coming year.

Happy 2013

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A Christmas in Carvoeiro Algarve

images balls  SThe Algarve is an all year round holiday favourite for all  holidaymakers with its picture perfect beaches, dramatic scenery and lovely weather, it’s no wonder why. The resort of Carvoeiro is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Algarve with many water sports including sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving all on offer at the beaches. If you are keen to explore the beautiful Carvoeiro coast line while on your Christmas holiday, then take a trip to the Sao Rafael beach and admire the stunning rock formations or simply try and find your perfect hideaway amongst the 100 miles of stunning beaches. Praia da Rocha another popular resort and is the perfect place to head after a busy day; relax and unwind in one of the many cafes or restaurants or head out for a night on the town with a great selection of pubs and clubs to choose from. If you are after a quieter Christmas holiday in the Algarve, then head to the resort of Alvor where the charming village has managed to hold on to its traditional characteristics with cobbled roads and white washed houses and dine at one of the traditional Portuguese restaurants and enjoy the fine food and cheap wine on offer.

IMG_Carvoeiro Beach  2012From relaxing on the beach to wandering through the historic old towns, a Christmas holiday in the Algarve really does have it all. Studio Calisto in beautiful Carvoeiro has the accommodation to suit your needs and your budget! So get in the festive spirit and book your Christmas holiday to the Algarve today!


Carvoeiro – Algarve

IMG_Bedroom loungeWith a sandy beach enclosed by dramatic cliffs on either side, your first sight of Carvoeiro in Algarve on a holiday with Studio Calisto will take your breath away!

IMG_1723 NEW 2Dozen excellent beaches are scattered in and around Carvoeiro, each with its own unique character. Many are long, sandy stretches, but a number can also be found hidden away in quiet, sheltered inlets. Carvoeiro beach itself is accessible for wheelchairs.

This former fishing village still betrays its roots amidst the villas and apartments which have sprung up and helped the resort spread out along the face of the sandstone cliffs.

Nestled among the older developments and the newer holiday accommodation are several quaint restaurants which make a big feature of the produce of the local waters.

Be sure to explore the wide selection of bars and restaurants on your holiday and try a taste of Portuguese cuisine and hospitality.


As the sun sets, why not enjoy a drink at Studio Calisto rooftop Terrace overlooking the Atlantic? If you then want to keep the party going, Carvoeiro’s nightlife consists of a well-established ‘circuit’ of bars and clubs, which is well supervised.

A Studio Calisto Carvoeiro holiday represents a family-friendly break in a popular part of the Algarve which has not however been over-developed and has a wealth of history and sights waiting to be explored.

IMG_Carvoeiro village eveningSo if this sounds like your complete holiday heaven, don’t forget to check out what Carvoeiro has to offer and why vacationers keep on coming back year after year….