Carvoeiro nestles among the the rocky coves and bays of the Algarve’s coastline just south of Lagoa. It has maintained its traditional fishing village feel and is a little more intimate than some of the larger resorts. With this in mind you are really guaranteed a taste of Portugal and The Algarve.
The picturesque main beach of Carvoeiro is a small sandy bay lined with multi colored fishing boats where you can watch the fishermen bringing in the catch of day and mending their nets, while you relax in the Algarve sun. Try the freshly grilled fish for lunch, at one of the many restaurants. As the sun goes down take a stroll up the steep street running up the side of the cliff, to the east of the beach and take your own picture postcard photo of this beautiful little bay. For a change of scenery you will almost certainly enjoy one of the further rocky bays to the east of Carvoeiro, finishing at Praia da Carvalho and Praia Centianes where you will definitely need your snorkeling gear.
A must to see is Algar Seco, a rocky outcrop which has been shaped by the sea over many years to create small windows in the rock where you can look out across the Atlantic. The more enthusiastic will enjoy the fantastic scenery from the cliff top top footpath, heading east from the resort center.
If you have your own transport you should follow the coastal routes in either direction and take in the beautiful beach of Benagil to the east where you can enjoy freshly grilled fish at its best and the picturesque riverside town of Ferragudo to the west, where you could take some windsurfing lessons in the calm waters of the bay.