Algarve, Portugal’s southern paradise….

Algarve

 

The beauty of the Algarve is created by the wonderful colours of the rocks, sea, sand and mountains. Wherever you look, the colours are always with you, the sunrises and sunsets are a picture to behold.

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Carvoeiro village and its exciting heritage make it what it is today. Long dry summers with over 12 hrs of sunshine per day. It is remarkable to see rain between early June and September. The temperature averages 28 ⁰ – 30 ⁰ C with the occasional 40 ⁰ days that are rarely stuffy or uncomfortable due to the refreshing Atlantic breeze. A perfect climate to enjoy its shimmering ocean beaches and exquisite countryside. The winters are mild and equate to a North European spring, temperatures averaging 18 ⁰  and with 6 hours of sunshine per day make this an ideal winter haven and with a golden treasury of superlative golf courses, a golfers paradise all year round. Rainfall is mainly between Oct and March.

 

Carvoeiro 2Carvoeiro beach is sheltered and picturesque. The old fishing boats have trips, several times a day, to visit the caves throughout the summer. This part of the Algarve possesses some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and there are also some secluded beaches and coves very near Carvoeiro, a few of which are only accessible by boat but are well worth the trouble.

In the winter, Carvoeiro is a different story with a quiet but pleasant, out of season, feel with still plenty of wonderful warm sunshine to enjoy.

 

A stroll through the tangled web of narrow streets, alleys and steps to be found away from the coast is the best way of getting to know this part of the region. The coastal cliffs are a must for keen walkers and leisurely strolls, a lovely way to enjoy this coastline.IMG_0791

Traditional Algarve cuisine has been influenced by the abundance of freshly caught fish and shellfish, Iberian black pork and the famous Piri Piri brought in by the Moors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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