Stay in a hotel in Carvoeiro, a traditional town with every amenity

Enjoy your holidays in Carvoeiro, a picturesque fishing town

If you choose to spend your holidays in Carvoeiro, in the Algarve, the nearby picturesque fishing town should be your first stop for shops, restaurants and bars.

Carvoeiro town is not as busy or well-known as Albufeira or Praia da Rocha but what you may lose in buzzing nightlife you will gain in authenticity.

The town is made up of traditional fishermen's houses set on narrow, cobbled streets, arranged on cliffs around a sheltered cove beach.

Although tourism is now the main activity in Carvoeiro town, colourful fishing boats still regularly work right off the beach and if you're up early you can watch them bring in the catch of the day.

Head for the centre of town on your Carvoeiro holiday

Carvoeiro town centre is small but plays host to a range of shops, mini-markets, restaurants and bars.

Parking can be tricky, so it's best to park out of the centre and walk down the maze of streets towards the beach.

There are three main shopping streets in Carvoeiro town and a square lined with shops offering everything from souvenirs and beachwear to wine and golf gear. This is also the place to go for coffee, cake or an ice-cream during the day or a few beers in the evening.

Take in the view on a walk near your resort in Carvoeiro

Within Carvoeiro town itself, there are several places worth visiting. The Carvoeiro boardwalk is an excellent way to get a feel for the town and is very accessible for families with children or people with restricted mobility.

The elevated wooden walkway takes walkers, runners and cyclists along the edge of the cliffs as far as the gorgeous Boneca Beach. On the way there, take in the panoramic views of the craggy coastline and its rock formations, the crystal-clear blue sea and the town below.

Explore rocky tunnels and caves on holiday in Carvoeiro

If you are spending your holidays in Carvoeiro, get ready for adventure! Less than a 10-minute walk along the walkway brings you to the Algar Seco, a maze of rock formations, natural pools, rocky staircases and tunnels to explore at your own pace.

The Boneca (Doll) cave named after the appearance of the rock formation from the sea, with two erosion holes for 'eyes', is where you can get a look at one of the most famous views in the Algarve. The Boneca Bar at the bottom of the cliff is the perfect stop for refreshments and to take in the stunning view.

Carvoeiro voted the best beach in Europe!

At the centre of town life is Carvoeiro Beach, which in 2018 was voted the best beach in Europe by European Best Destinations.

It beat destinations in Croatia, Greece, England, Ireland, Spain and France for the title. That's just one excellent reason to decide to come on holiday to Carvoeiro, but as we have shown you, there are many more.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us at any time.

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