What to do...
What to do in the area? There are plenty of options for your holidays, whether it is sunny or rainny.
With an ancient history, this picturesque fishersmen village has become a touristical attraction. Carvoeiro offers a series of small beaches, with clear waters and fine sand. It is the ideal place to visit the local shops with handicraft, dine in the numerous restaurants with terraces and assist to live acts in the street.
The Silves Castle is situated on the highest point of Silves. Open daily (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day).
Ferragudo is a fishing village that has always been closely linked to the river and the sea. The waterfront offers a wide selection of restaurants and several beaches.
Located in the former cannery Feu, the 5000 m2 of history contains several exhibition spaces, auditorium, workshop and laboratory for conservation and restoration and a documentation center.
Slide & Splash
Slide & Splash is one of the best water parks in the country. Includes a total area of 7 acres, 4 of them in pitch. It is a park for all the family, ensuring all the conditions for a full day of fun.
At Zoomarine you can assist to the best dolphin, seals and sea lions presentations, tropical and prey bird shows. Here you will also find an aquarium with sharks, various habitats, 4D Cinema, attractions, amusements and swimming pools.
FIESA is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures held since 2003 in Porches. Each new edition is dedicated to a different theme.
Praia dos Caneiros
Close to Ferragudo and on a very short distance (4 km) from Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. The resort provides a free shuttle service to this beach.
Praia do Carvoeiro
Small sheltered beach on the Carvoeiro bay. The resort provides a free shuttle service to this beach/ town.
Praia de Benagil
Situated on a rocky bay east of Carvoeiro, this beach is also used by the fishermen. The parking facilities are very limited and the access to this beatiful beach has to be made trough steps.
Praia da Marinha
Small beach situated on a small rocky bay between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra.