Portuguese Algarve’s Holiday Destinations


Carvoeiro is one of the Portuguese Algarve’s holiday destinations that fills up in summer. There are many apartments and hotels available as well as a fairly comfortable beach, and it is close to two super beaches such as Centianes Beach and Benagil.

It is a town suitable for family tourism for its beaches with services and its large resorts with leisure areas.

The center of the villa is not very big and has no parking. You can leave your car in any of the streets on the sides of the main road. The villa has plenty of shops and supermarkets. If you want a bigger supermarket you can go to the one at the exit to Lagoa. Near the village there are spectacular rocks, the dry Algar, very close by car or on a small train that is available.

On the beach you can practice Jetsky and pedal boats and there are diving courses, and there are even local fishermen who in summer offer their boats to take walks in the area.

There are a lot of restaurants near the village beach.

Carvoeiro’s beaches

Praia de Carvoeiro: The beach of the village, surrounded by cliffs and with vigilance. Lots of restaurants. It has showers and bathrooms.
Praia do Carvalho: A charming little beach in the middle of the bay. There are no restaurants nearby, public restrooms or watchmen.
Praia da Marinha: With a large parking in the upper part and a picnic area. It has a restaurant in the lower part of the beach access. There are restrooms and services.
Praia do Paraíso: Small and crowded rocks is accessed by a somewhat difficult path for people with little mobility among the Peñas. It has a restaurant, or Boteco, on the cliff, with a nice terrace with a view. No surveillance, no public restrooms.
Vale de Centeanes: beautiful beach two kilometres east of Carveiro. There is a restaurant in the entrance with public bath and a kiosk that sells soft drinks and ice creams in high season. It has parking and guards in summer.


In Carvoeiro there are great offers out of season and some opportunities in high season. Hotels we recommend:

Monte Santo Resort: Five star hotel where you can find good deals. Estrada do Monte Serrão for Quinta Do Paraíso. It has leisure facilities and is close to the golf courses.
Rocha Brava touristy Apartments: Four star hotel in the urbanization of Rocha Brava, in the middle of the cliff, offering good prices and some tremendous off-season offers. The apartments have a washing machine.
Located on the top of a cliff, the Rocha Brava is located 3 km east of Carvoeiro, a beautiful fishing village in the centre of the Algarve.

Slide & Splash

A water park that can delight small children and not so small is in Vale de Deus, near Carvoeiro. You have to drive to Estômbar and take the exit to the N125.

Map of Carvoeiro