Holidays In Carvoeiro
Carvoeiro Holidays at a Glance
Book your Holidays to Carvoeiro and you will be in the middle of Portugal's south Algarve coast. Visitors taking Carvoeiro holidays are ideally placed to explore the idyllic coastal scenery. Carvoeiro is a small pretty town with its own beach, many varied bars, restaurants and the usual tourist shops. Carvoeiro holidays have managed to avoid the onslaught of high rise hotels. The vast majority of holiday accommodation is in private villas and low rise small apartment complexes and a few well hidden but high quality hotels.
Who goes to Carvoeiro?
Carvoeiro holidays are popular with a wide range of holidaymakers. Families can enjoy the sand and safe beaches, water sports enthusiasts can find many activities to fill their day while couples may wish to explore the isolated coves and inland villages. There are a number of music bars and discos to entertain the young in the evening.
Key Facts - Carvoeiro
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As Carvoeiro holidays are popular for foreigners with second homes as well as a hotspot for holidaymakers, the town fills up a lot in the summer and is relatively empty out of season. It is primarily popular with self catering holidaymakers and the accommodation is arranged into village like estates. The low season is probably a more pleasant time to visit, as the beach struggles to contain all the tourists that flock here over the summer holiday.
Charter airlines operate regular flights to Faro Airport so Carvoeiro holidays are generally excellent value. Carvoeiro is one of the Algarves most popular resorts conveniently located for access to and from the airport. Carvoeiro holidays have a good choice of hotels so whatever your budget, book your Carvoeiro holidays with Olympic Holidays and benefit from great savings.
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Explore Silves: If you are interested in history and culture, then spend some time discovering the Algarve's historical heritage. Start at the medieval castle at Silves, once known as the Moorish capital.
Explore Monchique: Take a walk around Monchique, just a short drive from Silves. Situated in the Monchique Mountains, this is a beautiful part of the Algarve and is an ideal place to stop for a meal or just a drink.
Boat Trip: Take a boat trip from Portimao harbour and enjoy sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the clear turquoise waters. You'll discover some of the hidden coves that people taking Algarve holidays don't always see.
Paraiso beach offers many exciting activities like scuba diving, wind surfing, and many more. Besides sport activities, the nightlife in Paraiso Beach is also the great attraction for tourism.
Eating/Drinking During Carvoeiro Holidays
With over 200km of coastline, its not surprising that the fish and seafood are a staple part of the diet for people in the Algarve. With daily fishing trips bringing in huge amounts of fresh sardines, tuna, bream, cod, monkfish and many other types of fish; plentiful supplies of clams, oysters, prawns, not to mention octopus and squid, it's easy to understand why.
As well as restaurants serving traditional Portuguese food, the Algarve has a huge choice of restaurants serving food from across the world, Chinese, Indian, Italian and English being particularly popular. You will also find Tapas, Mexican, Thai, International Cuisine and Vegetarian (occasionally). All of the popular tourist resorts have a good variety of restaurants, but the more traditional towns and villages will often just have a local Portuguese restaurant, or cafe bar serving food.
Children are always welcome, day or night, and although there may not be a special children's menu, they are always catered for...either ask for "meia dose" (pronounced 'maya dose') which is a half portion, or a meal to be shared.
Carvoeiro has a large number of restaurants which cater for most tastes. The range of menu is wide with everything from fast foods and quality cuisine. Fish and shellfish feature prominently on the menus with fish stews and grilled sardines being firm favourites. Chicken piri piri is another traditional dish that should not be missed. Wines are an excellent accompaniment to dinner, while the almond liqueur or, for chocolate lovers the Alfarroba liqueur, is a great way to relax at the end of the day.
Nightlife in Carvoeiro is fairly lively with many pubs, music bars and a few discos. There are excellent restaurants where evenings can be enjoyed in a more intimate atmosphere.
Getting Around on Carvoeiro Holidays
The only way to get to Carvoeiro with public transportation from Faro airport is by taking the bus from the airport to the bus terminal in Faro. Then take a bus to Lagoa (direction: Lagos) followed by a third bus from Lagoa bus terminal to Carvoeiro.
The tourist train ('comboio tur�stico') is a great way to travel around a town and helps visitors to get a feel for an area, which can be really useful on arrival, as well as providing cheap travel throughout a holiday.
Carvoeiro Holidays Shopping
Holidays to Portugal offer the perfect opportunity to pick up a bargain, whether it be wine, liqueurs, spirits, cigarettes or tobacco.
Locally produced arts and crafts make wonderful gifts with items such as pottery, crystal, copperware, embroidery and jewellery widely available.
Leather goods are particularly cheap in Portugal and bags, belts and shoes are available at a fraction of the price at home.
Holidays in Carvoeiro - Beaches
Set in a small bay to the west of the town of Carvoeiro lays Paraiso Beach. This is the perfect place for summer holiday with your friends.
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