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Carvoeiro is a picturesque and traditional Portuguese resort town, situated along a stunning coastline of golden beaches and dramatic scenery. Similar to other destinations in the Algarve, Carvoeiro offers beaches and high cliff tops for all to enjoy. It’s a fantastic destination if you are seeking a calm and relaxing villa holiday in a characterful and charming town. The peaceful and welcoming ambience makes it an ideal location for families and couples but also within easy access to the more lively areas.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

People often come here purely for a relaxed beach villa break but there is a surprising amount to see and do within the region for those who want to explore. There are historic towns to discover, challenging hiking trails, exciting boat tours or the thrill of the Algarve’s theme and water parks to visit. Our villas for large groups are an ideal base from which to explore all of the fun filled activities. Our holiday villas in Carvoerio are perfectly positioned to enjoy everything the coastline offers.

Carvoeiro beach cove, Algarve, Portugal
Boat on Carvoeiro beach, Algarve, Portugal

History and Culture in Carvoeiro

According to historical sources, the current name of the village Carvoeiro would have derived from the word ‘Caboiere’, an ancient village of fishermen of medieval Arabic origin. The narrow streets, traditional houses with sea view were built around a fishing culture, in which the architecture was adapted to meet the needs of a working village. Head out to get one of the most sought-after photos in the Algarve region, in Benagil, a fishing village next to the Carvoeiro. The Gruta de Benagil is a place that definitely deserves a visit with its amazingly stunning natural rock formation. Villa holidays in Carvoeiro are a great way to explore the local culture.

Family villa holidays in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro is known because of its rocks that were eroded during thousands of years by nature which nowadays provides stunning spectacles not to be missed. If you book a family villa holiday in Carvoeiro, you’ll be able to take a boat trip from the beach to discover the fantastic natural wonders of the coastline. Alternatively take the kids to Slide & Splash water park in Lagoa, near Carvoeiro, with a total of 17 attractions and water slides including the Kamikaze slide with a dizzying descent. The park also has green spaces ideal for picnics, the whole family will enjoy a fun day out here. Staying in your holiday villa in Carvoeiro is a great way for the whole family to enjoy time away.

Lagoa cave on beach, Algarve, Portugal
Walkway down to Lagos beach, Algarve, Portugal

Adventurous activities in Carvoeiro

The Carvoeiro region will appeal to outdoor types, with activities including, sea kayaking, hiking, cycle or a round of golf on one of the region's famed courses. The party goers can head to the ‘Strip’ or perhaps Praia da Rocha, where you can party until the early hours, before heading back to your private villa for an early morning swim in your private pool to help wake you up for another day of adventure. Your Carvoeiro villa with private pool is the perfect place to relax, should you wish for a peaceful stay.

Romance in Carvoeiro

From your choice of romantic villas you can explore the local region. The sandy cove beach is popular and you can hire sunbeds and parasols or just take your towel and grab yourselves a quieter spot. Walk along the waterfront hand in hand and collect a few of the beautiful shells which wash up on the sand. Perhaps take a romantic boat trip setting sail from the beach, view the stunning coastline and beautiful caves from the sea, then watch as the sun sets in the distance.

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