Holidays in Carvoeiro

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Holidays in Carvoeiro, Portugal

Dazzling white buildings and golden sandy beaches are what you'll find on a holiday to Carvoeiro in Portugal's Algarve.

A former fishing village, this pretty resort retains much of its traditional charm and is a popular choice for Algarve holidays. Carvoeiro holidays have a good range of activities to choose from, and with a one-hour transfer from the airport and a short plane journey of just two and a half hours from the UK you can be enjoying a cheap Carvoeiro holiday in no time at all!

At lowcostholidays, we search out the best daily deals to bring you cheap Carvoeiro holidays. With an excellent choice of accommodation, you'll find luxury 4-star hotels and cheap all-inclusive holidays in Carvoeiro. Why not try the 5* Agua Hotels Vale da Lapa? It has a prime location and rests close to the Carvoeiro and Canerios beaches, two of the best in the whole of the Algarve.

If you want something less expensive then take a look at our self-catering apartments and villas which are an excellent base for a holiday.

Carvoeiro Couples

Relax and Unwind

Couples looking for a laid-back resort with the freedom to do as much or as little as they like need look no further than Carvoeiro.

This fishing village shows off the Algarve's natural beauty, with a charming village and stunning coastline, and you can relax your days away on the beach. Good food and drink can be had at local restaurants and bars, of which there are many scattered among the whitewash buildings.

Relaxing Days

Carvoeiro offers couples a truly relaxing holiday, both with the sandy beach and the general atmosphere of the village. Wherever you stay in Carvoeiro you'll never be far from the coast and you can spend as many days as you wish soaking up the Algarve sun.

For a better view of the coastline where you are staying, you could rent a boat and relax out at see. Peace and quiet can be had at Carvoeiro should you wish to find it.


To experience Carvoeiro at its best, the village needs to be seen through relaxed, yet lively eyes. To chill out one evening, stroll the coast and find a quiet bar or restaurant on any corner. Not far away you can even have a party.

Vilamoura, which you can reach by bus, has everything you might expect from a vibrant nightspot to a casino, plenty of bars and several clubs, all awaiting you for an action-packed night.


Location and frills are what you want on a couples holiday.

With Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro, this is exactly what you'll get. Sitting atop the cliff, overlooking Vale Covo, this hotel offers 4-star luxury for you and your loved one. It has everything you could possibly want, just remember to check out the village too!

On the hilltops is the Monte Santo Resort, surrounded by luscious gardens. This all-suite resort is perfect for honeymoons or just to spoil your other half, and spoiled you will be with spa treatments, golf and tennis all at your feet.

Carvoeiro Family


This former fishing village is a picturesque place to take the family for a summer holiday. It has all the charm you might expect from the Algarve, being tucked into the dramatic coastline, with a gorgeous sandy beach to boot.

The whitewash buildings form the landscape of this charming town, with plenty to see and do in the resort.


The big reason to go to Carvoeiro on holiday is to relax, and for that there is a lovely beach down from the town centre and others along the coastline, but aside from that there is plenty for you and the children to do.

Zoomarine, at Guia, is a theme park and aquarium, including rides and presentations with dolphins and birds of prey. If the kids haven't had enough water-park fun, then take them to the Slide and Splash for another fix. Family fun is never far from Carvoeiro.

Eating and Drinking

Carvoeiro is a wonderful place to sample both local and international cuisine. In and around the village you can find many restaurants to suit parents and children, with fish popular everywhere thanks to Carvoeiro's coastal location.

For the adults, the Lagoa region is renowned as a winemaking area, so lovers of aromatic, smooth and velvety wines will find many treats at local wineries.

Family Hotels

When staying as a family it is important to be near all the local amenities and important areas, and Carvoeiro has plenty of hotels to fit this bill.

Hotel Mirachoro Praia is just 600 metres from the shops, restaurants and, importantly, the beach. It has a separate pool for children so is very family-friendly.

If you choose to stay slightly out of town, Rocha Brava offers 4-star luxury, including a gym, tennis courts and a free shuttle bus to that all-important beach.


Carvoeiro Highlights

Top Attraction

The most spectacular view in Carvoeiro can be seen just 750 metres east from the main town square. This wonderful rock formation presents many photographic opportunities, with plenty to see for birdwatchers.

There is a natural tunnel through the wall, which gives a fantastic view of the cliffs and the sea. Take a picnic or eat at the restaurant on-site for a pleasant meal as the sun sets.

Top Beach

East of the town centre of Carvoeiro is the stunning Marinha Beach. It has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with stunning cliff views and an excellent quality of water for swimming.

Low tide has two areas to relax, and the sheltered sea area is fantastic for families with less confident swimmers and snorkelling.

Top Restaurant

Regarded as the top restaurant in Carvoeiro by most who have eaten there, Happys is a great place to taste local Portuguese as well as Dutch cuisine.

The restaurant focuses on doing a few dishes very well, and the atmosphere is a big part of the reason so many people keep returning. So for a dining experience that sums up Carvoeiro as a whole, be sure to book a table at Happys.

Carvoeiro Sports

Fun Filled

If you are planning a sporting holiday in the Algarve, Carvoeiro is a great base, both for being central to explore the east and west of the island and for returning to spend a day on the beach to recuperate.

If golfing is your thing, the area has plenty of courses and the more active can find activities to suit them as well. Of course, being a coastal town, water sports are rife in the area.


Future and former golfing stars have been coming to the Algarve for the best part of 30 years. The spectacular scenery and year-round weather is perfect as a backdrop to the sport, with the main golf season lasting from late Autumn to late Spring.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s the south coast of Portugal blossomed many golf courses, and a holiday in Carvoeiro will allow you to take advantage of many of these breathtaking courses.

Water Sports

In Carvoeiro and the surrounding areas there is plenty for the avid water-sport fan to do. These sports vary in levels of extremeness according to how brave you are feeling.

If your holiday is all about relaxing, boat tours, fishing excursions and boat charters are all available along the Algarve coast, with snorkelling an option.

For the more extreme, head to one of many kitesurfing or windsurfing centres and see where the wind takes you!

Explore the Coast

When staying in Carvoeiro, exploring the coast is a necessity. And being centrally located, it is a perfect place from which to plan a coastal walk or drive.

Those looking to hike can join rambles or can discover the coastline at their own leisure, although a car is usually a good idea to find some of the best hiking spots. Families can take bikes along and cycle some of the same paths used for walking.

Discover some of the windy roads of the Algarve by car, but be sure to bring a camera to snap the many different points of view you will discover. Elsewhere, hitching a ride with a fisherman will show you the coast from a magnificent viewpoint.