Carvoeiro charm location for a family holiday.
Carvoeiro is a beautiful seaside holiday resort located on the Portuguese southern Algarve coast. It is a place without fanfare if somewhat hidden away. Its accessible via the N 124 from Lagoa. On arrival in Lagoa on the N125 in the centre of town turn left at the traffic lights onto the N 124. Carvoeiro was a tradition fishing village for a few hundred years. It was originally organised through the municipality of Lagoa but in the mid 1980s it became a parish and eventually in 2001 a municipality of its own.
From the 1960s onward, tourism gradually became the economic base of the area, with many new hotels, apartment complexes, shops, roads, and significant improvements to infrastructures completed to attract visitors to the town. GoHolidayLets have an number of well location self catering accommodation in this area.
History has been kind to Carvoeiro it appears to have been too small to attract the attention of naval aggressors or would be conquers. Wikipedia list “It’s one claim to fame, historically speaking, is that in 1554 a naval battle took place off Cape Carvoeiro when a Portuguese flotilla attacked the Turkish corsair, Xaramet, and destroyed his fleet”. Nowadays it is regularly invaded by sun seeking holiday goers looking the enjoy the local beach. Parasols and beach loungers are the items to be seen on the sand. GoHolidayLets have an number of well location self catering accommodation in this area.
Carvoeiro is very popular for family holidays as there is such a large choice of self-catering accommodation and has all the things you are likely to want in quite a compact area around the town centre. A lot of the accommodation is in new residential areas on the outskirts as the developments have spread, but it is all in keeping – this isn’t an area of high rise hotels and apartment blocks. Carvoeiro is a modern resort with developments and streets laid out in flowing style. The beach at Benagil is very much Lagoa shores backed by stone cliffs.
Carvoeiro has a modern charm about and visitors return year after year. The open-sided village square, allow to eat al fresco with views past the colourful fishing boats to the sea. A few steps and you’re on sand, kicking off your sandals to enjoy Carvoeiro’s small sandy beach which is sheltered by cliffs rising up from the bay.
Carvoeiro is known for its typical rocky beaches and caves. The boat trips to visit the local sea caverns and isolated beaches nearby while enjoying the breath taking landscapes are not to be missed! Don’t miss out enjoy your self catering holiday in Carvoeiro.