One room with a double bed and w/c with shower. Living with with a big terrace (solarium).
Self-catering apartment , just 250 meters from the beach.
Parking place. Ideal for couple with a child seeking relaxation. Golf, horse riding, nightclubs and bars very close.
Most people who come for an Algarve holiday will head for a destination in this area of Algarve. This is probably because this area of the Algarve is the most commercialized and geared up for the 'tourist'. It has the largest concentration of hotels and apartments in the country and a selection of sporting and leisure activities to suit everyone.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 55 km, Nearest railway: Silves 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Faro is the capital of the Algarve, but it often ignored by visitors as a holiday destination, who consider it only as the place where the airport is. This is a shame because it is a vibrant town with plenty of history and architecture to enjoy. From Faro, travelling north-west, you'll come to Almancil. This is a small town which acts as a hub for the resorts found along the coastal stretch here. These are Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and the Vila Sol Resort which are in the heart of Algarve's 'Golden Triangle' formed by Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura and Loulé. Right next to Vilamoura is its less glamorous neighbour Quarteira. In-between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are he smaller luxury developments of Dunas Douradas and Vale do Garrão.
Before you arrive at the bustling and most popular resort in the Central Algarve, Albufeira, you'll find the two purpose built resorts, Pine Cliffs and Balaia Golf Village near the town of Olhos d'Agua. Travelling further west you'll find the resorts of Armação de Pera, a small resort dominated by high-rise buildings and the quiet village of Porches, famed for it's pottery.
A little further along the coast is Carvoeiro, a pretty little resort still with the charms of the fishing village it once was. Travelling north and inland about 13km, you'll come to the historic town of Silves, once the capital of the Algarve, lying on the banks of the River Arade. Travelling down the River Arade to the sea, on the eastern side is a small but attractive fishing village, Ferragudo, yet to be ravished by high-rise hotel developments. On the other side of the Arade estuary, and now in the West Algarve is Portimão, a busy fishing port and an important commercial centre in the Algarve and its off-shoot the lively Praia da Rocha. Just down the road is the quieter fishing village of Alvor.
Carvoeiro Beach is fishermen beach and nowadays a cosmopolitan tourist centre very well known in the Algarve.
The beach has a small bay of crystalline waters, being a very sheltered beach from harsh winds.
Here one might rent a boat to visit the local sea caverns and isolated beaches nearby. This is a perfect beach for families.
There are a lot of restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, and handicraft shops.