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Carvoeiro is a brilliantly positioned resort on Portugal's Algarve coastline that's great for relaxed breaks with the kids, as a couple, or just with friends. It's not the largest or busiest resort in the area, but if you want to enjoy a spectacular coastal spot, with all the facilities you need for an amazing break, holidays in Carvoeiro are perfect.
Once a small, traditional fishing village, Carvoeiro has retained much of its original charm, and the sheltered sandy bay is beautifully situated between dramatic cliff faces jutting out into the water. Fishing boats still bob about on the water, and, while the town centre does have shops, bars and restaurants for holidaymakers to enjoy, tourism hasn't spoilt the natural landscape, with fantastic walking trails to be found.
For great value Carvoeiro holidays, Direct Holidays should be your first port of call. Book your break to this charming Algarve holiday spot and look forward to a laidback escape within easy reach of the area's attractions.
For a change of pace, Carvoeiro's nearby neighbour Albufeira is less than half an hour away and is the liveliest spot on the Algarve. Here you'll find Blue Flag beaches galore, as well as a traditional old town and amazing nightlife. If you fancy a big night out, the strip is the place to really let your hair down.
Just along the coast from Carvoeiro you come across Alvor, a picturesque resort with stunning beaches, a pretty village and some of the best beauty spots the Algarve has to offer. The Alvor coastline is spectacular, with a Blue Flag beach, towering cliffs, hidden coves and jutting rocks. Away from the beach the lagoon competes to be the jewel in Alvor's crown, where you can canoe and spot all manner of wildlife. If you're looking for a fantastic daytrip to take on Carvoeiro holidays, Alvor won't disappoint as one of the most scenic spots on the Algarve.
A trip to Silves makes a great choice of excursion for those who crave culture on holiday. An impressive castle and Gothic cathedral tower over the cobbled streets of the old town below, and the river Arade offers boat trips for a close up look at the Algarve countryside.
If you like to indulge in a little retail therapy while on your jollies, holidays to Carvoeiro won't disappoint. Within 15 minutes you have the shopping mecca of Portimao, said to be one of the best shopping centres on the Algarve. As well as the town centre shops that specialise in leather goods, you also have the Aqua Portimao shopping mall, the largest in the western Algarve, to curb those shop 'till you drop urges!
If that's not enough for you, you also have the Algarve Shopping Centre in Guia within easy reach, with over 100 shops for you to splash the cash in!
Slide & Splash
No summer holiday is complete without a trip to a waterpark, especially if you're travelling with kids. On holidays to Carvoeiro you'll be spoilt for choice with not one but two fantastic waterparks within reach. Choose from Slide & Splash in Lagoa and Aqualand Algarve, to keep waterbabies and daredevils of all ages happy.
Treat the Kids
Carvoeiro is perfect for families. As well as providing a relaxed base with a brilliant, safe, sandy beach, Carvoeiro is close to plenty of fun days out that little ones will love. As well as the waterparks, days out to the Zoomarine Sealife Park in Guia and Krazy World in Algoz will put smiles on little faces and make some brilliant family memories to look back on.
Carvoeiro is a fantastic choice for those looking for a best of all worlds break. Spend your time enjoying the natural attractions in this pretty resort, relaxing on the sandy bay, hiking the cliffs and maybe even exploring underwater with one of Carvoeiro's dive schools. Or perhaps you'd prefer to explore the surrounding resorts and attractions; whatever you choose, holidays in Carvoeiro are bound to please.
The Algarve is one of the most popular European destinations with holidaymakers, and for good reason. Boasting a beautiful golden coastline with several Blue Flag beaches, stunning cliff faces and picturesque resorts, there's an Algarve spot for everyone. Whether you want lively resorts or a quieter escape, you'll find you perfect Algarve package holiday at Direct Holidays.