Destination guide

Escape to Quarteira holiday lettings

With a storied past dating back to Roman times and quaint remnants of its history as a fishing village, Quarteira is a beautiful, exciting destination for beachgoers and families. No matter how you want to spend your holiday, you’ll find fascinating heritage sites, gorgeous scenery and numerous Blue Flag beaches to while away your afternoon. Holiday lettings in Quarteira put you in the heart of this vibrant area and all its culture.

Things to do

Activities near Quarteira holiday homes

You’ll find no shortage of things to do in Quarteira. Holiday homes put you in reach of exciting locations like the Vilamoura Marina, a lively marina with upscale dining and shopping complexes for a fun-filled day, and Cerro da Vila, a Roman ruin site with Bronze Age graves and Roman mosaics, baths, tanks and a necropolis. Loulé, a historic site with a medieval castle and fragments of its defensive walls and churches, is a great place to explore and learn about the ancient history of Quarteira. You may also enjoy The Museu Municipal de Loulé, a history museum with archaeological finds from the coastal and rural areas of Quarteira, such as weapons, stonework and utensils.


Activities and attractions in Quarteira

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Quarteira has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Aqua Show Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Vilamoura Tennis Center (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Ocean Golf Course Vale do Lobo (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Royal Golf Course Vale do Lobo (2 mi / 3.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Quarteira

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Quarteira

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Quarteira is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Falesia Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Quarteira Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Trafal Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Vilamoura Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Marina Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)

Beach areas near Quarteira holiday homes

Quarteira is known for its Blue Flag beaches, a system which indicates that the water is high-quality and ideal for swimming, surfing and water sports. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Praia de Quarteira, a golden-sand beach with a city backdrop and clear, blue waters, and Praia de Vilamoura, a stretch of golden sand near the harbour with a lively atmosphere and calm waters. Praia do Almargem, a secluded beach location with dramatic sand dunes and unspoilt forest areas, and Praia de Vale do Lobo, an upscale beach with beautiful waters, upscale dining and immaculate golf courses, are ideal spots to spend a day. For children and families, Praia de Falesia is a golden beach with rocky cliffs and shallow waters for swimming and wading.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Quarteira

The nearest airport is in Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Portimao (PRM), which is 27.6 mi (44.4 km) away.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Quarteira

Cod is a staple in Quarteira and the remainder of Portugal. The traditional Portuguese preparation of cod is baked with cabbage and potatoes, but many other recipes and seafood dishes can be found on menus throughout Quarteira restaurants. Fish and seafood dishes like stews, soups and rice recipes often use shellfish, oily fish or octopus fresh from the ocean or river for unrivalled flavour. For a sweet treat, try a pastel de nata, a custard tart in a flaky pastry, which is a recipe that originated at convents where nuns were gifted eggs by couples hoping to have a baby. You can experience this rich and historic food culture that was inspired by the azure waters surrounding Portugal by visiting a restaurant or eatery near your Quarteira holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Quarteira?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,036 holiday lettings around Quarteira. From 2,725 villas to 3,141 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Quarteira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Quarteira:

  • Encosta das Oliveiras: 1,041 holiday homes
  • Aldeia do Golfe: 235 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,304 holiday homes
  • Benagil: 690 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 1,350 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Quarteira? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Quarteira. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,119 holiday lettings
  • Vila Sol Golf: 8,546 holiday lettings
  • Pinhal Golf Course: 2,786 holiday lettings
  • Marina Beach: 8,828 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Tennis Center: 8,838 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Quarteira listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Quarteira?

Yes, of course. offers 2,725 Villas in Quarteira. Our other popular types of Quarteira holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 3,141 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 900 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 41 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Quarteira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,680 holiday homes with pool available in Quarteira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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