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Relax in quaint, outdoorsy villa surroundings at Carvoeiro

Another Algarve coast resort town with a quaint, outdoorsy feel is Carvoeiro, which is a fabulous holiday destination for anyone wanting villas to rent in Portugal. The rocky cliffs and golden sandy beaches that make up the shoreline are visually appealing highlights of the dramatic natural scenery. Carvoeiro prides itself on being a traditional Portuguese resort town, which well-serves the holiday visitors who frequent this coastal paradise. While the coast and city centre get most of the attention, the nearby countryside is ideal for hiking and exploring the unique orange-coloured cliffs that surround the region.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Carvoeiro

While Carvoeiro is given over to laidback days of beachcombing and bobbing above the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the nearby city of Portimao has a whole host of more cultural pursuits. It's only 20 minutes' drive away and boasts institutions like Portimao Museum – expect an odyssey through all the Roman, Moorish and Christian peoples that have shaped the Western Algarve over the centuries, along with a journey through Portugal's industrial age and seafaring booms. It's fascinating stuff.


Things to do near Carvoeiro holiday homes

That wide horseshoe of blonde sand is the real focal point of Carvoeiro. If you manage to bag yourself one of the sought-after Carvoeiro holiday rentals with views down from the clifftops to the Atlantic, then congratulations – you can look forward to morning yoga sessions set to the sound of sloshing waves, or evening swims just a short stroll from your bed. For the more adventurous, long walks along the Carvoeiro Boardwalk and the rugged coast are perfect, while those less inclined to head out will enjoy the clutch of local spas and cooking schools.

Day trips

Day trips near Carvoeiro holiday homes

Carvoeiro is the ideal base camp for exploring the wonders of Algarve. Holiday homes are close to fascinating locations like Cape St. Vincent, a headland with a historic lighthouse and cliff, and Ria Formosa, a set of barrier island with hiking and cycling routes. You could also visit Ponta da Piedade, a scenic rock formation with caves and grottoes to explore by boat.


Climate for your stay in Carvoeiro holiday homes

Carvoeiro is a beach town at heart. That means it is always at its best when the sun's shining and the Atlantic is warm. Cue the summer months between June and August. That is always the most popular time for folk flocking to Carvoeiro holiday rentals, offering regular temperatures in the high 20s and loads of dry weather to boot. That said, plenty of people do come in spring months like May and autumn months like September, too. Doing that means a quieter vibe and the chance of some chilly evenings – just pack a sweater and raincoat to be sure.

Natural features

Coastal treats in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro sits where the Central Algarve turns into the Western Algarve. It's a place famed across Europe for its distinctive beaches, and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. The town itself drapes over a series of high cliffs behind one glimmering stretch of golden-brown sand. The Atlantic sometimes rolls in with salt-spraying swells but is mostly calm during the summer months, glowing blue-green against the high rock stacks of the coast. Heading east or west along the cliffs will reveal some breathtaking geological formations and inlets.


Top beaches near Carvoeiro holiday homes

Carvoeiro has miles of pristine coastline for swimming and sunbathing on your trip. Holiday lettings can be found near stunning beach locales like Praia do Carvalho, a scenic seaside destination with tunnels to the beach, and Praia do Vale de Centeanes, a sandy beach with a cliff backdrop and turquoise waters. You could also spend the day at Carvoerio Beach, a quiet beach that’s popular for watersports.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Carvoeiro

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 28.2 mi (45.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Carvoeiro?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,657 holiday lettings around Carvoeiro. From 1,496 villas to 2,266 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 Carvoeiro?

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 Carvoeiro:

  • Areias Dos Moinhos: 415 holiday homes
  • Sesmarias: 810 holiday homes
  • Benagil: 728 holiday homes
  • Albufeira Old Town: 1,311 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 383 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 Carvoeiro? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carvoeiro. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,221 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Marina: 10,210 holiday lettings
  • Lagos Marina: 6,010 holiday lettings
  • Balaia Golf Village: 9,772 holiday lettings
  • Algarve Shopping Mall: 11,735 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carvoeiro 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 Carvoeiro?

Yes, of course. offers 1,496 Villas in Carvoeiro. Our other popular types of Carvoeiro holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,266 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 718 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 38 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carvoeiro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,502 holiday homes with pool available in Carvoeiro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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