Destination guide

Be charmed by Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro's a looker, even for the Algarve. Framed by beaming cliffs of gold-flecked sandstone, its beautiful beach is the place to while away the summer days. Evening pulls people back up to the town centre, where sizzling fish cuts are grilled on Portuguese barbecues and the bars tick over to feel-good vibes. Swimming, surfing and good old sunning sessions are the 3 draws that drive most people to seek out Carvoeiro holiday rentals, whether that means a clifftop cottage or a luxury villa with a pool in its palm-shaded garden.

Things to do

Exploring local culture around 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.


Looking to the beach in Carvoeiro

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.


Chase the Algarve sun to Carvoeiro

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.

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.

Where to stay around Carvoeiro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,458 holiday lettings near Carvoeiro. From 1,808 Villas to 730 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carvoeiro is on HomeAway.

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:

  • Benagil: 677 holiday homes
  • Sesmarias: 773 holiday homes
  • Areias Dos Moinhos: 385 holiday homes
  • Galé: 1,580 holiday homes
  • Praia da Rocha: 790 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carvoeiro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carvoeiro Beach: 9,283 holiday lettings
  • Vale de Milho Golf: 10,150 holiday lettings
  • Benagil Beach: 10,446 holiday lettings
  • Carvalho Beach: 10,491 holiday lettings
  • Alfanzina Lighthouse: 10,271 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carvoeiro listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 1,808 Villas in Carvoeiro. Our other popular types of Carvoeiro holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 730 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 2,739 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 47 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 3,947 holiday homes with pool available in Carvoeiro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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