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Make a holiday rental, home, or villa in Carvoeiro or Lagoa, Portugal your home away from home

The Carvoeiro / Lagoa region of the Algarve is a popular holiday destination for people of all ages. This is because the area has plenty of sun, and plenty of sea as well as a rich culture. With a rocky coastline, interrupted by serene inlets, coves and small beaches, holiday villas and luxury villas are nestled into the fantastic scenery. Self-catering holiday rentals combine freedom and privacy to ensure you can get the most out of the Carvoeiro & Lagoa region.

Thing to do in Lagoa/Carvoeiro, Portugal

The best way to discover the diverse coastline and to get your bearings is to hire a boat and a captain, and cruise down the coast, stopping off at secluded beaches and fishing villages. These can be taken from Carvoeiro or Benagil beach. Also out on the waves, the deep sea fishing is sensational, with the opportunity of catching marlin, swordfish, billfish, tuna, giant conga and blue, mako and hammer-head sharks.

If you are looking for a golfing holiday, there are some demanding courses in the area, the Vale de Milho, Vale de Pinta and Quinta do Gramacho are all 18 hole courses open to the public. There is also plenty to entertain any children on holiday in the Lagoa region, with Krazy World, mini golf, swimming pools, petting farms, quad bikes, horse riding, tennis and horse riding.

Places to holiday in the Carvoeiro/Lagoa region

The nice thing with this area is that a rented holiday villa here does not stop you enjoying everything there is to see on the coast. There are very good transport links, and everything is relatively close.

Carvoeiro is a charming town nestles in a bay, with cliffs on either side. It is a fantastic base to enjoy the region. For slightly more secluded destinations, Ferragudo is a quite fishing village a few miles down the coast, on an un-spoilt beach, and Sesmarias is in a conservation area, which prohibits further development, meaning it will retain its quiet coastal village feel for many years.

Rocha Brava, whilst being a lively beach resort, has been developed with conservation very much in mind. The buildings are all single storey, and there are huge amounts of green open spaces, trees and even an artificial lake. This is an ideal resort for young families, as there baby sitting facilities and plenty of activities.

Finally, for those with a fascination in the destinations history and culture, Silves is the town you are looking for. The remains of the castle are a good starting point for discovery.

Weather in Lagoa/Carvoeiro

Temperatures in the winter are still around 16°C, and the summers are hot and dry, averaging around 30°C. However, visitors are reminded that the nights can still get pretty cold, so a jumper is suggested!

Travel to Lagoa/Carvoeiro, Portugal

Flights come to Faro (FAO) which is the closest international airport to the region. British Airways, BMI, RyanAir, Easy Jet and many other carriers provide flights from Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN), Manchester (MAN), Bournemouth (BOH) and others.

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                                                                                            Good size great pool

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                                                                                            Lovely villa walking distance to main shops and restaurants. ( uphill on the way home but good exercise!) great size pool. Maid came everyday which was a bonus. No aircon In bedrooms which we needed in June and no English channels but overall would stay here again.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            It was a wonderful place to have a family vacation.

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                                                                                            Our family had a wonderful two weeks vacation in Portugal. The villa "O Pomar de Faria" is amazing with beautiful Bougainvillea and natural salty water swimming pool. The villa is fully equipped with all the utensils. The villa is also near by many nice restaurants. The BBQ griller using woods can cook a family meal within minutes. The villa is only 8 minutes walking distance to the nearby beach "Praia Vale Centeanes" which is very convenience for the youngsters. The owners, Chris and Jenny are wonderful and very friendly people. They even prepared some food and drink for us when we arrived in the villa. Everyone from age 21 to 89 year old all had a fabulous time. We appreciated the Sangria and Portugal sausages Chris and Jenny treated us before our departure. I also enjoyed very much the home grown organic mulberries which Chris and Jenny gave us. They were so sweet and delicious! Wonderful and unforgettable vacation! Guiru & Philip Nash and family
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Absolutely perfect, wouldn't hesitate to book again

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                                                                                            We were a little apprehensive about booking a villa separately, but as we were taking 5 teenage children a large pool and a bit privacy was top of our list, we just hoped the villa was as described. It turned out to be perfect for us and exactly as described. It’s a great size villa, well laid out and has everything you could want. The pool is massive and very deep....around 3m. We opted for the pool heating and it was spot on, it really took the edge off the water, as a result we used it all day long. The great thing for the kids was the ability to use the pool first thing in the morning and even late at night, we’re used to pools opening and closing at certain times so this was amazing for us. Swimming at night in a heated pool with the stars over your head was brilliant! All the bedrooms are twins and a good size, two have ensuite, there’s a large bathroom and separate toilet, decent dining areas (inside and out) and a well equipped kitchen. There’s plenty of space to catch up on a tan if that’s your thing with a great roof terrace that gets sun all day long. We didn’t pay for air-conditioning so it was quite hot in the villa but fortunately there’s plenty of fans to move some of the hot air about. The villa is in a lovely quiet area but even with five teenagers we didn’t feel like we were making too much noise or being a nuisance, there’s quite a lot of space between villas which I think helps. If I had to pick a downside it would be the distance you need to walk to the local shops…….you pay the price for peace and quiet. We didn’t get a hire car as on google maps everything you need is within 15-30 min walk. We thought it would be straightforward but it’s a hilly place so when you’re going up/down hills in 30+ degree heat, we’ll, it was tiring to say the least. We ended up getting a taxi to pick us up from the villa to take us to the centre of town, even a minibus was only 8 Euro’s so not too expensive. Fortunately, everything we needed to know was in the welcome book, taxi number, shop locations, everything. We are already talking about our next trip out, which is very rare for us. We never seem to go back to places but we loved it here. If you’re considering this villa or have booked it I would recommend you pay for pool heating, get the welcome pack so you have food & beer when you arrive, pay for air-conditioning and consider getting a hire car, although it’s not essential if you’re willing to get taxi’s and pay for the transfers.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016