A visit to Carvoiero Algarve,
I have not visited this area for quite some time however what a surprise, great choice of restaurants, new boardwalk along the cliffs at sea front, great evening entertainment in the square at the centre of town and lots to do in the area.
O Patio, my favourite, located on the beach in the centre of Carvoiero this lovely restaurant offers a lovely selection of fish and meat courses, the turbot and prawns with rice is particularly good and the starter of clams and prawns piri piri are to die for, the friendly staff and location make it a must visit.
Wolf, if you are looking for a good steak and nice ambiance well worth a visit and walking distance to town centre
Viamar, for a great vale lunch look no further at the top of restaurant hill, the friendly team at Vimar makes this a pleasant stop for an early lunch, try the chicken piri piri and prawns with avocado
Villa Medici very popular restaurant at the top of restaurant hill, would recommend clams starter and prawns with pasta ,busy spot pre book
Try the following
Gelaodos Companhia ( Ice Creams), located just off the main square and perfect spot to visit after a nice meal , the choice of ice cream flavours is vast and really tasty, prepare to queue in high season, well worth it !
Fabrica Velha ( Bakery) The walk up the hill is worth just for a fresh Pastel de Nata( custard cake) and coffee, lots of fresh breads, cakes and pastries located on the outskirts of Carvoeiro on the one way system into town
Carvoeiro Boardwalk, if you want a romantic walk evening walk this is the spot , located on the cliffs overlooking Carvoeiro new addition and a must, views are spectacular and good spot to get the hunger pangs going , as they say the sea air is good for you
Where to stay
5 ***** resort located on the outskirts of Carvoeiro with a mix of twin rooms, 2 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom townhouses, ideal family resort with onsite entertainment, restaurants, tennis courts and lots of facilities for children, with 7 night prices starting at €1220 for a 2-bedroom suite in June this is an ideal destination for your next family holiday
Vale das Oliverias
5***** resort with a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom townhouses, located in a quite location with car hire recommended, excellent Spa and quality accommodation, the rooms are equipped to the highest quality and standard and are all air conditioned, lovely pool area ideal for a relaxing quite holiday, next to Pinta and Gramacho golf courses if you fancy a few holes in the evening, or resort would recommend this resort for the prefect getaway. Located between Carvoeiro and Ferraguda
Algar Seco Stunning Sea Views
A traditional Portuguese resort located on the sea front, Algar Seco has a mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom bungalows and private villas with swimming pools, the main pool area overlooks the sea and is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing, the pool side restaurant is a must foral for evening dining, Algarve Seco is the ideal resort for a relaxing holiday and only a 10-minute walk along the boardwalk into the town of Carvoeiro
La Colina Village
Ideal family resort located between Carvoeiro and Ferraguda,a mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom units, good value for money accommodation the rooms are comfortably furnished and the resort offers a complimentary bus service to beach and Carvoeiro, ideal for fam
The Algarve November 2013
Just returned from Portugal where we finalised our 2014 contracts and new additions to our Private Villa Collection. Its only when you get home and ease back into the wet and cold weather here in Ireland that you realise how relaxing and beautiful the Algarve is .We had the pleasure of visiting many resorts during the week including Quinta do lago with its stunning 4 and 5 star villas , we popped into Four Seasons Fairways and they were busy preparing for the 2014 season, Vilar do Golf,Vale do Lobo and Dunas Douradas were quiet but this is the time for re-painting and general repairs to ensure that the resorts are in top class condition for the on-coming season. We have taken on some new properties in Quinta Verde which is just outside Quinta and prices are very competitive. Dropped into Sr Frango my favourite Chicken Piri Piri restaurant on the Algarve and as always it was excellent, try the black pork as well.
Vilamoura was busy with golfers and the marina was still buzzing early evening, we have taken on lots of new 3 and 4 bedroom villas in the Vilamoura area which are been loaded to our website as we speak.
Albufeira , our choice of 2014 villas has increased greatly and all have private pools with particular emphasis on access to town centre.
Visited Alvor and Lagos and called into two of our best sellers Prainha Village Alvor and Vilabranca Lagos, the resorts were quiet but maintenance again were busy preparing for next year. Lagos town centre was still busy as it is a working town and all restaurants are open all year round, called into Conventos Dos Frades for lunch on top of the hill close to Tivoli Hotel, excellent fish and well worth a visit. Finally that afternoon drove westerly to visit some friends and “WOW” the best beaches in Europe and some of the best value restaurants on the Algarve, already looking forward to my next visit.
The Algarve is hard to beat!