Carvoeiro is a small place in the Algarve that managed to keep its charme. The perfect destination for whomever is looking for some calm and tranquility.
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Carvoeiro is a picturesque village in the Algarve region. It overlooks an astonishing coast, being the perfect destination for tourists looking for peace and relax.

Here you will find untouched beaches and a traditional environment. Carvoeiro is very popular among adult couples and travelers looking for a place off the beaten path. It is a destination loved also by many families, thanks to the quality of its services.

Carvoeiro became a municipality in 2001. It has Roman origins and, according to some historical researches, the name of the village comes from the term “Caboiere“, which refers to the ancient name of a fishing village from the Islamic-medieval period.

Carvoeiro’s beaches

Carvoeiro overlooks the sea and its beach, named Praia do Carvoeiro, is sandy and boarded by cliffs. It is not too big, therefore during the high season it can get pretty crowded. This is the only beach that can be reached on foot from the center along with the small Praia do Paraiso, a very secluded cove.

Alternatively, the closest beach is Praia do Vale de Centeanes. If you don’t have your own vehicle, you can take the shuttle bus connecting several places along the coast.

The area around Carvoeiro is characterized by cliffs, caves, coves, and the opportunity to go on private or group boat trips.

Things to do in Carvoeiro

Benagil caves are among the most photographed natural attractions of the Algarve. They are characterized by three gaps shaped by the sea. It is possible to visit the caves on a boat tour, on a kayak or also swimming, even if this last option is not the safest!

To the west there is an old fort built in 1670 as a defensive fortress. Today only its door has survived. Nearby it is possible to visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Encarnaçao, which overlooks the sea.

Near Carvoeiro there is the lighthouse of Alfazima, located on the most extreme edge of Alfazima. It is a squared tower built in 1920.

Tours and activities

To begin with, water sports are a real must within the whole Algarve region. Here in Carvoeiro it is possible to go kayking, diving, and snorkelling.

It is also the perfect location to go on a boat trip. Boats leaving from here are very small allowing visitors to explore the several caves scattered around the coast, including the beautiful Grutas de Benagil. Tours usually last 1 or 2 hours, and usually include dolphin watching.

Guided tours to the Benagil Caves

Foot or bike paths

Hiking and biking lovers will have plenty of choice among the several paths along the coast that offer a stunning view. One of the most famous one is O Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, which extends for 5 kilometers from Praia da Centeanes to Praia da Marinha.

It is not the easiest path, but it is perfect for trained travelers. An alternative and easier path is Passerella Carvoeiro, which goes from the center of Carvoeiro to Algar Seco.

How to get to Carvoeiro

From Faro’s airport it is better to reach Carvoeiro by renting a car and follow the directions towards Portimao. Public transports are not very efficient around this area, and you may run the risk of wasting lots of time to move around.

Carvoeiro Weather

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Where to stay in Carvoeiro

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Recommended hotels in Carvoeiro

We offer a selection of hotels at Carvoeiro to suit all categories of travellers. The most booked by tourists are the sea-facing hotels, often right on the beach. If you want to play it safe, choose one of the following: they are among the most booked hotels in Carvoeiro, sorted by number of reviews.

Tivoli Carvoeiro
Carvoeiro - Apartado 1299, Vale Covo Praia do CarvoeiroExtra sanitary measures
8.9Fabulous 3.966 reviews
Situated in the picturesque town of Carvoeiro, overlooking Vale Covo, the renovated 5-star Tivoli Carvoeiro offers high standards of quality, ideal for family holidays and memorable events.The nearest beaches Carvoeiro & Centeanes are located around 900 meters.
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Carvoeiro Hotel
Carvoeiro - Carvoeiro Hotel, Sitio Mato SerraoExtra sanitary measures
8.0Very good 2.057 reviews
Situated in Carvoeiro, 1. 2 km from Carvoeiro Beach, Carvoeiro Hotel features accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.
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Hotel Carvoeiro Plaza
Carvoeiro - Praia do CarvoeiroExtra sanitary measures
8.4Very good 1.430 reviews
Situated in the heart of the typical village of Carvoeiro, the Hotel Carvoeiro Plaza finds itself within 25 metres of the beach. .
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Apartments and vacation homes in Carvoeiro

If you prefer space, privacy and the ability to prepare your own meals to a hotel holiday, book a holiday home at Carvoeiro. We recommend a few below, but in this case we advise you to book early because houses and apartments for rent at Carvoeiro are in high demand.

Placid Village
Carvoeiro - Sitio Dos Moinhos - Rua Guiné BissauExtra sanitary measures
9.1Superb 962 reviews
Located just 1. 5 km from Carvoeiro, Placid Village offers air-conditioned and self-catering apartments.
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Monte Dourado
Carvoeiro - Rua Dos Combatentes, Lote 1, Carvoeiro
8.6Fabulous 789 reviews
With a stunning hill-top location overlooking Carvoeiro Beach, Monte Dourado is a short walk from Carvoeiro village. It offers apartments with traditional décor, 5 outdoor pools and 2 tennis courts.
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Apartments Miramare Miramonte
Carvoeiro - Rua do Casino, n41Extra sanitary measures
8.6Fabulous 160 reviews
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Apartments Miramare Miramonte is situated in Carvoeiro. Carvoeiro Beach is 100 metres away.
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