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Have you ever been to Carvoeiro?

Carvoeiro is a small village located in the southern region of Portugal, the Algarve. In the past it was a fishing village and nowadays is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations that every traveler should have in their bucketlist. The landscape is of charming white houses that crumble next to calcareous cliffs, bathed by the sea of crystalline turquoise waters. Carvoeiro is a heavenly image, close to the best beaches in the Algarve, and according to CNN, one of the best beaches in the world, Praia da Marinha. By knowing the beaches of Carvoeiro you will be visiting a hidden gem of the world, until then, and completing your vision of paradise. Right in the center of the village, next to the beach of Carvoeiro, you will find many bars and restaurants ready to welcome you with the best of Portuguese hospitality, in a charming environment while enjoying a fresh drink and the paradisiacal view. It is one of the highlights of the Algarve, whose natural beauty will enchant you with every view.

Best Things To Do in Carvoeiro

1 - Marinha Beach

Having been named as one of the best beaches in the world by various sources, the Marinha Beach is the jewel of the Algarve. It presents a paradisiacal landscape where the cliffs and rocks kiss the sea, and visitors can swim in the clear water or relax in the sun on the white sand.

2 - Boat Tours to the Marine Caves

The coastal region that covers the village of Carvoeiro is full of beautiful beaches between cliffs and magnificent rocks. In some of these rocks are formed incredible marine caves, which, having only access by the sea, can only be visited by boat. One of the highlights of your stay will be a stroll in these caves.

3 - Visit the Algar Seco

Algar Seco is a group of rock formations that, shaped by the wind, transform the coast of Carvoeiro into a unique scenery. You can walk very carefully along the paths between the rocks, and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea and the lagoons and caves hidden in the cliffs, which for generations have kept the secrets of the Algarve.

4 - Carvoeiro Beach

Carvoeiro Beach is one of the most visited beaches in the Algarve, located right next to the village center. It has high quality services, from hotels to restaurants, to satisfy the needs of tourists. Being surrounded by cliffs, it is a beach without great waves and suitable for bathers and family fun.

5 - Get to know the center of the village

The main economic sector of the local population is tourism, so the entire center of the village of Carvoeiro is aimed at tourists. There are a lot of restaurants and bars to cater to visitors, and the streets are full of South-European charm.

6 - Carvalho Beach

After descending a staircase and passing through two tunnels inside cliffs you arrive at the beautiful Carvalho Beach. Next to Carvoeiro, this small beach is a favorite of visitors, due to its charming and peculiar shape. Whoever visits has the impression of being on a secret beach.

7 - Alfanzina Lighthouse

The Alfanzina Lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions of Carvoeiro, situated next to Carvoeiro beach and the village center. Built on the top of a cliff with the purpose of guiding the boats and fishermen of the region, nowadays it is part of the traditional landscape of the Algarve and the history of the village of Carvoeiro.

8 - Centeanes Valley Beach

Another well-known treasure is the beach of the Centeanes valley. Its sea has incredibly beautiful blue shades under the sun in contrast to the warm sand and tourists love it. It is a beach surrounded by cliffs and, being smaller, is more easily found (almost) empty, ideal for those who seek a relaxing moment.

9 - Visit the Grotto of Benagil

In a village near Carvoeiro is the famous Benagil Cave, one of the most beautiful marine caves in the world. You can get to know this huge grotto pierced to the feet of the sea in boating, kayaking or even SUP from cities all over the Algarve.

10 - Walk on the Footbridge

The newly built footbridge of Carvoeiro is perfect for a walk in the morning or during a late afternoon while admiring the sunset. Many locals already enjoy it daily, and there are those who visit it only for the observation of local birds, as well as the rock formations and blue horizon.

What People Are Saying

"Bruno and Carlos were very good skippers. We saw a lot of caves and made many pictures of them. "
"The kayak tour of the caves was an amazing experience. The guide, Octavian, was very friendly and took the time for us, we ended up doing 30 minutes more than expected. Kayaking along the coast and in the caves was a fun experience. We will certainly do this tour again when we come back in Algarve! Thank you !! Le tour en kayak des grottes était une expérience incroyable. Le guide, Octavian, était très sympa et a pris tout son temps pour nous faire visiter les grottes, le tour a même duré 30 min de plus que prévu. C'était très amusant de faire du kayak le long de la côte et d'aller dans des grottes en kayak. On refera certainement le tour avec le même guide lorsque nous reviendrons en Algarve ! Merci !!"
"Our Tour got cancelled because of bad weather / waves. In the evening before we got a message with this information. Further we arranged, in case the weather next morning will be better, we go on this one. 8:30 in the morning we got the info, weather is still not good enough. So, the service of this company was great and I hope we can do the tour next year. cu"
"We booked at 10PM the night before the 9.30AM tour and ExperiTour got back to us within 20 mins or so confirming our tickets. Fast and efficient service - most impressed!! "
"Nos remolcaron hacia la zona de las cuevas. Luego comenzamos a remar por las diferentes cuevas mientras iba dándonos datos interesantes sobre lo que íbamos viendo, tras más de dos horas en los kayaks paramos en una playa unos 45 minutos para jugar con palas, pelotas, tablas de paddle surf, snorkel etc todo proporcionado por ellos. Para finalizar nos permitieron volver hasta el punto de encuentro remando. El guía hacia bromas con todos e hizo el tour muy ameno."
"Um passeio espectacular!!!"

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