Carvoeiro

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What does Carvoeiro mean?

Carvoeiro is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality ( concelho) of Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Lagoa e Carvoeiro. The population in 2011 was 2,721, in an area of 11.66 km². It is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Lagoa.

What is the densidade of Carvoeiro?

Densidade: 192,7 h/km². Foi elevada a vila em 19 de Abril de 2001 recebendo o nome Vila de Carvoeiro. Esta pitoresca vila de pescadores, com uma longa história de assentamento, tem crescido nas últimas décadas na principal zona turística do concelho. Tem uma série de belas praias protegidas por clifts.

Where is Carvoeiro in the Algarve?

Carvoeiro in the Algarve is a small village in the south of Portugal, right by the ocean. This means you can enjoy some nice days on the beach and also delight yourself with wonderful Portuguese cuisine.

Why book a Carvoeiro holiday?

The majority of tourists visit Carvoeiro purely for a relaxed beach holiday, but there is a surprising amount to see and do within the surrounding region. This includes historic towns to discover, challenging hiking trails, exciting boat tours or the thrill of the Algarve’s theme and water parks.

What is Carvoeiro known for?

Carvoeiro is a small village in the western Algarve. According to historical sources, the name of the village derives from “Caboiere”, an old name for a fishing village of the Arab-medieval period. There is evidence pointing to the Roman presence in the village, as well as an extensive maritime activity.

Is there a beach in Carvoeiro?

Unlike many other Algarve resort towns, Carvoeiro has no sensible alternative beach within walking distance of the town centre. The only other choice of beach in Carvoeiro is the small Praia do Paraíso (paradise beach), which has very little sand at high tide.

How to get to Carvoeiro in the Algarve?

Getting to Carvoeiro in the Algarve can be difficult by public transport, although it is possible. In a most “general view”, Carvoeiro belongs to Faro, which can be reached by train from Braga, Porto, Coimbra or Lisbon. You will need to change trains, but you can get to Carvoeiro like that.

When is the best time to visit Carvoeiro?

During the peak summer months, Carvoeiro is primarily a family holiday destination (as with the majority of the Algarve). Outside of the school holidays (May-Jul and Sep-Oct), the town is popular with couples young and old, while attracting a diverse mix of nationalities.

Where is Carvoeiro in Portugal?

Carvoeiro is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality (concelho) of Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Lagoa e Carvoeiro. The population in 2011 was 2,721, in an area of 11.66 km². It is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Lagoa.

Whats it like to live in Carvoeiro?

Formerly a fishing village, Carvoeiro is flanked on either side by the sandstone sea cliffs characteristic of southern Portugal. The towns horsehoe-shaped bay is hailed as one of the Algarves best beaches, with golden sand backed by whitewashed Mediterranean houses.

How many beaches are there at Carvoeiro?

There are two beaches at Carvoeiro, including Carvoeiro Beach (Praia de Carvoeiro) and Paradise Beach (Praia do Paraíso). Formed from a picturesque fishing village, with a long history of settlement, the parish slowly developed into a tourist area in the municipality of Lagoa, owing to its number of sand beaches protected by cliffs.

Why visit the Algarve’s famous caves?

The Algarve’s paradisiacal summer has a special charm in the small village of Carvoeiro. Sheltered by its cliffs for a long time, Carvoeiro is now being discovered by tourists from all over the world who insist on visiting the area’s famous caves.

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