There’s no point using estate agent terms to make Carvoeiro sound ‘cosy’ or ‘snug’. Straight to the point, the fishing village is small, very small. However, what the village may lack in quantity it certainly makes up for with quality, as this destination is stunning to look at and fascinating to explore. It’s far from the extremely quiet and empty fishing port it used to be but it has managed to retain a great deal of its traditional charm. Since its increase in popularity with tourists, it hasn’t grown much larger than its one village street. You won’t exactly be able to shop until you drop here but you can have a good rummage for a bargain, and authentic, Carvoerio souvenir. Make sure you walk past some of the more modern buildings until you find the original residential area. The houses here look like they’re from another era and the narrow winding streets are great to maze around.
Carvoeiro is pretty up to date when it comes to golf. Located just on the outskirts of town, lays a 36-hole course. Professionals and amateurs all come together at the Carvoeiro course to test out their skills and take part in a challenge. Nearby you can also find a fantastic tennis club, available for anyone to use – take plenty of water because holidays in Carvoeiro are always hot! If you’d rather add a bit more adrenaline to your exercise, the cliffs of Carvoeiro give way to dark caves that can be explored when the tide is out. Watch your step and take a torch so you can see all the hidden secrets within the cliffs. Keeping on land you can make the trip to nearby Silves and trek up to the historic ruins of the town’s castle. Although a bit tough on the legs, the views from the castle are astonishing.
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