The country of Portugal lies on the Mediterrean sea making it a fantastic place to be with warm beaches and sunny weather. It is considered to be one the most popular holiday destinations for British people with a good mix of traditional, cultural experiences as well as some home comforts. You are bound to find something you will enjoy as there truly is something for everyone. Some may prefer the larger, busy cities of Lisbon and Porto. However, many tourists prefer the smaller areas of the country. Perhaps one of the most popular Portuguese regions is the Algarve, home of sandy beaches and incredible golf course – the Algarve has so much to offer!
Introducing the Popular town of Carvoeiro
One particular town in the Algarve that is worth a visit is Carvoeiro. The town, which was once a civil parish, is an ideal place for a family holiday with calm and safe beaches and many child friendly bars and restaurants. Getting to the town is fairly easy as the closest airport is the Algarves main international airport, Faro Airport. Carvoeiro is then around a 40 mile drive east from here.
What to Pack for Carvoeiro Algarve
When packing for your holiday to Carvoeiro, or indeed any Portuguese destination, it’s important to be prepared for any weather. While the country is well known for its hot weather and bright, warm sunshine, it, like many other Mediterrean destinations, can experience some sudden rain showers. So, while you should most certainly pack your sunscreen, shorts and t-shirts, it would also be a good idea to take a rain coat just in case the weather suddenly changes on you.
Where to Stay in Carvoeiro Algarve
Before you arrive at Carvoeiro and begin your holiday, you will, of course, need to find a place to stay for the duration of your trip. Luckily, Carvoeiro has fantastic accommodation to choose from so you are sure to find somewhere just right for you and your needs.
Monte Santo Resort Carvoeiro
For example, you may like to stay in the Monte Santo Resort which, for 2 adults and 2 children, will cost you £151 per night. This hotel is a perfect choice for families with a playpark in the resort as well as 5 outdoor pools and one that is indoors. There is 1 restaurant and 2 bars and lounges and the hotel is only a 25 minute walk to both Carvoeiro and Paraiso Beach.
If you prefer apartment-style accommodation then perhaps you would be interested in Placid Village which is only 0.7 miles from the centre of town. For £57 per night for 2 adults, you will have access to free wifi as well as a terrace and a shuttle bus which will take you to and from the airport. Also, this accommodation offers visitors a garden space, an outdoor swimming pool and your breakfast is included in the price with room service available at an extra cost.
Carvoeiro Algarve Trips and Excursions
While you are on your fantastic holiday to Carvoeiro, why not consider going on some trips, tours and excursions around the area as well as to some of the neighbouring towns. The Get Your Guide website has loads of great trips for you to book. For instance, you may be interested in a pirate ship cruise in the neighbouring town of Portimao.
Pirate Ship Cruise in Portimao
This excursion allows you to board a large, pirate-like ship that comes with toilets and a bar and sail the warm waters of the Algarve. You will then get on to a smaller boat which will allow you to explore some of the caves in the area before getting the opportunity to get off the boat and go for a swim in front of Marinha Beach. This trip will last for 2 and half hours and comes with a tour guide who will be able to tell you all about the sights. This trip will cost approximately £32 per person (depending on current costs and exchange rates). Follow this link to book:
Sunset Wine Tasting Tour
For those interested in wine, you may prefer to go on a sunset wine tasting tour which also includes a dinner. This tour leaves from another neighbouring town, Albufeira, and lasts for a total of 6 hours taking you to a countryside winery, allowing you to try some of the country’s finest wines before visiting the Algar Seco to have some amazing views of the sunset. This tour, which costs £63.20 per person, also includes a knowledgeable tour guide who will be able to tell you all about the area as well as the wine you will be tasting. Click the link to check the tour out for yourself.
So, to conclude, Carvoeiro is a perfect choice for a fun-filled, family holiday. There are some great places to stay and relax which are close by to key areas such as the beach. There are also some incredible trips and excursions available for those who are keen to experience some of the traditions and culture of Portugal. You are sure to find something you can enjoy!
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