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The quaint Carvoeiro Town is located on the Algarve coastline, between Portimão and Albufeira.
With an excellent climate and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, this town is located in a valley, its white houses contrasting with the blue sea and sky of the region.

The charm of a fishermen's beach and a small bay with crystal clear water. A cosmopolitan tourist centre. Boats can be hired to visit caves and isolated beaches.


A little of History...

Due to its location, Carvoeiro has always been an area of interest throughout time, since the Roman Empire, which is proved by archaeological finds – a Roman stock and anchor.

This location also witnessed attacks from North African pirates, as well as the ensuing battles between the D. Pedro da Cunha Armada and Turkish Corsair Xarramet, around 1544.

The name Carvoeiro originates from an era when the region was inhabited by medieval fishermen of Arabian origin, deriving from the word "Caboiere", which means old fishing hamlet.

The best Beaches in the Algarve, such as the Carvoeiro, Paraíso, Carvalho, Vale de Centeanes, Benagil and Marinha Beaches.

The rock formations of Algar Seco:
This region is characterised by cliffs that mark out its coastline, resulting in a breathtaking landscapes, their appearance permanently changing because of the erosive effects of time and the water. Which has resulted in unusual eroded limestone landscapes, where different features have been formed arches and caves.

Places to Visit
- Fortress and Chapel of Nossa Sra. da Encarnação
Built around 1670, this polygon-shaped fortification is located on the cliff near the Carvoeiro Beach.

- São João Fort

Fairs and Festivities

- Nossa Senhora da Encarnação Feast
Carvoeiro Municipal Feast, on the last Sunday of August.

- "Tasquinhas" Fair
An annual gastronomic display, in the Estombar Town, a very lively event with regional dishes.

- Portuguese Gastronomy Week "From Minho to the Algarve"
In June, at the Fair and Exhibition ground of Lagoa, the main Council Town.

- Caracol Festival (Snails Fest.)
In the nearby Porches Town, during the month of July.

- Lagoa Jazz Festival
At the Sítio das Fontes Municipal Park, which we suggest you visit.

Lagoa Crafts, Tourism, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Fair, in the second half of August.


Lagoa is known for its tradition of cultivating the vine.
Algarve specialties: grilled sardine, but mouth-watering fish soups flavoured with bay leaves, fish stews, white beans with whelks, corn pap with cockles or sardines, baked octopus, ox tail with chickpeas, Moorish lamb, puddings made with juicy Algarve oranges, pumpkin cake and almond-flavoured "florados".

Popular Crafts
Tradition of pottery and so many the techniques used to work, decorate and fire clay, dried flower arrangements, wooden chairs, wool and cloth dolls, miniatures made with shells, paintings on textiles, baskets, small bags, tapestry, etc.  

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