5 reasons to visit Carvoeiro on the Algarve in Portugal

The Algarve coastline is made up of rocky crags, caves and cliffs [Image by Vitor Oliveira/Flickr]
The Algarve coastline is made up of rocky crags, caves and cliffs [Image by Vitor Oliveira/Flickr]

This gorgeous area of southern Portugal offers stunning rocky cliffs, caves and coves and golden sandy beaches.

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The beaches of Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro's coastline is dotted with rocky coves surrounding beautiful clean sandy beaches, many of which are of Blue Flag status. This one is Praia do Carvalho and is accessed via a hand-dug tunnel through the rock. While the beach is lovely, there are no lifeguards or amenities here.

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Explore the Carvoeiro Boardwalk

The best way to explore this craggy coastline is via the wooden Carvoeiro Boardwalk, which runs from Nossa Senhora da Encarnação Fort to Algar Seco.

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Arriving at Algar Seco

Speaking of Algar Seco, this is a scenic spot, nestled among the rocks with wonderful scenic views, perfect for that great Instagram selfie. Here you can revive with a cold drink and snack at the conveniently placed Restaurante Snack Bar Bistro Algar Seco.

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