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Portugal, Carvoeiro – Hidden Treasure of the Algarve Coast – VIDEO

Published: 11.2.2020
Not far from Portimão on the south coast of Portugal lies the small town of Carvoeiro. At the same time, it offers beautiful scenery and small beaches protected by majestic cliffs, where you can enjoy some peace and privacy even in the greatest season.

Carvoeiro is less than 10 kilometers from Portimão and about 60 kilometers from Faro International Airport. You can get here either by car or relatively often by buses from Portimão and Lagoa.

The center of the town has retained the colorful and peaceful  fishing village, although of course the tourist industry has arrived and the original village is surrounded by countless hotels and apartments.

centrum městečka s pláží

People most often come here to relax on the beach and enjoy peaceful holidays. Surroundings, however, offers plenty of activities for a more active holiday. Be sure to embark on a trek along the coast, where you will have countless spectacular views of the local cliffs and golden beaches.

útesy   domy na útesech

You will probably encounter the remains of the local coastal fortifications, which helped protect the region from frequent raids by pirates. Likewise, visit the nearby picturesque historic village of Ferragudo, to which we will also go.

In the direction of Faro, after about 7 kilometers, you will also reach one of the most famous beaches in the region - Praia da Marinha. Many people say that it is even one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

pláž v Carvoeiro   bývalá strážní věž

bývalá strážní věž z dálky

If you are attracted to a little more adventure, rent kayaks and head out to admire the local cliffs, caves and beaches from a different perspective. You can also take a classic boat trip.

pohled z dronu   nedaleké jeskyně na pobřeží

Of course you can also go to Carvoeiro out of season. As I wrote in the introductory episode, the weather in the south of Portugal remains welcoming and sunny for most of the year. If you are more interested in exploring culture and unique nature than swimming in the sea, I highly recommend the trip out of season. Do not miss Carvoeiro!

 

GPS: 37°05'47.9"N 8°28'17.3"W

 

Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš



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