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Carvoeiro is a village in Algarve. Carvoeiro, or more commonly known as Praia de Carvoeiro (although this is no longer its formal name), is a Portuguese civil parish/freguesia in the municipality/concelho of Lagoa (Algarve), about 5 km south of the city itself (on the Atlantic Ocean), 14.12 km² in area with 2,784 inhabitant (2001). The population density is 197.2 people/km². It was created as a separate freguesia in 1985 and raised to the status of town on April 19, 2001. This picturesque fishing village, with a long history of settlement, has grown over the last decades into the main tourist area of the concelho. It has a number of fine beaches protected by clifts. There are traces of Roman habitation and naval activity in the area. There has also been a long history of pirate and enemy military assaults on the coast, and a number of naval battles here, most notably the battle in 1544 between a squadron of ships under D. Petro da Cunha, and the Turkish corsair (barbary pirate), Xarramet. According to historical sources, the name of the village derives from “Caboiere,” an old name for a hamlet of fishermen from the Islamic-medieval period. For most of its history, fishing was the mainstay of the local economy. Carvoeiro profited from the expansion of the preserving industry, like the surrounding freguesias, because it created many jobs and wealth at it's prime. However, from the 1960s onward, tourism gradually became the economic base of the area, with many new hotels, apartment complexes, shops, roads, and a significant improvement in the infrastructure. Carvoeiro represents a particulary atractive option when it comes to tourism (beaches, Golf and water sports). The scarped coast, the water quality, the warm climate and the famous Golf Courses, offer the right conditions to make Carvoeiro stand out, as a quality destination for portuguese and foreign tourists. Walking by the seaside while admiring the natural beauty and pieces of history (achitectonic patrimony, an ancient fortress and the Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Conceição), that remained in this location, is a great advise for those who like to relax and to contemplate the beauty of nature's work. Map Coordinates: 37°06′N 08°28′W / 37.1°N 8.467°W / 37.1; -8.467 Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Encarnação (Our Lady of the Incarnation) (source:Wikipedia) (less...) (more...)

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Points of Interest in Carvoeiro

  • Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação - To the west of the town is the site of an old ruined fort, ordered built in 1670 as part of the coastal defenses of the Algarve. Only a gate survives. At the same site is the Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, a chapel overlooking the sea, whose construction is said to have antedated the fort.


  • Alfazima's Lightouse- This lightouse was built on December 1st 1920. This building is located in the edge of the cape (named Alfazima), consists in a square tower and it is lined with white tiles.

Carvoeiro Beach

Marinha Beach

Paraiso Beach

Algar Seco Rocks

Vale Covo Beach

Carvalho Beach

Benagil Beach

Vale de Milho Golf

Gramacho Pestana Golf

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Food

Made with almonds, figs, oranges (grown throughout the Algarve region), lots of eggs and sugar, the pastry is a big temptation. Nobody can resist the Dom Rodrigos, Morgados, Morgadinhos, Figos Cheios, Figs Cheese, Almond with figs, chocolate and many others.


This picturesque fishing village, facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve is a paradise to those who like fish or shellfish. Everyday, at the crack of dawn, the fisher boats start to arrive filled with fresh fish collected in the night before. The people from Algarve have centuries of experience in the preparation of this food, making tasty meals.

The absolutly delicious meals served in this region are made with the best ingredients that the land and sea have to offer. Some of the most known meals of the Lagoa area are "Sardinhas Assadas", "Cataplana de Peixe or Marisco", "Papas de Milho com Berbigão", "Feijoada de Buzinas" and "Cozido de Rabo de Boi". These traditional meals combined with the traditional pastry and the famous Lagoa Wine, make the Carvoeiro area, one of the best destination for your holidays.


Where to Eat

Club House Restaurant At lunch, enjoy the traditional Mediterranean flavors of our Menu, prepared with fresh fish from the Algarve coast, and our pleasant selections of national and international wines that complement guests’ appetite beautifully. At night the illuminating features reflecting over the water create an idyllic environment to savor the fresh, organic and worldly cuisine with some elements of fusion. Whether indoors or seated on our poolside terrace the pleasant view over our cascading stream gives a memorable touch to the experience. The Lounge Bar, offers guests a selection of over 30 cocktails to refresh the afternoons and heat up the evenings, all served in a relaxed environment filled with entertainment.

Carvoeiro has a number of good restaurants. Those in town vary in quality & price, as one would expect. However, Villa Medici at the top of Estrada do Farol does excellent Pizza/Pasta with atmosphere. Directly opposite is a small family restaurant where the local spicy chicken favourite "frango piri piri" is prepared over an open barbecue while you wait.

If you head out of town about 6km towards the Praia Marinha and Caramujeira there is the Marinha Brasserie. Excellent family run a la carte restaurant with a quiet romantic feel. Taxi from Carvoeiro costs about 8 Euros each way.

Drinks

  • Bar Havana, 68 est do Farol,  (00351)916407988. Bar Havana is situated at the top end of the main street in Carvoeiro.

Offering great cocktails at fantastic prices. Open from 6pm till late during peak season and from 7pm during the winter season. Cocktail hour runs from 6pm till 8pm ( summer ) when all cocktails are 2 for the price of 1. Come and enjoy the chilled atmosphere of Bar Havana, and receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff.

Carvoeiro has a number of bars which cater for most tastes. The Estrada do Farol is the main street in town and is quite a steep hill around 600m long. around half way up is The Roundup, a wild west theme bar with a lot of cool Americana type artifacts and a good party atmosphere. There is often live music and karaoke, and by the time you've been there a week you'll know some of the local "characters" who make this an enjoyable night out.

A long standing favourite nightspot is The Jailhouse Bar on the Rua do Escondidinho, a little side street 50m from the town square which itself sits at the bottom of the hill. Run by a very friendly, sociable and talented English chap who also does live music every night till late. This bar is very popular with musicians as members of the audience are encouraged to get up on stage & do a song or two! Good place to chill out and meet other people.

Hemingway's nearby is a nice place for a quiet drink. Also check out Cheers Bar on Rua dos Pescadores in town. A small "living room" sized bar run by an amiable Swiss couple who are excellent company & mix amazing cocktails.

This article is based on Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 3.0 Licensed text from the article Carvoeiro on Wikivoyage.

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