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Things to do in Carvoeiro

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“The most iconic spot in the whole Algarve! And the boat to these famous caves departures from Armacao de Pera!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Beach
“very beautiful views in a long wooden boardwalk, very calm and relaxing at sunset.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Carvoeiro has a sheltered sandy beach and cafes, bars and restaurants galore. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach ! With a cave to get to the beach an the view on the top of the cliff is like a postcard ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Famous Doll in rock with a lot of stairs and views of the sea trough wooden walkway withbenches to stop and admire to Carvoeiro”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Expensive but in an extraordinary setting. Lovely spot to have a drink after taking a look at the Boneca Cave or after a walk on the boardwalk along the cliffs. Stunning views. (Algar Seco, Carvoeiro)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“Just a spectacular beach sheltered by huge cliffs, great beach restaurant. My wife s favourite beach.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a suprise for your mouth prices a bit higher but quality reservation required from June till October”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nearest beach (steps down beside Mar D'Fora), fabulous view, waves are choppy at times”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian restaurant where everything is prepared when ordered. You can request your own recipe (from what they have).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good steaks and a very comfortable dining area for a lovely leisurely experience. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Resort
“there is a nice board walk along the front, down some steps to a big beer - pit stop.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Wide variety of choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, ice cream shop, licours and tobacco shops, newspapers, concerts at the main square of the beach during the month of August.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Carvoeiro is a picturesque and traditional Portuguese resort town, which is situated along a stunning coastline of golden beaches and dramatic natural scenery.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
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“De beste Pastel de Nata van de omgeving, en natuurlijk heerlijke koffie en thee!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Expensive but in an extraordinary setting. Lovely spot to have a drink after taking a look at the Boneca Cave or after a walk on the boardwalk along the cliffs. Stunning views. (Algar Seco, Carvoeiro)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a suprise for your mouth prices a bit higher but quality reservation required from June till October”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian restaurant where everything is prepared when ordered. You can request your own recipe (from what they have).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good steaks and a very comfortable dining area for a lovely leisurely experience. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“The Essence Menu is the result of our unrelenting search for the best produce from three sources – the “barrocal” (Algarve countryside), the inland mountain ranges and the coast. We trust nature’s design, but we decided to make it our own. In our roots lies an ambitious goal to make Bon Bon Restaurant the best restaurant in Algarve. Maintaining our Michelin Star for four consecutive years, our mission to create a unique and unparalleled experience continues. Come and taste the Essence. Louis Anjos - Chef”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a lovely cafe behind for a morning coffee, and the restaurant does great pizzas and pasta, which you can take out either. I usually dine here at least once every holiday, they do great set menu deals off season. Always popular. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“One of several good restaurants on the East hill (Estrada do Farol) - 1.8km, not far up from the taxi rank ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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