My Holiday To Carvoeiro Portugal

In April if you follow me on my social media accounts, you would have seen stories and images about my holiday to Carvoeiro Portugal

Portugal is a country within Europe to the west of Spain which took approximately 3 hours to fly there

So wasn’t too far and was a nice easy flight with Easyjet

I flew into Faro airport, Faro being the capital of the Algarve and then got a taxi to the resort

I stayed in a lovely, fully furnished, self catering apartment in Monte Carvoeiro

A 4 star resort set about a 15 minute walk to Carvoeiro beach which was perfect, you can see the apartment on my Youtube 

The resort as you would expect being a hot climate had it’s own swimming pools

One which was a shallow depth pool, perfect for younger children, not that there were many in our resort despite being the Easter holidays

Dinning Out

The town which was at the foot of the beach was full of restaurants, bars and eateries

Just what I needed, as even though I was in a self catering apartment I had no intentions of cooking

Being a coastal town fish dishes were specialties on most menus, Seabream and Seabass featured heavily

As well as King Prawns much to my delight

a bowl of king prawns cooked in oil and seasoned with a wedge of lemon

Oh and Gelato shops a plenty!

The Gelato in Portugal was incredible the concoction of flavours they sold were heavenly

Who would ever think about making Rice Pudding Gelato?

And who would ever think rice in Gelato would taste so nice?

A Gelato a day keeps the doctor away

display of gelato, a huge amount of different colours and flavours


Portugal is well know for producing fine red wine, and being a red wine fan I indulged in the odd glass or two I was there

I agree the wine is delicious.

Typically young grapes, fruity and very palatable

Exactly what you would expect from hot climate wines, and tasted even better locally

Wine was also typically one of the cheapest drinks on the menu, in some places it was more expensive to buy a glass of coke or lemonade than it was a glass of wine. This is because of the import tax they pay which is then passed on to the customers

Carvoeiro Beach

The beach was set in between 2 mountains, with my resort being at the top of 1 of them

When I say mountains I’m not talking Mount Everest

They were easily walked up and down, and had stairs which were quite easy to power through on the climb back up

They weren’t so easy after a few of glasses of wine though

But taxi’s are readily available in the town and along the beach front to assist

The beach is beautifully pale with very fine sand which made for stunning views

There were an enormous amount of shells and pieces of shells in waves across the sand

Being set in between the mountains the sea made a cove, and a lot of the shells which would have smashed up against the cliffs, washed up on the sand and collected at tidal times

the coast line from eye level on the beach at carveairo. Clear blue water and golden yellow sands

Day Trips

There wasn’t a huge amount of local attractions to visit while on holiday in Carvoerio town, Portugal

They mainly consisted of the beautiful beaches, the Lighthouse and the Boardwalk which could all be done in 1 day

Golf courses a plenty though, there are lots of golf courses and golf shops advertised

Lisbon is the capital city, this is where most of the site seeing trips took place

There were companies that put on shuttles to take people to and from the attractions, which at cost

You would be picked up and taken to the attraction at a specific time and then dropped back to your resort after

However, even though I was there at the end of April it was still classed as out-of-season, which meant that there wasn’t enough people wanting to go on the trips for them to warrant running the shuttle service

a wall design made of blue and white ceramic tiles with doves in lemon trees

Portugal is beautiful and I would be definitely be interested in going there again in the future, the weather was nice and hot which is exactly the type of holiday weather I like

There were beautiful natural and man made views everywhere it is all very pretty

a step of traditional external steps leading up to a home apartment on the Portuguese coast line


Also being on the South coast sun rise and sun set something of sheer radiance

A bit of advise to anyone planning to take a trip who hasn’t visited before, the cost of dinning out isn’t particularly cheap in comparison to some other European countries, expect to pay more Euros than you would in say Spain for example

Also, if you have the option to book a shuttle or transfer to or from your resort via your resort, try and do that rather than getting a taxi from the airport

I paid nearly double the transfer cost via a metered taxi

Another place ticked off my bucket list and my holiday to Carvoeiro, Portugal was spectacular

If you are interested in traveling to Spain, maybe check out the Costa Encantada

I also took a weekend break to Bruge that you can read about if you enjoy visiting European cities

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  1. Kim Styles
    08/06/2018 / 12:39

    Portugal looks lovely and the idea of lots of seafood and icecream appeals to me!!! It is somewhere i have not visited but now it is high up on my list!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    13/06/2018 / 10:53

    Have never been – maybe later this year

  3. William Gould
    13/06/2018 / 19:44

    I do love the Algarve – such wonderful sardines! And the swordfish steaks are fabulous!

  4. Lesley Bambridge
    25/06/2018 / 09:28

    I really enjoy your holiday posts. Thank you

  5. Ana Nunes
    13/07/2018 / 15:01

    I’m happy that you enjoyed Algarve, it’s a great place for holidays 😉

  6. Susan Smith
    19/07/2018 / 09:21

    Never been to the Algarve, its defo on my bucket list

  7. Margaret Clarkson
    20/09/2019 / 07:53

    It all sounds so lovely – especially the Gelato!

  8. Peter Watson
    10/06/2020 / 09:53

    You have whetted my appetitie for a holiday in Portugal.Is it wrong to dream?

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