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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
“This wonder of nature is one of the best things to see in the Algarve. The beach is most famous for its sensational cave called "Algar de Benagil". This cave has a round hole in the ceiling that frames the beautiful blue sky inside. In low tide there is a beach inside. You can go there swimming or by kayak.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beach
“very beautiful views in a long wooden boardwalk, very calm and relaxing at sunset.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Carvoeiro has a sheltered sandy beach and cafes, bars and restaurants galore. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“For me one of the most beautiful beaches in Algarve, the entrance to get this beach is by a hole in rocks, you can swim, snorkerl, and climb in left side 15min walking you can find the most famous cave in Algarve, Benagil”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A true ex-libris of Lagoa, Algar Seco is a natural amphitheatre stage of an almost wild scenery and one of the most pleasant of all the coast of Algarve. The sea erosion shapes the lime stones into graceful shapes. If you walk down the steps, you can enjoy of close some of the caves and sea corners that nature has created. The rocks form “porches”, real windows to the sea, like A Boneca (The Doll) , where you can feel the gentle sea breeze. It is a recommended place not only for the photography lovers but for everybody that visits Carvoeiro. The wooden path with almost 570 m length and resting areas leads to the Forte e Capela de N. Sra. da Encarnação (Fortress and Chapel of Our Lady of the Incarnation). If you haven’t walked it, we invite you to do so. And while you are there contemplate the native species of plants and other vagaries that mother nature has to reveal.”
  • 5 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
“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
Restaurant
“a suprise for your mouth prices a bit higher but quality reservation required from June till October”
  • 6 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.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful rocky beach, perfect for sunsets, only five minutes by car. You can also have a drink just above the beach enjoying the view. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Resort
“there is a nice board walk along the front, down some steps to a big beer - pit stop.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good steaks and a very comfortable dining area for a lovely leisurely experience. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“It's a new small hiking route with beautiful views from the coat and the sea. In the middle of it, there's a way to a place that we call "escadinhas", which means "little stairs". It's kind of a network of small caves, steps and paths in the rocks. Use good shoes, and be carefull, but it's very very beautifull. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian restaurant where everything is prepared when ordered. You can request your own recipe (from what they have).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nearest beach (steps down beside Mar D'Fora), fabulous view, waves are choppy at times”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“De beste Pastel de Nata van de omgeving, en natuurlijk heerlijke koffie en thee!”
  • 5 locals recommend