Top ChoiceCave in Carvoeiro

Benagil Caves

One of the Algarve's – and Portugal's – most emblematic sights, this huge natural seaside cave has a hole in its ceiling through which streaming sunlit illuminates the sandstone and beach below. The only way to...

Top ChoiceCeramics in Carvoeiro

Porches Pottery

Watch artists hand-painting traditional azulejo tiles at this pottery stocking a vast array of ceramics, from fridge magnets to plates, bowls, vases, lamps and pots. International shipping is available. Opening...

Tapas in Carvoeiro

Le Crô Portugal

Run by husband-and-wife team Hugo and Marina, this tiny wine bar–style place turns out terrific petiscos such as sea bass ceviche, chorizo and squid, and marinated anchovies. Plentiful vegetarian options include...

Bar in Carvoeiro

Restaurante Boneca Bar

Hidden in the rock formations at Algar Seco, 750m east of the beach in Carvoeiro (just below the cliff-side car park and reached by a steep staircase), this long-standing place is a glorious spot for a cocktail,...

Seafood in Carvoeiro

A Marisqueira

You'll smell the smoky aromas of this well-established seafood restaurant before you see it, as almost everything is cooked over a flaming charcoal grill – sardines, sole, sea bream, squid and prawns included....

Beach in Carvoeiro

Praia da Marinha

One of a few nearby beaches with karst rock stacks, Praia da Marinha is among the most beautiful. It's 7.5km east of Carvoeiro; the nicest way to reach it is via the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos path.

International in Carvoeiro

Pimenta Preta

Outdoor tables overlook the pool (romantically illuminated by night) at this upmarket resort restaurant with seasonally changing menus.