Temperature: 12-24 (°C)
A great time to travel is between mid-June and mid-September, when you can enjoy highs of 24°C and 14 hours of sunshine a day. You can visit the sandy beaches in early spring, with temperatures in the mid-teens. Both autumn and winter are mild, so you can see all the sights without worrying about avoiding the crowds.
Golfers: Tee off where the pros play at Quinta do Gramacho golf course. It’s an 18-hole course that’s played host to the Portuguese Ladies Open.
Foodies: From tucking into traditional Portuguese dishes on ‘Restaurant Hill’ to exploring one of the local food festivals, Carvoeiro holidays have plenty to sink your teeth into.
Shoppers: For locally produced souvenirs like traditional Lagoa ceramics and handmade crafts, browse the town’s shops and market stalls.
Language: The language spoken in Carvoeiro is Portuguese.
Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€).
Local time: Carvoeiro is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Faro Airport. The transfer time to Carvoeiro is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Carvoeiro is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at www.visitportugal.com.
Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.
Holiday destinations related to Carvoeiro:
By bus: Hop on a bus for a quick way to see Carvoeiro’s sandy beaches. Save some euros and spend more time sunbathing with a tourist pass the 'Passe Turístic', which gives you unlimited journeys over a three-day period.
By car: A full tank of petrol, your own set of wheels and Algarve’s scenic roads ahead of you; it’s easy to see why renting a hire car is a popular way to see nearby views and authentic villages.
By taxi: Popping to one of the neighbouring beach resorts in a taxi is the simplest option. If you want experience nightlife in Albufeira or Portimão, it’s worth knowing that taxi fares go up by 20% between midnight and 6am.
Fairs: Held in nearby Lagoa every June, the International Algarve Fair promises two full days of fun. Just over 10 minutes away, the fair has plenty of Portuguese food as well family-friendly entertainment like dog shows, exhibitions, and live performances.
For foodies: For more adventurous eaters, there’s the annual Snail Festival in the town of Porches, 10km away. Held in the first three days in July, you’ll find other tasty food served up alongside the culinary delicacy.
Local celebrations: Join the locals on the last Sunday in August as they honour the patron saint of Carvoeiro. There are more celebrations across the Lagoa district with the Festa da Nossa Senhora da Luz, with parades celebrating the Virgin Mary.