The quaint town of Quarteira often gets overshadowed by the bigger resort of Vilamoura, but whilst you’re on holiday, a trip here is well worth the visit. It’s located just a short drive outside Vilamoura or a long, leisurely stroll along the beach. But once you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a charming seaside town.
A visit to Quarteira Beach alone is worth the visit. It’s a beautiful stretch, made up of fine golden sands and calm waters that remain virtually uninterrupted for miles. Although it’s a popular beach, it still remains fairly quiet so you can enjoy lazy days, sunbathing in peace, in the sunshine.
Quarteira is now evolving into a town but was once a small fishing village. It stays true to its roots as you’ll see local fisherman arrive back with a boat full of freshly caught seafood every day. If you want to try some of their catch, you can buy some from the stall on the beachfront.
Another reason to visit Quarteira is for the market that’s held every Wednesday, where you’ll be able to pick up gorgeous handcrafted souvenirs and traditional Portuguese gifts to take home with you. It’s worth bartering with the stall holders if you’re looking to bag a bargain.