Car: not necessary
Carvoeiro is becoming increasingly popular with the discerning villa holidaymaker. Centred around the quaint fishing village the villas are of a high quality. There are many villas which are within easy walking distance of the sandy beach and an excellent choice of shops, bars and restaurants. To both east and west are further sandy beaches and at Benagil and Praia do Carvalho you will find sandy coves which, even at the height of summer, offer space and calm. Sports are well catered for, there being several Golf Courses in Carvoeiro, suitable for all levels. Tennis is also available at the Carvoeiro Tennis Club and only a five minute drive away is ‘Slide ‘n’ Splash’, a superb water slide park. For trips out, Portimao is a major shopping centre and the restaurants around the fishing harbour offer the freshest fish possible. Also on offer is Portimao Dolphin Seafaris and Big Game fishing plus Balloon Trips.
Other Activities: Hot air balloon trips, fishing, boat trips, attractions
Golf: Carvoeiro and surrounding area has a wide range of Golf Courses including Gramacho which hosted the Portugese Ladies Open and is recognized as a championship course enjoyable and playable even by those with a higher handicap. Vale da Pinta the 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment.
Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique mountain, but it is anything other than 'a walk in the park' - a drive at the opening hole has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks. Alto Golf Course located on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Alvor, the rolling fairways and elevated greens test all and reward anyone who enjoys thinking about their game.
For those wanting to improve their technique and game Pestana offers tuition at the Golf Academy.