Carvoeiro used to be a tiny fishing village but it has grown to being a family holiday favourite thanks to all the things to do in Carvoeiro.

Carvoeiro is perhaps best known for being home to a huge amount of restaurants, with estimates putting it at about 300 restaurants in this little local area. This means that all the restaurants are very competitively priced and offer great service while there is also a choice of pretty much every cuisine you can think of from traditional Portuguese to Indian, Chinese and everything in between.

Once you have explored all the restaurants then it is time to find other things to do in Carvoeiro. The beach in Carvoeiro has to be one of the main attractions and is ideal for families with young children or those with restricted mobility as it has no steps and is easily accessible.

From Carvoeiro beach you can find lots of things to do, take a trip out to visit the stunning caves on a boat trip in a traditional Portuguese fishing boat, hire a pedalo or take a dive beneath the waters on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip.

If you enjoy walking and nature then the recently constructed boardwalk along the cliff tops of Carvoeiro is a great place to start. The boardwalk begins at the church and heads along to the amazing cliff formations of Algar Seco and from here you can then continue along the coast on the Seven Hanging Valleys walk to take in the sights including the award winning Marinha beach along this route.

Carvoeiro is located only five kilometres from Lagoa and if you are looking for culture and entertainment then the auditorium in Lagoa has performances all year around while the Arte Algarve gallery is the largest private collection of its kind in Portugal and is open for free to visitors to the old winery to view the affordable art on display.

For family fun things to do in Carvoeiro then drive along to the fantastic Slide and Splash water park only a few minutes away for a great day out while golfers looking for a round have the choice of the nine hole Vale do Milho course or the Pestana Gramacho and Pinta courses on the outskirts of the town.

Carvoeiro Black & White Night Festival


Start the summer in style in the Algarve with the first big party of the year for all the family to enjoy being held in Carvoeiro to mark the summer solstice.

The Algarve plays host to a huge amount of festivals, fairs and events but the Carvoeiro Black & White Night has already proved to be a winner with residents and visitors of all ages and nationalities thanks to the diverse range of entertainment on offer for the night.

Carvoeiro used to be a small fishing village but thanks to it being located by some of the most spectacular cove beaches in the region, it has grown over the years to be one of the most popular destinations in the Algarve, particularly with families.

While the town has grown, it has still retained its charm and even in the winter months there are people out and about enjoying sunny days or taking a stroll along the boardwalk. The summer though has to be the busiest time of the year in Carvoeiro and to maximise on this the Carvoeiro Black & White Night was introduced in 2014 to provide a night of fun for all the family.

The theme of the night is, as the name would suggest, black and white and everyone coming to the town for the party is encouraged to get dressed up in as much black and white as possible to match the decorations and entertainers dotted about.

What is so great about the Carvoeiro Black & White Night is that it takes place in many different locations and while the focus is down by the beach, there are also mini stages along the main roads in the town for people to stop and watch some music, a DJ or even a spot of fire eating.

All the traffic in the centre of Carvoeiro is diverted to make space for people to walk about without the fear of being hit by a car as they dance in the road and without the cars, Carvoeiro seems so much bigger and the restaurants and bars pull out their tables to make space for all the extra people who come down for the night.

If you are wanting to eat on this evening then it is a good idea to book your table in advance as the population of the town swells enormously and with everyone looking for a bite to eat it gets pretty busy.

Anyone coming to Carvoeiro by car should also consider coming down early to be able to find a space not too far from the centre but to be honest, a taxi for the evening is the best way to enjoy the night without the stress of car parking as there is not a great provision for this.

During the early evening it is all about family fun with clowns, street entertainers, dancers and music and a final big live act on the main stage in the square before the attention then turns to the beach for a huge summer beach party.

Top name DJ´s in Portugal come to the event and set up above the beach where there is also a bar for drinks open until 3am to keep everyone hydrated as they dance on the sand and long into the early hours.

Carvoeiro Black & White Night is a huge event in the Algarve and one that you should not miss. The date changes each year to fit in with the summer solstice and the nearest weekend so give us a call to find out about the event and let us help you to enjoy Carvoeiro Black & White Night to the full!

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