Quarteria, always the bridesmaid to Villamoura, is linked by a short walk along the coast. It is more of a working town than a resort, but the image is starting to change. clink here for link to quarteira

Quarteira has seen a lot of development in recent years, leaving it characteristically high-rise in and around the town. Quarteira has still, however, managed to retain its Portuguese character and is particulary popular with Portuguese holidaymakers.

The best part is the lovely palm-lined promenade, Avenida Infante de Sagres, known as the "Marginal", where you can spend time relaxing with lovely walks along the seafront and on the outdoor terraces of cafés and bars all around.