Carvoeiro, located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, once a quiet fishing village, is now one of the country's most popular seaside resort areas, considered a hidden gem by those in the know.  The area's beautiful coastline and warm year-round climate attract thousands of visitors from Europe and North America each year.  The town is home to many hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other tourist amenities as well as great shopping and beautiful beaches.  Boating, fishing, and other water sports are popular pastimes here, and although it is a popular tourist destination the town is still home to a vibrant local population of fishermen and merchants. 

Those interested in visiting Carvoeiro will find plenty of information to get them started online at the town's tourism site as well as at the BBC's online travel guide.  Getting to Carvoeiro is simple via the the Faro Airport, about 40 minutes away by car.  Directions from the airport to Carvoeiro are available online at