Quarteira – Algarve

Quarteira – Algarve

Transfer time – 35 minutes

Quarteira is one of the most romantic resorts on the Algarve with plenty places to wine and dine your loved ones and lots of private coves and stunning beaches to spend your days. Dating back to Roman times, the village has a real oldie worldly feel to it and it’s just perfect for those wanting to get away from the stresses of real life and enjoy some sunshine in a stunning location.

Quarteira main beach is rock free, soft golden sands backed by a stunning promenade with plenty little cafes and restaurants, where you call in for refreshments and a break from the blazing sunshine. There are plenty of sun beds and parasols for hire and a good selection of water sports too. Quarteira is popular with families too, due to the safe and shallow waters, perfect for paddling. Another popular past time here is scuba diving, with plenty of nearby dive sites and crystal clear waters.

Quarteira started its days as a fishing village and still retains much of its original charm and eating out is a dream here. With many fresh fish and shellfish dishes gracing the menu, it’s just wonderful. There is also a great choice of local and internationally themed restaurants and lots of seafront cafes to sit out and watch the world go by. There is a good selection of bars too in the old town centre, and also along the promenade.

Every Wednesday, Quarteira has a huge Gypsy market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve, with plenty bargains to be had. There is also a nice selection of shops and boutiques around the resort and a handful of souvenir shops too. If you prefer something quieter, you can take a leisurely stroll along to nearby Vilamoura, with its beautiful marina and cafes.

The history around this area is wonderful; dating back to roman times, there is a castle with 11 towers, Moorish buildings and cathedrals all within a short walk or drive of Quarteira.

There’s no wonder British tourists return here year after year, perfect for couple wanting a romantic location, perfect for families wanting a safe environment and plenty activities to entertain every one, Quarteira has it all.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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