When you're planning a trip to the village of Carvoeiro
in the Algarve, make sure to employ our Carvoeiro car hire services as your main means of transportation through the place. The place is more well known under the name of Praia de Carvoeiro
because this used to be tis name, however it is not the formal name any longer.
This village has a long history of being a settlement, the inhabitants of the area having busied themselves with fishing the nearby Atlantic Ocean for many centuries. It used to be just a picturesque fishing village but in the last few decades it has seen quite some development thanks to an increasing number of tourists visiting it..
The only way of getting here is by car and you'll most likely be coming either from Faro or from Lisbon, yet another reason to consider our Carvoeiro car rental services
as you can then drive yourself around the place at your own leisure..
As mentioned earlier this is still a very small resort when compared to the other more popular ones in the Algarve region, and this makes it perfect for a particular type of traveler, the traveler that wants to relax and take in the local culture more..
Even in a small fishing village the Algarve still throws some interesting things to visit, such as the Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao. This is the site of an old and ruined fort is located to the west of the town and it was part of the coastal defenses of the region built in 1670 – only a gate has survived till the present day. The Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao is a chapel overlooking the sea built on this spot however it is said that the chapel is in fact older than the fort..
While not as old, another interesting place to visit is the Alfazima Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the 1st of December 1920 and the big attraction of it, besides it being a lighthouse, is that it is built on the edge of the cape and it looks really interesting, being a square tower as opposed to the usual cylindrical shape, lined with white tiles.