An excellent holiday destination for over half a century, the Algarve is the most popular tourist region of Portugal and one of the most beautiful parts of the Iberian peninsula. Surrounded by cliffs, whitewashed fishing villages overlooking sandy bays with pristine beaches and distinctive styles dot the coast, larger towns host festivals and busy bars and clubs and inland, spectacular views and perfect golf courses. The Algarve has a top-class name for high quality vacations, with value for money a key amongst the family-friendly people of Southern Portugal.
If you are looking for an Algarve holiday, make Quarteira your 2020 holiday choice. Quarteira was one of the first resort towns to be established on the picturesque Algarve coastline and remains as popular as ever. Whether you are a family looking for an enjoyable all inclusive beach holiday with the kids, a couple looking for a romantic Mediterranean break or fun-seekers looking for great water-sports and lively clubs on your doorstep then a Quarteira holiday is a must. Within easy reach of Faro airport, this popular resort is famous for quality beaches, stone pine woods and seafood cuisine.
Quarteira at a glance
Popular with couples
Luxury holidays at their very best... that's what Quarteira offers! No wonder couples love romantic breaks here...
Fine dining scene
Head to the Vilamoura's marina for a lovely dinner out
Discover the best beaches
Explore the long stretches of golden sands on offer in Quarteira
Quarteira is one of the best spots for golf holidays in the Algarve
Families love it here, especially the Aquashow Waterpark
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Vilamoura's marina is also a great hub for boutique stores
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Things to do in Quarteira
In addition to the magnificent beach, Quarteira has plenty to do. At the Aquashow Park only a few kilometres away this clean and modern water park with helpful staff has a variety of slides, chutes and splash zones for all ages. With a wave pool and an exciting water roller coaster, prepare to get wet but if you want to stay dry there are animal and bird shows to keep the family occupied. If you want to some action, why not take a dolphin and whale watching boat trip or a more relaxing sail around the dazzling coastline?
A Quarteira holiday is a stone's throw away from some of the most picturesque golf courses in Portugal with a number of courses for all abilities within easy reach of the resort. If you have an eye for a bargain, Quarteira has a large, weekly gypsy flea market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve with traditional pan-pipes, belts and items made of cork as well as clothes, shoes and bags.
Quarteira is famous for its amazing beach, a long stretch of golden sand that spans the length of the town. The long and open Praia de Quarteira is calm and serene due to a series of breakwaters, with a well-maintained, tidy beach the seashore is great for holidaymakers of all ages and is well-suited to young children and families. Parallel to the beach is an exquisite palm-decorated promenade known as the "Marginal", sprinkled with cafés and restaurants, many of which serve fresh fish caught that day. It is a delightful family-friendly walk along one of the Algarve's most stunning beaches.
A variety of beach sports are on offer in Quarteira including water-skiing, jet-skiing, paragliding and parasailing, wind-surfing and paddle-boarding. The choice is endless and a Quarteira holiday offers the best water sports available anywhere on the Algarve. If you need a rest, why not walk along to western end of the beach and see the local fishermen at work. The fish they catch are sold to local restaurants so you may well be able to see your tea and eat it!
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