Quarteira is not as well-known as some of the bigger and more bustling resorts on the Algarve, but it’s a real gem which oozes charm and appeal.
This wonderful escape in the sun dates back to Roman times and was a small fishing village for many centuries. It has now grown into a delightful tourist destination with an abundance of superb hotels.
A stunning tree-lined beach runs the length of the town and is the perfect place for basking in the sun and taking to the crystal-clear ocean for some lively water sports action.
The sand stretches for 2 kilometres and the waters are calm, with a series of stone breakwaters, which makes it a safe place for children to swim and play.
You won’t have a problem finding somewhere great to eat in Quarteira - the town is renowned for its top quality seafood restaurants and there’s also a fantastic choice of seafront bars where you can sip cocktails in the sun.
If you venture into the backstreets of the town you’ll come across some impressive little tapas bars offering a range of tasty delights.
The main boulevard in Quarteira, Avenida Infante de Sagres, is a bustling area with an excellent range of bars, souvenir shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Quarteira also has a charming daily market where you’ll you can enjoy local produce and freshly- caught seafood.
A key attraction in the town is Aquashow Park where a host of exciting water rides, flumes and wave pools ensure a splashing time for families.
Quarteira is a short distance away from the resort of Vilamoura where golf fanatics will discover several world-class courses. There’s also huge marine there where you can book a range of exciting boat trips and excursions, including the chance to take to the ocean on a dolphin-watching adventure.