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Please find below an overview of our favourite restaurants and attractions for your convenience. By providing this overview, we hope to contribute to a memorable holiday.


Restaurante O Barradas (restaurant with vineyard)
Venda Nova 8300-054 SILVES
Link: website

Beach Club NoSoloÁgua
Marina de Portimão, Bloco 4, Loja 1, Portimão
Link: website

Restaurante a Rede
Estrada Farol 107, 8400-505 Carvoeiro Lagoa
Link: website

O Litoral (Typical Portugese)
Praia de Benagil,
8400-401 Carvoeiro

O Pescador Benagil
Praia de Benagil
8400-401 Carvoeiro

Club Nau (Sunday afternoon live music)
Praia Grande, 8401-906 Ferragudo
Link: website

Rei das Praias
Praia dos Caneiros, Ferragudo 8400-272
Link: website

Martins Kulinarium
Rua dos Moinhos Lote 11 A r/c, 8400-534 Carvoeiro
Link: website

Primavera (Italian restaurant)
Rua das Flores 2, 8400-510 Carvoeiro
Link: website

Villa Medici (Italian restaurant)
Estr. do Farol 90
8400-505 Carvoeiro

Restaurant Donaldo’s
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 4,
8200-340 Albufeira

Paulus Pizzeria (Italian restaurant)
Estr. de Santa Eulália,
8200-269 Albufeira

Zé Lateiro
Rua das Portas do Mar 17,
8365-119 Armação de Pêra

Pashmina Tandoori Indian Restaurant (also take away)
Rua do Barranco 72,
8400-508 Carvoeiro.

Restaurant Chefe Antonio (lovely Cataplana)
Estr. do Farol,
8400-550 Carvoeiro


Silves is an old fortified city. It was the capital of the Algarve during the Moorish occupation and is characterised by its beautiful location, in which the entire city strategically embraces a hilltop and riverside. Towering over the city are the old Silves castle and the cathedral, which was originally built as a mosque. Leading up to both is a maze of narrow streets and alleys, most of which host a range of small shops, local cafes and cosy restaurants.


Located just north-west of Faro is the town of Loulé, one of the oldest in the Algarve. This small town has gained fame as a genuine market place, and its centre features a large covered bazaar rich in smells and colours. The town was built by the Moors, something that is clearly reflected in its characteristic small medieval streets and alleys. The attractions of Loulé include its ancient caste and the annual Branco Noite summer festival, during which the entire town is ‘painted’ in white, including visitors.


Sharing its name with the delicious Portuguese beer, the small town of Sagres lies at the extreme western tip of the Algarve. Close by lies Cape St. Vincente, an attraction absolutely worth visiting. Characterised by its mighty cliffs, this most south-westerly extremity of Europe offers breath-taking ocean views. Visitors please take note: winds here can be strong, even in summer.


The small Algarvean city of Lagos shares its name with its big sister in Nigeria. There a city to millions, here in Portugal small and idyllic. Lagos is home to a labyrinth of small streets and charming shops. It also has a beautiful, busy marina where old and new architecture meet.

Vale do Lobo
Like to spend a day away from picturesque towns and villages? A little sport and glamour perhaps? Then take your car and drive to Vale do Lobo near Almancil. The golf course there is the dream of anyone with money to spend. This is where many of the world's famous have additional residences and come to play. Visiting Vale do Lobo is certainly worth while, whether for fun or to play. You will be hard pressed to find a dead blade of grass on the golf course, where sprinklers are used seven days a week to maintain the perfect surface.



Praia da Marinha - Lagoa (located between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra)
Surrounded on the land-side by cliffs, this beach is considered Algarve’s finest. It has often been designated Europe’s most beautiful beach. An absolute must-see!

Praia Grande - Armação de Pêra

The name says it all, an extensive, deep beach stretching 2 kilometres along the Armação de Pêra coastline. Even during the peak summer season, there is always plenty of space there for you to enjoy the sun and ocean. Armação de Pêra was established in 1933 as a small fishing village. Much like its bigger sister to the east, Albufeira, it gradually developed into the popular touristic town it is today. Running almost the full length of the town is the ocean boulevard with numerous restaurants, shops, a children’s playing ground, etc.

Praia Grande - Ferragudo

Many Portuguese beaches are named ‘Praia Grande’. This one encircles a small bay just outside the friendly fishing village of Ferragudo. Because of its location, the water here is generally very calm and warmer than at other beaches.

  • Every Sunday afternoon live music at Club Nau
  • Praia dos Carneiros in Ferragudo; beautiful beach with a fantastic fish restaurant (Rei das Praias)
  • From here you can take a water taxi to Portimão, where you can stroll the friendly boulevard of Praia da Rocha.

Don’t forget to visit the village centre. Ferragudo is a typical idyllic Portuguese fishing community. It is built against impressive rock formations, has an idyllic fishing harbour and features numerous marrow streets. The local residents are extremely friendly and hospitable. The cosy village square is the perfect spot for you to have a drink or enjoy a meal.

Praia Da Rocha - Portimão
This impressive beach lies in the southern part of the port city of Portimão,
home to the biggest fleet of sardine trawlers in Portugal. The beach has various places where sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented.

Praia Vale Centeanes - Carvoeiro
The water here is often a deep azure blue. The beach is not very big and it is surrounded by cliffs, making it a relatively secluded place to enjoy yourself. The 'O Stop' beach restaurant offers a pleasant mix of seafood and Mediterranean dishes.


Algarve Shopping - Guia / Albufeira
Website: https://www.algarveshopping.pt/

Portimão Aqua Shopping - Portimão
Website: https://aqua-portimao.klepierre.pt/


Water (Theme) Parcs:

Zoomarine Algarve
N125 KM 65, 8201-864 Albufeira
Website: https://www.zoomarine.pt/pt/

Slide & Splash Estômbar
Vale de Deus 125, 8401-901 Lagoa
Website: http://www.slidesplash.com/pt/

Aqualand Algarve
Estrada Nacional 125 - Sítio das Areias, 8365-908 Alcantarilha
Website: https://www.aqualand.pt/