Quinta Polaris Location and Carvoeiro Attractions
Sitio dos Moinhos, 8500-000
Unlike other apartments that crowd the small town centre, Carvoeiro's main tourism area, Quinta Polaris' location is in a quieter area of the district. It is situated in Sitio dos Moinhos, 1.5 km from the heart of Carvoeiro and the beach. The apartments place you not to far from all the fun, yet distant enough to ensure you can still get a good night's sleep.
Found in Algarve, Portugal — a region popular for its sunny weather and great beaches — Carvoeiro was just once a small fishing village. Unlike neighbouring Vilamoura, which was built from the ground up in the 70's, Carvoeiro was the site of a notable moment in history. This was back in 1554, when a Portuguese flotilla sunk the fleet of the Turkish corsair Xaramet off Cape Carvoeiro. Today, tourism is now the biggest industry in the town, as it also offers many holiday rentals in the Algarve region. Many local fishermen even offer visitors a chance to take a boat trip along parts of the coast.
Other than its beach, which is sheltered by cliffs on both sides that offer scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, there are several attractions in and around the area:
- Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceição – 17th century fort
- Algar Seco rock formations
- Galeria de Arte
- Galeri Greenhil
- Galeria Maré d'Arte
- Cabo de Carvoeiro Lighthouse
These attractions, which boost tourism in Carvoeiro, are worth the walk from our apartments.