If you’re searching for somewhere to enjoy excellent food, seaside activities and sunshine in equal measure, Quarteira holidays are for you. This relaxed resort is a firm favourite among visitors who want the archetypal, hassle-free Algarve experience. With an impressive 2 kilometres of seafront on offer, chilling on the beach will be most people’s first port of call. When you do rouse yourself from the sunbed, Quarteira is well positioned for a visit to one of dozens of local golf courses.
Families, meanwhile, can enjoy a variety of boat trips departing from nearby Vilamoura marina – from cave and wildlife tours to classy sailing boats and private charters. The weather is warm and pleasant for most of the year, with summer stretching from June to September. Holidays to Quarteira in June might even coincide with the ‘Marchas dos Santos Populares’ (March of the Popular Saints) – a lively festival featuring traditional Portuguese costumes and dancing.
Practise your swing
Thousands of people head to the Algarve each year for golf, and some of the region’s finest courses can be found around Vilamoura, just a few minutes up the road.
Sample a ‘cataplana’
The Algarve is known for its seafood, and the standard of cuisine in Quarteira is high. Try a traditional ‘cataplana’ – a fish and seafood stew made for sharing.
Set sail around the coast
Getting out to sea is a great way to see the coastline in all its beauty, and Vilamoura marina offers boat tours to local caves that will blow you away.