Holidays in
Quarteira

A fun and varied seaside spot

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.

Your Quarteira questions, answered

Quarteira’s generous sandy beaches and wide range of entertainment make it a great choice for family holidays. A lively bar scene also means it’s popular with groups and couples.

For a relatively small area, Quarteira has plenty of well-stocked shops and a large supermarket. The resort is also well-connected to the bigger, inland town of Loule by bus.

High season is June-August, but September and May are also warm and sunny. Later in the year, beaches and restaurants are pleasantly quiet, and the weather is often still mild.

Best things to do in Quarteira

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.