An often overlooked gem along the Algarve coast, Quarteira is a bustling resort town that offers sweeping beaches, family-friendly activity centres, and a whole host of boat tours. While it often gets overshadowed by nearby popular resorts such as Albufeira and Vilamoura, Quarteira is bursting with its own unique personality. And if you're after a relaxed resort that's affordable and full of exciting opportunities for the entire family, then holidays to Quarteira, Algarve, have got you covered.
Based in the central Algarve, Quarteira sits less than half an hour’s drive from Faro airport - meaning you can go from plane to pool in under an hour! Between May and October, temperatures are at their peak, providing up to 12 hours of sunshine for daytime exploring. Summer temperatures average out in their early 20℃s, but if it’s beaches you’re after it’s best to plan a trip in July or August when sea temperatures are at their warmest.
So what is there to do on your holidays to Quarteira, Algarve? Beach lovers will be in their element at the palm-lined promenade, which stretches the entire length of this resort town. There are a number of hotels dotted around the beach for those who like to be by the seaside, and it’s also a central hub for socialising, with cafes, bars and restaurants lining the nearby streets.
Many people choose to base themselves in Quarteira in order to enjoy the premium golf courses of nearby Vilamoura. There are five courses to make your way around, with October and November generally providing the best golfing weather. Those looking to garner more of a splash into their Quarteira holidays won’t be disappointed either - Quarteira sits close to a number of entertainment areas for big and small kids, ranging from Aquashow Park to Slide and Splash and Zoomarine.
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