During Easter week, fairs are held across the whole of the Algarve featuring the renowned Folar cake. As traditional to Portugal as the Easter Egg is to Northern Europe, the cake is sweet, moist and topped with a hard boiled egg still in the shell. Sugared almonds are another Easter favourite and are given as gifts for children – adults too munch their way through as many of them as they can.
As March now draws to an end and Easter holidays are just around the corner, we are thrilled to say that the Algarve is set to give visitors a lovely warm welcome! The countryside is flourishing and the bright sunny days are offering nothing less than the perfect setting to enjoying all that the region has to offer. The April events calendar is full of Easter festivals, concerts, sports and gastronomy fairs and it is the ideal time of year for long walks, outdoor activities and family fun on the beach. So if you haven’t booked your holiday for Easter yet, Calisto & Destino Carvoeiro has something nice for YOU!
Carvoeiro is a picturesque resort set against a backdrop of stunning coastal scenery. Growing increasingly popular, due to its idyllic setting, it is now the most photographed resort in the Algarve. With soft sun-baked sand sloping gently into refreshing waters that are perfect for swimming and safe for children, Carvoeiro is a great choice for a family holiday Portugal.
This quaint fishing village is full of fabulous restaurants serving up traditional Portuguese food. You’ll find several seafood dishes on the menu, with catches of the day provided by, the still active, local fishing fleet. Most of the restaurants are found on the central town square where you can watch singers and folk dancers perform as you wine and dine.
The Algarve is famous for its natural beauty. Nature lovers can hire bicycles or horses to explore the pine-scented forests and sleepy orange groves in the surrounding areas of the resort.
A holiday to the Algarve, the western-most part of Europe, has long been popular with holidaymakers keen to enjoy some sun, sand and sea in the relaxing and safe boundaries of Portugal.
With warm, sunny winters and very hot summers, this 100-mile southern coast of Portugal is a great escape for holidays to Algarve practically any time of year.