The alluring coastline of the Algarve welcomes you with breathtaking views, golden beaches framed by beautiful limestone rock, creating memorable photogenic bluffs – picture perfect bays, crystal clear waters and sandy coves lying beneath.
Carvoeiro in the western Algarve, was traditionally a fishing village, now popular with couples and families alike. Accessed by only two roads in and out of the town. The town’s beach, Praia do Carvoeiro is spread out just in front of the square, this beautifully sheltered sandy bay is sheltered by cliffs either side and surrounded by incredible eateries; serving up an abundance of black pork, bean stews, fig and olive dishes; and many more gastronomic delights not to be missed. The road rising steeply away from the beach reveals romantic scenery of whitewashed buildings lying amidst tawny, vivid cliffs, backed by lush hillsides full of sprawling holiday properties, perfect for your proposal weekend, your wedding abroad or your honeymoon haven.
Here are some reasons to get romantic in Carvoeiro:
Carvoeiro with it’s secluded beaches, unique coves and caves, copper coloured cliffs with the turquoise ocean behind, nearby solitary lighthouses, restaurant beachside balconies, clifftop ceremony locations, luxurious villas, infinity pools, gardens, boats and ancient castles – all perfect settings for romantic breaks, intimate proposals and wedding ceremonies, not to mention stunning photo opportunities.
Despite the legalities being fairly straightforward to marry in Portugal, it’s best to ensure you have the services of an expert wedding planner to oversee all aspects. They will advise you on all the relevant paperwork and translations you need to have in place, and liaise with the legal department on your behalf, often saving a great deal of time and money. There are also no residency requirements in Portugal prior to your wedding. Both Civil and Catholic types of ceremonies are valid in your own country.
The Wonder of the Weather
The Algarve’s moderate and kind weather influenced by both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and it’s proximity to North Africa – Giving an annual average of over 300 days of sun a year, the Algarve is one of Europe’s sunniest places and the perfect choice for a relaxing romantic break.
With such breathtaking vistas around Carvoeiro, the Algarve and Portugal – memories created through the lens will be ones to remember and cherish forever. Portugal has so many beautiful beaches with dramatic cliffs and sea stacks make sure to capture your day this way.
Praia da Marinha
The spectacular views reveal why this beach has been voted as one of the best in the world. The path and steps leading down to the Praia da Marinha are paved and surrounded by trees, bushes and cactuses, offering a little welcome shade. However, for your effort you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view. Drink in the splendour of the cliff formations and take in a cave tour. Spend the day having a romantic picnic with your loved one, however, be mindful of the time, as the secluded beaches reached through the caves can get cut off fairly quickly as the tide rolls in.
Carvoeiro and the Algarve boasts some of the best fresh fish and seafood in the world, one cannot go to this region without sampling the fresh local grilled sardines – fresh, juicy and oh so big! Piri piri grilled chicken is another mainstay, made from a spicy South African marinade. The trend all began in the Algarve’s city of Guia. To taste the best, go to the restaurants offering this speciality only on their limited menus. For those with a sweet tooth, look no further than a Pastel de nata, a creamy custard lightweight tart best served hot from the oven with a sprinkling of cinnamon and icing sugar – delicious!
Set the Scene with Sound
Why not enhance the ambience of your proposal setting or wedding ceremony with a solo guitarist. Or how about a live band of super talented musicians who add their own unique twist to your favourite songs, who are full of energy with a funky edge – they’ll have your guests on their feet all night long.
Whatever your plans in Carvoeiro, here’s hoping our ideas and inspiration make it an unforgettable romantic break