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Carvoeiro in Algarve Portugal is a fishing village that looks over the ocean with a long history, this peculiar fishing village has been growing in recent years, situated about 5 km from the town of Lagoa, Carvoeiro offers a set of small beaches cut by rocky cliffs, with clear waters and fine sand, forming paradisiacal places of summer that become suitable for residential tourism that has emerged in recent times.
In fact, since immemorial time that Carvoeiro has undergone several civilizational attention. In this magnificent stretch of the Algarve coast, where nature made wonders, the sea was last home to Romans, victims of naval battles and storms, whose remains found (a Roman and an anchor block) show in their presence.
But it is undoubtedly the spectacular views, with its characteristic white houses look into the ocean and fishing boats with their nets to rest in the sand before venturing out on the high seas, which most attract the attention of visitors to this unique location. The scene resembles an old postcard!
The fishing has been, since ancient times, the sustenance and livelihood of these lonely stops. Similar to what happened with other parishes of the county, Carvoeiro also accompanied the expansion of Canning Industry, responsible for generating numerous jobs.
The shape of the coast, the water quality, the climate amenity, the renown food, accessibility and infrastructure created structures and proper land use in terms of planning, gave Carvoeiro the conditions necessary for stating as a quality destinations in Algarve, sought by domestic and foreign tourists.
“In every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”
Algarve is situated in the south of Portugal, this part of the territory was the last to be conquered from the Moors by the King of Portugal in 1292. The terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses the traces of the Moorish presence are still seen in its unique architecture.
However the distance in the thirteenth century was very difficult to go, today is no longer an obstacle. So why not visit this fascinating region …
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“As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.”