Quarteira holidays are all about Portugal's simple pleasures, including sandy beaches, authentic dishes and palm trees blowing in the ocean breeze.

Beauty spot

Nestled in the centre of Portugal's Algarve coast, Quarteira checks all the boxes for a great seaside getaway. There's a palm-lined promenade overlooking the caramel sands, modern bars and restaurants and a sizeable marina where yachts and fishing boats bob side by side.

Close links

Quarteira's neighbour Vilamoura just happens to be home to a golf range or five. It's a 10-minute drive, so no need to set the alarm – unless you want to be first-foot on the green. There are also lots of bars and restaurants there, so hang around if you want to toast that birdie – things back in Quarteira are a lot quieter.

Tasty eats

What the town lacks in nightlife, it makes up for with a heavy helping of authentic charm. The eateries around these parts know how to whet the appetite, with classic Portuguese dishes on most menus and traditional tapas bars on many a corner. Head to the seafront for something super fresh.

At a Glance

  • Hunt out bargain souvenirs at the Quarteira gypsy market
  • Lie on sands of a Blue Flag award-winning beach
  • Sample Portuguese delicacies on the restaurant and tapas strip