Hotel Baia Cristal

Vale de Centianes, Carvoeiro, Algarve, 8400-525, Portugal | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $88.00
 

Travel Blogs from Carvoeiro

Timber tipis and clay clad walls

A travel blog entry by roundaboutus

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We have struck gold again! Like lucky prospectors we have stumbled upon a real gem and can't believe our good fortune. Olaf and Rosetta had posted a last minute request and, of the three in the area, who would take us at short notice, they were the first to respond. They have a 3 hectare property tucked 'invisibly' into the rolling hills and dry scrub just north of Monchique in inland Algarve. The land gently slopes down from a fresh water well and dammed swimming lake ...

Atlantic rollers....surf paradise in a Peugeot

A travel blog entry by roundaboutus

Departing from our first Portuguese placement early left us in a lull. Then the messaging service on 'workaway' declined to work for a couple of days....so all things considered we decided it be best to go to the beach! ....and we've just had the most exhilarating 4 day holiday camping on windswept cliffs watching the Atlantic rollers roll in. So much of the crumpled strata, pebble and sand bays and wild ocean spray reminded us ...

Lagoa & Albufeira

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon

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... are going up slightly. The highlight of today was undeniably the best beach I've seen so far in Portugal, Carvalho beach near Lagoa, between Lagos and Albufeira. Some places in Lagoa look like a Portuguese version of Beverly Hills, but it has really sweet collection of cove beaches. See pictures below. Tomorrow, we may or may not make it to ...

Tourists of the south coast

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon

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So that's where all the tourists went. To the south coast of Algarve. Mind you, I can understand them, the beaches are certainly pretty here in Lagos, and the historic town center does have a lot of character (and restaurants). It's just that the contrast with the empty campgrounds of west Alentejo and Vicentine coast is pretty extreme. The beaches here are already pretty packed, even tough the water is still seriously freezing. It didn't stop us this time ...

The Edge of Europe

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon

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Today we reached the end of Europe, to be precise the southwestermost point on the continent mainland, the Cape of Saint Vincent :). A barren place with tall cliffs directly above the sea, the only human landmark being a lighthouse, a few trucks/shops selling wool pullovers and bratwurst(!), and fishermen fishing fish from the top of the cliff(!!). So, after reaching a dead end on the north - south axis, we switched to the west - east one, in the direction of ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Vale de Centianes, Carvoeiro, is near Monte Brasil, Praia de Rocha, Museu do Vino, and Praca Velha.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good