Quarteira

quarteira

What does Quarteira mean in Portuguese?

Quarteira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kwɐɾˈtɐjɾɐ] or [kwɐɾˈtejɾɐ]) is a Portuguese civil parish, in the municipality (concelho) of Loulé in the Algarve. The population in 2011 was 21,798, in an area of 38.16 km².

What are the different areas of Quarteira?

The dark green area is the main tourist area of Quarteira, the lighter green is the residential area of Quarteira. The blue shaded area is the sprawling village of Vale do Lobo and the yellow area is the resort town of Vilamoura. The green line is a suggested tour of both Quarteira and Vilamoura.

What is Quarteira famous for?

Quarteira was one of the first resort towns to be developed along the beautiful Algarve coastline. Today it may be outshined by other more famous Portuguese holiday destinations, but it has a loyal following of visitors, especially with Portuguese tourists.

Where are the Green Lines in Quarteira?

The dark green area is the main tourist area of Quarteira, the lighter green is the residential area of Quarteira. The blue shaded area is the sprawling village of Vale do Lobo and the yellow area is the resort town of Vilamoura. The green line is a suggested tour of both Quarteira and Vilamoura. ( Note: Zoom out to see all of the markers)

Where is Quarteira in Portugal?

Snuggled on the coastline between Faro and the upmarket Vilamoura is the small town of Quarteira. Originally a fishing village, it rose to prominence as a holiday resort in the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, today its reputation has dwindled.

Why choose Quarteira as a holiday destination?

During the summer, Quarteira has a lively and social atmosphere, and is an enjoyable holiday destination. If you want a beautiful beach, sensible prices, and great weather for your holiday, then Quarteira could be the ideal location for you. The Praia de Quarteira – The gorgeous sandy beach that extends along the entire front of Quarteira.

What to do in quateira?

It’s a unique window into the traditional Portuguese fishing industry. Praia de Quarteira is the main beach of Quateira and stretches for almost 2km alongside the town. At the western end, the beach meets Quarteira’s harbour. In the east, it gets much less hectic and blends into Praia do Almargem.

What is the history of Quarteira?

For several centuries, Quarteira was a modest fishing village, situated on the edge of a 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) beach, encircled by pines. King Denis authorized a foral (charter) for the settlement on 15 November 1297. In the 15th century, King John I of Portugal ordered the first cultivation of sugar cane in continental Portugal.

Is Quarteira worth a visit?

It’s worth a visit! There are other beaches such as Praia de Loulé Velho (11 minutes by car) and Praia do Forte Novo (a seven-minute car trip on the EM527-2). One of the best aqua parks in Portugal is located in Quarteira called Aqua Show Park.

What to do in Quarteira?

The Praia de Quarteira – The gorgeous sandy beach that extends along the entire front of Quarteira. The fishing heritage of Quarteira – With the colourful fishing harbour, lively fish market and excellent seafood restaurants around the Largo das Cortes Reais plaza.

Which is better Algarve or Quarteira?

Algarve is famous for its nightlife but Quarteira’s nightlife is more relaxed which is great for families. If you are looking for a more urbane nightlife you can easily travel to Albufeira or Vilamoura.

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