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Quarteira
Travel Guide

Quarteira is a seaside city, characterised by high-rise buildings with beautiful views overlooking the beach. It has been a popular destination with visitors since the 1960’s.

This old fishing village is now a cosmopolitan tourist city, and is very popular, especially amongst Portuguese tourists. The beach and restaurants are the main attractions, along with the best-known marina in the Algarve, Marina de Vilamoura.

Boardwalk of QuarteiraQuarteira has a beautiful palm-lined, beachside promenade, Avenida Infante de Sagres, also known as the ‘Marginal’. This is a lovely place to go for a walk, with plenty of patios overlooking the seafront.

Beach of QuarteiraThis is a large blue flag beach with plenty of water activities to keep the revellers entertained. It has restaurants and bars, as well as a deck chairs for rent, and even a health centre. It’s also an ideal beach for people with reduced mobility and families with children, since the beach is very close to the city.

Roman Ruins, Cerro da VilaIn Quarteira you can also visit the ruins of what used to be an old Roman fishing village. The ruins are located in a semi-rural area and are made up of two residences, baths, a necropolis, dams and fish salting stations.

CasinoThe Casino in Quarteira, or Vilamoura, as it is known, is a popular tourist attraction that offers a variety of shows, along with a games room, dance rooms, musicals, theatre and comedy – on top of the usual slot machines. Fancy a flutter? Then this is the place to go.

AccomodationQuarteira is an ideal holiday destination for families with all sorts of accommodation on offer, from hotels to apartments, all with easy access to the beach and restaurants. Most places are also close to the excellent Aquashow Park, a waterpark in that makes for an exceptionally fun family day out.

GolfThe Algarve is known the world over for its golf, and Quarteira is no exception. There’s a great selection of golf courses, all offering amazing views. They all offer challenging courses perfect for perfecting your game, such as Oceânico and Vale do Lobo.

FoodWhen it comes to food, Quarteira is king, offering great fresh seafood and fish. Some of the best-known regional culinary delights include octopus rice, tuna with onions and stuffed squids. You’ll find many restaurants around the beach area, offering both tasty grub and great views.

Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Infante Sagres, 143, Quarteira
The price is £48 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in Quarteira, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Peixe Market, Quarteira Beach and Vilamoura Beach. Vilamoura Marina ...
4.3/5Excellent! (968 reviews)
Great Stay at Dom Jose
"Great location, plenty of places to eat nearby. Very clean - COVID clearly on the mind of all staff. Breakfast disappointing but I believe that may be due to reduced capacity due to COVID"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2020

Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
4 out of 5
Praca dos Tres Caminhos, Quarteira
The price is £59 per night from 1 May to 2 May
This family-friendly Quarteira aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cerro da Vila Ruins and Vilamoura Beach. Vilamoura Marina and Quarteira ...
4.4/5Excellent! (176 reviews)
"Nice quiet location just a short walk from the main town. Rooms generally clean, although damp coming through in the bathroom. Nice pool areas."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
Aquashow Park Hotel
Aquashow Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Semino, E.N. 396, Quarteira, Algarve
The price is £93 per night from 17 May to 18 May
This family-friendly Quarteira hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Karting Almancil and Quarteira Beach. Vilamoura Marina and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (230 reviews)
In alle opzichten fantastisch hotel!!
"Het hotel gaat zeer goed om met de beperkingen die Corona maatregelen met zich meebrengen! Grote complimenten daarvoor. Daarnaast is de klantvriendelijkheid groot en is er sprake van veel comfort en geboden netheid"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Aquashow Park Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
4 out of 5
Praca dos Tres Caminhos, Quarteira
The price is £59 per night from 1 May to 2 May
This family-friendly Quarteira aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cerro da Vila Ruins and Vilamoura Beach. Vilamoura Marina and Quarteira ...
4.4/5Excellent! (176 reviews)
"Nice quiet location just a short walk from the main town. Rooms generally clean, although damp coming through in the bathroom. Nice pool areas."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos
Pine Hills Vilamoura
Pine Hills Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Estrada dos Morgadinhos, Urbanização Vila Sol, Quarteira, Quarteira
Situated in Quarteira, this golf aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dom Pedro Golf: Old Golf Course, Peixe Market and Cerro da Vila Archaeological Museum. Vilamoura ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Fantastic
"Brilliant apartments and facilities only drawback is that it is a taxi ride everywhere you go offsite"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Pine Hills Vilamoura
Luxury 2 Bed Apartment In 5 Villa Sol Village
Luxury 2 Bed Apartment In 5 Villa Sol Village
Vila Sol Village, Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort, Quarteira, Faro District
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Peixe Market, Quarteira Beach and Vilamoura Beach. Vilamoura Marina is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great location and lovely resort
"Lovely holiday Only criticism would be too much furniture so it looks smaller than it is !"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Luxury 2 Bed Apartment In 5 Villa Sol Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Quarteira

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29 Feb 2020

Explore explore explore!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Oct 2019

Very clean and lots of little shops. All the restaurants were mainly Italian and seafood, went to Vilamoura for more variety but Quarteira was a good base

5/5 - Excellent

Suzie

13 Oct 2019

Lovely area

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Sep 2019

Great place to shop and walk along the promenade. Lots of good places to eat

4/5 - Good

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26 Aug 2019

Funfair in town - with live music, pão com chouriço and bumper cars - was enjoyed by all.

4/5 - Good

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18 Jul 2019

Beaches very good, we could not find a large shopping centre within walking distance of hotel

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