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QuarteiraPortugal

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.

Top hotels in Quarteira

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Infante Sagres, 143, Quarteira

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! (948 reviews)

"Had a very nice stay at the Dom Jose Beach Hotel. The facilities were clean and the staff were very helpful and supportive. I would stay here again in the future."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Hotel Quarteirasol
Hotel Quarteirasol
4 out of 5
Avenida Francisco Sa Carneiro, Quarteira
£63
per night
4 May-5 May

Located in the heart of Quarteira, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Peixe Market and Quarteira Beach. Vilamoura Marina and Vilamoura Beach are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"Brilliant hotel staff very nice would recommend staying here"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Hotel Quarteirasol
Aquashow Park Hotel
Aquashow Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Semino, E.N. 396, Quarteira, Algarve

This family-friendly Quarteira hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Aqua Show Park, Karting Almancil and Quarteira Beach. Royal ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (206 reviews)
Good location for waterpark

"Staff were attentive. Hotel right next to the Aqua park and lots of restaurants nearby. Other than that, everywhere else you need to drive to"…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Aquashow Park Hotel

Popular things to do in Quarteira

Trafal Beach
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Trafal Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Trafal Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Quarteira. Wander the seaside in this family-friendly area.

Praia de Forte Novo
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Praia de Forte Novo

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Praia de Forte Novo during your trip to Quarteira? Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Albufeira Old Town Square
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Albufeira Old Town Square

4/5(408 reviews)

Framed by bars, galleries and shops, this leafy plaza is a great starting point for exploring the treasures of Albufeira’s historic center. 

Vilamoura Marina
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Vilamoura Marina

4.5/5(504 reviews)

Take a boat trip to see dolphins and go parasailing with a tour operator near this marina, which is bordered by the town’s main strip of restaurants and nightclubs.

Falesia Beach
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Falesia Beach

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Pine groves crown the scorched red-orange cliffs edging this long and wide beach, complete with comfortable amenities, watersports options and lifeguard patrols. 

Albufeira Beach
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Albufeira Beach

4/5(337 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Albufeira Beach, a popular beach in Albufeira. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina and enjoy its lively bars.

Top activities in Quarteira

Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip
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Traditional Algarve Full-Day Trip

£41
Per adult
Premium Wine Tour
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Premium Wine Tour

98% of travellers recommend
£82
Per adult
Coast line, Caves & Sunset (Benagil)
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Coast line, Caves & Sunset (Benagil)

£32
Per adult
Ria Formosa Islands Small Group Boat Trip from Faro
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Ria Formosa Islands Small Group Boat Trip from Faro

100% of travellers recommend
£42
Per adult
Discover Albufeira in a funny tuk tuk
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Discover Albufeira in a funny tuk tuk

100% of travellers recommend
£25
Per adult
Lounge at Faro Airport (FAO)
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Lounge at Faro Airport (FAO)

£24
Per adult

Reviews of Quarteira

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

19 Sep 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Aug 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Jul 2019

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