Quarteira Travel Guide

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    The beach
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    Inside the market
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Quarteira Things to Do

  • Quarteira beach and sand

    quarteira has the largest sunny beach never seen, where you can take your sun bath, sea bath and relax from the life activity.you can enjoy just a weekend or a full week, walking, cicling or other way of travel. is a nice place and have also night life, with discos and frendly bars.is recommended because ir unic.

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  • Relax with a massage or acupunctura

    There is a new health center in Quarteira, with cheap prices. I tried a massage for 15€ and in a another time I have done acupuncture and I loved it. Just try after a walk in the beach...

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  • Beach

    Quarteira's Blue Flag beach is wide, straight and fairly long at around 1 mile (1.6km) in length. The best part is the lovely palm-lined promenade, Avenida Infante de Sagres, known as the "Marginal", where you can spend time relaxing with lovely walks along the seafront but be warned there's little in the way of shade.

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  • Church

    I think this is Quarteira's main church but it is very small. I think it's called Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (Church of Our Lady of Conception) and is located in the older part of town.

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  • Fish & Veg Markets

    Quarteira's fish and veg markets are located along at the far western end of the beach front and are fairly small compared with other markets I visited in the Algarve.

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  • Marina

    Along with some shopping (which you can find lots of souvenirs to bring home to people) the marina provides a great place to check out some pretty high end boats. I actually enjoyed my walk along the marina, even though I was a little disenchanted with Vilamoura.in generalYou can choose to charter boats to go along the coast or for a deep sea...

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Quarteira Hotels

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  • Dom Jose Hotel

    Avda Infante Sagres 143, Quarteira, Algarve, 8125-157, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Praia Sol

    Quinta Do Romao, Quarteira, 8125, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Zodiaco

    Fonte Santa, Estrada Nacional 527 - Fonte Nova, Quarteira, Algarve, 8125-248, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Quarteira Restaurants

  • Quiet Indian

    This Indian restaurant is located next to the hotel I stayed in (the Atismar – see my accommodation tips) and when I visited, one Saturday night, I was the only one in there! Now, this normally isn’t a good sign and is unheard of back home in the UK (Saturday night is always busy for Indian restaurants) but I need not to have worried as the food...

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  • OK chinese

    This Chinese restaurant is located a bit out the way on the road that leads away, inland, from the fish and veg markets to the main road. Food and service was very good and quick and they do all the usual dishes that you get back home such as soups, spring rolls, prawn crackers, chicken, pork, beef, duck, squid and prawn dishes.Open: 12-3pm &...

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  • Off the beachfront

    This popular restaurant is located near Baz & Minnies Irish Bar on a street behind the beach promenade. Good food with dishes such as grilled sardines (€6), squid (€9.75), sea bass (€9.75), sole (€11.50), grilled prawns (€12.50), octopus rice (€18), monkfish (€24), half chicken BBQ piri-piri (€6), pork steak (€6), entrecote steak (€9.50).

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  • Very good pizza's!

    Touted as one of the best pizzeria’s in town, this is one of a handful that are located along the beach promenade. I had a very good ham & mushroom thin pizza and can definitely recommend it. Other favourites include tropical, vegetarian, Mamma Mia, Hawaiian, Sicilian, Four Seasons that are priced between €8-10 plus cannelloni, tagliatelle pastas,...

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  • Dutch restaurant on the beachfront

    This is a Dutch restaurant that’s located along the beach promenade that specialises in all things Dutch – food and drink. I had Dutch sausages which came with two big piles of chips (fries) on each side and was OK but nothing special. Other dishes include omelettes, salads, soups, Donner Kebab, Indonesian/Chinese dishes, pork chops, breaded steak,...

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  • Marisqueira

    This place was absolutely wonderful!They have great seafood and a wide selection. The owner was VERY friendly and the service was prompt. It looks like a dive with extremely bright lights, but don't be fooled. It is really worth it. I would definitely say get the cataplana. Cataplana is a Portuguese seafood dish popular in the Algarve. It also...

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Quarteira Nightlife

  • Cheap beer!

    Typically Irish - Barrie & Gill couldn't agree on the name for the bar, so they named it after their 2 rescue dogs! Serving up Irish food & drinks all day: Irish/English breakfast, special plate: braised beef, ribs & chicken etc. Guinness, Super Bock (€2.20/pint). All live sports shown: GAA/Sky on 3 wide screens. Karaoke & pub quiz nights. Pool...

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  • Local music venue

    This bar is located at the western end of the main road that runs along through the tourist area. It’s been kitted out with large beer barrels on display and furniture made from car parts. Snacks such as sandwiches, burgers are served along with a large assortment of cocktails and foreign beers such as Bud, Miller, Erdinger, Tuborg, Guinness, John...

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  • Quarteira Hotels

    19 Hotels in Quarteira

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Quarteira Transportation

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    by Willettsworld Updated Dec 11, 2010

    I hired a car for my time in the Algarve as I wanted the freedom of exploring all the way along the coast from Cabo de Sao Vicente in the west to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Spanish border in the east and so didn't use the local bus. However, there is a very useful English website dedicated to bus routes and timetables etc which you can find below. If you don't have a car then this is the next best way of getting around the Algarve as well as the train, details of which are also provided on the same website.

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Quarteira Shopping

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    by evilprebil Written Jan 24, 2007

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    Shops along the Marina plaza are a surprisingly good resource for some common souvenirs. Things emblazoned with "Portugal" or "Algarve" are plentiful here along with things pertaining to football. I was surprised that everything was cheap, but I guess it is directly related to the amount of competition, and we were there in low season.

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Quarteira Warnings and Dangers

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    by evilprebil Written Jan 24, 2007

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    Absolutely nobody drinks the water throughout the Algarve. This includes people that live in Portugal. It won't make you sick, so you are fine to continue brushing your teeth with it. It just tastes pretty bad. You can purchase large bottles of water pretty cheap OUTSIDE of the resort area (never buy at the hotel, so expensive!)

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Quarteira Favorites

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    by Willettsworld Written Dec 11, 2010

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    Favorite thing: For a useful map of Quarteira, visit the website below. As well as the places mentioned on the map, there's a small supermarket opposite No.25 (Irish Bar) underneath the Carteia Apartments.

    http://www.freemaps.net/maps/almancil.pdf

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