Casa Concha is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in Carvoeiro Clube, one of the oldest and most renowned developments in Carvoeiro, spreading out over acres and acres of coastal stretch, distance to the Ocean varying from a few meters(!) to several hundred meters. One can walk down to the atmospheric center of town about 15-20 minutes, alternatively a taxi is cost friendly. The urbanisation consists solely of detached pool villas on very big plots(2000-5000m²), all with mature gardens ensuring a very high level of privacy. There are no evening- and night activities, population is mix of international residents and tourists, The urbanisation is much appreciated for its almost cliff top location, mostly offering nice sea- and country views. Magnificent beaches, several golf courses and Carvoeiro Clube de Tennis nearby. As it is an almost closed resenditial area there is hardly any traffic, only the few people who live there use Club´s streets so a quiet surrounding is ensured. Carvoeiro is a traditional fishermen´s village, fortunately having kept an authentic atmosphere over the years, making it to one of the most popular villa holiday destinations in the Algarve. The center looks down onto a small beach bay enclosed by rock formations, Praia do Carvoeiro, slopes with original building style properties enclose this picturesque scenario, its square is renowned. This little square right in front of the beach with numerous restaurants and bars around it is an absolute must to stroll around. In Carvoeiro huge tourist complexes have never been allowed, herewith ensuring the lovely village character which makes Carvoeiro so popular amongst both residents as well as tourists, offering renowned ice creams almost at the beach square, furthermore a wide variety of Portuguese- and international cuisine restaurants.
Still an attraction is the little municipal market, where you can buy fresh bread, meat and fish daily, the 'bica' (traditional Portuguese espresso) cannot be left untried. At its two center beaches, several traditional fishermen´s boats invite to go and see the caves - you see beautiful rock formations and caves, made by the 'hands of nature', especially at low tide, especially from the sea you have a fantastic view over the impressive Algarve coast line with its golden sand beaches and magnificent rock formation raging up to 50m vertically out of the Ocean.
Golf: Golf is definitively the most popular sport in the Algarve, no wonder when realising the climatological conditions all year round and the exceptional beauty of lay outs (most of them by famous international golf architects) and surroundings. Read below a selection of some golf courses in your region out of the Algarve' approximately 40 golf courses; closest to villa are Gramacho - + Pinta Golf Course, 36 holes in total, driving range available. Just East of Carvoeiro is Vale do Milho Golf, a 9 holes 3 par course, great to practice your short game, often promotional prices are being offered.North of Portimao you will find Golf do Morgado; recently opened, almost a 1000 acres, making it one of the biggest golf courses in the Algarve. Fantastic scenery, pure nature, no villas/apartments but 6 lakes, hills, valleys, 1000's of olive, carob and fig trees, the unspoilt Algarve! Palmares Course, West of Alvor: the breathtaking scenery can be appreciated from most of the course, with views over the Alvor river estuary, beaches and the bay of Lagos. There are 5 authentic links holes amongst the dunes close to the ocean exposed to the prevailing winds. Other holes throughout hillsides and valleys full of trees. Penina Course, West of Portimao: it has hosted the Portuguese open 8 times and is built on flattish parkland terrain with fairways lined by countless trees and with tricky water hazards. Also several long par-3 and par-4 holes, requiring both length and accuracy.
One can reach about 15 Golf course within half an hour driving!
Sport / leisure: In a region with such a large ocean front, the Algarve offers almost every activity you can think of related to (the use of) water. Also for the ones who are not particularly keen to be in or around water, there are plenty of activities to spend a wonderful time in the Algarve! Read below a wide selection of leisure- and sport activities : fishing, swimming, cycling, golf, horse riding, Jeep safaris, mountain biking, wind and kite surfing, diving, tennis, walking, jet ski, para sailing, water ski, sailing, (lawn) bowling, deep-ocean fishing, carting, dolphin- and bird watching, speedboat-, catamaran- and sailing boat rentals, ultralight flights, mini-golf, etc. water parks, zoos, family parks (Zoo Marine, Aquashow and Krazy World) as well as several museums invite to trips. further interesting activities, gypsy markets,exhibitions and other important information for the holiday-maker you can find in the weekly magazine 'Algarve Resident' and 'Welcome Algarve' (available for free).