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Portugal Algarve - About Quarteira
On a 15 minutes drive from Faro airport, with your rental car of Quarteira car hire, is the town of the touristic Quarteira.
From a simple fishing village, Quarteira has become one of the major tourist centers in the Algarve. Quarteira suffered with the development during the 1970 and 1980's leaving it characteristically high rise apartment blocks in and around the town. Despite its lack of charm, it managed to retain its Portuguese character and it is very popular especially with Portuguese holidaymakers.
Quarteira offers great tourist facilities and a gorgeous, sandy, rock-free beach, which stretches the entire length of the town. Ideal for children, the water is calmed by breakwaters, giving safer swimming conditions. This makes Quarteira is the perfect holiday destination for families. Apartments and hotels line the seafront and have fabulous views.
In front you find a lovely palm-lined promenade, known as the "Marginal" where you can make a relaxing walk along the seafront. The promenade is lined with restaurants, terraces and bars.
If you have had enough of the beach, there are plenty of things to do. In Quarteira there is a lively fish and produce market. This traditional and local market, which you find in the old quarter, is worth a visit. Every Wednesday Quarteira has one of the best and biggest gypsy market in the region. It attracts visitors from all over the Algarve.
Just north the resort, on the N125 at the Quatro Estradas, is the big Atlantic Park pool and waterslide complex. Very easy to reach with your hire car Quarteira.
If you prefer quiter activities and leisure, Quarteira is near the center of the exclusive golf courses of Vilamoura. You can play here a different course every day, without travelling very far.
It is a short walk , along the beach front to take the sight at the Marine of Vilamoura. Here you can see extremely large and expensive yachts, floating on the water. There are plenty of exclusive shops to browse in and bars, cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a cool drink or a fabulous lunch or dinner.
Further in Quarteira you find leisure activities as karting, horse riding, tennis and all kind of watersports close to hand.