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The City of Quarteira
Quarteira is a Portuguese city and a parish, located in the municipality of Loulé, situated between the Albufeira Almancil, with a population of 25,000 inhabitants (sourcee: Junta de Freguesia de Quarteira)and a total area of 37.78 km².
Quarteira was elevated to Villa in June 28 of 1984 and to city in May 13 of 1999.
Quarteira is a great place to be visited, by this small sample, it is intended that the visitor stay with an idea of the enormous opportunities and potentials that the city of Quarteira has at its disposal.
It has 2 Km. of beaches with Blue Flag and became a popular holiday destination in the sixties, mainly because of it’s extensive beach and unique climate. With later development comes Vilamoura, considered a tourist destination with great potential for lovers of golf and water sports, such as jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and fishing.
Vilamoura Marina, is considered one of the best marinas in the world
Regarding the food, there are excellent restaurants in Quarteira, who have the best fresh fish and seafood of Algarve region.
Quarteira is a city characterized by being virtually in the sea where the ocean access is done in minutes. For this reason there has always been surfing, bodyboard and other water Sports in Quarteira and Vilamoura.
Among the attractions is the Aquashow, water park that has existed for more than two decades and which is located at the entrance of Vilamoura, in the road Loulé-Quarteira, the national road N396.
About night life and entertainment, there are a lot of pubs, clubs, bars and Night Clubs for all tastes and styles, and if you like gambling, you have the Vilamoura Casino option
Quarteira and Quarteira border beaches ordered East to West:
Praia de Faro Island beach 1 hour walk (on the border)
Praia da Quinta do Lago East beach 1 hour walk
Praia da Quinta do Lago Central beach
Praia da Quinta do Lago West beach
Praia do Ancão beach
Praia do Garrão beach
Praia das Dunas Douradas beach
Praia de Vale do Lobo East beach
Praia de Vale do Lobo Central beach
Praia de Vale do Lobo West beach
Praia do Trafal and Praia do Loulé Velho beaches
Praia do Cavalo Preto (black horse beach)
Praia do Almargem beach and Almargem Lagoon
Praia de Quarteira Forte Novo beach
Praia de Quarteira Pé do Coelho beach
Praia de Quarteira Bola Nivea beach
Praia de Quarteira central beach
Praia dos Pescadores beach
Praia da Marina de Vilamoura beach
Praia da Marina de Vilamoura Falésia beach
Praia da Falésia Pine cliffs beach (on the border 30mn walk)
Praia dos Olhos de Água beach (on the border 30mn walk)