More from glorious Portugal! We’ve spent an inordinate amount of time there this year, which is totally fine by us. 🙂 Lots of guests, friends who live there, lots of reasons to go. As if we actually need a reason to go (again).

Southern Portugal is fantastic. The Algarve region is full of life and scenery and relaxation, and we always have a good time there. When my parents came to visit again this year, we had to take them over and show them just how wonderful it is.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

One of the places we took them is the town of Carvoeiro. (Read our previous post about our first visit right here.) Situated just east of the city of Portimão, Carvoeiro has one of our favorite town and beach combinations around. Sure, it’s loved by tourists and expats, but that doesn’t make it not beautiful!

The town is a couple of main streets that funnel directly to the beach, which is surrounded on both sides by towering cliffs. In addition to that, there are some wonderful walking trails and rocks to climb directly next to the main beach, and I feel like there’s always something new to explore there.

So yes, here are our latest shots of Carvoeiro with Mom and Dad.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

While everyone is and was stunned by the beauty here, we had to load up on some food first! We ate at a place called Onze, which overlooks the beach and has some damn delicious food.

Onze Restaurant in Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Onze Restaurant in Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Onze Restaurant in Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Onze Restaurant in Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Onze Restaurant in Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

After getting our fill, we strolled the beach for a while…something that can certainly be done all day.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

I find myself easily tranced by the waves whenever I go to a beach.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

After enjoying some beach time, we headed up the hills and cliffs and went over to another area of town, where there are tons of sea-swept rock formations, a walking path, and more drop-dead beauty.

Angela and I did our best to wrack my mom’s nerves by climbing all over the rocks. Love ya!

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

We also did a little walking along the coast, and love that this walkway was built to make it easy for people to stroll and just enjoy all of this natural beauty.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

And that was a wrap! Another wonderful day in the Algarve, and another great experience in Carvoeiro. It’s always nice to have family come visit, and we certainly enjoyed sharing these experiences with them.

Carvoeiro, Portugal by Jets Like Taxis

Be sure to check out our other Portugal posts right here.

A very special and very big thanks to all the fine folks in Carvoeiro, and to my folks for coming to visit!

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