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Where to Stay in Algarve: Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro, Portugal

The Algarve is a beautiful coastline located in Portugal’s southernmost region and is known for its golden beaches and soaring cliffs and caves. You will find some of the best beaches in the Algarve, Portugal. With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, I can see why people flock to the Algarve, it is the perfect destination for anyone looking to soak up some Vitamin D. Carvoeiro Portugal is situated along a dramatic coastline with golden beaches. This once traditional small fishing village has become a popular resort village. 

When looking for the best place to stay in Carvoeiro, Portugal, the newly renovated Tivoli Carvoeiro hotel can’t be beaten. The Tivoli Carvoeiro is one of the top 5 star hotels in Carvoeiro, Portugal and is built above a cliff top with views of the ocean. The hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro Portugal sets the standard for luxury hotels that makes it perfect for an Algarve vacation.

The drive from Lisbon to the Portugal coast in Algarve is an easy 3-hour scenic drive to the beautiful southern region of Portugal. The Algarve consists of small towns and golden beaches framed by sweeping limestone cliffs that almost don’t even look real.

Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro, Portugal

As we pulled into the driveway of the Tivoli Carvoeiro Portugal, we were welcomed by the friendly staff who escorted us to the lobby of the hotel. Upon entering the hotel lobby, you can’t help but be drawn to the large window at the back of the hotel with views of the cliffs and the ocean.  We were checked in quickly and immediately made our way to our room to freshen up before exploring the property.

hotel lobby with marble floor, chairs and tables

Tivoli Hotel Deluxe Sea View Room

large hotel room with king size bed, lamps and carpet

This stunning hotel has 248 refurbished rooms, suites with balconies and new Family Rooms for larger groups.

Our stay was in a deluxe sea view room with a furnished balcony with ocean views.  The rooms are styled in a sleek, modern California coastal white decor, the perfect canvas for the incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop.  

The spacious sea view room is furnished with a double bed, a large armoire, desk, a Nespresso coffee machine, and complimentary WIFI. The bathrooms have a large rain shower and luxury amenities. We loved returning to our room nightly to the turndown service and the chocolate treats left on our pillows.

Balcony hotel room views of cliffs of Algarve and ocean

The best part of the room is the private balcony overlooking the incredible ocean views. Nothing beats waking up to the soothing sound of the waves.

hotel room with large bathtub in middle of room


Tivoli Restaurants and Bars

Tivoli Carvoeiro has a variety of restaurants that all offer an exquisite dining experience. They have five restaurants and bars to choose from. If you are a foodie then you will love the diversity of the five available dining experiences at the hotel. Sample local wines and fresh catches at Med Food & Wine, or authentic Portuguese treasures at The One Gourmet. Take in the stunning views from the Sky Bar Carvoeiro. Tivoli Carvoeiro also offers a poolside bar with excellent cocktails and appetizers for a great afternoon snack to tide you over before dinner.

having drinks overlooking the Algarve cliffs Portugal

Tivoli Carvoeiro Sky Bar

The Tivoli Carvoeiro Sky Bar is a great place to grab drinks before dinner and enjoy the stunning sunset on the large terrace. They offer a great selection of cocktails and beers as well as cool music.


The One Wine Boutique

The One Wine Boutique offers fine dining with Portuguese dishes and wines from the Algarve region. Each of the courses is paired with local wine. The dishes were prepared by Chef Bruno Rocha with local, fresh ingredients.

Buffett breakfast with an assortment of food

Med Food & Wine

Breakfast was served every morning at the Med Food & Wine Bar. The buffet style breakfast had a large selection of charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, cereal and bread. There is also a made to order omelet station. They also offer a buffet for dinners with a different theme every night.


eating dessert with pool and beach views


Mare Bistro is an upscale Bistro featuring the freshest daily catches. It is a great place for lunch to take in the views of the ocean.  

Algarve cliff views from the pools

The Pool at Tivoli Carvoeiro

The Tivoli Carvoeiro circular outdoor pool offers the perfect place to soak up the sun and take in the cliff views with the sound of the waves in the background.

The hotel has a staircase that leads to a small sandy beach. Carvoeiro beach is a short 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Women wearing yellow floral dress overlooking the cliffs in the Algarve with two pools and ocean views

The Views at Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro

The best part of the resort is the view of Vale Covo. The hotel couldn’t be in a more perfect location as it encircles the views. Every part of the resort offers spectacular views which makes it one of the best places to stay in the Algarve.

Beautiful Algarve Portugal beaches with rocky cliffs with blue green water and golden sand

Algarve Hiking Experience

Tivoli believes that travel is about much more than hotels and they urge their clients to experience more to make every stay memorable. They offer a wonderful Algarve Hiking experience to learn all about the area and to take in all the stunning landscapes.

We hiked the Seven Hanging Valley trail, “Sete Vales Suspensos” which is a cliffside trail covering the seven different scenic coves. This guided walk took us through the breathtaking cliff tops of the Algarve. We were picked up at our hotel and drove to the starting point of our Algarve hiking experience through the trails with a local guide. The Seven Hanging Valley hike was an easy two-hour hike that stops at the iconic Alfanzina lighthouse and the beautiful beaches.

Hiking in Carvoeiro Portugal on the cliffs overlooking the ocean

These hikes are offered every Sunday.

For the more adventurous, the Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort is now also offering a longer walk along the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail lasting around three-and-a-half to four hours. This longer walk between Vale Centeanes Beach and Marinha Beach is 11.4 km long.

beautiful cliffs overlooking the ocean in Algarve Portugal

You can also end your hike with a picnic at the lighthouse with food prepared by the Executive Chef of Tivoli Carvoeiro, Bruno Rocha.

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is located in one of the best spots in the Algarve. It is close to all the famous beaches and is a short drive or walk to local Carvoeiro restaurants and attractions. This is the best place to stay in Carvoeiro, Portugal to enjoy all the beauty of the area. Make sure to check their website for up to date prices.

Location: Vale do Covo, Praia do Carvoeiro, 8401-911 Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Portugal


Thank you to Tivoli Carvoeiro for a memorable stay.


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