Vibe: This charming, family-owned and operated guest house sits high on the cliffs and offers picture-perfect, endless ocean views. Just kick back, do nothing and admire the views. You will be in good company.
Area: Although definitely a tourist hot spot, Carvoeiro still has an air of an undiscovered, sleepy fishing village. The beaches are nothing short of spectacular, including Martinhal, one of the world’s most photographed.
The DNA: Perched high above the central Carvoeiro Beach, is O Castelo, a charming guest house with just 12 rooms. The house with its turrets resembling a castle -hence its name- is located a (steep) 2-minute walk from the beach and the centre of the village. Facilities are limited, just a lounge and a communal terrace, but you come here for the stunning location and relaxing vibe.
Suite-Me-Up: Technically the ‘suite’ is not a suite, but this premium room does have the largest private terrace (with sun loungers) of the house – and that is why you came here.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 12 rooms (10-25m2) (108-269 sq ft) ✅ free parking possible nearby • pets allowed on request • laundry service • Faro Airport: 1-hour drive