Quarteira is a resort that will appeal to families and couples looking for a resort that will accommodate their budgets offering them 2-3-star hotels. The transfer time for this resort from Faro airport is only around 30 minutes. This gives you just enough time to look around at the surrounding scenery and get a slight understanding for the location of your resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. Quarteira beach is long and covered with golden sands. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols for you to use and you will find snack bars and water sports available. Most of the accommodation is self-catering 2-3-star hotels and self-catering apartments.
The water park is popular among both children and adults and is only half a mile away from the centre of Quarteira. Water sports can be found on the beach during peak seasons. These include windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Para-gliding can also be found at the beach. There are also plenty of excursions to try including a tour along the coast of Spain, a jeep safari, an extended coastal tour and even a shopping and sightseeing tip to Lisbon where you can view many historical monuments.
Quarteira is home to some brilliant restaurants that offer a range of cuisines such as Chinese, Portuguese, French, British, Indian and Italian. You will also find a lot seafood in the resort. There are also several nightclubs in the resort as well as discos and a casino. There are a wide range of souvenir shops in Quarteira with many supermarkets as well. There are also a few commercial shopping arcades in the resort. There are buses from the resort taking you all over the Algarve. Taxis can be found in the centre of the resort or can be booked from any number of places. Car hire is also available.
The weather in Quarteira is what attracts to many people each year. The summers in Quarteira are long and dry with winters continuing to stay mild with limited rainfall. July and August are the hottest months in Quarteira with average temperatures reaching 30°C. You will also find up to 12 hours of sunshine a day meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy the day. The coastal breezes tend to keep the temperatures slightly lower to enable you to feel more comfortable in the heat. The spring and autumn is still warm with temperatures at 17-19°C. The coldest winter months are January and December although the temperature is till at around 15°C. There is also still around 6 hours of sunshine a day. From November to March is when most of the rainfall comes however on average there are only around 50 days of rainfall a year.