Quarteira started as a modest fishing village and was considered a parish in 1916 belonging to the municipality of Loulé.

This popular holiday destination is characterized by 2km of beach and a wonderful climate.  It also have the largest private tourist development in Europe that is Vilamoura with a great potential for those who enjoy golf tourism and water sports.

Quarteira has several restaurants which highlight the region’s freshest fish and seafood.

In addition to the extensive sandy beach, activities in the Marina of Vilamoura and surrounding (daily departures for cruises with navigation on the Algarve Windward – Barlavento), the Marketplace of Quarteira with clothing and other articles, a Water Park next to the EN are some of the options available.

The accommodation available ranges from hotels, apartments and even a campsite to accommodate the visitors.

Quarteira is also the stage of a series of cultural events, namely the March of the Popular Saints during the month of June.