Carnival in Vilamoura, Algarve
Carnival Holidays in the Algarve
If you are looking for a break that is full of energy, dance, music, glitter, and feathers, there is no better place to be than in Vilamoura during the region’s vibrant annual carnival.
Vilamoura carnival takes place during either February or March, depending on when Shrove Tuesday falls, and brings the streets alive with colourful floats, mesmerising costumes, amazing dancers, and live music that is sure to get you into the party mood.
The main carnival takes place in Loulé and Quarteira, which is not far from the popular marina and puts everyone into a great mood. The main carnival street parades of the region are inspired by the fascinating Brazilian carnivals and gain loads of attention.
When the carnival is in full swing you will find parties across Vilamoura that boast a carnival theme, giving you the opportunity to dress-up and get involved in the festivities for yourself. Although there are parties that are only suitable for adults, you will find plenty of family fun if you are hoping to travel with your children.
Hooray, it's Carnival Day!
Why not start your day by having breakfast followed by a relaxing swim in the heated pool at your hotel, and then get dressed up before heading to watch the carnival and join in with the fun? When you go to Vilamoura carnival, the more sparkly you are the better!
In the evening, find a bar that is hosting a carnival event, or head to a party where you can dance the night away. You may also be able to find costume parties or competitions if you have decided to get dressed up, which will add something extra special to your holiday.
Alternatively, you could choose to go to nearby Loulé which hosts its own carnival that has been running for over 100 years and is the oldest in Portugal.
Whether you stay in Vilamoura or go exploring Loulé or Quarteira you will be sure to find several venues, including bars and restaurants, holding the most fun-filled carnival parties, balls, mask contests.
Lovely Vilamoura in Spring
As Vilamoura carnival take place as the winter changes to spring, you will find that the temperatures have started to get warmer which means that you can also enjoy all the fabulous facilities that Four Seasons Vilamoura Resort has to offer.
Spend time walking down the beautiful beaches, stopping at terraces or beach bars for food and drinks along the way, explore the marina and discover all of the fun things that there are to do there, or simply relax in your hotel room which is sure to have plenty of facilities to help you to unwind during your break.
There is so much fun to be had at the Vilamoura carnival no matter who you are travelling with, so don’t delay in booking a trip to experience it for yourself.