Handicraft, wine and hidden beaches
Situated in a slightly waving area in the middle of vineyards and the typical white houses of the Algarve, the council of Lagoa has managed to preserve its coastline from the urban explosion that hit the region. IN the end of the 19th century, this town developed a lot, mainly because of fishing and fish canning industry, however it is famous nowadays for wine production and Porches handicraft, whose technique was transmitted from generation to generation. In this civil parish, surrounded by fig trees and cultivated fields, there is a natural viewpoint that offers excellent views over the coastline beauties. However, on the basis of local economy lays tourism, mostly because of council’s spectacular sand areas, such as Carneiros, Senhora da Rocha or Marinha beaches. Carvoeiro is also worth highlighting, a former fishermen’s village by the sea, now converted in a picturesque seaside resort with pleasant resorts and summer houses in the middle of fig trees and almond trees. Even though it has a narrow sand area, it hides in its cliffs breathtakingly beautiful spots, such as the famous Algar seco cave and the gouts of distant Benagil beach.