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Carrapateira in Western Algarve is a small village set within the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. Which is a protected area of national beauty; Carrapateira comes under the main municipal of Aljezur. The village is a small one but has bars which cater for the surfing population that visit the village during surfing season. They have held national competitions which attract surfers from across the globe; some record breaking waves have been record. Carrapateira village has a couple of well know restaurants known for their fresh grilled fish. The few bars that are dotted around the centre are based on surfing themes. Carrapateira has a municipal daily market for fresh produce including fresh fish brought in from Lagos. From the main square opposite sits the local school with its shaped parapet wall which seems a common feature on older school houses across the Algarve.

Restored windmill

Indoor daily fish market

Main village square

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