Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

The well established resort of Armacao de Pera is as popular with locals as it is with tourists and offers beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants and a couple of discos. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area with a waterpark, animal theme park and cinema all close by. A popular resort for families and couples.

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Armacao de Pera

Armacao de Pera has something for everyone with it's beautiful sandy beaches, selection of bars and restuarants and big waterpark which is nearby. Although the town is busy in the summer months it does tend to be a lot quieter the rest of the year.

Approx 45 mins drive from Faro Airport.

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Armacao de Pera Hotels (?)

Holiday Inn Algarve Photograph of Holiday Inn Algarve
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With direct access to the beach and close to the resort amenities the Holiday Inn Algarve offers a comfortable base for enjoying the resort of Armacao de Pera....

4.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa Photograph of Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa
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Vila Vita Parc is a five-star resort offering stylish and modern accommodation, a wide range of facilities and a number or world-class restaurants. A perfect pick for families and couples alike lookin...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rosamar Apartments Photograph of Rosamar Apartments
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The Rosamar offers simple self-catering accommodation set close to the beach and resort centre....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Atlantic Side Apartments Photograph of Atlantic Side Apartments
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Atlantic Side Apartments offer simple self-catering accommodation in the heart of the resort and just 30 metres from the beach....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Quintinha Village Aparthotel Photograph of Quintinha Village Aparthotel
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Situated on the outskirts of Armacao de Pera, the Quintinha Village is just a short walk from the Senhora da Rocha beach and provides two-bedroom apartments with access to an outdoor swimming pool, ch...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Villas Barrocal Resort Photograph of Villas Barrocal Resort
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Set in the small village of Pera just 5 mins drive from the centre of Armacao de Pera, the Barrocal Villas and Apartments are well suited to those looking for self-catering amenities and to explore th...

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Turiquintas holiday complex features a choice of studios, apartments and villas, with an on-site swimming pool, kids pool, mini-market, bar and restaurant. ...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Vila Gale Nautico Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Nautico Hotel
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The Vila Gale Nautico is an All-Inclusive family friendly hotel, situated within easy reach of the beach and resort centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The Be Live Palmeiras Village Hotel is a modern property which boasts countless facilities for a fun-filled family break in the Algarve. ...

4.5 / 5 from 10 reviews

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Just 15m from the beach, this aparthotel has good views from the roof-terrace and a choice of studios or one-bedroom apartments....

4.4 / 5 from 32 reviews

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The villas and apartments are set in spacious and well maintained gardens, with direct access to the Senhora da Rocha beach, a good choice for families and couples alike....

4.2 / 5 from 12 reviews

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The Quinta Das Figueirinhas Aparthotel and neighbouring Quintinha Village offer one and two bedroom apartments with shared access to outdoor swimming pools, childrens pools, restaurant and bars as wel...

4.3 / 5 from 7 reviews

Armacao de Pera Reviews

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Be Smart Terrace Algarve
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Side Sea View
Board:Half Board With Drinks
(3 suns)

The rooms are outside Armacao, the town is nice, it has a local feel, it was quieter September but still plenty of places to eat. The area where the rooms are is very quiet, there are hills to overcome which can be a problem.

Holiday Date:14th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Atlantic Side Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely Old Town, beautiful beaches and the Portuguese are so nice and friendly.

Holiday Date:13th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Algar Apartments and Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Beautiful unspoiled place: gorgeous long beach with great promenade from one end to the other. Easy walking in the main although there are some hills. Plenty of small locally owned restaurants and cafe bars. Suits young families and older people. Not much by way of nightlife for younger people - everything in September closed by 12 at latest. Not a music resort - more a relaxed holiday destination.

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2017
Accommodation:Algar Apartments and Hotel
Room:Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Plenty of restaurants and snack bars within a stone throw from the apartments, handy free tourist map lists plenty of the best ones, try going off the main tourist area promenade more round the back / side streets were there's numerous eateries were the locals use and are probably far cheaper.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


The town's main beach is Praia Grande and it stretches out for over 3km which allows for plenty of space for relaxing on the fine golden sand. The sand gently slopes into the sea which makes it ideal for children. There are plenty of watersports available from the beach too.

There are 2 smaller beaches in the resort which are ideal for those who wish to escape the crowds.

Things to Do

There is plenty to see and do in this laid back fishing village. Wander through the winding streets and admire the many historical buildings such as the Main Church of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Our Lady of the Rock) or the 18th century Church of St. Anthony which sits inside the remains of the 17th century fort on the waterfront.

A great way to travel around the town is the tourist train. The train stops at various points along the way and runs from 10am till 11.15pm and is approx 3 euors.

There are plenty of golf courses in Armacao and the surrounding area so if golf is your thing then you will certainly be at home here.

Out and About

There are plenty of shops here in Armacao de Pera and with 2 large shopping centres, you are bound to find what you are looking for. There are plenty of supermarkets, boutiques and the usual touristy shops so there is plenty on offer. Lisbon is just a short bus ride away and offers a bigger selection of shops and departments stores.

Many of the restaurants can be found in the old town and offer a wide variety of cuisine, from traditional to international dishes. Some seafood restaurants can also be found down at the beach area and are very reasonably priced.

There are plenty of bars in the resorts and a couple of nightclubs so plenty of options should you wish a late night. There is always entertainment in some of the hotels and there is even a casino in the resort so you will not be stuck for something to do.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting in the last weekend of July and first weekend of August, you can check out the Arraial do Petisco. The festival is held at the sportsground offers live music each night and into the early hours. You can also sample some traditional snacks and main courses and is a great night out for the whole family.

Nearby Attractions

A 20 minute drive will take you to the town of Silves, with its 15th century castle and fantastic views of the fields and citrus groves. There is also the Gothic arches cathedral and the Archaeological Museum with Iron Age relics.

If you want to combine water and animals, take a trip to Zoomarine, Portugal's only animal and marine park. There are dolphin shows, sea lion shows, water birds, birds of prey, a great aquarium and also an alligator compound. You can also take some time out and relax by the pool or have some fun on the amusement rides, whatever you choose to do, the whole family will have a great day out.

There is a big water park, Aqualand in Alcantarilha which is just a 10 minute drive away. There is a variety of water slides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The park is open from the end of May to the middle of September.

There is also a karting track nearby which is a replica of the Jacarepagua Formula 1 circuit in Brazil and is a whole lot of fun for all the family.

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