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Armacao de PeraSilves

Armacao de Pera is one of the most popular summer holiday spots in the Algarve, thanks to its high quality hotels, long and pristine white beaches and traditional fishing community and restaurants that provide incredible seafood.

The old part of the city is a particularly popular attraction with its charming narrow streets and well preserved traditional fisherman's houses. The adjacent beachfront area is another popular spot, for tourists and locals alike.

LandmarksOverlooking the sea from atop a hill is the imposing Armacao de Pera Fort, build in the 16th Century to defend local fishermen from pirates. Today it offers visitors impressive views over the sapphire blue waters. Inside you will find the Santo Antonio Chapel (or Chapel of the Protector of Fishermen), which was added around 1720 to offer perhaps a more spiritual shield to the fishing trade that operated out of these waters.

The parish church, Igreja de São Francisco de Pêra, was built in the 18th Century. With its beautiful baroque altarpiece and original figurative tiles depicting the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, this has to be one of the location’s best photo op spots.

Armacao de Pera is also home to the annual International Sand Sculpture Festival (FIESA). Since its inception in 2003 it’s had a different theme each year. The largest sand sculpture event in the world, it’s held between May and October and attracts some of the world’s top sand sculptors who come together to give form to over thirty-five thousand tons of sand. Adults and children can also participate in this form of artistic expression. At night, the sculptures are lit up and act as a backdrop for shows and performances, creating an amazing ambience.

BeachesArmação de Pera has some of the busiest beaches of the Algarve, lined with delectable cafes, top notch restaurants, and boutique, big brand shops. Be sure to check out the fresh fish market at Pescadores Beach. Beijinhos Beach, with its lush green area is home to local seabirds; perfect for nature lovers. Please note that Beijinhos is only accessible only by foot during low tide or from the clifftops.

Praia do Vale do Olival is one of the area’s most beautiful beaches, sitting between exquisite rocks formations carved by centuries of erosion. Take the trail through the surrounding cliffs that connects it with Beijinhos Beach.

ActivitiesExplore the caves in a traditional fishing boat or take a cruise along the coastline and discover the stunning rock formations and beaches as you go. Boats depart every day from the Pescadores Beach.

Food and DrinksThe village has a network of little streets with a variety of shops, cafés, bars, and numerous sea-front, beachside restaurants. The main dish served here is grilled fresh fish and seafood.


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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, Porches, Lagoa, Algarve
The price is £191 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Armacao de Pera hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cova Redonda Beach and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Marinha Beach is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (373 reviews)
It's certainly one of my favourites hotels

"Everything was perfect - beautiful hotel, amazing view, great structure, the nicest people (everybody very helpful and kind), great food options, clean and spacious rooms."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Vilalara Thalassa Resort
5 out of 5
Praia Das Gaivotas, Lagoa
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Armacao de Pera hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cova Redonda Beach and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Marinha Beach is ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)

"This resort was stunning it had everything we needed. The beach was beautiful and clean, the breakfast was lovely for me. It was a nice and quiet place to be. I have to say the best thing for me was the staff. They had everything down to a t. When I arrived and walked into my room they had soy milk ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

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Holiday Inn Algarve
Holiday Inn Algarve
4 out of 5
Avenida Marginal, Armacao de Pera, Silves
Free cancellation
The price is £35 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

This Armacao de Pera hotel is on the beach, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Senhora da Rocha Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Zoomarine and Marinha Beach. Albufeira Marina ...

4.2/5Very Good! (410 reviews)

"Great position on the coast. Hated that the shower was in poor repair and unable to be attended to until for repair after 8 the next morning!! Of course that by then we are already organised to be on our way out."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Holiday Inn Algarve
Be Live Family Palmeiras Village All-Inclusive - All Inclusive
Be Live Family Palmeiras Village All-Inclusive - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Quinta das Palmeiras bloco E3-IV, Porches, Lagoa
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Located in Armacao de Pera, this all-inclusive resort is within a 5-minute walk of Cova Redonda Beach and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Marinha Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (42 reviews)

"The hotel’s facilities were nice and clean and the personnel continually were cleaning the common areas, where it was obligatory (fortunately!) the use of masks. They all were nice, corteous and always willing to help. To avoid any potential infections, at the restaurant, one can’t serve his own ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

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Be Smart Terrace Algarve
Be Smart Terrace Algarve
3 out of 5
Quinta das Palmeiras - E-3-IV, Alporchinhos, Lagoa
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This family-friendly Lagoa aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Marinha Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (169 reviews)
Great on a budget

"This is great for a cheap and cheerful no-frills stay. Nice pools, great beaches etc and option to get food and drink all inc which we didnt use, though. We will most likely return - with an upgrade. Only downside was that doors and windows let all noise through but luckily we were there at a quiet ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

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Quinta das Figueirinhas & Quintinha Village
Quinta das Figueirinhas & Quintinha Village
3 out of 5
Alporchinhos, Porches, Lagoa
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This family-friendly Lagoa aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Marinha ...

4.3/5Excellent! (207 reviews)

"Everything was good nice apartment friendly staff everything was just right thanks again you will definitely see me soon again"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Quinta das Figueirinhas & Quintinha Village
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