A villa holiday in Armacao de Pera allows you to experience a mix of traditional charm and modern amenities in the central Algarve. The resort offers upbeat evenings, a multitude of restaurants and one of the Algarve's finest beaches, all combined with fascinating history best admired in the Old Town.
There’s plenty to keep you entertained at the waterfront, with fine stretches of golden sand lapped by colourful boat-scattered waters, and an array of bars and restaurants. Praia Grande is the town’s star beach, where children can paddle safely in the gentle Atlantic waters and watersports are popular pastimes, especially snorkelling. Many magical caves and grottoes dot the coast, including the famous Benagil cave, and a boat trip is the best way to explore them.
In the old part of the city overlooked by the imposing 16th century Armacao de Pera Fort, admire well-preserved traditional fisherman's houses and a 16th-century chapel as you navigate the narrow-cobbled streets and tree-lined squares. Sample Portuguese specialities in one of the family-run restaurants – the seafood is as fresh as it gets – and pick up handcrafted jewellery and textiles from the quirky shops. Being in a central location, the town is very close to other popular attractions in the area including the town of Albufeira, the award-winning vineyards of Quinta dos Vales and several golf courses.