Armação de Pêra
Not that long ago, the resort of Armação de Pêra was little more than a collection of small shacks used by the residents of the nearby village of Pêra to maintain their fishing boats. Now it is a small vibrant holiday location – bursting in the summer months and a lovely peaceful destination in the winter.
It has one of the longest sandy beaches in the Algarve, with caves and interesting rock formations. The fishermen still repair their nets and sell the day’s catch on the beach – which explains why there are such excellent fish restaurants there.
The village of Armação de Pêra is, today, a popular tourist center with fine beaches, hotels, cafés and restaurants. The village is on a broad bay that stretches from Pont da Galé to Senhora da Rocha. Its beaches extend from Praia dos Pescadores or the Fishermans Beach, to Salomão beach, including those of Maré Grande and Beijinhos.
The village is one of the last places in the region where fishing boats are launched from and recovered from the actual beach. There is no harbour.
In Armação de Pêra you will find: Bars, Restaurants, Cafés, Shops and Banks.
Approximate Driving Times to Airports: Faro - 40 minutes, Lisbon - 2 hours, 30 minutes and Porto - 4 hours, 50 minutes.