Apartment in Armacao de Pera / Porches, Central Algarve, Portugal - A Few Minutes Stroll To The Beach, Bars, Local Restaurants & supermarkets
About Jon Gay
We are Jon & Caroline, we have two daughters and we all love the Algarve and especially Armacao de Pera; The beach, the weather and the people, hence our investment in this apartment. We hope you will like to stay in our 2 bedroom air-conditioned apartment in, Armacao de Pera.
Jon Gay purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Jon Gay chose Armação de Pêra
I brought the apartment in 2008 (completing in Dec 2008) it has been a life long ambition for me to own a holiday home. It is also great for my young family who now love the area and the people. We look forward, to many weeks in the sun!
What makes this Apartment unique
As one of my clients said it's a real home from home! The beach is only a few minutes stroll and has over 2 miles of beautiful sandy shoreline. The rooftop pool ideal for cooling off after a long day on the beach. If you have a car, we have secure underground parking in our own designated space (oh, and it's near the access for the lift.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Special interest holidays:
If you are in to water sports or Diving including obtaining your PADI accreditation, these can all be arranged locally.
The apartment is only 300 to 400m from the beach so you can walk to the beach in less than 10 mins. The beach at Armação de Pera not only claims to be the longest on the Algarve, its probably the best, being one of the cleanest and least crowded beaches in the region.
In addition, there is another secluded beach 1km away in the quiet village of Porches.
The apartment is approx 40km from Faro Airport which is around 30 mins by car. Many budget & Charter Airlines fly into Faro including; Easyjet, Monarch Airlines, British Airways & Aer Lingus.
Taxis are fairly reasonable or airport transfers can be arranged at a competitive rate If required. However, should you want to hire a car there are lots of places at the airport or you can book on-line (see our website for links).
Diections to the apartment will be sent proir to your arrival.
Armação de Pêra has everything you need for a lovely holiday - fantastic beach, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. It is also ideally placed for a day out at Zoomarine sea-life park at Guia, a trip to 'Algarve Shopping' mall, also at Guia (10 mins by bus, car or taxi) and the water parks at Alcantarilha and Lagoa.
Armação de Pêra was named after the inland region of Pêra in Portugal, where the fishermen came down from originally and armação, which was a specially adapted boat, with a combined netting system, designed by the Moors. Today Armação de Pêra is a lively high-rise Algarve resort, which is very popular with Portuguese holidaymakers in the summer. It has a wonderful long sandy beach stretching all the way to Praia de Galé. Arriving on the outskirts of Armação de Pêra, there are now huge numbers of new apartments along with new roads and roundabouts to link it all together. The centre (centro) and the beach (praia) are clearly signposted, and there are several roads leading to the beach, so if you miss the first one, don't worry! There is a large area of ground at the western end where you can park and another large area at the eastern end by the fishermen's beach, along with a multi-storey by Pingo Doce supermarket.
Armação de Pêra is a mix of slightly weather worn buildings and new, modern apartment blocks along the sea front, many being 10 to 12 storeys high. The 'old village' is at the eastern end by the fishermen's beach and is more typically Algarvean. It is here, on the beachfront that the remains of a 17th century fort still stand - built to defend the village from pirates and corsairs by a wealthy fishing boat owner. There is a chapel inside, dedicated to Santo António, which is also 17th century.
The views of the coast from the fort are of the long, long stretch of golden sand which runs from the rocks and caves at the western end by Senhora da Rocha, to Praia de Galé (near to Albufeira) in the east.
The cobbled street on the corner of the hill opposite the whitewashed fort leads down into a network of little streets with a variety of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. It would be quite easy to miss this part of the town if you are concentrating on the sea front, which would be a shame as it's one of the prettiest parts of Armação de Pêra.