Armação de Pêra Holidays

Armação de Pêra Holidays

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Often overlooked in favour of big-name Algarve resorts like Albufeira (just 15kms to the west) Armação de Pêra holidays are just as exciting. Home to one of the region’s longest beaches, when you’re not sprawled out on its golden sands, you’ve got a town of bars, restaurants and shops waiting to welcome you. 

History lovers shouldn’t miss a chance to hunt down the resort’s 16th century fort, originally built to defend the town from pirate invasions. While those hoping to get out on the water will love the many boat trips on offer here. Make sure you squeeze in a trip to the impressive Benagil sea cave, which has been internationally recognised as one of the ‘most beautiful places in the world’.

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9°C - 30°C

Armação de Pêra has a typically Mediterranean climate with long, dry summers and mild short winters.

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You’ll fly to Faro Airport (FAO), which is around a 40-minute drive from Armação de Pêra.

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Beach lovers: Armação de Pêra is the perfect place for a beach getaway, with glorious stretches of sand to relax on. Spend an afternoon on the town’s main beach, Praia de Armação de Pêra, boasting calm waters that are ideal for swimming.  

Explorers: This bustling location has plenty to explore, with endless photo opportunities. Stop by the Fortress of Armação de Pêra, a unique 16th-century fort situated in the old part of the town. Or visit the Parish Church of Armação de Pêra, a 1950s structure set in the central square. Armação de Pêra also provides a great base for trips to Silves or Albufeira when you want to venture further out.   

Families: Armação de Pêra is a fantastic place to visit as a family, with attractions for all ages. Spend a day at Zoomarine Algarve, an exciting marine park with zoological and aquatic attractions. Or book a boat trip and check out the beaches, caves and rock formations of the Algarve coast.  


Fast facts for Armação de Pêra

Language: The official language of Armação de Pêra is Portuguese. 

Currency: The currency used in Armação de Pêra is the Euro (EUR).

Local time: There is no time difference between Armação de Pêra and GMT/UK time. 

Fly to: You will fly to Faro Airport (FAO), around 54km from Armação de Pêra. 

Flight time: Around 3 hours.

Tourist information:  Find more tourist information at the official website for tourism in Armação de Pêra.  

Visa / health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. 

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Getting around Armação de Pêra

By foot: One of the best ways to travel around Armação de Pêra is by foot. There are plenty of restaurants and bars here, as well as a fascinating Old Town to visit. When you have finished exploring, you can head to the beach, only a short walk from the town. 

By bus: There is a bus service from Armação de Pêra to neighbouring towns such as Pêra and Silves, perfect if you fancy a day trip.  

By rental car: Hiring a car is an excellent way to explore Armação de Pêra and the surrounding areas. Having a car during your holiday gives you freedom and flexibility to travel to nearby attractions, such as the Algarve shopping centre and Aqualand Algarve. 

By taxi: If you don’t want to drive, hopping in a taxi is an efficient way to travel around. There are several taxi ranks throughout the town and fares are reasonable. 

Events in Armação de Pêra

Festival da Caldeirada da e do Mar: This is an annual festival dedicated to the celebration of caldeirada (fish stew). It usually takes place at the beginning of summer and offers a fantastic opportunity to sample delicious food.  

Annual procession: Every year in Armação de Pêra, a procession takes place in honour of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Lady of the Navigators). During this event, an array of decorated boats sail to the town’s Chapel Nossa Senhora da Rocha and back again. It usually takes place at sunset. 

Armação de Pêra weather

Temperature: Armação de Pêra has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. July is the hottest month of the year, with an average temperature of 24°C. While, January is the coldest, with an average of 12°C. Throughout the year, temperatures across Armação de Pêra rarely fall below 5°C.  

Best time to visit: If you’re a sun seeker and beach lover, the best time to visit Armação de Pêra is between June and August when the weather is hottest. The town is quiet during the winter season, however it hosts a spectacular New Year’s party that makes it a great option for a festive break.

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