Armacao de Pera Holidays

Armacao de Pera Holidays – A family holiday and Portuguese to the core

Armacao de Pera is a curious mix of weather worn and modern, with its hidden-away old town and new high-rise holiday apartments catering to its burgeoning tourism. It is extremely popular with the Portuguese themselves, who apparently love the wide open spaces of the beach – it is four kilometres long – and the excellent sea food, brought in fresh every day by the local fishing fleet.

There is everything you could need for a family holiday in Armacao de Pera; plenty of shops, bars and restaurants; a lively nightlife with a couple of discos if you like to keep going into the small hours (and more sophisticated entertainment in some of the hotels); water sports or just flopping on the sands beneath bright white and yellow sun-shades, easy beach access; or you can take a boat trip past the dramatic headland of Senhora da Rocha, with its strange rock formations and isolated sandy coves.

Zoo Marine is a mixture of park, zoo, and marine centre, where you can watch sea lions, dolphin shows, parrots, tigers and other animals, or let the kids loose at the fun fair.