Places To Visit In The Algarve – Armação de Pêra

"armacao de pera beach"There are lots of very well known resorts and destinations in the Algarve but one of the lesser known resort towns is the charming Armação de Pêra in the central region of the Algarve.

Armação de Pêra is located between Carvoeiro and Albufeira and people have been coming to the small town since package holidays first became popular but in more recent years this town has been seen mainly as a resort for Portuguese tourists coming from other parts of the country for a short break or a weekend away.

On first appearances Armação de Pêra can look to be a strange place and this is mainly because of the very tall tower blocks that are built along the main sea front of Armação de Pêra but you should not be put off by this because the real beauty of Armação de Pêra has to be the amazing beach that runs the length of the town.

This beach is so big that even in the summer months you will be able to find a place to put your towel and to be honest nobody is looking at the tower blocks when they come here!

There are a good few bars and restaurants along the main street of Armação de Pêra and this area was recently redeveloped to give it a much better overall look for visitors.  But this is not a place to come to party into the early hours and is far more of a subdued resort town, perfect for families.

Many of the towns in the Algarve have lots of steep hills but Armação de Pêra is largely flat making it ideal for pushchairs or wheelchairs and access to the beach is possible without having to use steps.

Armação de Pêra is the place to come to experience some real Algarve seafood with local fishermen still based on the far end of the beach and their catches being served up in the local restaurants – there is nothing fresher!

Head down to the old part of the town and twist through the cobbled streets where the real Algarve has not been tainted by tourism and here you are likely to bump into friendly locals who will be more than happy to share their advice with you about the area for a truly Portuguese experience!

Explore the streets of Armação de Pêra or simply spend the day on this amazing beach – a perfect day out any time of the year!

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