Portugal - Algarve

Armação de Pêra

Welcome to Armação de Pêra

Originally a small fishing village that earned its name from the fishing tackle (armação) that was used to catch tuna fish, Armação de Pêra is now a popular cosmopolitan resort that draws increasing numbers of holidaymakers to its beautiful beaches.

Top 4 Things To Do In Armação de Pêra

1. Praia da Marinha (Marinha Beach)

Backed by a tall cliff sculptured by the effects of erosion, the beauty of Marinha Beach has been ranked as among the top 100 worldwide and given its well-preserved natural environment the Beach has retained practically its original state. Before descending down the long staircase to the beach, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding landscape from the vantagepoint on top of the cliff. The descent is more than compensated for by the peacefulness of this beach with its calm sea.

2. Salgados Lagoon - Nature Reserve

This is one of the wetlands of greatest ornithological interest in the Algarve. Its importance for various bird species is of national and international renown. The area regularly receives a high diversity of aquatic birds, where over 40 to 50 species may be observed in a single day. This is one of the most important zones of the country for the Western Swamphen, it is the only location of reproduction of the Ferruginous Duck, the nesting place of over 20 species, such as the Wading Bird, the Avocet, the Little Tern, the Snowy Egret, the Common Pochard, the Northern Shoveller, and one of the few regular nesting areas in Portugal of fives species of anatidae. This is the wintering site of over 1200 aquatic birds, such as the Spoonbill, the Flamingo; this is the hunting grounds of the Peregrine Falcon in the winter and the Booted Eagle in migrations. Relatively rare species in Portugal regularly gather here, such as the Squacco Heron, the Bare-faced Ibis, the Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, among others.

3. Fisherman's Beach

The beach of Armação de Pêra is a beach located in Armação de Pêra, municipality of Silves, in the Algarve, Portugal. It is an extensive beach with calm waters and good quality, whose marginal avenue has terraces and restaurants for all tastes. The eastern part of the fishermen's beach was used by the fishermen of Pêra to store their equipment. Some of them can still be found here. Every day it is possible to watch the arrival of the fishermen with the fish obtained during the night fishing. It's a great opportunity to get some great photos.

4. Fort and Chapel of Senhora da Rocha

This ancient fort is placed in a rocky spot over the sea. In the inside, it has a hermitage, but its exact construction date remains uncertain. Local legend has it that this place is related to an apparition of the Virgin. A fact is that King D. João III ordered the construction of this fort to defend the beach against Moorish attacks. (National Trust Building)

Top Tours & Activities in Armação de Pêra

Visit To The Sea Caves Between Armação De Pêra And Benagil

The Algarve coast is famous for its incredible rock formations and marine caves. Our visit shows you 12 of these fantastic caves culminating with that of Benagil.

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Horse Carriage Ride Tour In The Algarve

Know the algarve in a very distinct way by traveling with your family in a horse carriage ride tour.

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Stand Up Paddle (Sup) In Armação De Pêra

Have a great time by doing stand up paddle in the beautiful waters of armação de pêra!

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Custom Tour – Benagil Caves, Beaches And Much More

Do you have an idea for a special day? Photographic session, marriage proposal, special events, diving, snorkeling, etc? Come with us!

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Visit The Caves Between Armação And Benagil And Stay On A Deserted Beach

Two in one. Visit 12 caves between Armação de Pêra and Benagil and then stay on a deserted beach. We'll get you back at the combined time!

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Horse Riding In Lagoa Dos Salgados In The Algarve

Enjoy a panoramic horse riding through unique sand dunes while you spot unique birds species in a very special and protected location in the algarve!

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Banana Boat In Armação De Pêra

Have a great moment in our fast and fun water banana in armação de pêra!

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Visit To The Caves Of Benagil – From Armação De Pêra

Visit the caves of Benagil from the beach of Armação de Pêra aboard a boat with maneuverability to go to all the caves.

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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