Luxury Amendoeira Golf & Beach Apartment

Armação de Péra

Armação de Pera is a sought after little town just a few minutes drive from Albufeira. It is very much an up and coming area, already very popular with the Portuguese themselves, it is now making a name for itself with international holiday makers, especially the British and Irish. Armação de Pera was once a humble fishing village and retains much of its old-world character and charm today. Mixing the quaint beauty of the old town with all the modern facilities of a developed resort, you will find everything you need to enjoy your holiday close to hand.

You will be ideally placed to take full advantage of the many attractions the Algarve has to offer. Located within easy reach of the three main waterparks means a day out with the kids is only a short drive away. Only 5 minutes from the luxury Amendoeira golf resort, home to two championship courses designed by Nick Faldo & Christie O'Connor, as well as the iconic Salgados golf course makes Armação de Pera the natural choice for that golfing break too. Its proximity to the newly opened "Autodromo do Algarve" formula 1 race track means you can also take in an exhilarating ‘day at the races' as part of your holiday. Shopping facilities are also excellent being just a 10 minute drive from the famous "Algarve Shopping" centre with its free parking and international food court, as well as the myriad of small local shops offering their local arts and crafts and artisana. Or for those that want to just work on that tan you have one of the longest and relatively uncrowded Algarve beaches, stretching some 7km, just a couple of hundred metres away from the apartment.The beauty of Armacao de Pera is it is centrally and conveniently located for ALL major attractions.

Armação de Pera is the destination of choice for the discerning holiday maker!


Family Fun

Below you will find information and links for many of the local attractions

Aqualand

Located just on the outskirts of the town, it is both convenient and a fun day out. Boasting a wide variety of rides and attractions including the unique 'Banzai', Aqualand has something for everyone.

Open from May to September 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Full day passes cost 20.00€ [Adult] and 15.50€ [Child]  (Children under 4 go free)

More details can be found on their website, www.aqualand.pt

 

Slide and Splash

Europe's biggest and best water park is located just a 5 minute drive from Armação de Péra, in neighbouring Lagoa. This is one of the Algarve's iconic family attractions.

Open daily from 10.00 a.m. from early April to Late October.

Tickets are 20€ [Adult] and 16€ [Child] (children 4 and under go in FREE)

More details on the website, www.slidesplash.com

 

Aquashow

Located on the outskirts of Albufeira, this park features a waterpark, museum and exotic birds set in a tropical garden. 

Open from 10.00 a.m. daily from early June through to mid September

Details can be found on their website, www.aquashowpark.com

 

Atlantic Park

Slightly smaller waterpark, located right on the EN125 road near Loulé

Address: EN 125 Quatros Estradas, 8100 Loulé - Tel: 289 397 282

No website but can be found on Google Maps;

Coordinates 37.105010, -8.074672

 

Zoomarine

Again, conveniently located just on the outskirts of the town, zoomarine offers a perfect mix of fun, entertainment and education. Featuring swimming pools and dolphin displays, here you can swim with dolphins and visit the conservation  centre and rehabilitation centre for sick animals.

Open from 10.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. from early March to the end of October

Tickets can be purchased at generous discounts online via the website.

Full information on zoomarine can be found on their website, www.zoomarine.pt

 

KrazyWolrd Zoo

Located in nearby Logoz, Krazy World is a fun day out for all the family.

Open daily through the summer and select days the rest of the year

Tickets are reasonable at only 9.95€ [Adult] and 6.95€ [Child] (Children 4 & under go FREE)

Details and directions on their website, www.krazyworld.com

 

Karting Almancil

This has to be one of the best Go-Kart tracks in Europe at almost 1km in length, it is a perfect replica of the Jacarepaguá Formula 1 race circuit in Brazil. Offering full 30 minute races with podium ceremony afterwards adds to the realism of this exciting circuit. You will also find trampolines and rodeo rides on site ensuring their is something to amuse all members of the family. You can even arrange an external "Buggy Safari" here

Open throughout the year, see website for full timetable

Full information including can be found at, www.kartingalgarve.com

 

Algarve Quad Tours

Offering both on and off-road quad bike tours as well as quad bike hire, Quad Ventura are sure to provide a fun day out for families with slightly older children (over 8's only)

Full details on their website, www.quad-ventura.com

 

Autotdromo Race Circuit

Autodromo do Algarve was opened in 2008 and hosts many motor racing events throughout the year including Formula 1 races. They also operate a driving school and offer racing driving experiences. They also have their own Karting circuit.

Check out their website for full details, www.autodromodoalgarve.pt

 

Lagos Zoo

Full details on the website, www.zoolagos.com

 

Pirate Ship Cruise

Details can be found by clickiing here

 

Dolphins & Caves Cruise

Details can be found by clicking here

 

Zebra Jeep Safari

A fun-packed family day out. Click here for more info

 


Golf

Portugal's Algarve has an excellent reputation for its golf courses, many of which are renowned as being amongst the best courses in the world. .There are 20 courses within a half hour drive of the apartment. Information on some of them can be found below.

 

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Quickly establishing itself as the golf destination on the Algarve, this is certainly the place to visit. Featuring two 18 hole courses, designed by Nick Faldo and Christy O'Connor plus a 9 hole course, this resort offers golfers of all levels something to look forward to. You can read an excellent review of the resort here.

Further information is available on the website, www.oceanicogolf.com

 

Salgados

Salgados is a links Course, situated in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve, just outside Armação de Pêra, and is already a 'postcard' of Portuguese golf. In fact, the proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills, different from other courses in the Algarve.

Information and reviews on the course can be found here and here

Full details can be found on the Salgados Golf Website

 

Vale da Pinta

This 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment. Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992 Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in Europe.

Check out the Vale da Pinta website for more details

 

Penina

Penina Golf Course, previously known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, the main 18 holes provides the most demanding test of a player's skills in the Algarve, if not in Portugal. With the inevitable difficulty that a flat landscaping and terrain creates with club selection, the holes are crossed and flanked by a series of streams, ditches and water hazards, demanding precisely executed shots to avoid trouble and achieve par.

More information about Penina can be found here

 

Vale de Milho

This is a very friendly par-3 course with nine holes close to the coastal village of Carvoeiro. Being only 926 metres in length it is a excellent course for beginners to practice and regular players to improve on their short game. There are an adequate number of bunkers and water hazards to keep most players keenly interested. The second hole is a good example of the essence of this course.

Check out the Vale de Milho website for more information

 

For more information on golfing in the Algarve and some generous discounts and offers check out the Algarve Golf website.

 


Diving

Portugal's Algarve coast offers a magnificent variety of fish and sealife, ensuring that your diving experience is both memorable and safe. There are three dive centres in Armação de Péra itself and many others up and down the coast. Details can be found below

Delphinius Divers

Scuba Tour

Dive Spot

Tivoli Diving Centre and here

A full list of dive centres can be found here

 


Tours & Excursions

There are literally hundreds of tours operating up and down the Algarve which can be booked at many of the seafront shops in the town. Below is just a small selection to give you some ideas.

Lagos & Sagres sightseeing tour

Historical Algarve

Unspoilt Algarve

Loule Country Market (Saturdays)

Quarteira Gypsy Market (Wednesdays)

 

Wine Lovers

Sir Cliff Richard himself is the owner of a vinyard situated in the Algarve and its offers tourists an insight into the production and of course a tasting of the local wines.

More details can be found at, www.winesvidanova.com

Wine tasting tours can also be arranged through

Adega Cooperativa de Lagoa 09:00h - 12:00h and 14:00h - 18:00h.
Contact details : E.N. 125, Lagoa 8400-901.
Tel. +351 282 342 181 Fax +351 282 342 369

Alentejo

Portugal produces some fantastic wines. The best know wine region in Portugal is of course the Alentejo, just north of the Algarve. There are many companies offering specialised wine tours to suit all budgets. Below are just a few

Evora Wine Tour

Wine Ways

Cellar Tours