Armacao de Pera is a well-established holiday resort that is perfect for families. It started out as a fishing village but it has now developed into an amazing resort, but has retained some of the traditional character that is enjoyable to see. Armacao de Pera has a glorious beach that is surrounded by a beautiful promenade. The beach is one of the largest beaches in the Algarve, and is surrounded by huge cliffs. Walking down the promenade will bring you to what remains of the original fishing village. The older section of town is where you will find a large selection of bards as well as a selection of good quality restaurants, many of whom sell freshly caught fish. Armacao de Pera also have several shops, but a quick trip to Albufeira or Portimao will provide even more variety.