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The Algarve Unveiled

Armação de Pêra

"A wonderfully welcoming hotel offering beautiful sea views and one of the very best hotel locations in the Algarve"

Jonathan Plumridge

Jonathan Plumridge,

Managing Director


Hotel description

Holiday Inn Algarve ****

4-star | Armação de Pêra

The Holiday Inn Algarve enjoys one of the very best hotel locations in the Algarve, located right on one of the region’s finest beaches and enjoying wonderful unobstructed views out to sea. In the heart of the resort of Armação de Pêra, it is also one of the friendliest hotels in our range and enjoys a very high repeat clientele percentage. Wonderful sea views can be enjoyed from many parts of the hotel and guests in twin rooms travelling with Personal Touch Holidays also enjoy complimentary upgrades to bedrooms with sea views. Guests travelling from November to March additionally benefit from complimentary wine with dinner and complimentary afternoon tea. The delightful outdoor pool, offering captivating views out over the beach and ocean, is also heated in winter.

Rooms: 189 rooms with en-suite bath, shower and a balcony (some single rooms have shower only and have more space rather than a balcony). All rooms also have telephone, air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and safe (small extra charge).

Other Features: Buffet restaurant offering international and local cuisine, high quality a la carte Indian restaurant, lounge bar with sea views, panoramic outdoor pool and sun lounging area (pool heated in winter), occasional evening entertainment.

Wi-Fi: Free in public areas and bedrooms to all IHG loyalty club members.

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Armação de Pêra

Like many Algarvian resorts Armação de Pêra began life as a beach onto which fishing boats from a nearby village, in this case the village of Pêra, were drawn. Eventually a few shacks sprung up and it began to assume an independent status. With the tourism boom of the 1960s it underwent a radical transformation due to its expansive sandy beach and soon developed a full resort infrastructure. Recently the beachfront area of the resort has benefitted from a highly successful make-over, featuring an attractive palm-strewn esplanade.

The Algarve

The Algarve has long been famous for its mild winter temperatures, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing communities. Formerly an independent kingdom within the medieval Iberian Moorish empire, its traditional architecture and tilework still manifest influences from that time, as do the many orange, lemon, olive and almond groves that exist due to the Moors introduction of these trees to the region. The former Moorish regional capital of Silves lies within easy reach of Armação de Pêra, as do the unspoilt Monchique mountains and the picture postcard village of Alte.

Day

1

AM/PM Arrive at Faro airport and transfer your hotel EVE Welcome meeting and pre-dinner drinks reception

Day

2

AM Armação de Pêra orientation walk PM At leisure EVE Pre-dinner drinks reception

Day

3

AM/PM Included excursion to Loulé Market and São Lourenço Church

Day

4

AM/PM At leisure

Day

5

AM/PM Included excursion to Faro and Tavira

Day

6

AM/PM At leisure EVE Indian dinner at the Taj restaurant

Day

7

AM/PM Included excursion to Silves and Monchique EVE Farewell drinks reception

Day

8

AM/PM Transfer to Alicante airport and departure

N.B. This itinerary is provisional and may occasionally be subject to slight amendments

Included Excursions

Loulé Market (half day) – An ancient hill town converted by the Moors into a significant stronghold, Loulé has been home to the region’s major market for centuries and offers a picturesque window into the rural life of the Algarve. A centre for regional handicrafts and artisanship, it is also a great place to shop for characterful gifts and souvenirs.

Silves & Monchique (full day) – As Xelb, a fortified riverside port, Silves was the capital of the Moorish Algarve, and retains much pungently historic ambience to this day, with a castle, cathedral, and many narrow streets to explore. By way of complete contrast, the Monchique Mountains offer scenic splendour and a rewarding glimpse of life in the Algarve’s hinterlands.

Historic Faro & Timeless Tavira (full day) – The atmospheric walled Old Town of Faro features a number of attractive historic buildings with the interiors of the cathedral and São Francisco church especially noteworthy. The frozen-in-time fishing port of Tavira meanwhile presents a wonderful ensemble of traditional Portuguese architecture in a delightful riverside setting and offers a delightful opportunity for a serendipitous meander.


Holiday Inn Algarve ****

4-star | Armação de Pêra

The Holiday Inn Algarve enjoys one of the very best hotel locations in the Algarve, located right on one of the region’s finest beaches and enjoying wonderful unobstructed views out to sea. In the heart of the resort of Armação de Pêra, it is also one of the friendliest hotels in our range and enjoys a very high repeat clientele percentage. Wonderful sea views can be enjoyed from many parts of the hotel and guests in twin rooms travelling with Personal Touch Holidays also enjoy complimentary upgrades to bedrooms with sea views. Guests travelling from November to March additionally benefit from complimentary wine with dinner and complimentary afternoon tea. The delightful outdoor pool, offering captivating views out over the beach and ocean, is also heated in winter.

Rooms: 189 rooms with en-suite bath, shower and a balcony (some single rooms have shower only and have more space rather than a balcony). All rooms also have telephone, air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer and safe (small extra charge).

Other Features: Buffet restaurant offering international and local cuisine, high quality a la carte Indian restaurant, lounge bar with sea views, panoramic outdoor pool and sun lounging area (pool heated in winter), occasional evening entertainment.

Wi-Fi: Free in public areas and bedrooms to all IHG loyalty club members.

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Transfer time from the hotel:

♦ Faro airport approximately 45 minutes