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Armação de Pêra bowls tours

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. For bowlers the region harbours the additional charm of featuring some of the few grass greens in the Mediterranean.

Optional Excursion Possibilities

Alluring Lagos (half day): During the 15th century, when Portugal was the leading maritime nation in Europe, Lagos was the country's most important port, and was the base for many naval explorations of Africa in particular. The impetus for this period of naval domination came from a royal prince that history later dubbed Prince Henry The Navigator and who spent much of his life in Lagos and the Algarve in general. Many buildings, together with significant portions of the original city wall, remain from Lagos's golden age and afford the town considerable charm.

Mountain Highlights Jeep Safari: Head for the unspoilt citrus groves, cork plantations and strawberry fields of the frozen-in-time Algarvian hinterlands aboard a comfortable 4x4 jeep. See traditional crafts, sample local delights including honey and the fiery 'Medronho' - a local drink made from berries, and learn how to harvest cork! A traditional lunch of chicken piri piri is also included as is time at leisure to independently explore the delightfully picturesque village of Alte.

Timeless Tavira (half day): Most pre-industrial cities were reliant to a large degree on geography for their prosperity. Tavira was positioned on the coast and at a river mouth. As such, from Roman times until the 18th century it thrived on trade. Unfortunately for Tavira, and most fortunately for today's tourists, silt from the river firstly rendered it unnavigable and then pushed Tavira further and further inland. As a result, development in Tavira largely froze with its non-viability as a port leaving us with a wonderfully sleepy historic riverside city that offers architectural delights, riverside restaurants, medieval alleyways and a citadel to explore, together with wonderful fresh fish from the daily catch of the charmingly traditional fishing boats that still operate from the city centre.

Faro & The Ria Formosa: To many Faro is simply an airport that they pass through and yet in reality, it is a delightfully atmospheric, historic city that retains much of its medieval charm. Two historic gateways and its ancient cathedral are perhaps its stand-out monuments, but its sleep streets and squares are equally alluring. The adjacent Ria Formosa (beautiful estuary) meanwhile is a natural haven for both aquatic and bird life, its many sandbanks and islands offering a wide variety of protected natural habitats. An overview is best obtained from the bell tower of Faro Cathedral (which we visit) but, it is best explored with a guide in a boat which also forms part of our itinerary.

Silves & Monchique: Spend time at leisure in the wonderfully atmospheric historic hilltown of Silves, enjoying magnificent panoramas from its castle walls and exploring its many picturesque narrow streets prior to heading for the refreshing and highly scenic hills of Monchique to enjoy many magnificent vistas over the surrounding countryside.

 

 

 


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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Holiday Inn Algarve ****
Departure date7 nightsExtra week
28 Feb 2019£779*£429
07 Mar 2019£789*£429
14 Mar 2019£799*£429
21 Mar 2019£819*£449
28 Mar 2019£839-
25 Apr 2019£879-
26 Sep 2019£895£465
03 Oct 2019£875£465
10 Oct 2019£875£465
17 Oct 2019£865-
07 Nov 2019£779*-

Special Offers: Complimentary sea view room upgrade for twin rooms, all dates.

*Complimentary wine with dinner and complimentary afternoon tea on these dates.

N.B. Extra weeks do not include organised bowling, non-bowlers discount £30.

Supplements (per person per week): No single supplement (N.B. Single rooms are very slightly smaller than twins with a land view and shower only, no bath. They do not have a balcony).

Included in the price: Return flights from Gatwick or Manchester, air taxes, transfers in resort, 7 nights half board accommodation, 4 bowls matches at local clubs, all green fees, welcome & farewell drinks, the services of a Personal Touch representative.

Other airports may be available, but may generate flight supplements.

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Transfer times from the hotel:

♦ Faro Airport approximately 45 minutes   ♦ Alvor Bowls Club approximately 30 minutes   ♦ Tavira County Bowls Club approximately 55 minutes   ♦ Valverde Bowls Club approximately 45 minutes   ♦ Floresta Bowls Club approximately 40 minutes   ♦ Pedras Lawn Bowls Club approximately 55 minutes