Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Nautic apartments are situated just a short walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Armacao de Pera - with many excellent restaurants and bars within easy reach.
The spacious and well-equipped apartment has a large, south-west facing balcony with sea glimpses and provides an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, soaking up the wonderful Portuguese sunshine, or for a more active holiday, exploring the town and the surrounding region or taking advantage of the superb sports facilities (golf, watersports etc) that the area has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Armacao de Pera 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 40 km, Nearest railway: Alcantarilha 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Lift access is available to all floors.
The apartment, completed in 2009, has a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious lounge and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has a bath (with shower over).
Towels and bed linen are provided (but not beach towels).
|Further details outdoors|
On the roof of the Nautic apartment block, there is a communal decked area available for sun-bathing and a swimming pool (unheated).
The apartment itself has a large balcony with sunloungers; also table and chairs for al fresco dining and sea glimpses.
Sorry - no smoking at this property.
Sorry - no pets allowed.
The Algarve region
The Algarve region stretches across the southern-most part of Portugal, covering about 100 miles from east to west and about 25 miles from north to south. Its beautiful coastline, incorporating 160km of sandy beaches, together with the dry sunny weather throughout most of the year, make the area a natural
choice for holiday-makers.
Some areas have changed immensely in recent years, responding to the influx of tourists with extensive development in tourist-based activities, while other areas have hardly changed at all. This gives the Algarve a unique mix of old and new and offers something for everyone.
For those who like to get away from it all, there are still long stretches of golden sand which remain undiscovered by the package-tour companies, and many quiet bays to explore. There are also tiny picturesque villages which retain the character and charm of "old" Portugal and the rich Moorish heritage of
the region can often be seen in the buildings - in the whitewashed villas, the chimneys etc.
The climate is perfect for most outdoor activities - eg walking, sightseeing and cycling - and the facilities available for sporting activities are top-class. For golfers, there are something like 37 courses across the Algarve (and indeed the region is widely considered one of Europe's most important golf centres), while for sailors, there are a number of excellent marinas (eg at Vilamoura, Lagos and Portimao). For watersports, too, conditions are ideal and there are numerous centres along the coast offering opportunities for diving, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, game fishing etc.
Other attractions include water parks, a theme park and zoo, boat trips along the coast (with dinghy rides into the caves and some offering the prospect of seeing dolphins), crazy golf, karting, horse-riding and much more.
Armacao de Pera
The glorious sandy beach which stretches from Armacao de Pera to Gale, about two miles to the east, is one of the best in the Algarve and the town is well-established as a popular all-year round holiday destination.
Originally a tiny fishing village, it has grown in recent years through tourism, but the town has managed to neatly blend the new with the old and the eastern part of the town in particular retains much of its original character and charm. Fishing is still an important part of the town's economy - and, every morning, the brightly painted boats of the local fishermen make a colourful scene as they bring home the day's "catch" to the Praia dos Pescadores (Fishermen's Beach).
Not surprisingly, therefore, the town has a number of excellent fish restaurants - taking great pride in serving locally-caught fish of the highest quality.
If you're planning a relaxing, chilled out holiday, the beaches, the sunshine and the splendid variety of places to eat and drink all make Armacao de Pera a perfect place to stay.
However, the town is also ideally located to enable visitors to sample the delights of all that the region has to offer - its splendid sporting facilities, its wonderful wildlife, its rich history and culture etc. So, Armacao de Pera is the perfect base for a more active holiday too.
Nearby attractions (all within 5 km) include :-
- "Zoomarine" at Guia - with spectacular presentations featuring dolphins, sea-lions, birds of prey and offering (for an additional charge) an opportunity to swim with dolphins
- "Aqualand" at Alcantarilha - giant waterpark with flumes and slides etc
- "Slide & Splash" at Lagoa - another (even bigger) waterpark with particularly good facilities for younger children
- Bird sanctuary adjacent to the Salgados golf course to the east of Fishermen's Beach - where the sand dunes, marshes and natural lagoon provide the perfect habitat for a variety of water fowl and other birds (including flamingos at certain times of the year)
- Golf courses - those in the immediate vicinity include 2 recently opened courses, one designed by Nick Faldo and the other by Christy O'Connor junior
- Sand Sculptures at Pera - each year the International Festival of Sand Sculptures is dedicated to a particular theme and brings together 35 sculptors from around the world to create a show that has become the greatest exhibition of sand sculptures in the world
- Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia - while Armacao de Pera has a good variety of shops for most everyday needs, for those requiring a more concentrated dose of retail therapy, the Algarve Shopping Centre is a giant shopping and entertainment complex. It features many of the most popular high-street and designer shops, a hypermarket, a multi-screen cinema and a 12-lane bowling alley.