Armacão de Pera
Transfers from Faro airport to Armação de Pera
The former fishing village of Armação de Pera is 51 kms from the Faro airport. This village was occupied by fishermen during centuries because of the abundance of fish, mostly tuna and sardines. In the XVII century a small fortress was build, sponsored by a successful fish trader and boat owner to protect the town from north African pirate attacks. This fortress Fortaleza de Armação de Pera still stands and worth a visit as it has a panoramic view of the beach and of the coast. The small Capela de Santo Antonio build in 1720 is found in the fortress. The eastern view still holds a dynamic fishing activity and known as the Fisherman's beach.
The best beaches in this area are Praia de Armação de Pera which is beach front to the town; and then Praia dos Beijinhos, Praia dos Tremoços, Praia da Cova Redonda and Praia da Senhora da Rocha.
Aramação de Pera is also very popular with religious festivities, being the most common Festa de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes on the second sunday of August and Festa da Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos on the third sunday of September.
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