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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Very beautiful view point with a small chapel on the cliffs. On both sides of the chapel you will find great beaches. Also the starting point of the 7 hanging valleys trail.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A little pricey but conveniently located just up the road and open until 21:30 in the Summer. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Porches pottery is simply beautiful. Live handicraft. Bacchus Bar and Restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place of worship
“Visit Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel on the cliifs with unforgettable views.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A really friendly Italian restaurant, amazing lasagne and the best steak ever! Large restaurant which is cosy in the cooler months. Large terrace outside, perfect for dining during the summer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Traditional food and excellent grilled fish at very good prices. Bar with great cocktails, wines and "Sangria". All sports shown. Sports bar with darts and snooker.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is heaven. A wonderful beach restaurant & snack bar on a very spacial small beach. Go early between 9am-11am & see the fishermen pull up their boats, unload their daily catch & repair their nets. Fascinating! Fishermen's huts still line the beach cliffs. Gilberto serves the freshest fish, lobsters, lots of shellfish, you can imagine! Also cataplanas of fish, meat, plus fillets, pork shops, etc. Or just have a coffee & a sandwich! A must! beach totally accessible with all facilities. Speaks GB, D, E.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“2 Michelin Star restaurant located in Vila Vita Park with a stunning views. Experience the unique and exquisite cuisine based on the tradicional foods around Algarve, a must try for all food lovers.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia de Albandeira is one of the best kept secrets the Algarve has to offer and it is famous for its stunning arch in the water.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant facing the pool and the sea. Large outside terrace for summer dining.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fabulous new Lords Bar offers floor to ceiling view to the Atlantic! Sports TV, Large screen. Light music. Karaoke & live music. Delicious cocktails & bar snacks all day. Very friendly service. Free wifi. Full air conditioned. Open 11:30am-late.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Car Rental
“Car rental company working out of Faro Airport, main office is here in town (Armação de Pera)”
  • 3 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Have a spectacular time at this Authentic Bavarian Beer Garden. Genuine food including delicious Bavarian breakfast on weekends, Obatzda, Flammkuchen cold meats & sausage boards, pork Wienerschnitzel etc. German Beer & Vila Vita’s own house wine, home-made apple strudel & even the famous giant pretzels! Oktoberfest: 29 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2016, don’t miss it! Safe children’s play ground on site. Perfect for groups. Open Tues. -Fri.1-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-10pm. All home-made sausages & meat by master butcher Thomas Weber, for sale at the in-house gourmet butcher’s shop! Tues. 2-6pm, Wed, Thurs. & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Sat. 10am-1pm. Tel. 282 381 177. GPS: N37.12746o W8.40150o. EN125, by small roundabout, near Porches. Look for small sign, in front of pottery.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Walking or running in surrounding areas beautiful gardens and cliffs and rocks...”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Snack Place
“Traditional food and excellent grilled fish at very good prices. Bar with great cocktails, wines and "Sangria". All sports shown. Sports bar with darts and snooker.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“This is heaven. A wonderful beach restaurant & snack bar on a very spacial small beach. Go early between 9am-11am & see the fishermen pull up their boats, unload their daily catch & repair their nets. Fascinating! Fishermen's huts still line the beach cliffs. Gilberto serves the freshest fish, lobsters, lots of shellfish, you can imagine! Also cataplanas of fish, meat, plus fillets, pork shops, etc. Or just have a coffee & a sandwich! A must! beach totally accessible with all facilities. Speaks GB, D, E.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A really friendly Italian restaurant, amazing lasagne and the best steak ever! Large restaurant which is cosy in the cooler months. Large terrace outside, perfect for dining during the summer.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“2 Michelin Star restaurant located in Vila Vita Park with a stunning views. Experience the unique and exquisite cuisine based on the tradicional foods around Algarve, a must try for all food lovers.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian restaurant facing the pool and the sea. Large outside terrace for summer dining.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Have a spectacular time at this Authentic Bavarian Beer Garden. Genuine food including delicious Bavarian breakfast on weekends, Obatzda, Flammkuchen cold meats & sausage boards, pork Wienerschnitzel etc. German Beer & Vila Vita’s own house wine, home-made apple strudel & even the famous giant pretzels! Oktoberfest: 29 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2016, don’t miss it! Safe children’s play ground on site. Perfect for groups. Open Tues. -Fri.1-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-10pm. All home-made sausages & meat by master butcher Thomas Weber, for sale at the in-house gourmet butcher’s shop! Tues. 2-6pm, Wed, Thurs. & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Sat. 10am-1pm. Tel. 282 381 177. GPS: N37.12746o W8.40150o. EN125, by small roundabout, near Porches. Look for small sign, in front of pottery.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very magical place over the beach, amazing spot for some beach day lunch, or wether just awaiting to try outstanding shellfish along the sunset views finishing the day!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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