Armação de Pêra

Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 8°21′40″W / 37.102°N 8.361°W / 37.102; -8.361
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Armação de Pêra
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Beach of Armação de Pêra
Flag of Armação de Pêra
Coat of arms of Armação de Pêra
Armação de Pêra is located in Portugal
Armação de Pêra
Armação de Pêra
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 37°06′07″N 8°21′40″W / 37.102°N 8.361°W / 37.102; -8.361
Country Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Algarve
 • Total7.99 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
 • Total4,867
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code

Armação de Pêra is a town (vila) and Portuguese parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Silves.[1] The population in 2011 was 4,867,[2] in an area of 7.99 km2.[3] The village used to be called Pêra de Baixo or Lower Pêra[4] to distinguish it from the present Pêra, which was then named Pêra de Cima or Upper Pêra.[5]

The town (vila in Portuguese) of Armação de Pêra is a popular tourist center with fine beaches, hotels, cafés and restaurants.[5] It is on a broad bay that stretches from Pont da Galé to Senhora da Rocha. Its beaches[6] extend from Praia dos Pescadores[6] or the Fishermen's Beach, to Salomão beach,[6] including those of Maré Grande[6] and Beijinhos.[5]

The town is one of the last places in the region where fishing boats are launched from and recovered to the actual beach. There is no harbour.


The town is 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) southeast of Silves, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Alcantarilha, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Pêra and 263 kilometres (163 mi) south south east of Lisbon.[5]


Panoramic view of Praia de Armação de Pêra, with the Holiday Inn, cliffs, and more



  1. ^ Detail Regional Map, Algarve- Southern Portugal, ISBN 3-8297-6235-6
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  4. ^ Grande enciclopédia portuguesa e brasileira: Actualização, Publisher: Zairol (1998) ISBN 972-9362-16-5
  5. ^ a b c d Silves, Tourist Guide to the town and Borough, By J.D. Garcia Domingues,: Empresa Litográfica Do Sul, S.A.
  6. ^ a b c d Algarve Spiral Guide:AA Publishing:ISBN 0-7495-3209-2