This charming little fishing village is all about soft sandy beaches – you won’t get better than lazing around by the sea here. Brimming with character and classic looks, Armação de Pêra packs in plenty. There are rows of rustic buildings to meander past, plus an old fort for a sprinkling of history.
Make it your own
Put your own spin on this go-slow resort. Cushioned by surrounding cliffs, there’s a lot to explore if you fancy heading out further afield. Watersports are popular pastimes here – especially snorkelling – but if the more intense activities aren’t for you, settle for having an ice cream by the beach.