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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

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“Last Minute Trip to The Algarve”

TripAdvisor Review

The last time I was in the Algarve was some 40 years ago when it was relatively undeveloped. My wife & I decided to take a last minute break in May.

The package we booked included a week's stay at the Holiday Inn in Armacao de Pera. The Hotel was very comfortable and although we didn't pay for a sea view we had a large studio room with views to the south and west overlooking the beach. The latter is accessible via a short flight of steps from the hotel.

The beach is sandy, very clean and the water is turquoise. Although early in the season we both swam in the sea which was clean and refreshing. There are some beach cafes where you can have a cheap lunch of grilled sardines and salad.

Meals at the hotel are buffet style and there is a good variety of food. There is an attractive palm fringe promenade in the town but there are some fairly grim apartment blocks overlooking the seafront.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the sea

Monday, 25 June 2012

Calendar of Events

What's On Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra
 
Saturday, 9th February - Carnival Fancy Dress Night
Satrday, 16th February - Valentines Dinner Dance
Wednesday, 20th February - Royal British Legion Valentine Lunch
Wednesday, 20th March - Royal British Legion Lunch
27th March - 2nd April - Taste of the Algarve
 

Friday, 22 June 2012

Rui Sax at the Holiday Inn Algarve



Fortnightly on Thursdays

- next one - Thursday, 5th July 21.00hr - Bar Boa Vista, Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Algarve Classic Cars, 2012

The 20th edition of Algarve Classic Cars is taking place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of July, 2012

This classic car rally started in 1992 as a local meeting but soon afterwards was recognised as a major event and is today a milestone on the classic car scene, increasing its number of entrants on every new edition.
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They will circuit Armação de Pêra on Saturday, 14th July at about 15.30pm.
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Monday, 11 June 2012

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“This place gets better!”

10 June 2012
This was our 4th trip to Garbe, we just seem to be drawn back to the view again and again. We try other hotels in the Algarve, but always seem to end up back here. The staff are fantastic, the place impeccably clean, and the views, well, you will find them hard to beat.There is parking and BBC1 on the TV, home from home. Half of the hotel has had a face lift (it was much needed, the place was getting very tired) and it is a huge improvement. I believe the rest of the rooms are to be completed by Christmas 2012. It is definately worth paying the extra for the seaview, you will not be disappointed.

Breakfast is nice, you can take it out on the terrace and soak up the sun while tucking into your bacon and eggs :o)

Dinner is buffet style. There is a good choice and the food is nice but there are plenty of other eateries very nearby if you want a bit of variety.

English pub opposite that show any football match you could imagine. Armacao de Pera is a very built up town these days, but the seafront is fantastic.

Well done Garbe!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

The 14th Caldeirada Festival - Armação de Pêra


The 14th Caldeirada Festival

will be taking place in Armação de Pêra on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24th June, 2012.
Caldeirada” is a typical Algarvian dish which consists of stewed fish and sea food with potatoes, onions ,tomatoes, pimentos, spices wine and olive oil.

A number of local restaurants, including our Por do Sol Restaurant participate, and as well as serving Caldeirada we will also have other typical fish dishes available.

 
The Holiday Inn will serve its ´Caldeirada feast` for dinner daily on both days and both hotel guests and local residents are invited to join the celebrations.

For more information please contact Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra info@hialgarve.comTel: 282 320 260

Friday, 1 June 2012

Contributed - Orange Grove Tour


Every Wednesday from 9am to 11am (different schedules on request)

Citrus from Silves area groves are considered amongst the best in the world!
We’ve been growing citrus fruit for 4 generations. Our fruits are always hand picked only when sweet & juicy.
We love to share our knowledge & products with people. Join us for 2 hour fun, informative & tasty citrus experience in the fresh, songbird filled air of rural Algarve.

What you will see:
• Year Round Varieties
• Oranges & Clementines
• Grapefruit & Lemons
• Pick your favourites
• Taste test different varieties
• Sample freshly made juice
• Learn to choose fresh fruit at your supermarket
• Discover why our fruit is never waxed

For more information please contact Mr. Frutas on 919813007 or use our contact form here for directions and to book your tour

General Information:
~ Located at Poço Barreto
(Between Armaçao de Pera & Silves)
~ 2 hour tours
~ Fluent English & Portuguese
~ Small groups
~ Pick your own experiences