Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Health and Wellbeing Taster Session

Swim Success

Congratulations and thank you to all those who participated in Swim for Shoes on Christmas Day, 2014.

This years event had, for the first time, the support of Events Organiser - Portugal4U and the Albufeira Surf Clube - who added greatly to the excitement by arriving by sea.

The weather was perfect, blue skies and high temperatures, and the sea calm.  At 11.00am a great number of Santas ran toward the sea for their annual dip in the ocean

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Hot Chocolate and Brandy Wine in the Holiday Inn Algarve Bar afterwards.

A big thank you to everyone who participated, the media for helping with the publicity, Dave Sheldrake and Diogo Correia for photographing the event  and for all the donations - just over 900 Euros was raised yesterday.

In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Year's Eve - welcome in 2015 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !

Monday, 29 December 2014

What's On

Events in the Hotel 

Friday, 16th January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Friday, 16th January - Art Play Workshop
Wednesday, 21st January - Royal British Legion Monthly Lunch
Friday, 23rd January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Saturday 24 January  - Workshop Reconnecting with Nature – A Journey Through the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos
Thursday, 29th January - Silves Rotary Clube Dinner Meeting
Friday, 30th January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Friday, 30th January - Art Play Workshop
Friday, 6th February - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
13th-15th February - Valentine Package
14th - 16th February - Carnival Package
Saturday 14 February  -  Workshop Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing
Friday, 20th February - JJ Johns Show - with 3 course Indian meal
Friday, 20th March - JJ Johns Show - with 3 course Indian meal
3rd - 5th April, - Easter Programme
24th - 27th December - Christmas Programme
30th December - 1st January - New Year Programme

Events Nearby
Sunday, 15th February - Carnival Parade - Armação de Pera
Tuesday, 17th February - Carnival Parade - Armação de Pêra
1st - 8th April - Art Exhibition - Carvoeiro
2nd-4th April - Wine Show - Lagoa
20th June - Black and White Night - Carvoeiro
30th July - 5th August - Pirate Week - Armação de Pêra
7th-16th August,  - Silves Medieval Fair
 29th August - White Night - Loule

Monday, 1 December 2014

Swim for Shoes 2014/2015

Once again we will be "swimming for shoes" during the festive season.

Diary dates - two opportunities to Swim for Shoes where you can have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean and help to raise money for children here who are in need of new shoes.

These will be on Christmas Day and New Years Day at 11.00 a.m. on the beach at Armação de Pêra in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve.

All you need to do is turn up with swimwear, towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! Then everyone who takes part can recover in the Holiday Inn Bar and enjoy a Hot Bomba on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day.
Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoin...
g expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2015 with a new pair of shoes

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!

As this is a charity event we will gratefully accept all donations offered.
For more information: Holiday Inn Algarve - 282 320 260

Friday, 28 November 2014

Raj Indian Restaurant - December Promotion

Journeying towards sustainability - Next Workshop - 13th December, 2014

Time: 15:00-17:00
Language: English

Conventional industrial agriculture implies the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides to supposedly enhance food production as well as to maximize profits. 
In recent years there has been a growing movement, both commercial and small-scale home production, that aims to produce the food we eat without any additional chemicals.

This talk looks at the basic concepts of organic agriculture, its principles, how it is put into practice and how it contributes to a more a better environmental quality, economy, society and health. 

Come and meet new and likeminded people in a learning and sharing atmosphere.

Despite existing a suggested donation for attending of 10 Euros this is not restrictive if you cannot afford paying that; just come anyway; your presence is what counts! And maybe as exchange you can help for 2h in our farm.

The collected donations will support upcoming events and 10% will proceed to The Peta Birch Community Association (a registered Charity that helps children and animals in the Algarve).

For more information:
- 965230871 (Nordin);

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Journeying towards sustainability - next workshop

Journeying towards sustainability
Next Workshop - 22nd November, 2014
Food Security, Global Health and Local Initiatives

Time: 15:00-17:00

Language: English

Overview: Food security is a hot topic at the moment, with many countries struggling to have access to enough food to feed their people and other countries with much food waste, unhealthy and nutritionally deficient diets. This talk examines the challenges faced with attaining food security and global health related to what we eat. It looks at some of the international organizations working on this critical issue, as well as some local initiatives in Portugal.

The suggested donation for attending is 10 Euros - 10% of the proceeds for these public talks will be given to The Peta Birch Community Association, a charity that helps children and animals in the Algarve. These funds will contribute towards these presentations being given to youth in homes and schools in the Algarve.

To book your place or for more information please contact:- 965230871 e-mail

Monday, 27 October 2014

All Saints Fair Silves

The Annual All Saints Fair will take place in nearby Silves this year from 30th October until 2rd November.

The event takes place in the car park behind the Castle and adjacent streets.

The event has a long tradition in the city, since 1492, at which time Silves was honored with the "Charter of Fair" by King John II.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Thank you for your comments

We were delighted to receive this fantastic review.

Excellent hotel right on a golden beach

I recommend this property.

We spent three weeks half board at the Holiday Inn at Armacao de Pera. The hotel is very friendly, the staff are helpful and courteous, the room we had was south facing with a terrific sea view.The restaurant overlooks the pool and the sea and the food excellent. Couldn't ask for a better holiday hotel. And, the flat screen TV in the room had BBC

Check Out Date:2014-09-22
Reason for Visit:Late Summer Break
Next Destination:We'll come back here

Monday, 29 September 2014

Walking, cycling and running

Last week was IHG's #RaceAroundTheWorld - we were proud to participate and support the #IHGShelterInAStorm, a global disaster relief programme. IHG's global partnership with CARE helps in getting emergency aid survivors of disasters and helping people rebuild their lives in the aftermath.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Travels Agents visit the Holiday Inn Algarve

We were very pleased to welcome this group of Travel Agents from Thomas Cook Poland today.

These “educational” visits are very important to us, as they enable Travel Agents to collect information about the Hotel and the surrounding area, which they can in turn pass on to our future guests.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Duplicate Bridge in the Holiday Inn Algarve

Duplicate Bridge in the Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra - every Saturday afternoon

Starting time is Everyone welcome.  Weekly.

For more information please contact Finola Gibson - 282 312 873 (answer machine) or by e-mail:

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thank you for your reviews - TripAdvisor


 We have stayed at this hotel four times now over the past few years. It is a family run with other staff. The meals are good, usually a good selection of dishes, should suit all tastes. There is an outside area to take breakfast , this has lovely views along the beach. An Indian Restaurant is attached to hotel but is charged separately. Rooms can be a bit small but if you request a sea view room you get a balcony with views either along the beach or towards the cliffs and rocks. We find this hotel very comfortable and meets our needs, staff are very helpful . The beach stretches for miles, at the far end is an area where the fishing boats come ashore , here there are some small restaurants which sell fish caught that day, delicious sardines , grilled. The town is a short walk along a very nice promenade, small streets and some nice sitting area.

We last visited in April where we found the hotel had been decorated and the rooms refurbished. This is since it changed its name from Hotel Garbe to Holiday Inn Algarve. We are looking forward to our next visit in the future. This resort is very popular with the Portugese for their holidays , we understand that it can be very busy in July and August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

What's On - Holiday Inn Algarve

Events in the Hotel  

Thursday, 4th December  - Royal British Legion Christmas Lunch
Friday, 5th December - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna
Saturday, 6th December - Father Christmas Parade
Saturday 13 December   Workshop Organic Agriculture – Alternative Ways of Production and Consumption
23rd - 26th December - Christmas Programme
Wednesday, 24th December - Christmas Eve Dinner
Thursday, 25th December - Dip in the sea for charity
Thursday, 25th December - Christmas Day Dinner
Thursday, 26th December - Boxing Dinner
Tuesday, 30th December - Fancy Dress Dinner - Flower Power
30th December -1st January - New Year's Programme
Wednesday, 31st December - New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Thursday, 1st January - Dip in the sea for charity
Saturday 10 January   Workshop Educational Meltdown and Alternative Schools
Saturday 24 January  - Workshop Reconnecting with Nature – A Journey Through the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos
Saturday 14 February  -  Workshop Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing

Triathlon - Armação de Pêra - Sunday, 7th September, 2014

Dried Fruit Fair - Alcantarilha - 5th - 7th September

5th September - 18:30 -  2:00hrs  |
6th September - 17:00 -  2:00hrs
7th September - 17:00 - 24:00hrs


Don't forget to take advantage of our mini-gym when you are staying with us.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Our receptionists today

Our receptionists today - Matilde and Kimberly looking forward to welcoming this afternoons arrival.

Through the window

Through the window of our Bar Boa Vista - today at 12:15hrs 
  Our bar is open to non-residents - come along and enjoy the view. (6 photos)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Portuguese Guitar Recital

Today - 6.00pm

30 minute Portuguese Guitar Recital by João Cuña 
Next to the Tourist Office in Armação de Pêra

All Inclusive at the Holiday Inn Algarve

Holiday Inn Algarve perfect all inclusive beach holidays 2014

Our Promise..... Personal attention creating Great 'All Inclusive' Holidays you'll remember at a price you'll love at the Holiday Inn Algarve

"Winner of Intercontinental Hotel Group - Quality Excellence Award"

At the Holiday Inn Algarve we create relaxing and memorable All Inclusive holidays. The golden sandy beach is just steps from the Holiday Inn Algarve Armação de Pêra, surrounded by beautiful coastline and quiet fishing villages.

Find yourself on the edge of the beautiful Algarve coast at Holiday Inn Algarve Armação de Pêra, facing the Atlantic Ocean in scenic southern Portugal. We are 50km from Faro Airport, with plenty of parking, and close to some of the best golf courses in Europe. Discover peaceful, traditional villages nearby or simply stroll along the 4kms of sandy beach in front of the hotel.

Dip in our outdoor pool as you take in the coastal panorama, and head down to the beach in front of Holiday Inn Algarve Armação de Pêra. Enjoy a relaxing massage. Go for a stroll on the promenade and watch fishing boats dock with hauls of fresh fish and seafood.

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Monday, 4 August 2014

We are recommended on Holiday Check

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014 certificate. 

 Thank you to all our guests who took the time to write their reviews.