Resort

Belas Vistas is on a small resort of low rise 2 storey apartments in the village of Alporchinhos, it’s 5 minutes from Armacao de Pera a bigger Portuguese beach resort and 5 minutes from Porches a small inland village. Alporchinhos has everything you need for your perfect holiday, as well as 2 fantastic beaches, there is one large supermarket and 2 local convenience stores within walking distance. There are also several shops, bars and many restaurants all within walking distance too. A regular bus service runs east to Armacao de Pera through to Albufeira and west to Portimao and Lagos. 3 Apartment balconies (Copy)

If you are visiting the Algarve for the first time or returning to the Algarve you will see that this beautiful resort has stunning views to the ocean and countryside and is located in a beautiful area, in our opinion a very special place. It is still a well kept secret and as yet, not that well known. It has many fantastic beaches on your doorstep with long stretches of beautiful coastlines, cliffs, coves, natural unspoilt countryside, a fantastic selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, including some Michelin star restaurants in the nearby Vila Vita Parc 5 star resort.

 

 

Cataplana fish stew dish.

 

The area offers fresh local food including fantastic fresh fish and sea food, an array of quality inexpensive local wines and a warm and sunny climate. We are sure you will fall in love with the Algarve just like we and many others have and you’ll want to come back again and again.

 

 

 

Local beach Senhora da rocha Swimming pool close to apartment with sea viewsOnce you are here the hardest decision you’ll have is whether you are going to have a relaxing day by one of the pools or pop down to one of the local beautiful blue flag beaches or maybe to explore some of the other local coves/beaches and walk along the cliffs.

 

 

 

17 Tennis courtFor the more active why not have a game of tennis in the resort’s tennis court,  there is no additional charge for this facility and tennis rackets and balls are provided by us. Or maybe you decide to cycle around the beautiful countryside and get to know the area by bike, there are many local country tracks where you can explore the fairly flat countryside.

 

 

 

 

Waterpark

 

As well as the many beautiful beaches and local places of interest to visit, attractions close by include water parks; Aqualand, Slide and Splash and the marine park;  Zoo Marine, boat trips to the local grottos and coves, PADI scuba diving, surfing, jeep safari’s, quad bike safari’s, shopping malls, golf courses etc, details of all this and more can be found in your information pack when you arrive.

 

 

Salados golf  photo from south side

 

If golf is more your thing, maybe you would like to play on a local course or the challenge of playing on one of the many championship golf courses in the area. The apartment is located within a 15 minute drive to 7 fantastic local golf courses and a 25 minute drive would get you to another 5, Vilamoura is only a 30 minute drive away.

 

 

The Algarve is full of diversity and does not have to be just a beach and sun holiday.

 

19 Local restaurant, just above local beach

 

The evenings can be as relaxed as you wish, start by having a glass or 2 of local wine or a few beers on one of the balconies or the terrace admiring the ocean views, then maybe take a stroll to one of the excellent local restaurants, choosing from Portuguese, International,  Italian or Thai food. Or for a quiet night in, enjoy a home cooked meal using the fantastic fresh local ingredients which you can purchase from the local supermarket at the top of the road or the local market at Armacao de Pera.

 

 

 

 

Porches O Leao resturant

There are also excellent Portuguese and International restaurants in Porches only 3 km away. Porches O Leao pictured to the right has a fantstic sun terrace and is located in the oldest building in the pottery village of Porches.

The Porches Velho has live ‘Fado’ music on a Friday night to get a taste of both the Portuguese food and culture. Armacao de Pera just down the road offers many more cafes and restaurants some offering very affordable food.