Just 45 minutes drive from the airport and you arrive at the lovely area of Senhora da Rocha where the Pestana takes pride of place. Beautiful surroundings - it is situated majestically above the beautiful limestone cliffs and sandy beaches.
Straight forward check-in from pleasant, friendly reception staff, lift up to the room which housed a comfortable queen size bed, spacious bathroom and garden/sea view. Lovely, quiet and peaceful the whole week (except from the hungry seagulls!)
Breakfast was a plentiful buffet-style affair and although very busy all the time it was (mostly) well-organised.
The area around the Pestana is just lovely and tranquil with a few restaurant/bars. Loved the Palmerias across the road for drinks and snacks. Our favourite restaurant for the evening was the Vilaronha, on the beach: sardine pate and local baked bread followed by lovely fresh fish (recommend the seabass) and freshly made sangria. Heaven on earth!
We used the hotel courtesy bus into Armaceo one day and chose to walk in on a few more occasions (45 minutes) selection of restaurants, shops and bars. Can recommend the Algar for lunch and drinks and the beach bar with bean bags on the sand with view out to sea. Measures are pretty hefty so I'd advise that the 5 euro taxi fare back is money well-spent!
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday!More
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