Porches : Holiday Accommodation
Swathed by orange groves, Porches comes straight from a picture-postcard and is perfect for unwinding in a genuine Algarvian village.
Sitting inland west of Albufeira, this photogenic place is famed for its ceramics, managing to draw lots of visitors without losing its charm. Amid its warren of cobbled, whitewashed lanes, you'll find little workshops where you can watch pottery being hand-painted, as well as some impressive castle ruins and friendly bars and restaurants ideal for dining under the stars during the peaceful evenings. You're also conveniently located for some of the Algarve's best beaches, including the glittering sands of Armacao de Pera a short drive away. Plus many of the region's main attractions are right on hand, such as the thrilling Aqualand waterpark, first-class golfing and Portimao, with its bustling market and harbourside restaurants.