Fisherman's Beach - Armacao de Pera

Armação de Pêra was originally a small fishing village where tuna used to be caught and brought up onto "Fisherman’s Beach". The net that the fishermen used to catch the Tuna in was called "Armação" and as it is very close to "Pêra", the village was named Armaçao de Pêra.

Fishing continues to be an important local activity and local fishermen can still be seen mending their nets on the beach of Armacao de Pera, selling their catch to the local market, and during the summer months they will take holidaymakers for a trip along the coastline to see the fascinating rock formations, caves and grottos.

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