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Located on Praia do Amado, Amado Surf School is one of the most prestigious surf school in Algarvae and employs only instructors certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Enjoy the life of a villager and have a great holiday in contact with the field, the sea, and the energy of this village.
The village has various types of holiday homes for your accommodation. All of them still maintain their original features and each with its own unique details.
Recovered according to the original design and decorated with objects recovered from some of the old ruins, it is composed of one bedroom, bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen with fridge, electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, utensils, and cookwares for total self sufficiency, and heating for radiant stone for total comfort.
These houses do not have outdoor patio, but all guests can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square. There is a sofa bed in the living room which can be prepared to accommodate up to two children.
There are three cottages with two bedroom in Aldeia da Pedralva, ideal for your holiday with your family. They have one double room and one room with bunk beds (with the exception of only one room with twin beds in the second bedroom), bathroom with shower, and a living room.
It has a fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, utensils, and cookware for total self-sufficiency and heating radiant stone installation in the living room and bedrooms for total comfort. This house do not have outdoor patio, but all the villagers can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square.
This house is located in the village center. It consists of two double bedroom, one twin bedroom, one bathroom, and living room. It comes with fully equipped kitchen with fridge, electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, and kitchen utensils for total self-sufficiency and heating radiant stone for a total comfort.
This house does not have an outdoor patio, but all the villagers can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square. There is a sofa bed in the living room of which can be prepared to accommodate up to two children.
The village of Pedralva, a rural village of Vila do Bispo, which was once inhabited by over 100 people, entered a painful process of desertification in the last 25 years. In 2006, when Aldeia da Pedralva discovered this village, it had only nine of its original inhabitants left and a set of about 50 houses in an advanced state of disrepair. Only nine of these homes met the minimum conditions of habitability.
Because of this and the decision to give new life and dignity to this village, they initiated the first phase of this complex process of urban recovery. For a year and a half, they searched Portugal and Europe for over 200 owners or heirs in order to negotiate and buy a group of 31 houses. Having overcome this, Aldeia da Pedralva started the process of urban rehabilitation, trying to reproduce faithfully the rural environment through the use of restored furniture in all the houses, as well as the use of building materials faithful to the traditional old buildings.
In 2010, the village of Pedralva is ready for a new challenge: live again. For this purpose and to support the touristic village of Pedralva and its 24 houses already in operation, Aldeia da Pedralva opened the Gourmet Grocery which operated in the area of the former village store, the reception area of the touristic village which also runs the snack-bar, a summer store called Pedralva Outlet, and two restaurants already famous on the Costa Vicentina, Pizza Pazza Pizzeria and Sitio da Pedralva.
The village of Pedralva aims to become an active touristic village and has promoted various sporting events of which they can highlight, the sponsorship of the WQS (World Surf Algarve) for the last four years and the MTB National Marathon Cup. Because the village of Pedralva should have its own life and given the enormous human wealth of artisans existing in this region, they intend to activate a cultural life in this village related to the arts and artisans. Here, they will emphasize the four crafts fairs in the streets of the village.
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Daly breakfast is included in the package. Lunch buffet is available for 8 EUR per person and 5 EUR for children up to 12 years old.
Sitio da Pedralva is becoming a gastronomic must stop in Costa Vicentina. Open all year round, Sitio da Pedralva have two specialties, Codfish in bread “Pedralva style”, or lamb chops with sweet mashed potatoes. Relax and enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel at home.
With their partner Cape Cruiser, you can enjoy dolphin watching in the area. Share a moment with your family by going fishing or visiting the St. Vincent lighthouse from a different perspective.
Want to explore the wonderful underwater world without having to go through an intense and prolonged training? Cape Divers offer the possibility to try scuba diving, with all the security of a certified diver. Under the supervision of a qualified instructor, you learn the basic rules in order to explore the underwater world in a relaxed and fun way.
For your comfort and safety, this experience is held at the beach with pool conditions but with a vast underwater wildlife so you can make the most of this adventure. The courses run in Sagres, Baleeira harbor with Divers Cape.
Located in the center of the Village of Pedralva, Aldeia da Pedralva's mountain biking center has several options for those who want to know the area, family outings, or even prepare a mountain bike training.
Discover the other side of Algarve from the village of Pedralva. Given its location in the heart of Algarve south west natural park, Pedralva Village is your starting point to discover the best landscapes and places that only walks can reveal. Visit the village of Pedralva and check out their trekking and hiking family programs, guided or self-guided with GPS.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).