A holiday in Porches delivers a real Portuguese experience. Discover the Algarve as you might have imagined it before the tourists arrived! Porches holidays are like stepping back in time.
Once a teeny fishing hamlet, the village streets are lined with pretty traditional houses with painted doors and windows and the church bell tower is the focal point.
Little more than a delightful and typical Algarvian village, Porches is renowned for its excellent wine, but it is also a well known for its clay pits and subsequent pottery industry. There are many pottery workshops all thriving today, producing pots with beautiful hand-painted designs and ceramics with traditional motifs .
Porches has ancient origins, and there are lovely architectural reminders of its historical past. Pay a visit to the 16th century Mother Church and Nossa Senhora da Rocha Fort with its dramatic location overlooking the wild Atlantic - a place of great beauty. The Nossa Senhora da Rocha chapel purports to have enjoyed an apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Situated just 10km east of Lagos, holidays in Porches emphasise the quieter side of life where not a lot happens apart from pleasant trips to the fabulous beaches, followed by delicious meals in local restaurants to sample some char-grilled sardines or steaming bowls of cataplana. Porches holidays are for the lotus eaters and for those who enjoy a local experience.
Porches Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
Distance: 59km from Faro Airport to Porches
You can get a shared shuttle from Faro Airport to Porches. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.