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Porches and surrounding area

We have a villa near to Porches from this Sunday for a week, we are a family of 10 from grandparents to kids from 7 to 10 years. We are looking for some info about the locality. Does anyone know where the nearest large supermarket is? Any thoughts on the best waterpark for the kids and Vinyard for the older kids. We are also looking for recommendations for restaurants in Porches, Armarcao de Pera and Alcantarilha areas. Any thoughts would be appreciated as I have reached organisation overload!

Many thanks

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I will try again!

Nearest large supermarket to Porches village is the Intermarché a couple of miles away along the road towards Armação de Pera. Open seven days a week until 8 or 9pm. If you want an even larger hypermarket, you can drive either to Portimõ for Aqua Shopping (about 9 miles) or to Algarve Shopping near Guia on the N125 road about the same distance the other way.

(I am not sure about this but Porches parish is a very large area and a lot of the tourist accommodation is in the areas of Senhora da Rocha and Alporchinhos, which are only about a mile from Armação de Pera but nearly 3 miles from Porches village itself. If that's the case, the Intermarché is just up the road.)

I don't know about best waterpark but you have Aqualand about 5 minutes drive and Slide n Splash and Zoomarine within about a 10 minute drive. Check the information on this Trip Advisor page which has links to their websites


Cliff Richard's vineyard behind Algarve Shopping (near Guia) takes visits but you have to book. Website etc www.winesvidanova.com There are few large vineyards here any more. There is a co-operative winery in Lagoa that I think takes visits but you would need to check. Lagoa is 3 miles from Porches village.

I cannot help with restaurants as I don't venture over that way in the evenings.

I hope that helps anyway.

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Thank you so much for the info. We really needed to know where the nearest supermarket is as we will have a lot of very hungry people with us!

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