Algarve, Porches

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  • Elegant Moorish style accommodation in the village of Porches, famous for its handicrafts
  • Tranquil sandy beach as well as seven swimming pools
  • Bright, contemporary rooms inspired by the Algarve seaside
  • Nine hole pitch and putt green with lessons on offer too
  • A plethora of ten restaurants offering a variety of cuisine

The VILA VITA Parc enjoys a stunning clifftop location within beautiful subtropical gardens in the village of Porches. It’s the ideal holiday accommodation for families looking to spend some precious family time together in luxurious surroundings. There are deluxe rooms and family suites with décor inspired by the Algarve seaside and fully equipped with modern amenities.

With a vast selection of eateries offering local specialities alongside cuisine from around the world and first class facilities, it’s no wonder that VILA VITA Parc is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Guests can relax in the luxury spa, visit the unique wine cellar and sample the hotel’s exclusive luxury yacht. There is also direct beach access, as well as fun for younger guests to be had at the kids clubs, and in the seven swimming pools, three of which are dedicated to children. 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 0–12 years. The hotel has 170 rooms, suites and villas. Specially modified rooms for people with reduced mobility are available on request. Please note that all restaurants and bars are seasonal.



Bars & Restaurants

Adega Restaurant

Sample authentic Portuguese a la carte dining at its best featuring fish, traditional cataplana and tapas. 

Open: 12:30 – 22:00

Guests staying half and full board can eat at this restaurant.

Aladin Grill Restaurant

Enjoy fine dining in a stylish grill room with a la carte menu and open kitchen serving meat and fish delicacies. 

Open: 19:00 - 22:30 (closed Monday and Sunday)

Reservations are required and men must wear jackets and long trousers. Children over 6 years are welcome.

Arte Nautica

Located on Armacao de Pera beach, this alfresco restaurant serves fresh seafood platters and organic meats. 

Open 10:00 – 22:00

There is a free shuttle from the hotel which is just over a mile away, and half board guests can receive a credit towards a meal at this restaurant.


Atlantico Restaurant

Nestled in the Clubhouse, Atlantico is a Mediterranean fine dining restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. 

Open 08:00 – 10:00 and 19:00 – 22:30

Men are required to wear a jacket and trousers, and reservation is required. Children over 6 years are permitted for dinner, and children over 12 years are permitted for breakfast. Half board guests can receive a credit towards a meal at this restaurant.


Cave De Vinhos

Located in the Gothic wine cellar, guests can sample an extensive selection of wines served by expert sommeliers and accompanied by tapas and charcutrie.

Open 15:00 – 22:00


Bela Vita Restaurant

Enjoy stunning views of the resort from the Bela Vita’s panoramic garden terrace, located in the main building. 

Open 07:30 – 22:30 and 18:30 – 22:00

Half and full board guests can sample the mouth-watering buffet breakfast and excellent dinner menus. 



Manzar Terrace

Nestled above the Club House, guests can relish in panoramic views of VILA VITA Parc and the ocean in the distance. Relax with a refreshing drink in exquisite Moroccan themed surroundings and admire the view.

Open in the summer from 18:00

Mizu Teppanyaki Restaurant

Exceptional contemporary Japanese cuisine can be enjoyed alfresco or inside this stylish restaurant. 

Open 19:00 – 22:30

Reservation is required. Children age 6 and over are welcome. 

Oasis Bar and Terrace

Enjoy stunning vistas of the lake and gardens as you pause for an afternoon tea beside the lobby, or relax with an after dinner liqueur and listen to live music.

Open 10:00 – 01:00

Ocean Restaurant

This two Michelin star adults only (12+ years) restaurant serves outstanding gourmet a la carte cuisine. 

Open 19:30 – 22:00 Wednesday to Sunday

Men are required to wear a jacket and trousers. 


Palm Bar

Enjoy light bites and refreshments at the heart of the Oasis Parc where private cabanas can be rented for an additional cost.

Open: 09:00 – 19:00 during the summer

Vila Vita Biergarten

Guests can enjoy traditional German specialities in the local village of Porches, with a complimentary shuttle from the hotel available.

Open 12:30 – 22:00 Tuesday to Sunday


Whale Restaurant

Enjoy family friendly poolside dining overlooking the sea featuring coastal inspired specialities and a pretty terrace. 

Open 12:30 - 15:00 and 18:30 – 22:30

Guests on half and full board can dine here. Reservation required.


Spa and Wellness

Vila Vita Vital

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate with therapeutic beauty treatments and massages, including pedicures and facials.

Guests age 16 years and over are welcome. Some treatments are charged additionally.


Beach & Pools


Enjoy direct access from the VILA VITA Parc via steps to the secluded sandy beach below. There is also a shuttle to Armacao de Pera beach if you fancy sampling some water sports during the summer months.

Swimming Pools

With four outdoor swimming pools, three children’s pools and an additional indoor/outdoor acclimatised pool, you will be spoilt for choice as to where to take a dip first.

For Families

Annabella's Kids' Park

Your little ones can sample a range of activities from outdoor sports to baking and painting, or simply enjoying the playground. Evening entertainment is available twice weekly in high season.

 Ages: 4-11 years 

Open: 5 days a week in low season and daily in high season

Activities & Entertainment

Sport Activities

VILA VITA Parc offers a plethora of recreational and sporting activities including volleyball, tennis, football, mini golf and a 9 hole pitch and putt. There is an additional charge for some activities.

About the location
Located close to the beach along Portugal’s south coast, Vila Vita Parc is the ideal place for those wanting to explore the beauty and tranquillity of the Algarve. Found in the villages of Porches, spend your days here enjoying the pretty, sandy beach or exploring the surrounding countryside. Nature lovers can take boat trips or find their own favourite stretch of sand, or take a tour of the vineyards and see how the wine is grown, harvested and made into wine before tasting different varieties. 

Wander through the town and soak in the beautiful whitewashed buildings before heading to one of the many local restaurants for excellent seafood washed down with local wines. The pottery shops are famously good here, with hand crafted ceramics perfect for gifts and souvenirs to take back home. 
Transfer time
Vila Vita Parc is a 45 minute drive from Faro Airport. 
Deluxe Room

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Rooms feature a split-level living area and bedroom and are contemporary in design. Located in the main hotel building, the rooms have views of the landscaped gardens from the balcony or terrace. The bathroom has either a shower or bathtub. Deluxe Rooms can sleep up to 3 with a sofa bed for the third person.


Oasis Suite Premium

Max 2 adults, 1 child

These suites are located in the Oasis Parc area on the ground floor, with views to the extensive garden. Each Suite is open plan and has a large bathroom with a free-standing bath and a separate walk-in rain shower. They are decorated in Portuguese style with a Moorish touch. These suites can sleep up to 2 adults and 1 child with an extra bed.


Oasis Premium Rooftop

Max 2 adults

These suites are located on the 1st floor of the Oasis Parc area of the hotel and are ideal couples seeking a little added luxury. They feature their own 40m² private rooftop terrace with a sitting area, daybed and rain shower. Inside, the suite offers a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious bathroom with a separate bathtub and walk-in shower. These suites are suitable for 2 adults only.


Oasis Family Suite

Max 4 adults

The Oasis Family Suites are located in the Oasis Parc area of the hotel. The lower floor suites have garden views, whilst the upper floor suites feature a 40m² private rooftop terrace with rain shower, daybeds and spectacular views. The main bedroom is open plan with a second twin room and bathroom. These suites can sleep up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.


Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners will receive romantic amenities in the room on arrival (for stays of at least 3 nights). A copy of a wedding certificate no older than 6 months will be required.

Bed and Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a delicious continental buffet and cooked breakfast options. Breakfast is served in the Bela Vita restaurant.
Half Board
A buffet-style breakfast and dinner is served in the Bela Vita restaurant. Half Board guests can also take their meals in the Praia Dourada and Biergarten restaurants . Adega and Whale restaurants serve à la carte dinner in the evenings. Should guests want to eat in the Arte Nautica and Atlantico restaurants they will receive a credit towards their meal. Please note, drinks are not included and reservations are required for the à la carte restaurants.
Full Board
Guests who have chosen the Full Board package can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Bela Vita restaurant. For lunch and dinner, guests can also choose to eat in the Adega and Whale restaurants which serve à la carte meals. Should guests want to eat in the Arte Nautica and Atlantico restaurants they will receive a credit towards their meal. Reservations are required for the à la carte restaurants. Drinks are not included in the Full Board package.
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An oasis of luxury.
Tripadvisor review Apr 01 2023
Vila Vita Parc is a very special place that has the ability to make anyone that visits also feel very special. The staff are all so warm, friendly and helpful. Nothing is a problem and everything is...
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7 years of Vila Vila never gets old
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Tripadvisor review Apr 01 2023
Another amazing stay at Vila Vita Parc with my 14 year old son. Service standards are still impeccable and the staff are very friendly. The hotel was full when we stayed, but it didn't feel over...
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