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Algarve, Porches

Good for Couples
Child Friendly
Family Suites

  • 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.

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% discount on the hotel price for holidays booked at least 45 days prior to arrival between 26 August 2018 - 21 June 2019 and 25 August - 31 October 2019.

Save up to 10% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 22 June - 24 August 2019 booked by 31 January 2019.

Family offer

Children up to 12 staying in their own room (maximum of two children) will receive a 25% reduction in the room rate for holidays between 01 May - 23 June 2018 and 26 August 2018 - 21 June 2019 and 25 August - 31 October 2019, offer is applicable when staying in a Main Building Deluxe Room only.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymooners staying between 01 May 2018 - 31 October 2019 will receive a romantic gift on arrival (you must stay at least 3 nights to get this offer). A copy of a wedding certificate no older than 6 months will be required.

Meal offer

Guests receive one free dinner per person per stay (guests can only take dinner in the half board restaurants at the value of 44 euros per person), drinks excluded, a minimum of 7 nights stay required for holidays between 01 January - 31 October 2018, booked at least 60 days prior to arrival.

Resort credit

Stay for 4 nights or more between 01 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 and receive 50€ resort credit per room per stay to use on food, beverages or spa services at the resort.


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

The Algarve stretches right along Portugal's southern edge, from the Spanish border in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Its best asset? The rugged coastline - it alternates between sweeping sandy bays and hideaway coves backed by honey-hued cliffs.

When it comes to picking a place to base yourself, you've got bigger towns spread out along the coast, and quiet hamlets and sleepy fishing villages dotted in between. Each one offers up something different, from Vilamoura and its chic marina and duo of beaches, to the village of Porches, famous for its handcrafted ceramics. The year-round climate means the Algarve caters for more than just the beach crowds – it’s one of the best places in Portugal for golf, and since it rarely gets cold, you can hit the greens any time. Another upside of the climate? The fantastic fresh cuisine – expect locally grown fruit and veg, and seafood suppers you can see being hauled off the boat.

Transfer time
40 minutes from Faro airport
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Tripadvisor review Aug 14 2018
Excellent room. Polite, friendly staff. Great selection of restaurants on site and more off-site. Fun mini golf! Selection of pools and even a secluded beach. We'd highly recommend the Vila Vita...
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Tripadvisor review Aug 11 2018
We spent four days at Vila Vita Parc in Porches. It is one of the most efficiently operated facilities we have ever visited. The grounds and facilities are meticulously maintained and of the highest...
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