Porches is small town located between Lagoa and Albufeira and is known for being the home of some of the most beautiful pottery in the Algarve. If you are looking for things to do in Porches then your first stop has to be one of the pottery stores.

The heavy pottery of the Algarve is loved around the world with many different styles and designs available and this Algarve pottery is not only hugely decorative but also very practical to use.

In Porches there are a couple of long standing pottery producers with their own shops, but to be honest a visit to either Casa Grade or to Porches Pottery is far more than just going to a shop, it is an experience in itself.


One of the best things to do in porches is to explore these pottery shops. Wind your way through the thousands of different examples of pottery at Casa grade or watch the local artists as they hand paint the pottery at Porches Pottery before enjoying a spot of lunch there.

There are lots of different restaurant options in porches, from the classic dish of the day local restaurants, to the very best in the Algarve at the two star Michelin restaurant at Vila Vita Parc – Ocean.

Away from the pottery things to do in porches revolve around going down to the beach and there are several to choose from in the local area including the enormous Armação de Pêra beach where you can find water sports and entertainment.

A couple on a Jet ski in Amação de Pera
Jet Ski in Armação de Pera


If you are looking for a day out for all of the family then the Aqualand water park is just around the corner from Porches and a brilliant choice for all ages with a selection of fast adrenalin filled slides, relaxing tube experiences and even a large area dedicated to the very youngest of visitors.

Take the time to discover all of the different things to do in Porches and you will be surprised just how much is right on your doorstep!

Senhora da Rocha Chapel Porches
Senhora da Rocha Chapel

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