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Get an overview of this hotelArmacao de Pera property near Praia da Senhora da Rocha

Expedia Insiders' Select Winner 2015

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities


Spa hotel set amidst 10 hectares of tropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Portugal's Algarve coast.

Property Amenities

Guests can enjoy water sports at the private beach or the five pools, or indulge in spa treatments at the Thalassotherapy centre.


Air-conditioned suites open out onto furnished balconies with garden views; all have satellite television and minibars.

Languages Spoken

Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Sun-worshippers can spend the day sipping cocktails by one of the five swimming pools, one of which is heated all year round, or head down to the private white sand beach, which is accessed from the property. Guests can take a stroll through the lush gardens, while the hotel offers a programme of daytime and evening activities and excursions including sporting pursuits and live entertainment.

Relaxation comes in the form of a range of spa treatments including facials, massage, wraps, stone therapy, shiatsu, and deep tissue massage. The spa baths offer hydrotherapy treatment pools, underwater massage, hot tub, and seawater relaxation sessions, as well as more specific treatments such as shiatsu, reiki, reflexology, osteopathy, or chocolaterapy. After some serious pampering, guests can enjoy the tranquil relaxation room, Turkish baths, sauna and solarium, or go souvenir hunting in the gift shop.

The property offers a meeting room and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, as well as daily complimentary breakfast. More active guests will appreciate the four tennis courts and the fitness centre, where trained instructors are on hand to offer advice and arrange personalized fitness programmes; classes including aerobics and aqua gym are also available.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Direct access to private beach 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1970 
  • Free self parking 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Private beach nearby 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Health club 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 131 
  • One meeting room 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Balcony 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bidet 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Gastronomic Restaurant - International and Mediterranean dishes served in a modern restaurant offering seafood specialities. The terrace offers views of the bay from the clifftop.

Dietético - Restaurant with terrace overlooking the sea featuring a menu of light meals with up to 400 calories per serving.

Gaivotas - Poolside restaurant serving seafood, meat and poultry grilled on the barbecue. Varied buffets and desserts served. Open for lunch and dinner.

Cocktail Bar - International and exotic cocktails served in an intimate Indonesian-style bar with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Open daily until midnight.

Thalasso Bar - Relaxing health-conscious café serving low calorie cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies, and a large selection of speciality herbal teas. Open during high season.

Snack Bar - Poolside bar serving a range of snacks and drinks for adults and children. Open during high season.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy use of four onsite tennis courts, with tuition available, while the hotel's games room has arcade machines, a pool table, and table tennis. The property's private, white sand beach offers a number of opportunities for water sports (surcharge), including jet skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and motor boating. For children there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds and a kids' club with activity programme (for children aged 5-12) during high season. Some of the region's numerous golf courses are located nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The Vilalara Thalassotherapy and Spa Center occupies a 2600-square meter area and provides modern equipment and treatments. Designated by the Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the five best Thalassotherapy centres worldwide, the Vilalara Thalassotherapy and Spa Center is managed according to strict rules and complies with the conditions set out in the Quality Charter of the International Federation of Thalassotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Property Registry Number - 3423

Hotel Name

  • Vilalara
  • Vilalara Thalassa Armacao de Pera
  • Vilalara Thalassa Resort Armacao de Pera
  • Vilalara Thalassa Resort Lagoa
  • Vilalara Thalassa Resort
  • Vilalara Thalassa Lagoa
  • Vilalara Thalassa

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