A Failure of Urban Planning
"An Appraisal of the Town"
The village of Armacao de Pera is just a collection of package - tour hotels, tall condomiums with restaurants on the ground floor, and seemingly no redeeming features as a destination other than the beach, the pools, and the sun. The buildings are crammed one on top of the other without any attempt at good architectural taste - just a bunch of ugly boxes. The one restaurant we ate in was occupied by a busload of German tourists and us - it was unspeakably bad. Even the bank teller wasn't nice.
"Why Would One Build This Hotel Here?"
The Vila Vita Park is an incredible hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, set in a spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic. Why here?