Located on the outskirts of the popular resort of Protaras, Pernera attracts families and couples looking for quiet relaxing holidays. Just 30 minutes from Protaras and less than an hour from Larnaca, this lovely beach resort has the most quiet, uncrowded beach in the area, complete with a good choice of beach-front restaurants.
Pernea itself has a good selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops but for a more wider choice of restaurants and tavernas you will have to go to Protaras. And for more livlier entertainment you will need to visit the famous resort of Ayia Napa.
Pernera beach itself is one of the nicest sandy beaches on the eastern coast of Cyprus. All of the beaches around Protaras have fine sandy beaches with calm clear blue waters which make them an excellent choice for families with young children. The Protaras offers an abundance of watersports including diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, paragliding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, speed boats and banana boat rides. Pernera has its own dive centre which offers everything from dives for beginners and fish feeding dives to dives to the Zenobia wreck which is one of the world’s top diving wrecks. Whilst diving here you will encounter reefs, caves and no end of fascinating marine life including parrot fish, rays, sea bass, groupers and eels.
The area around Perera is great for walks to explore the surrounding sights. Walking to the west of Pernera you will reach Fig Tree Bay beach, Flamingo beach and the resort of Kepparis. To the north there are small secluded coves just waiting to be discovered. The whole family will enjoy exploring the beautiful unspoilt coastline around the headland at Cape Greko to the south of Pernera. There is an excellent scienic coastal path from Protaras to Ayia Napa beach which takes you past ancient ruins and sea caves.
There are lots of places to see when taking one of the many holiday packages on offer to Cyprus including the capital Nicosia with its unique old town, Larnaca with its old fort and museums, Protaras, Ayia Napa and the traditional Cypriot village of Paralimni. A great day out for the whole family is a visit to the Troodos Mountains where you will discover lots of quaint traditional villages, pine forests, hiking trails, Byzantine churches and the highest point on the island, Mount Olympus.
When the children want a break from the beautiful beaches there is a local waterpark and also the larger Water World at Ayia Napa. A mix of Ancient Greece and modern rides, the Ayia Napa waterpark is a must for the kids and adults alike when on your cheap holidays to this wonderful island.