The Pernera region is about a 10 minute walk out of Protaras on the way to Paralimni and a 5 minute drive. Good area for couples and families alike.
Teenagers may find it too quiet for their liking although it is very easy to get a regular bus into Protaras or Ayia Napa if you like clubbing.
The beaches in the area are very good, very safe with crystal clear water which is delightful to swim in. Plenty of water sports if you want them and boat trips.
So many resturants to choose from - La Cultural De Gusto is an absolute must (Italian & meditteranean) opposite the Seagull apartments - absolutely stunning food but ...
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Knights Bar (predominently British - don\'t let this put you off) does consistently good food, the Jolly Waiter does excellent local Cypriot food cooked by \"mamma\", the Evandrea has excellent sea views as does the Polyexenia Isaac which is directly on the sea front, The Blue Bay which again sits directly over the beach and which, certainly last year, did a Cypriot evening to remember.
It only re-opened in May this year after a refit insisted upon by the Euro buerocrats who couldn\'t leave a typical Cypriot restaurant alone which had functioned for many years without hindrance.
The Blue Spice restaurant which has long been considered \"the\" restaurant has I\'m afraid declined greatly - poor service now. All in all a wonderful area if you want a relaxing holiday - if you hire a car there are lots of little bays to discover.
If you like scuba diving there are numerous schools to choose from, the best being Triton Dive - situated near the Toxotis apartments. There is a lovely little beach and harbour near The Golden Coast Hotel and a delightful newly opened little snack bar to spend an hour or so with a cold beer and baguette.
Paralimni is 5 miles away and well worth a visit if only to sit in the square people watching - lots of little boutiques and quality leather & jewellery shops. The Famagusta view point is also well worth a visit and is only about 20 minutes by car.
All in all Pernera is as quiet as you want it to be, there is entertainment if you want (Elvis, Kylie, Tom Jones etc!!) it is close enough to the motorway system which will take you easily to Nicosia, Larnaca, Troodos mountains and if you feel adventurous to the other side of the island, Pathos, Laatchi, Peyia, Coral Bay which is about a two and a half hour drive away although not to be recommend in peak season when the heat is really full on.