Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region, southern Portugal. It is known for its historic center, lively marina and amazing beaches. The city is divided into three areas, namely the Center, Praia da Rocha and Alvor.
Built in the 15th century, the fort was originally constructed to defend against pirate attacks and protect the River Arade. Today, visitors can explore the fort's multi-tiered battlements and barbicans, and learn about its rich history as a strategic stronghold. The fort is also conveniently located near other popular attractions in Ferragudo, making it a great stop on any trip to the Algarve.
In this building was born Manuel Teixeira Gomes, noted politician and writer. It portrays a time when the political life of Portimão ran with exaltation. Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, is a space of Culture and Art, heritage of the city of Portimão that evokes the life and work of the one who became President of the national republic. With Exhibition Room, Documentary Background and Virtual Center, here are held gatherings, recitals and exhibitions.
Marina de Portimão is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Algarve. Situated at the mouth of the River Arade, the marina offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and coastline, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a relaxing coffee. The marina is also home to a range of shops and restaurants, offering visitors a chance to sample the local cuisine and take home some souvenirs. For those looking for a bit more adventure, there are plenty of activities to choose from, including fishing, water sports, and boat tours. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-packed day out, Marina de Portimão has something for everyone.
“Good sardines in bread are eaten in Portimão”. It is practically at the beginning of the long Portimão Riverfront, which is over a kilometer long and can be traveled in a calm 20-minute walk or, in half the time, if the route is by bike.
Housed in the old premises of Feu Canning Factory, the Portimão Museum makes us travel back in time, taking us on a tour of the origins and the most remarkable moments of the city's history, in a dynamic and attractive way. In addition to the permanent exhibition “Portimão, Territory and Identity”, the Portimão Museum presents a diverse cultural program in the temporary exhibition halls and in its auditorium.
The “Mó” still present today in this square in downtown Portimão, is the heritage of an old private olive press that existed there - the Mariano Lagar. Crossing point where, at the end of the nineteenth century, pitchers of water were sold, this mill was deactivated in the 70's, and the millstone was acquired by the Municipality and placed in the center of Largo da Mó, a few years later.
“The southern Algarve region is the jewel of Portugal, boasting a breathtaking coastline, epic caves and archways, year-round great weather, and waves that make it a surfers paradise.
The surrounding nature will steal your heart, and the charming whitewashed villages are no exception. Spend your days hiking, at the countless beaches, and wandering the cobbled streets in the balmy afternoon sun.”
Discover a bucket list of things to do in the Algarve with this amazing review from these well-known travel bloggers.
"Atendimento excepcional e muita comodidade em relação à localização e características do hostel. Pretendo voltar mais vezes! :)"
"Gostei de tudo. os banheiros são ótimos, os quartos muito espaçosos e a varanda é muito boa também. Cozinha bem equipada e não precisa levar cadeado, eles tem umas cômodas no quarto com chave."
"Surpresa no centro de Portimão Experiência muita boa. Imensa variedade de bebidas, com e sem álcool, e tudo com ótimo aspeto. A comida também é deliciosa, e o atendimento top. Um espaço a voltar"
“Quarto grande e agradável, tudo limpo e arrumado. Jardim do pátio muito bonito e tranquilo. Definitivamente recomendado.”
Muy buen ambiente, buenas camas, espacios limpios y muy bien decorado. Eso sí los baños son pequeños lo que los hace algo incómodos. Sí volvería
“Amazing place with a very friendly staff. Breakfast was perfect, we were there few times and it’s the best brunch place in Portimão. ❤❤❤ thank you”