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Portimao 1 stars

The resort town of Portimão, located towards the western end of the Algarve, was once a prosperous fishing village that has gained in popularity among sun-seekers, culture-lovers, and foodies in recent years.

Even though Portimão is a thriving tourist destination, the historic centre has a long-standing fishing tradition that is noticeable in streets, squares, and buildings. In fact, the Portimão Museum is housed in a beautifully renovated old cannery. This area also has a long waterfront promenade with restaurants and bars serving the best grilled sardines in Algarve. The sardine festival is held in August!

Just a few kilometres away from the historic town can be found Praia da Rocha, a little village that boats 2-kilometre strip of golden sand flanked by towering cliffs. Its calm and shallow waters make it an ideal location for families. Yet, windsurfers and bodyboarders can also catch fantastic waves a bit farther out.

Visitors to the Praia da Rocha Fortress can also enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the town, the river, and the sea - a scene that is especially beautiful when the sun sets.

No visit is complete to Portimão without cruising the coast to admire the rock formations and see beaches that are unreachable on foot.

Transfer Time:
Private Transfer - Approximately 60 minutes

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