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Portimão Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 243 photos

Portimão is the largest town in the western Algarve. It has been an important port since ancient times because of its location at the mouth of the river Arade. Today it is a busy provincial town and a commercial fishing port. During the summer month the quay on the town side of the river is lined with boats offering game-fishing trips and coastal and river cruises



Portimao was rediscovered as a holiday resort, gaining a reputation among English tourists attracted by the exotic beauty of Praia da Rocha.and it is the place in Algarve that offers you the most beautifull beaches if you come here mostly for that purpose

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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Fifty years ago today I rode my bicycle from Tavira to Portimão.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 11:21 PM

    A lovely page with an interesting perspective ! Thank you :-))

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2005 at 4:45 PM

    A beautiful page on these fantastic beaches Vitor! I just wish that we could have had more time to enjoy them, but there were just too many other things to see in your fantastic country!

  • Fen's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 12:03 PM

    Lovely page Vitor!! Great tips and pics on Portimao. The beach at Prianha looks fab :)

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2004 at 4:09 PM

    Your Portimao tips and pics brought back good memories of a day we once spent there - the 'sardines on the seafront' experience, is a good enough reason to return one day!

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 3:23 AM

    great tips and photos prainha beach looks idyllic

  • timtrina's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2004 at 8:54 PM

    Once again, you have many beautiful photos and very useful tips and information. This place looks delightful!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2004 at 2:31 AM

    hummm, prainha seems perfect, thanks for the tip :-) Nice page :-)

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2004 at 12:34 PM

    Thanks for visiting my Portimao page. I really enjoyed my stay there - it's a great town! I'm enjoying looking through your Algarve pages - very good photos and tips!

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2004 at 11:05 PM

    Uau... a prainha e mesmo linda - agora vou falar em paraiso... hehe (da mesmo vontade de "esquecer" de fazer muita propaganda a respeito, nao? ) Belas fotos, belissimas fotos...


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