Portimão

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Have you ever been to Portimão?

Traditionally an important trading and fishing port, Portimão has now become one of the Algarve’s most popular holiday destinations and a modern city offering fabulous beaches, proximity to the natural beauty of the Alvor estuary and plenty of animation.

The attraction of the area lies in the amazing diversity of its countryside and beaches. Holidaymakers in search of sun and sea will have the choice of longer beaches, such as the much-loved Praia da Rocha, or any one of the smaller, more sheltered ones like Prainha, lying westwards of the city.

Best Things To Do in Portimão

1 - Visit to the Benagil Caves

Benagil’s beautiful sea cave is listed in the world’s “Top 10 Coolest Caves” published by American online newspaper The Huffington Post. Describing the natural rock formation, the website wrote: “You've probably seen pictures of Benagil’s sea cave before. To get to the iconic cave in the Algarve, you'll have to charter a local fishing boat, but we think the trip is well worth it.” Benagil’s cave is actually one of many caves along Lagoa’s coastline but certainly the most stunning attracting hundreds of visitors each summer. Benagil caves were also on a list of the “50 Most Breathtaking Places to Visit Before You Die” by Singaporean website The Smart Local. A number of boat trips to visit the caves are offered by local companies based Portimão.

2 - Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha is popular beach resort that is situated on a stunning coastline. The beautiful beaches are bounded by high sandstone cliffs that fall away to wide golden sands and crystal clear waters. The main beach of Praia da Rocha is vast and easily able to accommodate the large numbers of summer visitors. There are three major beaches that are within walking distance of Praia da Rocha. The largest and closest to the town is the magnificent beach of Praia da Rocha. Heading west is the smaller beach of Praia dos Tres Castelos, which extends for the same distance as Praia da Rocha but is narrower and bound by higher cliffs.

3 - Panoramic flight in Paratrike

Ever dreamed of flying? It's safer than riding a motorbike and you're going to get some SERIOUS AIR. See the world from a whole new perspective. Add the vertical dimension to your world and do not worry about engine failure because you are already under an open parachute and will glide smoothly back to the ground. Flying over the beautiful beaches of Portimão is an experience you should not miss. The blue / green waters are even more breathtaking when viewed from above and make the perfect backdrop for your air ride! Come fly today! The best feeling of freedom and adventure! There will never be a better time to fulfill your dreams during your Portimão vacation.

4 - Seafood meal

Portugal is famous for the quality of its seafood. On its vast Atlantic coast of clean waters it is possible to catch different species of fish and shellfish. In Portimão you have the possibility to choose restaurants specialized in preparing true delicacies with the seafood caught on the day or the day before. It is a unique opportunity that you have to experience. A restaurant overlooking the sea that serves the best products, made with the art of those who have received the knowledge of centuries of tradition in Mediterranean cuisine, is a privilege that you can not miss.

What People Are Saying

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"This boat tour was one of the highlights in my entire life! The coastline of the Algarve is so beautiful. I didnt expect to see dolphins but we saw them directly in front of our boat. It was very peaceful which was the most important thing for me. I think the dolphins flirted with us and did tricks;) I cried with joy afterwards and save this memory as a very special one :) This tour is a must when you travel to the Algarve "
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"The boat and kayak tour was such an amazing experience. The crew was excellent, explained to everyone how to ride a kayak, and were always concerned with the participants. In addition to taking us to see countless caves, they also told stories about them. I I highly recommend this tour and I will definitely go back for more."
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"The boottrip to the caves on the Portugal coast has been a wonderfull experience. Our guide had a lot of knowledge, which he really liked to share. In every cave he told a nice story where it was used for. The captain of the boat showed great skill in handling it. My wife and i had a great time! I can recommand Algarve Discovery if one wants to know nice details of the Algarve coast."
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"This was a very good en fun tour. Thankyou!"
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"Fantastic guides - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful - and a really great experience exploring the caves by kayak. Even got to see wild dolphins on the way back. An incredible experience."
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"The boat trip was under the leading of a very kind captain and a nice guide, you always felt save. The caves were worth the trip and the money. The information on department time and location were reliable. "

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