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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"It was the best tour with Mauro and Gonçalo, best guide and captain"
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"Dear crew, I just want to let you know that my friends and I enjoyed our trip ! The skipper was amazing and very helpful , Filippa did a wonderful job, explaining everything so well in Portuguese and fluent English ! We will recommend your company whenever we can. And hope to be back soon !! Again, thank you very much for the wonderful experience !! Wouthea "
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"Experiência única, imperdível num viagem ao algarve. Excelentes condições, guias simpáticos e atenciosos. Recomendo vivamente."
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"Fizemos o passeio as grutas da costa algarvia (ate a praia da marinha) e gostamos muito! Sempre muitos prestáveis e foi uma viagem muito boa, com alguma adrenalina devido as condições do mar mas adoramos! Sentimo-nos seguros durante todo o trajeto."
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"Des guides hyper sympas, une vue à couper le souffle. On prend le temps de s’arrêter et que tout le monde puisse prendre des photos."
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"Zdecydowaliśmy się na tę wycieczkę, ponieważ zależało nam zarówno na obejrzeniu od strony oceanu wybrzeża jak i na wpłynięciu do słynnych jaskiń oraz na mozliwości zejścia w jaskini na plaże (pływanie dużymi łodziami (50+ osób) nie dają możliwości wpłynięcia nawet do środka, mniejsze wpłyną, postoją 3 minuty i wracają - nie można wyjść z łódki z jednostek z silnikiem zgodnie z przepisami prawa miejsowego). Ta wycieczka umożliwiła nam sporzystania z obu opcji - płynięcie wzdłuż wybrzeża na zwykłej łodzi i zejściu w jaskini na plażę z kajaka. Na początku weszliśmy na statek i płyneliśmy wzdłuż wybrzeża, Przewodnicy opisywali nam co widzimy i pokazywali na co zwrócić uwagę. Następnie przeprowadzili krótkie szkolenie w jaki sposób poruszać się kajakami. Dostaliśmy kamizelki ratunkowe i po kolei byliśmy spuszczani w kajakach (2 osobowych) na ocean i zwiedzalismy jaskinie przy wybrzeżu w kajakach. Były dwie jaskinie, w których była możliwość zejścia na plażę. Przewodnicy spisali się znakomicie, w bardzo jasny sposób opisali jak poruszać się kajakiem, tak że osoby które nigdy wcześniej z nich nie korzystały mogły się nimi łatwo poruszać. Upewniali się często czy wszystko jest w porządku, a jeżeli ktoś miał jakieś problemy (np. przewrócił kajak) reagowali od razu. W przypadku zgłoszenia chęci powrotu z kajaku na statek nie było z tym żadnego problemu - zwozili łódką z silnikiem. Cała wycieczka trwała ok 3h i była naprawdę niezapomnianym przeżyciem. Zdecydowanie polecam!"

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