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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"Excelente passeio. O monitor e skiper foram pessoas presentes e acolhedoras. A visita em caiaque foi um "must". Aconselho a efecturarem ou repetir."
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"Good equipment, great friendly crew. Informative and mindful of health and safety"
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"We had a great morning , visiting the beautiful caves with a nice group and wonderful guides to show us around and tell us about this beautiful region ... nice memories !! "
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"Great fun and very much value for money. Staff all very friendly, informative on the local history and fun loving, they enjoy their work from my point of view. A 30 minute trip on boat takes you to the start of your kayaking adventure, plenty of time to stop and take some memorable photos of your experience, some funky music on your return to the marina, passing by Carvoeiro beach, make a video of the fantastic coastline on your way back."
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"We booked this tour one day before, we both were so exited kayaking on sea and seeing the caves. At this tour you can walk in de benagil cave. Most tours not, so thats a huge plus! We loved it. "
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"Great experience. More than we expected. Very Nice people!"

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