Welcome 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.

Top 4 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.

Top Tours & Activities in Portimão

From Portimão: 2H30 Comfortable Catamaran Cruise To The Benagil Caves

The best 2h30 hours boat tour to the Benagil caves departing from Portimão. Join us and have great fun with our lovely macaw mascots!

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2-Hours Benagil Caves Boat Trip From Portimão – Algarve – Portugal

Starting from Portimão, you will discover the most famous caves in Europe, the Benagil caves! On the way you will enter many other amazing caves, have time for a swim in the ocean and take great pictures.

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2H30 Boat And Kayak Tour To The Benagil Caves – Departs From Portimão Marina

The best way to visit the Benagil caves in the Algarve! Get on board our beautiful catamaran in Portimão and sail along the stunning rock formations of the coast. Then, get on the kayaks and start paddling. Following your guide, you'll pass by must-see attractions, from the Albandeira beach and Captain's cave, to the famous Marinha beach and the Benagil cave.

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From Portimão: Costal Jeep Tour And 2-Hours Boat Trip To Benagil Caves

Join this 4-hour combined boat and jeep tour that will show you the secrets of the algarve coastline! This tour includes visiting the Benagil caves from inside by boat.

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Robinsontour With Beach Barbecue On Santa Bernarda Pirate Ship

Come with us and enjoy an adventures cruise day where you will see the algarve's coastline and have a real beach barbecue!

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Private Tour On Luxury Boat To The Benagil Cave From Portimão

Visit the fascinating sea caves of the Algarve on board a fantastic boat in a private experience. This exclusive tour will start and end in Portimão, navigating along beautiful seascapes, and will be the highlight of your vacations.

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From Portimão: 7-Hour Benagil Boat Tour, Costal Jeep Ride And Traditional Lunch

Full day tour to Benagil caves. It includes lunch, winery visit , wine taste and tapas! Spend your day in our company entitled to wonderful discoveries in the most magical and fantastic places in western Algarve.

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Caves & Coastline Boat Tours In Algarve – From Portimão To Benagil

Discover Algarve’s hidden secrets. Enjoy a fantastic visit to the caves, including the cave of Benagil ! Board in Portimão (Clube Naval) and enjoy a longer route along the Algarve coast, with more places to visit: wonderful sea caves, fantastic beaches, drawings created by the force of nature and fossils with thousands of years. Enjoy a quiet tour on board of our equipped and licensed boats.

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.