Portimao, in the Algarve, is a flourishing fishing port which has, in recent years, become hugely popular with people who flock on holidays to Portimao for the sun, culture and food. Portimao has not lost its traditional charm, making it the perfect place for a holiday in the Algarve. With attractions for all the family, great weather and a stunning landscape, it's no wonder why holidays to Portimao are fast growing in popularity.
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Portimao has a typical Algarve climate with long hot summers and mild, dry winters. The summer and early autumn months are the most popular times for taking Portimao holidays. However, the great weather means it’s always a good time to visit no matter what time of year it is!
Portimao has a stunning landscape and is surrounded by the Monchique Mountains with its forests and green valleys. Of course there’s also a fabulous beach that will suit families on holidays to Portimao. The nearby Praia da Rocha beach is renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. Or try Praia dos Tres Irmaos, just south of Portimao with its gorgeous sands and deep blue waters.
Things To Do on Portimao Holidays
There is plenty to do in Portimao so you’re sure to find something to keep you entertained. There’s a great market, ideal for bargain hunters and plenty of craft shops for those looking for something a little bit different on holidays to Portimao. Holidaymakers can also take advantage of the great boat trips on offer.
For a truly amazing Portimao holiday experience try deep sea big game fishing or chill out with a round of golf. Depending on when you go there’s also various events being held. For example, in April there’s Formula One speed boat racing while in September you can be a spectator at the Horse Jumping event. Animal lovers should also take a trip to the Quinta da Rocha nature reserve.
The nightlife is Portimao great for those looking for a good night out on the town. There are several authentic Portuguese restaurants serving traditional local delicacies including delicious fish and seafood. The riverside square is the main area and is home to some great bars. But for those looking for something a bit more vibrant night out head to nearby Praia da Rocha where you’ll find a casino, live music venues and plenty of nightclubs!
The Portimao town church dates back to 1476 and is an example of the town’s great history. Although a lot of the town has been redeveloped there are still plenty of examples of traditional architecture. The nearby village of Armacao de Pera is home to an 18th Century fortress while the fishing village of Ferragudo remains largely unspoilt and is a great place to visit if you want to observe true Algarve culture.
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Portimao is fast becoming on of the most popular resorts in the Algarve region thanks in no small part to its great beaches and interesting history. There’s something to do for all the family so you’re sure to keep your lot happy. On The Beach makes it even easier to book your dream Portimao holiday with great offers and late deals. Check it out now and get packing - your holidays to Portimao are only a few clicks away!