Portimao Hotels

Mini guide to Portimao

     

Portimão is located 300kms south of Lisbon on Portugal's beautiful Algarve, and is perfect for those who want to stay in a bustling fishing port rather than in a hotel perched right on the beach.

High-rise buildings ring the area, but the core of the old town is still intact and, although it lacks great monuments and museums, the town is worth exploring on foot. Stroll through its gardens and its shops (especially noted for their pottery), drink wine in the cafés, and roam down to the quays to see sardines roasting on braziers. The routine activity of the Algarvians is what gives this town its charm.

The other allure of Portimão is the nearby Praia da Rocha beach. Located about three kilometres to the south, Praia da Rocha is one of the first seaside resorts to have emerged in the Algarve. Backed by sandstone cliffs, its famous two-kilometre stretch of golden sandy beach is interrupted by rock formations which the sea has sculpted into remarkable shapes, complete with tunnels and arches.

Portimão is famous for its sardines and fine restaurants; for a low-cost meal, head down to the harbour for some fresh charcoal-grilled sardines. The busy shopping streets of rua Comerciale and rua Vasco da Gama offer quality goods, including hand-knit sweaters, hand-painted porcelains, and tons of pottery from factories and individual artisans throughout Portugal.

The whole of the Algarve area is awash with activities and places to see, including the world class golf course in Vale de Lobo, and the number one beach resort of Albufeira, with its superb golden sandy beaches and magnificent red cliffs. Lagos is only a short drive to the west and features a restored sea port and a beautifully gilded Baroque church.

The Algarve is accessible via the modern N2 highway from Lisbon, connecting with the N125. An express bus from Lisbon makes the 4 hour, 30 minute trip, and three trains daily also make the slightly longer run on to the Algarve line. Faro Airport is located to the east and has a rail terminal which connects with Portimão.

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Selection of hotels in this region:

Algarve Casino Hotel

Club Praia da Rocha

Clube Avenida Praia

Jardim do Vau Aparthotel

Mirachoro Sol

Sol Flor da Rocha

Tivoli Arade

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Portimao Hotels
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