Portimão

Travel Information

A remarkable location with beautiful scenery, rich heritage... and motorsport fun!
 
Portimão is the second largest city in the picturesque Algarve coast in the south-west of Portugal.  A rich heritage of historical monuments combined with its small romantic bays, hidden creeks and caves surrounded by rugged rock formations that stretch all along the Algarve give this place an especially idyllic flair.

But Portimão is not only popular for its history and scenery. It also is host of many sporting events. Due to its location, the city is the host venue of many prestigious sailing and powerboating championships as well as of automobile and motorcycling world championships at the highest level of competitions.

Find out more about Portimão…
Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha

Sun seekers can head for Praia da Rocha, one of the region’s finest beaches.
 
The beautiful beach with its golden sand backed by low limestone cliffs is situated a 20-minute stroll from Portimão. The shoreline is stunning with its rocky promontories and a series of half-moon coves. It is by far the longest and the broadest of the beaches along this stretch of the coastline.
Location

Location

Portimão is located in the western coast of Algarve. The capital of the Algarve, Faro, with its international airport is the gateway to the whole coastline. Faro is approximately 60km away from Portimão.
Portimão Marina

Portimão Marina

The port is situated at the eastern tip of Praia da Rocha. It has gained a leading position as a preferential Super-Yacht destination and is located within a luxury condominium that includes exclusive beaches, restaurants, shops, and bars.
 
The marina has been the stage for a number of important international events, including the International Big Game Fishing Championship, TP52 and the World Championship Power 1. It also hosted the World Yacht Match Racing ‘Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011´.
Food plays an important role in Portuguese culture. The former colonies in Africa, India and the Far East have influenced Portuguese cuisine making it very different from the nearby Mediterranean countries. Portuguese recipes are characterised by their use of a wide variety of spices, for example, piri piri (a spicy chilli pepper), vanilla, cinnamon and saffron. Southern Portuguese cuisine has Arab and Moorish influences and an old tradition of almond and fig sweets. Enjoy!
 
 
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