Portimao, in the Algarve, takes its name from its history as a small trading port. The coastline consists of unspoilt, sandy beaches, caves and nature reserves. There really is something for everyone here, regardless of age. The Costa Vicentina park is a brilliant wild landscape steeped in natural beauties and popular with walkers. If you are a keen fisher, it’s possible to hire a boat for a spot of big game fishing. The very adventurous can stop by Portimao municipal aerodrome and even have a go at parachuting. Alternatively, take a stroll through the historic towns or Marina, taking in the pretty coloured buildings and browsing the local stalls or even visit the nearby zoos. Villas in Portimao are available to rent , ensuring you have a comfortable, convenient stay.
When to go to Portimao
Portimao is one of those rare places blessed with great weather most of the year. June, July and August are the driest, sunniest months, meaning you can really take advantage of the outdoor activities. August also boasts the Portimao Sardine Festival, a spectacular event filling the town with music, fireworks and of course sardines! New Years Eve is also a popular visiting time. B&Bs, Hotels and apartments in Potimao will be expensive and in greater demand at these times, so check out our selection of self catering villas.
Getting to and around Portimao
The nearest airport to Portimao is Faro, approximately 30 minutes by car. EasyJet, Monarch and BMI all fly regularly. Once you are in Faro, there is a fairly extensive bus service which makes getting around easy and cheap. Portimao also has a train station with trains from Lisbon and the Spanish border.
Where to stay in Portimao
When it comes to accommodation, your best choice really is one of our many Portimao apartments. We list a variety of stays to suit all budgets, often much cheaper than local hotels. These range from cosy studios to large stylish houses that can sleep several people. It will also give you the chance to really experience the local area, and if you are staying with a host, they can give you invaluable insight into the best places to visit. At HouseTrip, we pride ourselves on our friendly and easy to use service. You can browse some of Portimao accommodation we offer, view pictures and prices and find and book your ideal holiday stay with just a few clicks.