Destination guide

Travel to charming Portimao

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Portimao. Well known for its golfing, restaurants and casino gaming, this romantic city won't disappoint. Rocha Beach and Meia Praia Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Portimao

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portimao a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Slide and Splash Water Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Golf Alamos (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Vale de Milho Golf (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Palmares Golf (6 mi / 9.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Portimao

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Portimao

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Portimao is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocha Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Luz Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Angrinha Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Portimao

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 32.2 mi (51.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Portimao Station.

Where to stay near Portimão?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,773 holiday rentals near Portimão. From 677 Houses to 2,750 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portimão is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Portimão?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portimão. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Praia da Rocha: 802 holiday rentals
  • Alcalar: 52 holiday rentals
  • Golf do Morgado: 7,436 holiday rentals
  • Praia do Amado: 3,891 holiday rentals
  • Praia da Rocha: 4,177 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Portimão! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Portimão?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Portimão with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Albufeira: 7,908 holiday homes
  • Lagos: 3,860 holiday homes
  • Alvor: 4,432 holiday homes
  • Carvoeiro: 5,052 holiday homes
  • Lagoa: 6,603 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Portimão?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Portimão. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Golf do Morgado: 7,436 holiday rentals
  • Algarve Casino: 8,210 holiday rentals
  • Pestana Alto Golf Club: 8,028 holiday rentals
  • Hotel Algarve Casino: 8,462 holiday rentals
  • PORTIMAO (Station): 8,289 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portimão listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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