Portimao holiday apartments and homes - enjoy this lovely fishing town in the Algarve region
Portimao is a traditional fishing town in Portugal with idyllic views of the harbour and beautiful beaches. It is located next to the bigger towns of Faro and Albufeira and makes for a very lovely destination for tourists. This town offers an exquisite experience of Portuguese culture and cuisine for holiday-lovers who have the fortune of visiting. With our villas in Portimao offering excellent accommodation in great locations close to all of the town's most popular attractions, you can't go wrong with villas and Apartments in Portimao.
A lovely town centre with beautiful harbours, rivers, gardens and Restaurants
The most exclusive destinations surround the town's popular main square. Here you will find a range of shops, boutiques and markets which represent the relaxed essence of Portuguese life to its fullest. Devoid of much of the tasteless rubbish that often blights more popular seaside resorts, the shops and stores around Portimao are filled with various high quality goods that make perfect souvenirs and leave you with something authentic to bring home.
Take part in the sardine festival
If it's unusual gifts that you're after, it may be a good idea to book your Portimao holiday in August, when the town is transformed into possibly the world's biggest sardine festival. A staple part of the famous Portimao fish-based cuisine, nothing says 'I love you' quite like treating your friends and family to a tin of sardines. If nothing else it's original! If you can't wait til getting back to your Portimao apartments to sample the goods, you can enjoy a chargrilled specimen at a local bistro. Continuing on the fishy theme, submerge yourself into the cool Atlantic Sea and have a go at the popular pastimes of snorkeling, swimming and diving. The town offers various diving sites along its coast, perfect for beginners and old pros, so get your goggles on and watch out for those sardines! If the prospect of diving into the dark waters of the Atlantic don't appeal to you, then perhaps a round of golf or a serene cliff top walk enjoying the hot sunshine would better suit your plans.
Enjoy your selfcatering Portimao holiday
Keeping cool is important on a Mediterranean holiday. Too much sun can be a bad thing, as difficult as it is to believe, so be sure to head back to your Apartment in Portimao and enjoy a siesta away from that fiery orb in the sky. From within the comfort of your own four walls, you'll be able to appreciate the stunning scenery from your balcony, as well as take a refreshing dip in your very own pool. If you opt for a villas in Portimao, be sure to make the most of your terrace have a barbeque and bring on the sardines!
The coast of the Algarve offers a lot of secrets and lovely places. Don't miss to visit this places during your Portimao holiday: