Things to do in Portimao

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Things to Do in Portimao

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  • PaulC924
    Billingham, UK764 contributions
    What a wonderful museum. We learned about the fishing industry of the area and how important it was. A really interesting story.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Wendy H
    5 contributions
    Beautiful views and a lovely walk into alvor old town and the Beautiful harbour brilliant idea, if you want a direct scenic route use the boardwalks
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Mia H
    13 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit, it was very beautiful :) good restaurants are close, so you can have drinks and food, even if this is a bit of a remote place.
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • Michael Frisby
    Gosport, UK120 contributions
    I wish this track could always be on the F1 calendar. A great location to visit and a brilliant track for the race. The tower in the centre of the circuit provides an amazing view of the track and is a great place to watch the race from. The only thing that let it down was the organisation of the traffic which created long queues both going to and leaving the circuit.
    Written 26 October 2020
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  • KBHK
    Hong Kong, China72 contributions
    We stumbled across this beach yesterday. Surprised to find such a beautiful spot so quiet and peaceful on a warm, sunny day. Looked like there were some lovely places to eat nearby, though we didn’t try them this time. Instead, we got a bus 14 to Alvor(1.5 Euro each). Great beach- will certainly be back.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Lou F
    Vancouver, Canada207 contributions
    Beautiful little Beach Resort in Portimao, Portugal. Far less crowded than Albufeira.

    We were here 7 years ago. It’s a little different now, but still a beautiful wide beach and plenty of shops and restaurants.

    A real find is “Super Juice” for delicious healthy food and drinks. You’ll find Elvis, the owner, behind the counter.

    Next door is Tapas Destapas which serves excellent little dishes. They also have an excellent Vino Verde on tap.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Pat C
    Limerick, Ireland4 contributions
    When tide out walked this fabulous beach every day . Amazing Rock formations and Historic Cliff Top walk . Start behind O LIno beach restaurant. Spotless beach . My favorite.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • ERIC W
    Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
    We viewed the beach from a lookout above the beach that went along the cliffs above the beach. The views were absolutely incredible. Later we walked the beach and explored but the views are better from above
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • Adrian S
    Berkshire, UK129 contributions
    Great beach and great rock formations. Lovely place and very quiet at this time of year. Might be packed in summer though
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • smiler552
    Limavady, UK134 contributions
    All these markets are the same. If you visit one you wouldn't need to do anymore. Lots of fruit and veg. Fish stalls didn't seem to be open on a Monday. Prices reasonable and a good variety.
    Written 4 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mrhurdygurdy
    28 contributions
    This beach is an 'Official Nudist Beach'. Please see the photo attached which has accreditation from Portimão Camara / Council, Algarve Tourism, Portugal Naturist Federation and the International naturist organisation.
    I would personally like to thank Portimão Camara for taking the step to make this official, naturism is a pure and good activity promoting health, body positivism etc. I would also like to thank the Camara for replacing the earlier notice board that had been damaged.
    The beach is now a nudist beach and the sign clearly signs that you should not wear clothes, if you want to wear a costume there are so so many wonderful beaches nearby please respect that this is the only dedicated nudist beach. Also a beach to enjoy the beauty of nature, the sign says no ball games, photography or music.
    Because of these rules this beach is wonder peaceful, stunning scenery and the vibe is very gentle and calm. I have seen many happy family groups, couples and singles. The beach is gay friendly too.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Helen_HRVIII
    Oxfordshire, UK16 contributions
    This is a great place to enjoy sunny days on this beautiful beach! If, like me, you enjoy the sun from the safety of the shade, this is the perfect spot to relax! (Plenty of sun is also available for those who want it!) Comfortable sun beds, attractive natural shades and pleasant staff make this a great base for a day on Praia da Rocha. It's close to shops and cafes for refreshments and reasonably priced. Merci pour l'accueil et des journées sympas et ensoleillées!
    Written 28 August 2018
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  • ERIC W
    Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
    The views of this beach from the cliffs above are absolutely fantastic. It’s obviously a beautiful beach and worth checking out but the views above is the money shot
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK937 contributions
    Excellent nature reserve with a boardwalk stretching for miles across the marsh and the coastline. Great area for birdwatching early morning.
    For those interested in birdwatching, here is a list of the birds seen late March. 60 different species: Short Toed Snake Eagle, Black Winged Kite, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Gannet (offshore), Greater Flamingo, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, White Stork, Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Yellow Legged Gull, Sandwich Tern, Black Winged Stilt, Greenshank, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Redshank, Dunlin, Sanderling, Pintail, Shoveller, Mallard, Little Grebe, Coot, Stonechat, Subalpine Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Zitting Cisticola, Woodchat Shrike, Jackdaw, Hoopoe, Azure Winged Magpie, Eurasian Magpie, Collared Dove, Crested Lark, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Serin, Corn Bunting, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Swift, Red Rumped Swallow, Swallow, House Martin, Spotless Starling, Song Thrush, Blackbird, House Sparrow
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Jonnyboy2550
    Cardiff, UK620 contributions
    Its almost as though this is a secret beach, but clearly others have caught on where it is hidden. Saying that, the tiny beach was busy but that means about 30 people were there enjoying the idyllic setting.
    An absolutely beautiful beach that involves an element of rock climbing to get to. It’s a manageable scramble down the cliff to get there, but if you struggle with heights or have any mobility issues, it’s best to stay away.
    If you get there, enjoy the quiet and views of the cliffs surrounding you and keeping you protected from the outside world.
    Written 14 September 2020
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