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-sees 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portimao a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Portimao

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation to and around Portimao

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, the main station is Portimao Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Portimão?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,733 vacation rentals near Portimão. From 672 Houses to 2,703 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portimão for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Portimão?

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

  • Praia da Rocha: 738 vacation rentals
  • Algarve Casino: 8,118 vacation rentals
  • Praia da Rocha: 4,151 vacation rentals
  • Portimao City Centre: 107 vacation rentals
  • Continente Shopping Center: 8,137 vacation rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in Portimão?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portimão:

  • Albufeira: 7,940 rentals
  • Lagos: 3,796 rentals
  • Carvoeiro: 5,018 rentals
  • Alvor: 4,350 rentals
  • Luz: 3,199 rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Portimão. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Algarve Casino: 8,118 rentals
  • Continente Shopping Center: 8,137 rentals
  • Hotel Algarve Casino: 8,317 rentals
  • Portimao Marina: 8,365 rentals
  • Portimao Museum: 8,223 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.

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