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Anna-Karin
Anna-Karin
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Food Scene

One of the best fish restaurants in Portimão, famous for its fresh fish courses. And its right next to the pier so one can take a walk after the food and maybe buy ice cream or crepes at Casa Inglesa, where one can find handmade ice cream that is to die for! It might be a good idea to visit the restaurant during the day and reserv a table cause the portugese love this place and comes there with their families as well.
32 locals recommend
Dona Barca
32 locals recommend
One of the best fish restaurants in Portimão, famous for its fresh fish courses. And its right next to the pier so one can take a walk after the food and maybe buy ice cream or crepes at Casa Inglesa, where one can find handmade ice cream that is to die for! It might be a good idea to visit the restaurant during the day and reserv a table cause the portugese love this place and comes there with their families as well.

Parks & Nature

Take a drive up the mountains on a cloudfree day. There are beautiful sights to be seen, and its amazing to see how people can farm and use the most steep hill sides. We usually drive up wich takes about 40 minutes from tha apartment and on the way down eat lunch in one of the small restaurants, where chicken is their speciality. The mountain is also used for people workning out by riding their bikes so if that's your thig you're bound to meet people with similar interests.
90 locals recommend
Monchique
90 locals recommend
Take a drive up the mountains on a cloudfree day. There are beautiful sights to be seen, and its amazing to see how people can farm and use the most steep hill sides. We usually drive up wich takes about 40 minutes from tha apartment and on the way down eat lunch in one of the small restaurants, where chicken is their speciality. The mountain is also used for people workning out by riding their bikes so if that's your thig you're bound to meet people with similar interests.
A really big beach close to the apartment need i say more? Takes about 5-10 minutes with car and 20 if you ride a bike. The beach has sun shades you can rent, water activities like the ones where you're on a float behind a boat and jetskies (during summer) and lot of restaurants. If you go up the stairs to the street above the beach you'll find even more restaurants as well as bars, hotels and shops.
61 locals recommend
Praia da Rocha
61 locals recommend
A really big beach close to the apartment need i say more? Takes about 5-10 minutes with car and 20 if you ride a bike. The beach has sun shades you can rent, water activities like the ones where you're on a float behind a boat and jetskies (during summer) and lot of restaurants. If you go up the stairs to the street above the beach you'll find even more restaurants as well as bars, hotels and shops.
A beach about 5-10 minutes away with car, 15 on the bike. Has one or two restaurants and if you time the ebb and flow right you can walk along the water to find other beaches. During the summer season you can try some water activites and when it's time for food you have some options to chose from. Also really close is a bunch of restaurants where you can eat everything from seafood to pizza and even a club sandwich.
6 locals recommend
Praia Grande
6 locals recommend
A beach about 5-10 minutes away with car, 15 on the bike. Has one or two restaurants and if you time the ebb and flow right you can walk along the water to find other beaches. During the summer season you can try some water activites and when it's time for food you have some options to chose from. Also really close is a bunch of restaurants where you can eat everything from seafood to pizza and even a club sandwich.
Probably our favourite. It's a tiny bit further away from Praia Grande and quite a bit smaller. There is a restaurant and thats about it. When one get tired of the big beach and trying to fight the waves and salesmen on the bigger beaches Pintadinho is a perfect choise. But its popular amongst the portuguese and one should aim to arrive there early if one wants to claim a place for sunbathing. We ususally go here for a dip at the evenings.
Beach Pintadinho
Probably our favourite. It's a tiny bit further away from Praia Grande and quite a bit smaller. There is a restaurant and thats about it. When one get tired of the big beach and trying to fight the waves and salesmen on the bigger beaches Pintadinho is a perfect choise. But its popular amongst the portuguese and one should aim to arrive there early if one wants to claim a place for sunbathing. We ususally go here for a dip at the evenings.

Shopping

Biggest and newest shoppingcentre in Portimão where you could lose some hours if it's raining or you just need to get away from the sun.
108 locals recommend
Aqua Portimão Shopping Centre
72 R. de Sāo Pedro
108 locals recommend
Biggest and newest shoppingcentre in Portimão where you could lose some hours if it's raining or you just need to get away from the sun.

Essentials

7 locals recommend
Lidl
131 R. Infante Dom Henrique
7 locals recommend

Entertainment & Activities

It's a water park! Enough said i think. They have something for all ages and likes. If you want to go fast, around or just chill in the pool. A nice change from having to wash salt and sand from your hair. It's cheaper to but tickets before getting there and they can be bought in almost all shops that sells things like newspapers or the likes. You can also catch a bus there from portimão.
39 locals recommend
Aqualand Algarve
39 locals recommend
It's a water park! Enough said i think. They have something for all ages and likes. If you want to go fast, around or just chill in the pool. A nice change from having to wash salt and sand from your hair. It's cheaper to but tickets before getting there and they can be bought in almost all shops that sells things like newspapers or the likes. You can also catch a bus there from portimão.
It's a water park! Enough said i think. They have something for all ages and likes. If you want to go fast, around or just chill in the pool. A nice change from having to wash salt and sand from your hair. It's cheaper to but tickets before getting there and they can be bought in almost all shops that sells things like newspapers or the likes. You can also catch a bus there from portimão.
132 locals recommend
Slide & Splash
125 Vale de Deus
132 locals recommend
It's a water park! Enough said i think. They have something for all ages and likes. If you want to go fast, around or just chill in the pool. A nice change from having to wash salt and sand from your hair. It's cheaper to but tickets before getting there and they can be bought in almost all shops that sells things like newspapers or the likes. You can also catch a bus there from portimão.
Kind of a zoo/aquarium because they have live animals like doplhins which you can swim with. They also have exhibitions, last time it was about dinosaurs and if that wasn't enough it's also kind of like a small amusement park with rides, both oridnary and water slides. So one should be able to find something for all members of the group. Tickets are often cheaper to buy before getting there and you can also book a ride there from portimão. It's not open all year aorund, the season starts in March
224 locals recommend
Zoomarine Algarve, Portugal
KM 65 N125
224 locals recommend
Kind of a zoo/aquarium because they have live animals like doplhins which you can swim with. They also have exhibitions, last time it was about dinosaurs and if that wasn't enough it's also kind of like a small amusement park with rides, both oridnary and water slides. So one should be able to find something for all members of the group. Tickets are often cheaper to buy before getting there and you can also book a ride there from portimão. It's not open all year aorund, the season starts in March