What It’s like to live in Portimão, Algarve

Portimao Riverfront

Portimão isn’t as easy on the eye as Ferragudo, a small coastal town that’s located on the opposite side of the Arade estuary. While Ferragudo is made up of small white-washed little houses, some of them former fisherman’s cottages, Portimão’s landscape is dominated by large apartment blocks. It’s also 2 km from the nearest beach, … Read more

Portimão, Algarve: A Travel Guide

Portimao Riverfront

Portimão attracts very few tourists, at least when compared to the nearby towns of Praia da Rocha, Alvor, and Lagos. The reason being is that Portimão isn’t as immediately appealing as some of the other towns on the Algarve, particularly the city centre. It also doesn’t have a beach within walking distance: the nearest beaches, … Read more

Praia Da Rocha, Algarve: A Travel Guide

Praia da Rocha morning

Praia da Rocha is one of the largest and most popular beach resort towns on the Algarve. Named after the very long and very beautiful beach that this town is centered on, Praia da Rocha is a lively town with plenty of bars, restaurants, and cafés. The town attracts people from all walks of life, … Read more