Things to do in Portimao

Amy Green
5 min readMar 7, 2021
Things to do in Portimao

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Portugal is one of the top holiday destinations in Europe. With hot weather, sunny beaches and an unbelievable amount of history, Portugal is for sure a bucket list country to visit. While some may prefer the bustling, busy cities of Lisbon or Porto, others may prefer some of the quieter, historic towns. One of these many towns is Portimao.

Introduction to Portimao

Portimao can be found in the south of Portugal in the very popular region of the Algarve. The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost area and is famous for its beaches as well as stunning golf courses. As the name suggests, Portimao is one of the port towns that can be found in the Algarve region. The town itself is best known for its bust marinas, the old quarter of the town and, of course, the many fantastic beaches that are close by. A stand out location in the port town is the museum or Museu de Portimao. The museum is housed in a 19th century cannery which has been refurbished in order to house loads of local history from the town.

Top Things to do in Portimao

So, what are some other stand out locations in the beautiful town of Portimao?

Benagil Caves

Well, first, there are the Benagil Caves. The caves are located along the coast of Portimao and excursion company Get Your Guide offers an excellent trip. For just £27.28 per person, you can go on a 2 and a half hour cruise from the town to the caves. Also, on this excursion, you will be able to listen to a live tour guide as well as receive a complimentary ice tea drink. A real selling point of this excursion is that you will have a chance to look for wild dolphins which can often be seen swimming in the water. In addition, you will have the chance to stop in a safe location and get out of the boat to swim in the Algarve sea. Follow the link to book your trip…

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Amy Green

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!