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.

Where to stay near Portimão?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,957 house rentals near Portimão. From 711 Houses to 2,855 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portimão for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portimão?

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

  • Praia da Rocha: 822 vacation rentals
  • Portimao City Centre: 115 vacation rentals
  • Alcalar: 51 vacation rentals
  • Porto de Mós: 387 vacation rentals
  • Centro Antigo: 1,310 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Portimão?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Portimao Marina: 8,983 home rentals
  • Hotel Algarve Casino: 9,000 home rentals
  • Alemao Beach: 8,672 home rentals
  • Pestana Alto Golf Club: 8,456 home rentals
  • Continente Shopping Center: 8,811 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portimão listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portimão?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 711 Houses in Portimão. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portimão include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,855 lodging choices
  • Villas: 1,166 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 60 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portimão?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,331 vacation homes with pool available in Portimão.

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