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Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Portimão Festivals - Local Guide'.

Visiting Portimão for a festival or event this year? Discover restaurants and nightlife, boat trips and dolphin watching, off-road adventures and high-speed motorsports in this list of suggested local businesses in Portimão, Alvor and Praia da Rocha.


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NoSoloAgua Beach Club Restaurant

NoSoloÁgua Club is what you dream a beach club should be. Indulgent, barefoot, sunny luxury combined with a mellow atmosphere perfect for laid-back holiday afternoons, excellent food, chilled cocktails and the best parties around! Don't miss it.  Set within the Praia da Rocha marina, NoSoloÁgua tops most people's list of gorgeous places. The NoSoloÁgua  pool club is ...

Caniço

Caniço Restaurant is one of those places you have got to see to believe. The setting is breath-taking, the views amazing and just getting there is an adventure. It is actually built within the cliffs and hovers above a picturesque cove, making it one of the most romantic places in the Algarve. You get there by taking an elevator from the cliff tops down through the rocks and out onto sea level. F...

Ophelia Coastal Cruises

Explore the Algarve coast, including the Benagil cave with Ophelia Boat Trips. Watch for dolphins in the wild, discover secret beaches and enjoy summer boat parties on this modern and comfortable catamaran. The Algarve coastline is spectacularly beautiful - and one of the best ways to appreciate it is from the sea. Board the Ophelia catamaran for a relaxing cruise that is a feast for your eyes....

Santa Bernarda Boat Trips

Santa Bernarda Pirate Ship – sail to the Benagil sea caves, explore secret beaches, enjoy a beach bbq and delight in the unique experience of sailboat cruising along the Algarve coast. Santa Bernarda is quite a unique boat. Like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Santa Bernarda is a graceful ship with two masts and seven sails, cutting a majestic swathe through the Atlantic waters...

Portitours Day Trips and Activities in the Algarve

Portitours - here's where you can find boat trips, off-road safaris, hiking and biking tours, adventure days, private and group tours in the Algarve. Explore the coast and fabulous Benagil cave, discover the Monchique hills, visit local wineries or take a walk along the amazing Costa Vicentina (west coast). If you're looking for some fun things to do, trips and tours around the Algarve and some...

Hotel Algarve Casino

A casino by the sea! Visit the Hotel Algarve Casino in Praia da Rocha for dinner and show, slot machines, poker tables and American Roulette tables. The casino is located at the Hotel Algarve, overlooking the beach.  Open from early afternoon until late, the casino offers a good range of games. There are poker, Black Jack, American Roulette and Portuguese Dice tables, spread over two floor...

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – the International Algarve Race Track, Portimão. Home to motor sports in the Algarve with an internationally acclaimed track, a packed race calendar, karting,  and racing school. Host to FIM World Superbikes Championship, Le Mans World Series, and top drivers. The Autódromo do Algarve opened in 2008, and since then has brought top-class races and dr...

Grand Wings Luxury Chauffeur & Concierge

Grand Wings Chauffeur & Concierge Service – luxurious hospitality and transport to make your Algarve experience rise above the ordinary. Airport transfers, private guided tours and concierge services to meet all your needs. Discreet, professional and always welcoming. GW Chauffeurs, based in Portimão in southern Portugal aims always to go beyond the expected, providing top-quality servic...

Taberna de Portimão

Taberna de Portimão - a charming restaurant in the centre of Portimão, serving local flavours and algarvian dishes. Packed with antiques and traditional tavern decor, and with live music every night, Taberna de Portimão recreates the fun and relaxed atmosphere of taverns of old. Open every day except Sunday, for lunch and dinner, stepping into Taberna de Portimão is like stepping into the p...

Maria do Mar Restaurant & Gourmet Shop

Maria do Mar, in Portimão, is a small restaurant and gourmet shop where you can sample the amazing flavours of a wide range of canned fish. An ode to tradition, seasoned with a modern touch, Maria do Mar is a fabulous experience of local flavours, and showcases some of the best local products. In the past, Portimão was an important player in the fish canning industry, with local factories pro...

O Pipo Restaurant

O Pipo, located in the centre of Portimão, is a cosy, local restaurant serving great algarvian dishes. Hearty meals packed with flavour with options ranging from seafood to steaks, stews and fish. Open for lunch and dinner. Set by the square in front of the Portimão's town council, O Pipo has a small indoor dining room and an outside terrace for summer meals. Inside, the feeling is relaxed bi...

Mar e Sol Restaurant

Mar e Sol Restaurant, Praia da Rocha - for delicious beachside meals. Excellent seafood and fresh fish as well as tender steaks and quality meats. Portuguese flavours and quality products served in a friendly and relaxed restaurant by the sea. Spacious terrace overlooking the beach which is perfect for lazy meals or drinks with friends. Mar e Sol is a family run restaurant, set right on the bea...

Tropical Beach Restaurant & Bar

Tropical by Outro is a fabulous restaurant and bar right on Praia da Rocha beach. Day to night food and fun by the sea! Relaxing and friendly, enjoy great food, drinks with friends and amazing sunsets. Located on the boardwalk that runs across Praia da Rocha beach. Tropical is the beach restaurant sister to Outro Bar, which perches above the beach on Praia da Rocha's cliff-tops. They share the ...

Restaurant Atlantico

Right on the beach at Praia da Rocha, Restaurant Atlantico serves amazing seafood, fresh from the sea to your plate!  With a relaxed beachside atmosphere and friendly service, this is an excellent option for those who love fresh, quality food. Open all day until late. Atlantico is a family-run restaurant with a focus on seafood and a commitment to serving fresh and local produce. The flavo...

Restaurant O Bonézinho

Restaurant O Bonézinho on Praia da Rocha beach - a fabulous all-day restaurant where you can enjoy fresh flavours, delicious local specialties, sweet treats and Algarve wines. Overlooking the beach and ocean, it's perfect at any time of day, from a morning coffee to a sunset cocktail. One of the first restaurants to open on Praia da Rocha beach, back in the 1960s, today, O Bonézinho is a fami...

Taberna da Maré

Taberna da Maré, near the Portimão riverside, is a small, charming eatery where you can experience the full flavours of great Algarvian dishes. Seafood, shellfish, all types of fish,  and quality meats. Proudly Algarvian and with friendly service, this is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Taberna da Maré is an old-style tavern, serving up delicious and hearty food that ha...

Salsada do Ze Beach Restaurant

Salsada do Zé, right on the beach at Praia da Rocha - enjoy seafood, grills vegan and vegetarian meals. Open all day, perfect for cold drinks, great food and drinks at sunset. Special mention for the amazing seafood platter - a massive feast of fresh seafood! Salsada do Zé, on the beach at Praia da Rocha, is a great place to spend some relaxing hours. Open all day from breakfast right through...

Forte e Feio

Forte e Feio Restaurant - Portimão. Located by the riverside, next to the old bridge. Fabulous seafood and local flavours, served up in what was once a dockside warehouse. Outside seating, charcoal-grilled fish and lots of atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner every day. Portimão was in times past a very important fishing town, particularly famous for the quality of the sardines. During the s...

San Martino Pizzaria

San Martino - true Napolitan cusine in Portimão. Fabulous pizzas, pastas and italian dishes, freshly prepared for you to enjoy. Located between the bridges by Portimão riverside. Dine-in or take-away available. The riverside in Portimão is a great area for relaxed strolls, enjoying the views along the river, seeing the boats come and go, and admiring the old railway bridge which they say was...

Restaurante Sol

Centrally located on the main avenue above Praia da Rocha beach, Restaurant Sol is open every day, serving tasty food. A great spot for people-watching and to start an evening of fun in Praia da Rocha. Praia da Rocha is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Algarve, with a magnificent beach, a marina where boat trips head out to sea each day to explore the coast and look for dolph...

Irelands Eye

Ireland's Eye in Praia da Rocha - for all the fun of an Irish bar, with fab sea-views, live music and karaoke. Guinness, Magners and more. Food served all day. Open from morning until very late. Popular with all nationalities, this is a great venue for watching your favourite sports. Of the many bars to choose from in Praia da Rocha, Ireland's Eye is definitely one of the most popular. Its auth...

Outro Bar

Nightlife fun in Praia da Rocha! Outro Bar is perched above the beach, overlooking the ocean. Open from late afternoon to early morning, this is one of the top nightlife spots in Portimão. Open-air terrace, dance floors, and lounge. The vibe is happy, cheerful fun. Join the party! Outro Bar is one of those must-visit bars in Praia da Rocha. It's perfect for summer nights of fun as it is locate...

Skydive Algarve

Skydive Algarve is the home of Tandem Jumps, Free Fly and Sky Diving courses in the Algarve. Rated the best in Portugal, jump with Skydive Algarve for the best views imaginable! Remember that childhood wish you had that you could fly? Well, a tandem jump with Skydive Algarve comes pretty close. And a free fall 'Skydive' above one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe is a very original way ...

Dolphin Seafaris

Dolphin Watching! Head out to sea in search of dolphins in the wild with Dolphin Seafaris, departing from Portimão. See these magnificent creatures, explore the coast and discover the amazing beauty of the Algarve and its fabulous sea caves. Dolphin Seafaris operates daily boat trips from the marina in Praia da Rocha. There are trips out to sea in search of dolphins in the wild, as well as tri...

Manguito Boat Tours

Join Manguito Boat Trips and sail from Portimão to Benagil cave or along the River Arade to Silves. Discover the amazing caves, stop for a swim and maybe even see some dolphins on the way. Advance booking advised. Boat Tour to Benagil Cave A 2.5 hour cruise departing from Cais Vasco da Gama, Portimão. Sail along the coast, passig Ferragudo and Carvoeiro. Visit the stunning caves that dot th...

Barca Arade

Boat trips along the River Arade and to Benagil cave from Portimão on board a replica of a 15th century river boat. Discover the best of the coast in a relaxing cruise, visit the amazing caves. River trips to Silves, the old capital of the Algarve, also available. The Barca Arade was crafted as a replica of traditional river boats from the 15th century. At the time, the Arade River was a busy ...

Alegria Boat Trips

Alegria Boat Trips - from Portimão, to Benagil cave. Discover the beautiful coast and soak up the sunshine on relaxing boat tours along the coast. Sail past Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, heading towards Benagil and seeing the amazing coastline from the sea. 3-hour cruise to Benagil Cave The Alegria is a traditional fishing boat turned pleasure cruiser. A spacious boat, it offers plenty of shade as...

Alvor Boat Trips

Alvor Boat Trips, proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, offering top class, great value coastal cruises, Benagil cave trips, dolphin watching and river adventures from Alvor, Algarve. Private charter, sunset tours, river cruises and more. Proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, Alvor Boat Trips is a family run company offering top class, great value Sea Trips and River a...

Osiris Yacht Sailing Cruises

Come aboard the Osiris, a traditional portuguese sail boat, for fabulous sea cave cruises along the wonderful Algarve coast. Visit Benagil cave and Ponta da Piedade, enjoy lunch on board, and maybe even spot some dolphins! Departs from Portimão, with trips running every day in the summer. Docked at Portimão, the Osiris is easily recognizable – she is one of the few remaining, operational, t...

My Crew Boat Trips & Yacht Charter

My Crew offers boat trips along the coast from Portimão and private yacht charters. Visit the Benagil Cave, explore the coast and enjoy life at sea. Daily departures from Portimão and bespoke private charters can be arranged.  My Crew offers tours and charters in Portimão, There are speedy RIBs to zip along the coast, as well as modern, luxury yachts that are perfect for a special exper...

Museu de Portimao

The award winning Museu de Portimão is well worth adding to your list of things to do in the Algarve. The museum's permanent exhibition traces the interaction of man with his environment in the Portimao area over a period of five millennia, with particular emphasis on the fishing industry and the sardine canning industry that was so vital to the Algarve's economy in decades past. The museum, l...

Auto Rent

Auto Rent – Algarve car hire. Modern fleet, automatic and manual cars with air conditioning. 97% of customers would book again. Auto Rent is a family run, local Algarve business with a global reputation. Hiring a car is one of the best ways to explore the Algarve at your own pace - there are some fabulous scenic drives to enjoy. And Auto Rent is not only one of the longest established car hir...

Algarserra Faro Airport Transfers

Algarserra - quality private and group transfers from Faro airport and across the Algarve. Also in Lisbon and Madeira, Portugal. Quality service and value for money with easy online booking. We would like to introduce you to our company Algarserra Lda, which is a major reference in private passenger transportation operating from Faro, Lisbon and Madeira airports. We have a modern fleet of very...

Taxi Arade

Taxi Arade - taxis services in Portimão, Alvor, Lagos, Lagoa and Carvoeiro. Download the App for easy bookings and payment. 24-hour service. Safe, reliable and always available. Golf transfers and airport transfers available too. Taxi Arade is a long-established taxi company operating in the Portimão, Lagos and Lagoa counties. With over 100 taxis in the fleet, there are always taxis available...

Hospital Particular Algarve - HPA Saúde Group

The Hospital Particular do Algarve, part of the HPA Saúde Group, is located at Alvor and offers a comprehensive range of private health services, with multiple insurance agreements in place. Serving both the local and visiting population, and with modern facilities and technology, the Hospital Particular can help with all your healthcare needs. 24-hour care is available here and services inclu...

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