Southern Portugal all year round
Welcome to Portimão, a municipality filled with unforgettable experiences
At Europe's far south-western tip, close to where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean come together, lies a land that has been blessed with stunning natural beauty and a wonderful climate. That land is Portimão. Some eight kilometres of magnificent golden sandy beaches, against a harmonious backdrop of ochre cliffs, embraced by sunshine, deep blue skies and the crystal-clear turquoise of the sea truly make this a dream destination.
Close your eyes and feel that unique friendliness inviting you to experience a host of new sensations in a very special place. Give yourself over to the delights of a place where old and new, day and night, seashore and countryside, leisure and entertainment are always on hand.
River, countryside, sea and beach, take your pick from Portimão's huge variety of fresh air activities. The mild climate, stunning scenery, safe, direct access to the sea and the quality of the infrastructures all combine to make Portimão a favourite destination for outdoor sports on land, in the air or at sea.
Portimão Marina is a prime location for water sport aficionados, offering the ideal conditions for competitive or recreational activities, while boat trips to the caves or along the River Arade are available from the waterfronts in Portimão and Alvor.
Golfers will be delighted to practise their strokes on one of four top quality courses in the area. Feel the adrenaline rush that comes with driving a top-of-the-range car or a Porsche at top speed around the Algarve's international motor racing circuit. A panoramic journey, a first-ever experience of parachuting and sky diving are some of the other exciting adventures on offer that will bring a sparkle to your eyes as you think back on them.
If you enjoy fish and seafood, there is no better place to enjoy the freshest fish, prepared in the most traditional way and, of course, the famous grilled sardines, served between the bridges linking the two banks of the River Arade. Try a combination of traditional flavours from land and sea, followed by a favourite local dessert and all washed down with one of the region's wines, and fall even more in love with Portimão.
Besides all the above, there are many features that you’ll not find anywhere else in the Algarve and are available all year round
Race Track https://autodromodoalgarve.com/pt
Skyding center https://www.skydivealgarve.com/pt-pt
Underwater park http://www.oceanrevival.org/pt
Welcome to Portimão, a municipality filled with unforgettable experiences!
For further information please visit:
Carpe Diem Algarve
Day Tours & Transfers
Located in Ferragudo, we provide transfer services to/from Airport and other locations throughout Centre and West of the Algarve. Friendly drivers bring your family or clients safely to the holiday destination and can also book shorter trips during their stay.
For bookings and requests:
Luís Travel - Transfers and Tours
Starting or ending in Lisbon (soon also in the Algarve Area…) when you ask for a transfer, you know that We Care about your punctuality, safety and comfort. All this with fixed prices and no surprises.
If you want to get to know our country in-depth, take a Tour with us! We are the best option, because we are familiar with the culture, the monuments, the gastronomy … and above all we want you to love this country as much as we do.
Holiday Inn Algarve
Armação de Pêra
Commanding a prime beachfront position with stunning panoramic views over the bay of Armação de Pêra, the Holiday Inn Algarve leads straight onto the magnificent sandy beach and offers fabulous views of the sunsets and surrounding cliffs. Lying within strolling distance of shops and restaurants, this excellent base from which to explore the Algarve also enjoys regular bus services to nearby towns and villages. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby world-famous Benagil Caves.
Special Rates for BLiP Visitors:
25th November, 2020 - 31st March, 2021
Twin seaview room - 60 Euros per night to include breakfast
Limited availability - book now - tel:282 320260 e-mail: info @ hialgarve. com
New for 2020
The Holiday Inn Algarve is very proud to be hosting a group of Remote Working Entrepreneurs and Professionals between 7 and 13 November 2020. For 7 days local and international online entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers will gather to work together on their skills, network and business with a panoramic view of the beautiful beach of Armação de Pêra,
The Beach & Business Escape is a relaxing and inspiring get-a-way for the ambitious who love to work on their personal and professional development in an informal setting.
No suits, no forced networking and no business cards allowed. The program focuses on creating community, personal and professional growth and a healthy work-life balance.
The program includes a 6-night stay in a private double room, breakfast, lunch and dinner, mastermind and skillshare sessions and curation of a group of highly driven online entrepreneurs and professionals.
The participants find community, answers, solutions and new perspectives on professional or personal challenges during mastermind sessions and group sessions. They get inspired by other people's life stories, business models or strategies.
The Algarve is the most south westerly point in mainland Europe, the last mooring place before the waters of the Atlantic, a region where cultures have mingled since time immemorial. This region continues to enchant and surprise all those who live here and all those who are passing through, and it still harbours many surprises.
The hundreds of beaches, including some of the best in Europe, lure visitors with their golden sands and ochre cliffs, their caves and grottoes. Places to relax on your own, with family or with friends, places to enjoy water sports or to contemplate stunning sunsets.
Inland, there are gardens and hills as far as the eye can see, with vast areas of nature reserves where you can be adventurous and try out more challenging sports, go cycling and walking, observe all the diversity of the natural surroundings, or merely follow the majestic flight of eagles or storks soaring smoothly.
The sophisticated simplicity of the cuisine, seasoned with herbs and drawing inspiration from both the sea and the uplands, still has a Moorish flavour, as does the traditional architecture.
For golf lovers, there are 43 courses in the region, which has been voted the best golf destination in the world. This is one of the reasons for the Algarve’s popularity, but there are many others: the legacy of Algarve culture and history, the green natural landscapes and the Ria Formosa, the region’s gastronomy and wine, the spas and thermal baths of Monchique, and some of the best hotels in the country; all of this makes the region Europe’s most famous secret.
Explore it from one end to the other, and discover a region where you will find the traditional and the modern, leisure facilities and pursuits, major events, rooftop terraces and whitewashed walls trimmed in ochre and blue, cliffs and dunes, rugged mountains and plateaus with the sea never far away.
This is the Algarve, a destination with a mild climate and a distinctly Mediterranean feel with more than 300 days of sunshine a year; it is made up of 16 municipalities, each with its own identity. Discover them all, explore everything they have to offer, choosing all the places that you won’t want to miss.
Encapsulating all of this is the hospitality of its people, expert storytellers who are always ready to share their experience and all the secrets of the region.
Listen to these secrets. And then keep whispering them to your family and friends, because life is much happier when things are shared.
Find out more about the Algarve at www.visitalgarve.pt/en
O Algarve é o lugar mais a sudoeste da Europa Continental, o último cais antes das águas do Atlântico, uma região onde se entrecruzaram culturas desde tempos imemoriais. A região que continua a encantar e surpreender todo os que cá vivem e todos os que por cá passam reserva ainda muitas surpresas.
As centenas de praias, algumas entre as melhores da Europa, seduzem pelos seus areais dourados, falésias ocres, algares e grutas. Lugares para relaxar sozinho, com amigos ou em família, para desfrutar em experiências desportivas de mar ou em contemplação de surpreendentes pores de sol.
No interior há jardins e serras a perder de vista, com vastas zonas de reserva natural, onde pode aventurar-se em desportos mais ousados, pedalar, caminhar, observar a diversidade da natureza ou simplesmente seguir o voo majestático das águias ou o planar suave das cegonhas.
A simplicidade sofisticada da gastronomia inspirada no mar e serra, perfumada de ervas, retém sabores mouriscos, tantos quantos a arquitetura tradicional também soube guardar.
Se é dos que gosta de jogar golfe, tem 43 campos na região, que já foi eleita o melhor destino de golfe do mundo. O Algarve é popular por isto, e por muito mais: a herança da cultura e da história algarvia, os cenários verdes da natureza e da ria Formosa, a gastronomia e os vinhos, os spas e as termas de Monchique ou alguns dos melhores hotéis do país, que fazem da região o segredo mais famoso da Europa.
Explore-o de uma ponta à outra e fique a conhecer uma região onde se encontra o tradicional e o moderno, espaços e atividades de lazer, grandes eventos, açoteias e paredes de cal debruadas a ocre e azul, falésias e dunas, montanhas e planaltos agrestes com o mar sempre ali tão perto.
Assim é o Algarve, um destino de clima ameno, marcadamente mediterrânico, com mais de 300 dias de sol por ano, composto por 16 concelhos, cada um com identidade própria. Conheça-os, explore o que têm para lhe oferecer, escolha todos os locais que não vai querer perder.
A somar a tudo isto, a hospitalidade das suas gentes, contadores de histórias exímios, sempre prontos a partilhar vivências, experiências e todos os segredos desta região.
Escute-os. E depois sussurre-os vezes sem conta ao ouvido da família e dos amigos, porque a vida é mais feliz quando há partilha.
Saiba mais sobre o Algarve em www.visitalgarve.pt