Featured Portimão Activities
A Peaceful City with Stunning Views
The largest city on the western side of the Algarve, Portimão retains a relaxed atmosphere, perfect if you need a break from the bustling beach towns nearby. It offers a scenic promenade, great shopping centers, and easy access to nearby adventures, such as visiting the Benagil Caves and skydiving! Book your Portimão tour or activity online today.
Portimão was once a center for shipbuilding, sardine fishing, and fish processing, and its port dates back to the 11th century. Today, it’s a pleasant city for shopping, exploring, and embarking on exciting tours and activities. The once bustling fishing docks now serve as a picturesque promenade called the Ribeirinha, where you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the coast and toward the old town, where you’ll find plazas lined with trees.
Further into town are walkable shopping streets alongside historic buildings and local cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood. One landmark you can’t miss is the Jardim 1º de Dezembro, featuring breathtaking Azulejo tile paintings that depict the history of Portugal. Other popular spots include the beautiful riverfront and the well-known Praia da Rocha, about 3 km (2 miles) south of the town, which has an impressive stretch of sand offering unparalleled views.
Portimão is conveniently close to the Benagil Caves, making it a perfect departure point for your cave tour. You can also go skydiving from the nearby Portimão Airport. Browse our offerings from Portimão and book your experience online!