Portimãois a beautiful coastal city located in the Faro District in Algarve Portugal. The town was previously known as Vila Nova de Portimão. The city is best known for sporting events and conducts an annual beach soccer tournament during the summer months. The city is also known for offering sailing, power boating and motorsports. Adventure lovers will definitely enjoy their visit to Portimão.
The beaches in Portimão are quite famous. The city is home to the famous beach of Algarve, Praia da Rocha. Another beach Praia do Vau is a lesser known beach but quite scenic and worth visiting. The Portimão Marina is great to visit and have fun; it is located at the end of Praia da Rocha. Some other activities that visitors can enjoy in Portimão include dolphin watching trips, trips to caves, golfing, etc.
Portimão also offers a good shopping experience. Some good things to buy in Portimãoinclude jewelry,clothes and ornamental items. There are several retail outlets and markets in Portimão that are good for shopping. Some good places to shop are Intermarché supermarket, Portimão Retail Park, Aqua Portimão, etc. Along Praia da Rocha there are several shops and boutiques where visitors can find a number of items.
Portimão has a small airport but does not have any frequent flights. The nearest major airport to Portimão is in Faro. The airport is about 70Km away from Portimão and is connected by buses, taxis and private cars.
There are no halal restaurants in Portimão but there are a few vegetarian restaurants in the city. Vegetarianus is the best restaurants in Portimão. There are also some excellent fish restaurants in the city.
There is one mosque in Portimão, the Portimao Mosque Algarve Portugal.