Choice of city life and marvels of nature
Every year, thousands of holidaymakers descend on Portimão for their holidays because of the wide range of activities for all tastes and interests, but most of all, because Portimão has some of the best beaches in the region.
Beaches such as Vau, Três Irmãos and Alvor are favourites among all age groups because of the beautiful scenery afforded by the rocks enclosing them. In addition to the natural protection provided by the rocks, these resorts provide beach patrols and support facilities.
Apart from having calm seas, Vau has invested in beach entertainment and provides a wide range of fun and healthy activities.
The extensive sandy beach of Alvor attracts many bathers. For families, this beach has the advantage of being located opposite the river, making it possible for families to go on short nature watch tours and to teach little ones about respect for wildlife.
The historical centre of the town of Alvor provides an interesting break from the beach routine. At the eastern end of this beach,Três Irmãos is framed by rocks which, when it is low tide, allow visitors to walk across to the neighbouring Prainha beach. This is a walk not to be missed!