A coastal town on Portugal's southern Algarve. Portimao is famed for its Praia de Rocha beach and hotel and holiday accommodation. Whilst the town is pleasant there are few remnants of older architecture. Its a great starting point for exploration along the coast to the old fishing village of Alvor to sample fresh grilled sardines, or further west to the old port of Lagos.
There are nearby archaeologic features like the Alcalar megalithic 'tombs' which are of similar origins to the famous Passage Tomb of Newgrange in Co. Meath, Ireland. Great for family holidays, good for sailing, no challenges for the more seasoned traveller, but then again Portugal is so much more than the Algarve.
Lagos is one of the larger cities in the southern Algarve region of Portugal. While its history dates back to the 13th century and many excursions by Henry the Navigator it i snow primarily …
Albufeira has a very nice old center. But if you want to see the authentic portugal, there is not much left. In 1755 there was an earthquake this destroyed a lot. The main places in the south…