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26.665 citizens 70 km to the west of Faro

The beach of Praia da Rocha near Portimão Portimão

After Faro the second city of the Algarve. Portimão is more a commercial/industrial centre than touristic. Well-known because of its outstanding fish restaurants and shopping possibilities. The industrial centre specialises in boat building and the canning of tunny and sardines. The neighbouring seaside resort Praia da Rocha contains the town's famous beach.
Between 1930 and 1950 a group english writers and intellectuals settled in Praia da Rocha, since then the little town developed itself to one of the largest and most famous holiday resorts of Portugal.
The old bridge crossing the Arade river was built with iron left over from the Eiffel Tower (1900).

Boat Trip
Several boat excursions are possible from Portimão.
Portimão is the centre of the Algarve for sea fishing.

The castle, archeological museum and Cruz the Portugal in Silves (13 km landinward)
Monchique, The highest situated village in the Algarve.
Cabo São Vicente - The most southwesterly point of mainland Europe.
Autodrome do Algarve - Race Circuit north from Portimão.
Skydive in Portimão - Skydive and tandem jumps, also available scenic flights.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição - 15C church
Colégio dos Jesuítas - Jesuiets College, 1660-1707
Convento de São Francisco - 16C convent
Capela de São José

Museu Diego Conçalves (in the centre) - Regional artists.

Golf Courses
(near Alvor at 4 km)
- 18 Holes (Championship Course)
    9 Holes (Resort)
    9 Holes (Academy Course)
- Clubhouse located in the Hotel
- Roving Bar on course
- Pro Shop
- Academy
- Driving Range
- Putting-Green
- Chipping-Green
- Practice Bunker
Tel.  ++351 282-420200
Fax. ++351 289-357201

Alto Golf
(near Alvor at 2 km)
- 18 Holes
- Clubhouse
- Bar/Terrace
- Pro Shop
- Practice clubs
- Driving Range
- Putting-Green
- Chipping-Green
Tel. ++351 282-410820
Fax. ++351 282-410830

Quinta do Morgado
(Inland- North of Portimão)
- 18 Holes
- Clubhouse with Restaurant, Bar/Terrace
- Driving Range
- Putting-Green
- Chipping-Green
Tel. ++351 282-402150
Fax. ++351 282-402153

Tourist Office
Tourist Information
Largo 1 de Dezembro
8500 Portimão
Tel. ++351 282-423695

Av. Tomás Cabreira
Praia da Rocha
Tel. ++351 282-419132

Região de Turismo do Algarve
Avª 5 de Outubro, 18
8000 FARO
Tel. ++351 289-800400
Fax. ++351 289-800489

Hotels - Apartments

Camping Sites
Camping Ferragudo ** (5 km)
8400 Ferragudo
Tel. ++351 282-461121/461259
Fax. ++351 282-461355
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Beach at 800m.
restaurant, snackbar, pool, playground, minimarket.

Camping Dourada ** -(near Alvor at 5 km.)
8500 Alvor
Tel. ++351 282-459178/458002
Fax. ++351 282-458002
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Beach at 500 m.
restaurant, snackbar, pool, playground, minimarket

Camping Portimão ** (at 4 km)
Estrada de Monchique
Malheiro 8500 Portimão
Tel. ++351 282-491012
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Beach at 7 km.
More information you can find at the site of: CAMPING PORTUGAL. - © since1999