Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and is the largest city in the Western Algarve with over 56,000 residents. It’s known for its old quarter, busy marina and proximity to many beaches.

The city’s old and once bustling fishing docks have been responsibly transformed into a scenic promenade leading to the quaint and tree line plazas of the old town

Museu de Portimão is housed in a restored 19th-century cannery, with displays on local history. The Gothic-style Nossa Senhora da Conceição church has azulejo tiles.

To the south are Rocha Beach, backed by ochre cliffs, and the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar.