Portimão is a Portuguese town located in the District of Faro in the Algarve region on the southern coast of Portugal.
The Algarve region of Portugal is famous for its cosmopolitan air, clear blue sea and golden sand beaches surrounded by rugged cliffs. Portimao offers all this and more. Some say the best way to experience this region is to simply sit still and forget the time. You can do just that in any number of public gardens - or stroll the old town and discover a hidden treasure to get lost in.
The 18th century palace of the Viscounts of Bivar and other architectural beauty can be found in old town, and some ruins of the town's ancient walls can still be seen as you walk through its tidy squares. Browse one of the busy markets, and don't leave without sampling one of Portimao's most tasty and famous residents - the sardine. Nearby, the town of Alvor boasts the ruins of a Neolithic village and a 16th century Moorish church.