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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Portimao, Portugal your home away from home

Located on the western Algarve, Portimao is known to encase all that is great about the Algarve. With a magnificent climate, glorious beaches and fine golf courses, Portimao has something to offer every visitor, all year round. Hugely popular with golfers year round, and those who wish to explore the best of the Algarve’s beaches during the summer, Portimao apartments are busy throughout the year, and with so much to discover and enjoy, renting a villa in Portimao early for your holiday is recommended!

Things to do on holiday to Portimao, Portugal

Those taking one of the many Portimao houses will almost certainly already know of the glorious golden beaches that are the attraction for most people’s first visit to a self catering Portimao villa. The turquoise seas and soft sands, backed by imposing cliffs and sheltered by large headlands, are ideal for lazy days in the sun and family watersports holidays. You and your family can enjoy parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, deep sea fishing, sailing and windsurfing, regardless of your technical prowess or experience, from a Portimao villa with ease. When looking for water sports centres, try the beach front or the new marina.

Portimao villas are a golfing haven. The fine climate, lush landscape and beautiful scenery mean that golf courses in Portimao have sprung up in the last 20 years, making Portimao apartments some of the finest places to stay for golf holidays in the Algarve. There are a huge range of golf courses in Portimao, but the main three, Alto, Morgado and Penina receive the most plaudits. All three are excellent 18 hole golf courses, combining taxing fairways winding past spectacular hazards and pristine greens, as well as driving ranges, putting greens and pro-shops for your use.

There are some beautiful sites to be seen in Portimao too. The 16th century Church is famous for having one of the most spectacularly decorated arch doorways in the whole of the Algarve, and archaeologists have uncovered some of the Algarve’s oldest roman villas in Portimao, adorned with beautiful mosaics. There are even signs of ancient Neolithic settlements here, with megalithic tombs and chambers clearly visible from some Portimao houses.

The new marina in Portimao has brought a whole new dimension to holidays in Portimao apartments. There is now a high-class area of restaurants and bars in which to watch the world going by. The marina is not only a fantastic place to eat and relax, but the ideal place from which to take to the sea, fishing, sailing or scuba diving too.

Places to visit on holiday to Portimao, Portugal

Nearby Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve’s most popular little beach resorts, set on the famous 2km long beach of the same name. The beach resort is of the highest quality, offering all the facilities you might need, or could wish for on a top class beach holiday.

Weather in Portimao, Portugal

The sun shines year round in Portimao. The high July and August temperatures (with average daily highs well into the mid-30’s (˚C), are made far more comfortable by the reliable sea breezes. June and September are among the best times to go, as the sting of the heat in the middle of the day has been reduced. Average temperatures in January are still between 9 and 15˚C, perfect for golf.

Travel to Portimao, Portugal

Flights from the UK to Faro International Airport (FAO) take around three hours, and leave on an amazingly frequent basis from airports across the country. There are a great range of airlines operating flights to Faro, so you can choose between luxury and saving a few pounds whilst you travel to your Portimao apartment, villa or town house. The best options for airport transfers to a Portimao apartment is with one of the shuttle busses, which can be organised either upon your arrival or before departure, taking around 30 minutes to reach a villa on Portimao from Faro.

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Portimão Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

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A stunning Apartment in a beautiful location

5 of 5
The Apartment is immaculate in every way. It is a very spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with a large well equipped kitchen. The living and dining area is very large and comfortable and includes a large sofa bed. The balcony is very large and over looks the golf course its perfect for alfresco dining or just have a drink while relaxing. I would not hesitate in recommending this apartment to any of my friends or family. You have use of a swimming pool at the rear of the Apartment which is perfect for relaxing. if you want a larger pool with more activity you can also use the pool at the country club (a three minute drive) where there is a nice bar and restaurant. Within 5 minutes is a beautiful beach with restaurants and bars on the beach. If you are a family looking for a relaxing holiday there could not be a better place to go. it is in a very peaceful setting but close enough to the town not to feel you are missing out in anything. In Alvor you have a huge choice of restaurants and bars for the evening offering every cuisine you could wish for. With the added bonus of being on the golf course its also perfect of those who wish to play. You also have the full use of the country club which includes and indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. We only spent a week there but could have stayed a lot longer it was that nice. We will defiantly return in the near future, it was the perfect holiday from check in to check out.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

A Little Bit of Paradise

5 of 5
Margaret the owner describes this as "a little bit of paradise" and it's hard to disagree. The villa really is as large and secluded as the photos suggest. It serves as the owners home for much of the year and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The paintings on the wall are all Margaret's own (this is a good thing as she is a former art teacher!) and everything has the feel of quality. When the villa is rented the owners live in an apartment underneath the main house, so they were around and about if you needed them but were certainly never intrusive and the house, pool and garden were very much ours. The setting is perfect for an away from it all break. The road past the house is very quiet with only occasional traffic and you will probably hear more birds than cars. I never quite figured out where the land of this property ended and the next began, but we would walk for an hour without meeting a fence or another soul. There's a very nice restaurant 5 minutes away and a 15 minute drive gets you to Alvor, Portimao or Monchique.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017