The Port of Portimao is located in the southernmost province of Portugal, the Algarve, a premier international travel destination with a well-developed tourism economy, mainly frequented by northern Europeans.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve offers a perfect climate to complement its golden-sand coastline, punctuated with ochre cliffs and coves. Named ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ by World Travel Awards 2012, the Algarve is famous for 200 kilometres of sheltered dunes, rocky coves, tiny bays, and vast stretches of open sands. Praia da Rocha is the most famous and cosmopolitan beach in the Algarve, a complete destination for all ages and only five minutes from Portimao’s cruise ship pier. At Portimao, your passengers will have time to experience one of the European top beaches, enjoy the redeveloped 2,4km historic boardwalk and waterfront promenade, practise watersports, shop in the authentic town centre and hang out at a restaurant or bar to enjoy the sun.
Location continues to be a great advantage to the Algarve, as the region and the port of Portimao are at the centre of the most popular cruising routes. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean Sea, from the south Atlantic to the north Atlantic, from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Islands, or within Western Mediterranean cruise itineraries, you will always have the Algarve and the port of Portimao close by and just one night’s sailing distance from popular cruise destinations such as Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cádiz, Tangier, Malaga, and Casablanca.
Port of Portimao, in southwestern Europe, at the entrance of the Med!