Portimão is another unforgettable port city located in the Algarve region. Although it is one of the most important tourist places in the western Algarve, Portimão has only a population of about 55,000 inhabitants. The city is known for its many beaches such as Praia da Rocha or Praia dos Três Irmãos, where thousands of tourists come throughout the year. However, Portimão also displays a remarkable old town, which is not so much swarmed by tourists. If you walk through its streets, you will feel that you are in a place with its own charisma, something that may seem common sense but is unusual today in the Portuguese Algarve.
Portimão and the surrounding villages have benefited, in a way, from its easy accessibility to the traditional sun and beach tourist. You just need to compare it with the eastern part of the Algarve where the attraction of Ria Formosa Natural Park, has made beach access more difficult, and somehow scared away the laziest tourists. If you wish to buy a house in Portimão, then you will be settling in an excellent location to explore the entire Algarve. In addition, this town is very well connected by train and bus to its neighboring Lagos, Albufeira or Lagoa. Even going to the nearest Faro airport is not overwhelming. To sum up, if you buy your home away from home in Portimão you can be certain that you have made a winning bet on the best location to start your new Portuguese life. If you are an indecisive one and still not sure where your next home will be, we invite you to enjoy a wonderful sunset on the shores of the Arade River with its picturesque bridges and its magnificent marina. Surely it will convince you!