Explore The Algarve
Food and drink
You’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to seafood in The Algarve. Bacalhau, the national salted cod dish which can be cooked in 365 different ways, is a must-try. The beverage selection includes the national drink aguardiente – a strong fortified wine – while the price of a pint of beer averages at €1,50. Happy days.
Located at the eastern point of Praia da Rocha, Portimão Marina (Marina de Portimão) is where you’ll find a host of seafood spots and pizzerias. If you’re feeling active, jets skis are available to hire, with kiosks also chartering small yachts and motorboats.
Lagos Old Town
Lagos Old Town is just a 30-minute car journey from Portimão. Once there, you’ll be greeted with beautiful buildings, such as the 15th century slave market, and cobblestone streets and can get educated in the town’s museum. It’s well worth a trip.
Benagil Caves Tour
In this two-hour guided tour you’ll enter the sea caves by boat and feast your eyes on stunning natural rock formations. Don’t forget your camera or phone as this is certainly an attraction for the ‘gram.