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Portimao is a city located in the south of Portugal, in the region of the Algarve. It is situated on the south coast of the country, on the banks of the Arade River and is a popular tourist destination.

Portimao is one of the oldest cities in Portugal and has a rich history that dates back to the 12th century. It was originally a small fishing village, but over time it developed into a major port city. During the Age of Discovery, it was an important trading port and was visited by many famous explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus.

Portimao is known for its beautiful beaches, with Praia da Rocha beach being one of the most popular. It is also home to many historical monuments, such as the 16th-century Fort of Santa Catarina and the 19th-century Portimao Museum.

The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars and clubs lining the streets. It is also home to a number of festivals, such as the annual International Music Festival and the International Film Festival.

Portimao is a great destination for both tourists and locals alike. With its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant nightlife, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Portugal.

Excursion tips for a day in Portimao

As a tourist in Portimao, Portugal, there are many exciting activities to enjoy during your day. Here is a list of some of the top things to do in the area:

1. Visit the Praia da Rocha Beach and take a stroll along the shoreline.
2. Explore the historic old town and take in the sights of the cobblestone streets and old buildings.
3. Take a boat tour of the Arade River and see the beautiful cliffs and beaches.
4. Visit the Museu de Portimao and learn about the history of the city.
5. Spend the day at the Aqua Portimao Water Park and have some fun on the slides and rides.
6. Explore the many shops, restaurants, and cafes in the city center.
7. Take a day trip to the nearby Algarve region and explore the stunning coastline and beaches.
8. Go on a dolphin-watching tour and observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
9. Visit the Fort of Santa Catarina and explore its ruins and panoramic views.
10. Try some of the delicious seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants in the area.

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The climate in Portimao

Portimao in Portugal has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In the summer months, temperatures are generally between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, with very little rainfall. In the winter months, temperatures range from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius, with regular rain and occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn are generally mild, with temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius and some rain. Overall, the climate in Portimao is mild, with warm summers and mild winters.

Cruise weather for Portimao

Our weather forecast for Portimao helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 18.7 °C
29.2 m/s
39.2 m/s
1.9 %
23.9 m
73.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 18.2 °C
13.0 m/s
22.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 19.2 °C
11.9 m/s
17.3 m/s
0.0 %
22.7 m
72.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 37.2 °C
min: 18.8 °C
15.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
62.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 16.7 °C
18.0 m/s
21.6 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
53.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 16.3 °C
12.6 m/s
16.7 m/s
4.1 %
24.1 m
69.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 17 °C
16.9 m/s
22.0 m/s
1.0 %
22.6 m
67.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 36.5 °C
min: 16.3 °C
23.8 m/s
39.2 m/s
0.9 %
24.1 m
52.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 36.4 °C
min: 17.1 °C
18.0 m/s
36.8 m/s
3.0 %
24.1 m
59.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 19.2 °C
16.2 m/s
12.2 m/s
0.3 %
23.3 m
49.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 39.8 °C
min: 19.2 °C
16.2 m/s
19.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
36.0 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 41.4 °C
min: 22 °C
17.6 m/s
22.3 m/s
5.7 %
24.1 m
25.9 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 35.5 °C
min: 16.2 °C
20.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
1.1 %
24.1 m
47.3 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 15 °C
23.4 m/s
40.0 m/s
3.4 %
24.1 m
64.8 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Portimao

Would you like to travel to Portimao on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Portimao.

Scheduled ship calls in Portimao, Portugal
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Quest 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 MS Amera 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 EXPLORA II 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 Vasco da Gama 12:00 am 10:00 am
Mar. 31st 2025 Monday, 31st of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:30 am 08:30 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 LE BELLOT 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Apr. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Apr. 2025 MS Amadea 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 20th 2025 Tuesday, 20th of May 2025 MS Deutschland 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 MS Europa 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 09:00 am 05:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 11th 2025 Wednesday, 11th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2025 Tuesday, 19th of Aug. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2025 Thursday, 28th of Aug. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Sep. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Oct. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Oct. 2025 MS Nautica 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2025 Thursday, 23rd of Oct. 2025 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Nov. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Nov. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Dec. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 27th 2026 Monday, 27th of Apr. 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 15th 2026 Tuesday, 15th of Sep. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 7th 2026 Wednesday, 7th of Oct. 2026 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 9th 2026 Friday, 9th of Oct. 2026 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am

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