Luxury Villas in Portimao & Ferragudo

Traditionally a fishing port, Portimao Marina has now become home to super yachts, a variety of restaurants and quayside bars and it is a fabulous place to sit and people watch.  There are some sensational beaches nearby and, as Portimao is the largest city in the western Algarve, this is the place to visit for excellent shopping as well as the historic buildings and specialist seafood restaurants.  Nearby Penina has been synonymous with championship golf since the famous course was designed by three times British Open champion Henry Cotton in the 1960s and games can be more reasonably priced in this region compared to further east.

Ferragudo is smaller and more traditional than neighbouring Portimão and is located across the river estuary of the Rio Arade, close to Carvoeiro.  You will, of course, find some of the best fish restaurants here and there are now some fantastic beach bars with live music and sundowner cocktails.

We have a number of villas in Portimao and in Ferragudo – get in touch today and let us help create your dream holiday.

Things we love…
“Ferragudo is renowned for amazing seafood restaurants and, as this region grows in popularity, there are now some atmospheric beach bars serving fish platters, barbecued food and cocktails. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset. Boat trips and water sports can be booked at Portimao Marina – we highly recommend experiencing this area from the water as the coastline is very special.”

Things to be aware of…
“These resorts are further from Faro Airport so transfer by taxi is more expensive.  We can arrange hire cars from the airport at competitive prices to your villa in Portimao or your villa in Ferragudo. Plus, we can supply local taxi company numbers for those nights out when no one wants to drive!”

 – Ginnie, Managing Director

Featured Villas


Vivenda Gudo
Ferragudo & Portimao Area

From: £1197 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

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Villa Leve
Silves, Algarve

From: £2072 per week

Bedrooms: 9 | Sleeps: 21

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Casa Pintora
Ferragudo & Portimao Area

From: £2485 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 8

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Casa do Praia
Ferragudo & Portimao Area

From: £3395 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 8

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Casa da Infanta
Ferragudo & Portimao Area

From: £6433 per week

Bedrooms: 9 | Sleeps: 19

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What To Do in Portimao and Ferragudo

Portimao and Ferragudo, nestled on the sun-drenched Algarve coast of Portugal, offer a plethora of activities and experiences for visitors of all interests.

In Portimao, start your adventure at the vibrant Praia da Rocha, where you can bask in the sun, swim in the Atlantic, or partake in thrilling water sports like jet skiing and paddleboarding. For a dose of culture, explore the Portimao Museum, a captivating journey through the region’s history, complete with interactive exhibits. Don’t forget to wander along the picturesque riverside promenade, where you can savor fresh seafood in waterfront restaurants and watch the boats go by.

Ferragudo, with its more intimate ambiance, is perfect for leisurely explorations. Stroll through the charming village square and cobbled streets, enjoying the traditional Portuguese architecture and friendly atmosphere. The Ferragudo fortress, perched on a hilltop, offers panoramic views of the ocean and the Arade River, making it an ideal spot for sunset gazing. Relax on the tranquil Praia dos Caneiros, known for its pristine sands and clear waters, or embark on a boat tour to discover the stunning sea caves and hidden beaches along the coastline.

For those seeking adventure, both towns offer numerous opportunities for boating excursions, fishing trips, and even skydiving for the adrenaline junkies. Golf enthusiasts will find world-class courses nearby, while foodies can savour the fresh catch of the day in local seafood restaurants.

Whether you’re a beach bum, an explorer, or a culture enthusiast, these charming Portuguese towns have something special in store for you.

Discover the best things to do in Portimao and Ferragudo in our dedicated blog below.

Family attractions in Portimao and Ferragudo

Family attractions in Portimao and Ferragudo are plentiful, offering a delightful blend of sun-soaked adventures and cultural explorations. These charming coastal towns on the Algarve coast of Portugal are perfect destinations for families seeking memorable experiences.

Portimao, with its iconic Praia da Rocha beach, is a hub of activity for families. The beach itself is a vast playground of soft sands and gentle waves, ideal for building sandcastles and splashing in the surf. Nearby, you’ll find water sports galore, including jet skiing and parasailing, providing thrilling moments for the entire family. For a unique adventure, embark on a boat tour to discover hidden caves and grottoes along the coastline.

Ferragudo, on the other hand, offers a more tranquil and intimate atmosphere. The charming village square and cobbled streets are perfect for leisurely strolls with the family. Don’t miss the chance to explore the medieval fortress overlooking the town, which offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Ferragudo’s beaches, like Praia dos Caneiros, are peaceful and unspoiled, providing a serene setting for relaxation and safe swimming for kids.

Both Portimao and Ferragudo also offer family-friendly cultural attractions. The Portimao Museum provides a fascinating journey through the region’s history, complete with interactive exhibits for young learners. In Ferragudo, the Casa Museu Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco is a historical gem, showcasing the heritage of the area.

We have several luxury villas to rent near Portimao and Ferragudo to ensure your dream family holiday comes to life.

Discover the best family activities in Portimao and Ferragudo in our dedicated blog below.

Best Beaches in Portimao and Ferragudo

Portimao and Ferragudo are blessed with a diverse array of beaches, each with its unique charm and appeal. From the vibrant and bustling Praia da Rocha in Portimao, known for its lively atmosphere and water sports, to the tranquil and unspoiled Praia dos Caneiros in Ferragudo, perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape – there’s a beach to suit every preference.

Whether you’re looking to relax on golden sands, explore hidden coves, or take part in exciting water activities like paddleboarding and snorkeling, the beaches in Portimao and Ferragudo offer it all. The Algarve’s mild climate ensures that these beaches are inviting year-round, making them an ideal destination for your beach holiday.

Discover more about the best beaches in Portimao and Ferragudo in our dedicated blog below.

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