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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Theme Park
“Great park with sea animals and others! Lots of fun for kids and adults with pirates boat and wave pool!”
  • 193 locals recommend
Water Park
“Closest water park is Slide & Splash offering many aquatic entertainments for all tastes and ages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Water Park
“Aquashow is the biggest waterpark in Portugal. There is a great diversity of slides for all ages and, each year, they open new attractions. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Park
“Great for bird watching. Hiking along the salinas and paths.. Can also take boat tours, go diving see dolphins and lost of seahorses other marine life.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Route
“Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity in Vilamoura with a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops). Luis Figo's 'Bar Sete' (bar seven) is also on the marina front. During the day, although it can get quite busy, it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night, with everyone coming to eat and try out some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed area. Great for dinner, a walk, coffee or drink after dinner.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most gorgeous beaches in the Algarve! Turquoise colour of its water that stands out from among natural slopes. It earned an award from a Spanish magazine Condé Nast in 2013 as the most beautifull beach in the world!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Out by the lighthouse you will see the classical Algarve with the cliffs. Why not take a boat trip into the "grottos", the caves, and hear the funny story of them by the locals.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Water Park
“The closest water park to the villa. It's a good park and, if you don't want to go further and decide to go there, surely you'll have a fun day with the kids... But, if you have transportation, we recommend one of the other 2 water parks in Algarve: Aquashow or Slide&Splash. :)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Campground
“Great zoo! You will see a diversity of animals on their habitats and farm animals. Fantastic for family day! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“The landscape of this natural park is marked by steep cliffs that have been given various forms and colouring by centuries of erosion. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Resort
“The beach of Benegil is small but there are boats always departing to go see Benegil and other nearby caves. Many restaurants are available along this area, allowing for a very enjoyable morning or afternoon outing.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Beach
“If you like your music loud and danceable, Rocha won’t let you down and is only a short Uber/bus ride away from Casa Mel. Notable places are the sophisticated Blanco Beach and No Solo Agua, plus the legendary exuberance of Katedral .”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Popular, cheap and friendly! A bit loud, traditional, big tables. Fried prawns are to die for! Try to get some capturado peixe, fish captured in the sea.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“Based on the early canning​ and fishing industry, a bit of Portimao's historic past as it was a major fishery​ icon.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Large late night indoor shopping centre with a mixture of retailers with large food court of restaurants”
  • 40 locals recommend
Beach
“Once elected The best beach of Europe. Great for snorkel and stand up paddle.”
  • 54 locals recommend