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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.

Shopping Centre
“Large late night indoor shopping centre with a mixture of retailers with large food court of restaurants”
  • 40 locals recommend
“A beautiful white sand beach with a lot of space, restaurants, bars and snack huts. Shade rental available in peak season. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Snack Place
“A lovely sandy beach that involves a 5 minute 2 euro train ride out to from Pedras Dei Rei resort. Or walk the half mile with beautiful views. Nice cocktails bars and restaurants and changing facilities from families.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Panorama sobre toda a cidade. Lindos jardins. Great view for all of the city with great gardens.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“The classics of this restaurant are divine: octopus fritters with coriander rice, açorda and clams soup, oyster ceviche, lemon rice with fish and clams and prawn rice with asparagus. Always book before you go.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“There are a lot of restaurants and bars alongside Ria Formosa. You can have a beer, a coffee or a meal overlooking the sea.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“waterfalls, arround you can also try the restaurante Guarita Terrace one of beatutiful restaurantes views in Algarve, near to Praia verde”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Chris' favourite. Great selection oif Portuguese tapas dishes at really good prices, so oprder two or three dishes each. Nice atmosphere. Booking essential. Tel : +351 281 326 089”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Great market for fish and seafood, plus it has some nice food stalls and restaurants. Go early in the morning and buy a freshly made juice at Laranja do João”
  • 17 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Are you a golfer? This is the nearest Golf Course to Surf N' Turf, just a breath away.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great octopus (and other fishy things) in the cute nearby town of Santa Luzia. Well worth a trip. Booking essential. Tel : +351 281 328 527”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Characterized by marked eclecticism, it is considered by many scholars to be the clearest example of romanticism in the Algarve. The buildings are spread over three levels, preceded by double staircases, balustrades, and gateways.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Roman ruins. The Roman Villa of Milreu reveals a continued occupation from the first century until the eleventh century.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“O Farol is a great spot for live music and drinks. Really pleasant atmosphere.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Very typical seafood restaurante, where you can get big doses for a nice price, and really fresh fish and seefood, its in front of Ria Formosa Park with a perfect view, near you have praia do barril that you can visti before dinner here, it will be a nice plan to do”
  • 13 locals recommend
“The Octopus Capital of the Algarve, many excellent restaurants here serving seafood. lovely seafront promenade.”
  • 7 locals recommend