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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Jun-2005

Portimao Anchorage (Anchorage)

This is a wonderful anchorage within the protection of the harbour breakwater and off the beach.

Easy dinghy ride to the beach or to the town.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Jun-2005

Portimao Marina (Marina)

A nice , new marina with good facilities.

It is a bit of a slog from the slips to the marina office and bathrooms, but we used the dinghy over to the fuel dock to shorten the trip.

We docked in the marina for a few days while we removed our fuel injector pump for service in town.

Convenient to the beach, and the touristy strip along the oceanfront.

Go to www.marinadeportimao.com for further information.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 01-Jul-2005

Fuel Dock (Fuel)

Marina office (Marina)

Touristy Beaches (Beach)

Portimao Secluded beach (Beach)

This beach is accessible from the adjacent tourist beach when the tide is low. Otherwise, only accessible by boat, or a precarious climb down the cliff on a rope.

We came out of the port in the dinghy, and it was just us and the seagulls on the beach. Nude Beach.

There is a magnificent sea cavern on the western side of the beach, with a chimney to the land above. There is a fence around the hole above to prevent one falling into the hole unexpectedly. 

If you look at the photograph(bottom right), you can see the immense height of the cavern when you see Jayne, standing dwarfed, below.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 04-Jul-2005

The sea cave (Point of Interest)

Magnificent beaches (Beach)


Ferragudo is a cozy little village opposite the Portimao marina.

Nice waterfront seafood restaurants and shops in the alleyways.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 18-Jan-2008

Salva Vidas (Restaurant)

We dinghied over and tied up to the wall in front of the restaurant. You need very long painter on the dinghy to secure it out of the way of the steps.

The restaurant serves magnificent fish barbecued on the dock at the waters edge.

The surrounding town is lovely and quaint. We walked up to the church at the top of the hill.

There are interesting shops, and wine stores in the alleys behind the restaurants.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 06-Jul-2005

Public Library (Internet)

There are internet terminals at the public library.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Nov-2008