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Portimao (actually written Portimão) is the second biggest city in the Algarve, Portugal, and famous for its fresh fish restaurants, grilled sardines being the most famous dish. One of the most well known beaches in the Algarve - Rocha ("Praia da Rocha"), meaning "Rocky Beach" - is very close to Portimao, and there are numerous others nearby.
The small airport located near Portimão, despite its IATA: PRM designation, does not have regularly scheduled traffic. The nearest airport is in Faro 70 kilometres away, which is well connected with many routes, charter and discount airlines serving the airport from Northern Europe.
Trains on the, rather slow, regional line between Lagos and Faro stops in Portimão, it's about a 1½ hour journey to Faro, for connections to Lisbon change trains in Tunes just over half an hour to the east. Most trains continue onwards to Vila Real de Santo António on the Spanish border after a short layover in Faro.
SeePraia da Rocha
Dixieland Jazz every thursday at 8:30 pm at Casa Englaise in the river front.
The beautiful beach of Praia da Rocha is a 30 minute walk from the centre of town or a 70 cent bus ride.
The main street shopping area has a wealth of nice shops supplying clothes, jewelry and ornamental objects.