This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Portimão.
Portimão is one of the most popular and visited city of Algarve, in southern region of Portugal. This city is a very touristic area all year, but specially in summer. At this time, Portimão is invaded by tourists from all over the world looking for beautiful beaches with warm and calm waters, great cuisine, and an amazing nightlife. Most Portuguese people also drive south to enjoy their vacations in this amazing spot.
Portimão has a lot to offer depending the time of the day. During the day, you can chill out on the golden sand beaches with warm and flat waters that invite you for a swim. If these kinds of activities don't suit you, you can rent a jet ski for a couple of minutes or hours and enjoy the landscapes from a different perspective. In the hours of the main heat, you can visit the city center, the fancy shops, the small markets in the street with art crafts and other souvenirs, and relax in the innumerable cafes and ice-creameries.
At night, don't expect to return home early -– start your night at a nice restaurant to try the typical and delicious Portuguese food (try the fresh seafood accompanied with a tasty Portuguese wine); afterward, you can have a drink in the local bars and Irish pubs (there are a lot of choices that fit every age, style, and budget); then you can dance all night in the crowded and fancy discos. There are constantly theme parties so even if you go out every night, every day is a different experience –- you will love it.
In Portimão there are a lot of hostels that can suit your preferences and different budgets. In summer time, try to book your Portimao hostel in advance to guarantee vacancies and enjoy better rates.
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