After careful evaluation, the scientific committee of the Swiss Tourism Awards has chosen the City of Portimão as the winner in the category:
Destination to be discovered
The rationale behind this selection is: “For its fabulous white sandy beaches and the calm, warm waters that make it an ideal holiday destination.”
Portimão is a picturesque coastal city located in the Algarve, Portugal, famous for its beautiful beaches, rich maritime history and cultural heritage.
Portimão’s beauty is mainly linked to its impressive coastline. The city is surrounded by a series of breathtaking beaches, including the famous Praia da Rocha, characterized by red cliffs and golden sand. The crystal-clear waters and natural beauty of these beaches make Portimão a popular destination for tourists.
The town is also known for its historical architecture, such as the Church of St John the Baptist, known for its Baroque style and the beauty of its interior decoration.
In addition, the Portimão Seafood Festival takes place every year, a gastronomic event celebrating the local culinary culture, particularly fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Portimão also offers a vibrant nightlife with bars, clubs and restaurants along the coast, where you can enjoy Portuguese cuisine and enjoy the beautiful sea scenery