10.04.2017

Cruise to Portimao !

Cruise to Portimao ! - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Cruise tο Portimao !

Managed by the Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority, the Port of Portimao is located in the southernmost province of Portugal, the Algarve, a premier international travel destination with a well-developed tourism economy, mainly frequented by northern Europeans.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve offers a perfect climate to complement its golden-sand coastline punctuated with ochre cliffs and coves. Named ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ by World Travel Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2015, the Algarve is famous for 200km of sheltered dunes, rocky coves, tiny bays, and vast stretches of open sands.

Close by, in Alvor or in Ferragudo, two classic Portuguese white-washed and red-tile-roof fishing villages, it is still possible to meet local fishermen taking care of their fishing nets while savoring the freshest grilled fish at a waterfront restaurant terrace. Awarded ‘Best Value Destination in Europe’ by Today’s Golfer magazine readers, the Algarve hosts some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world catering to experienced golfers.

The Port of Portimao is conveniently located within an hour’s drive to 20 of the 35 golf courses located in the Algarve. Algarve also offers cultural and historical sites, as it was from here that Portuguese navigators sailed to discover new worlds five centuries ago. Location continues to be a great advantage to the Algarve, as the region and the Port of Portimao are at the centre of the most popular cruising routes.

From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean Sea, from the south Atlantic to the north Atlantic, from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Islands, or within Western Mediterranean cruise itineraries, you will always have the Algarve and the Port of Portimao close by and just one night’s sailing distance from popular cruise destinations such as Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Tangier, Malaga or Casablanca.

Portimao offers unique experiences such as diving at the largest single artificial reef structure in the world of four warships deliberately sunk; swimming with dolphins; driving/track experiences at Autodromo do Algarve; and skydiving. Just 5 minutes away from the city centre or from Praia da Rocha, the Port of Portimao is the gateway to this fantastic destination.

Must see tourist attractions
• Portimao city centre (5min)
• Praia da Rocha (5min)
• Fishing village of Alvor (10min)
• Arabe city of Silves (20min)
• Cape S. Vincent (45min)
 

 

Port Facts

Maximum ship dimensions for berth
Length: 215mtr
Width: no limit
Draught: 8mtr
 
Anchorage
Available: yes
Ship tenders allowed: yes
Tugs available: yes
Tidal movement/range: 2mtr
Quays
Total number of quays: 1
Total length of quays: 330mtr
Quay depth: 9mtr CD
Passenger terminals: yes
 
Distances/Transportation
City centre: port is in the centre of Portimao
Airport: 60km (45 minutes motorway drive)
Free shuttle service to city: if requested
Traffic
Total cruise passengers 2016: 19,520
Total cruise calls 2016: 43
Turnaround port? No

 

Port Contact details

Main Contact
José Luís Cacho
CEO
P: +351 269 860 618
F: +351 269 860 690

 

 

Other Contact
Ana Rita Rosa
Communication
P: +351 269 860 642
F: +351 269 860 690
 
 
 

 
Mailing Address
APS - Administracāo dos Portos de Sines e do Algarve, SA
Apartado 16, EC sines
7521-953 Sines, Portugal
 

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