In this quaint typical Algarve riverside fishing village, simple rustic one-storey houses line narrow cobbled streets and flank the harbour. Here you will still see small boats unloading their catch straight onto the dockside, while in the narrow backstreets sardines spit and sizzle on improvised grill's and old ladies peel vegetables and hand-wash clothes. 

Ferragudo’s large main beach, Praia Grande, is set at the mouth of the river and with its castle backdrop, is picture-postcard perfect. Walk around the headland and you will find two more beautiful sandy coves. The town square is often a venue for music and dancing on summer evenings and year-round is home to inexpensive fish restaurants serving catch of the day. On the opposite side of the river is the busy shopping centre of Portimão, famous for its fish restaurants, but otherwise little changed by the tidal wave of Algarve tourism. 

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You will still see boats unloading their catch straight to the dockside in this typical fishing village. 


Busy shopping centre of Portimão, famous for its fish restaurants.

Praia Grande

Ferragudo’s large main beach, is set at the mouth of the river with its castle backdrop.

Getting Around

All of our Ferragudo holiday villa rentals have fantastic sea views and make a perfect base to sample the traditional seaside Algarve.

Map of the Algarve

Map of the Algarve