Portimão is one of the most densely populated cities in the Algarve, and is the largest town on the Barlavento/Western area of the Algarve. The city has a harbour. Praia da Rocha & Vau are nearby beaches where you can relax in the sun. The coastline around Portimão consists of sandy beaches and stunning colored rock formations. Inland from Portimão, the scenery and traditional villages are also not to be missed.