Portimão is a town located in the district of Faro on the western coast of the Algarve, bordering the municipalities of Lagos, Lagoa, Monchique, and Silves. It is the most important urbanized city in the western Algarve. Historically a fishing and shipbuilding center, it became a strong tourist attraction due to the beaches located on its coastline. One of the most touristic beaches of this city is Praia da Rocha.
Portimão is also well-known for its sporting events, mostly water sports, including surfing and kitesurfing, motorsport, and beach soccer.