Portugal - Exploring the Algarve - In the Steps of the Explorers - Portimão

On our second day in Portugal, we decided to take a drive to some of the historic towns and sights in the Algarve region.  Our first stop was Portimão.  We got a little lost on the way into town (the streets are not well marked) and never found the town center.  We did, however, find a gorgeous beach.  
One of the advantages of traveling during the low season is that you have a lot of touristy places to yourself.  The beach in Portimão was deserted.  Local resorts and high rise apartments sat on a dramatic cliff with stairs leading down to a boardwalk.
A lone person sat on the beach listening to the rhythmic sounds of the waves.
Limestone rock formations competed for beach frontage with local restaurants.
We decided to climb down the stairs and have a look around.
For those that didn't want to get sand in their shoes, the boardwalk extended far out onto the beach.
We weren't entirely alone.  Two adorable Western Highland White Terriers frolicked in the sand making our visit complete.  On to Lagos...

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