Ferragudo is a lovely little town right next to the bigger Portimão, within the central part of the Algarve, Southern Porutgal.  It is situated on the bank of the Arade River which flows into the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its picturesque scenery with a variety of islets, caverns and cliffs.  What was once a quiet fishing town has become a touristic destination in the last part of the 20th century.  Today it is an ideal place for vacationers offering excellent accommodations and some of the most beautiful beaches the regions has to offer.  It did kept however its traditional fishing village charm making it the perfect place to relax and absorb the typical Southern Portuguese lifestyle.  Indeed Ferragudo is perhaps one of the only remaining places where you will still find fishermen fixing their nets or locals sitting outside their house within narrow streets and enjoy charcoal grills sardines.

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Top Ferragudo attractions

The following are some of the key sites worth discovering when visiting Ferragudo

  1. Ferragudo bay
  2. Ferragudo beaches
  3. Ferragudo square
  4. Forte de São João do Arade
  5. Ponta do Altar

Ferragudo bay

The Ferragudo bay is perhaps one of the most beautiful feature of the town.  It is where numerous small fishing boats are parked set on the backdrop of traditional white washed fisherman hillside houses.  It is a truly picturesque scene, unique to Ferragudo.

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Ferragudo beaches

The region outside Ferragudo has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Algarve.  Those include from east to west Pintadinho Praia, Caneiros Praia, Vale de Lapa Praia and Carvoreiro Praia.

Ferragudo square

The Ferragudo main square called Praça Rainha Dona Leonor is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or taste some of the fresh fish in the various cafes and restaurants surrounded by palm-fringed trees.

Forte de São João do Arade

On the tiny Praia da Angrinha facing the Arade River and opposite the Portimão marina is where the Forte de São João do Arade is located.  This grandiose Fort first built in the 15th century and extended in the 17 century, served as the city protector from various sea invaders.  In the 20th century the poet Coelho Carvalho turn the Forte into his private home.

Ponta do Altar

The Ponta do Altar is well known promontory situated south of Ferragudo.  Its key feature is its  farol or lighthouse, a south facing white house with a red roof.

Top Ferragudo hotels

Ferragudo is well equipped in various accommodations, offering a variety of luxury villas and apartments, for a comfortable and peaceful stay.  The following are some of the best 3, and 4 stars hotels as voted by the users.

Vitors Village Resort

Rua Infante D. Henrique, Apartado 88, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars

Every room in the hotel offers guests television, non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including room service, bar/pub, elevator. After a day of work or exploring, water sports (non-motorized), outdoor pool, garden are some of the ways to unwind. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it’s no wonder guests keep returning to Vitors Village Resort.

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Colina Da Lapa Club Hotel

Vale Da Lapa- Sesmarias, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars

All rooms have in room safe, ironing board, air conditioning as well as other amenities. Room service, restaurant, safety deposit boxes are some of the extra comforts you’ll find at this Ferragudo hotel. After a day of work or exploring, tennis courts, golf course (on site) are some of the ways to unwind. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay.

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Vila Gaivota Hotel

Vale Da Azinhaga, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars

Each room includes ironing board, television, hair dryer, non smoking rooms. In addition, this property in Ferragudo has 24hr room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, shops. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find outdoor pool, water sports (non-motorized). With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it’s no wonder guests keep returning to Vila Gaivota Hotel.

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Presa De Moura Hotel

Sesmarias, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars

To make each guest’s stay comfortable, all rooms feature in room safe, air conditioning, non smoking rooms. This excellent hotel in Ferragudo also has restaurant, business centre, bicycle rental, laundry service/dry cleaning. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find golf course (on site), garden, outdoor pool. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favourite among travellers.

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Vila Castelo Hotel

Urb Vila Castelo, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal – 4 Stars

All rooms have television, bathtub, shower, ironing board as well as other amenities. Other features at the hotel include laundry service/dry cleaning, shops, business centre. For the enjoyment of guests interested in sports or leisure, there are golf course (on site), massage, water sports (non-motorized) on the grounds. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favourite among travellers.

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Villas Vitors Hotel

Rua Infante D.Henrique Urb.Vitor´S Village, Ferragudo, Ferragudo, Portugal 8400 – 3 Stars

Featured in each room, among other amenities, are television, non smoking rooms, shower. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including restaurant, car park, shops, Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests may take advantage of sporting or leisure activities such as gym at this hotel. This charming property has long been a favourite in Ferragudo for both business and leisure travellers.

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