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Best things to do in Mexilhoeira Grande

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Maybe a bit turistic but a really nice village to visit not far from Portimão!”
46 locals recommend
Racetrack
“The 100,000 capacity Algarve International Circuit (Autódromo Internacional do Algarve), is a 4.692 km (2.915 mi) race circuit located in Portimão. Its karting track is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, making this an ideal Algarve attraction for anyone keen to experience the very best in karting.”
26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're after an authentic Portuguese BBQ experience, go here. Only open for lunchtime 12-5. Choose your fish or meat from the display on the way in, join the queue and then have it served to you at your bench seat. Not cordon bleu, by any means, and service is rough and ready, but if you like charcoal grilled to perfection food, served with salads, beautiful potatoes with garlic oil, all for a surprisingly low price, then you’ll love this. Be prepared - it's very popular so there's often quite a long wait to be seated.”
24 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like great cocktails this is mandatory. Located in the heart of Alvor nightlife.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On this restaurant opened in 1992, fresh fish and sea food are of excellent quality. ”
18 locals recommend
Establishment
“designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. this golf course combines woodland and beach environments for playing its 27 holes providing an exceptionally panoramic views throughout its length. The course is designed to combine variety of experiences with its three groups of 9 holes for both professionals and visitors. ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The specialty of this restaurant it's the stone steak - the meat comes raw to the table for you to cook it on a hot stone. It comes served with delicious french fries and a 3 sauce combination. This restaurant also has great fish, as the majority of them in Alvor, being this a fisherman's village. ”
10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious grilled fresh fish and meat on the harbour front in the centre of Alvor.”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
4 locals recommend
River
“Alvor Nature Reserve - Great for walking and go by bicycle! If you want to do beach in the river you have more protection from the wind and warm water. You can see also the oyster nursery and do bird watching!”
9 locals recommend
Lodging
“Several Golf courses, amongst which the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, which is the first 18 hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve - and is legendary for some of the finest and most challenging golf in the world.”
6 locals recommend
Market
3 locals recommend
Bar
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3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Aproveite e experimente o marisco e o peixe neste restaurante aberto desde 1977!”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you love heights, and with Portimão Aerodrome a few minutes away, there are excellent conditions for Sky-Diving, panoramic flights over the Algarve coast and Paragliding.”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An amazing restaurant for not only the food and ambience, but the very friendly and accommodating staff. Open kitchen, reasonable prices and you must try the flamed desserts - good show and very delicious.”
6 locals recommend