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A short stroll down the walkway along the Arade River in Portimão brings you to a perfect spot for lunch. Look for the blue building shaped like a sail. Go upstairs to the restaurant. The Naval Club has a huge terrace overlooking the river, the yachts, and to Ferragudo and is open to the public.

While watching the boats coming and going from the Portimão Harbour and Marina, have a choice of their fabulous chateaubriand for two, the huge meat kebabs, or try a daily special such as goat stew with delicious tiny potatoes cooked in the stew and toast.

If you’re only hungry for a small bite, go into cafe on the ground floor facing the river and order one of their “tosta mistas” they are absolutely wonderful and one should do for two, with some left over for breakfast! But absolutely delish.

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