Portimão was the top voted municipality in Portugal in a study involving 1,000 Portuguese nationals to discover their favourite holiday and beach destination in the country.

The Western Algarve town received 18.8% of the votes for favourite holiday destination, ahead of Faro (15.7%), Ponta Delgada (9.3%), Funchal (6.4%) and Loulé (4.4%).

As a beach destination, Portimão was again top of the list, receiving an even larger share of the votes (22.1%), trumping Faro, Figueira da Foz, Setúbal and Loulé.