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João d’Arens, a paradise in Portimão.

João d’Arens is one of the most emblematic places in the city of Portimão, located between Três Irmãos beach, in Alvor and Barranco das Canas beach, also known as Praia do Alemão.

At the beginning of the 20th century, with the massive construction of the coastal area of the city of Portimão, the “original” landscape was completely erased and transformed into blocks of buildings, leaving only the João d’Arens area as it was. According to the people, the name João de Arens is due to a shepherd who lived in the area.


For explorers and nature lovers, this is the right place to enjoy a beautiful walk and the existing footpaths, watching a rich variety of fauna and flora, caves, among other secrets. The great surprise of this place is its richness, both for those who walk on the cliffs, as well as for those who explore along the beaches or by sea, discovering caves, deserted beaches as well as the marine fauna and flora.


The access by land to the beaches in this place is done by dirt paths and improvised stairs made of stones/wood and ropes and at low tide it is possible to pass between some beaches, with some restricted that only have access by sea. To fully enjoy this place, it is worth to take a whole day to explore and rest in this place, enjoying a stand up paddle, stopping at the various points of interest, and the most hidden places, escaping the overcrowded beaches.


Take some food and drinks with you, as there are no support infrastructures at this location.

On these beaches there are several spots where you can explore the seabed, with snorkeling equipment and connect with nature. If you are on vacation or resident in the Algarve and want to explore this place, with friends or family, WaterFlow Explore offers all these support equipment at the best price for your adventure. The delivery of the equipment is free of charge and we deliver it where it is most convenient for you. In addition, we provide a personalized guide with all the secrets of the Algarve coast and a map of the place with all the points that can be explored, leaving nothing unexplored. We are an experienced team that knows this place, for more information please contact us, we will be happy to help you make your adventure come true!

Car Parking: 

West Zone – Praia dos Três Irmãos: 37.12056, -8.58200 (Paid parking)

East Zone – Praia Barranco das Canas: 37.12049, -8.56432 (Free parking – BEST CHOICE)

Center – Prainha: 37.11915, -8.57191 (Free parking)



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