Loulé Câmara is to install parking meters in the main tourist resorts of Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo.
Mayor Seruca Emídio said: “The measure is to control traffic in those areas and not for economic reasons.”
One of the areas covered will be the hotel area of Vilamoura, which is the main shopping and services area.
In Quinta do Lago, drivers will have to pay at the existing parking spaces near the wooden bridge.
At Vale do Lobo, parking meters will be placed in the central area while two more paid parking areas will also come into operation.
The parking fee will be 15 cents per 15 minutes, while on the car park near the beach at Quinta do Lago it will cost 25 cents for the same time.