Hotels in Praia da Rocha
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Condominio Clube Praia da Rocha III
Praia da Rocha 133 yd from city centre
This apartment hotel is located in the town of Praia da Rocha just 300 m from the tourist centre where guests will discover...
T1 Clube Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Rocha 144 yd from city centre
The Club Praia da Rocha By ITC Apartments are centrally located, and offers holidaymakers an ideal base for exploring Praia...
Praia da Rocha 204 yd from city centre
This apartment complex offers a stunning location in the tourist resort of Praia da Rocha, right beside the beautiful beach....
Apartment With 3 Bedrooms In Portimão, With Balcony And Wifi 200 M From The Beach
Praia da Rocha 288 yd from city centre
Praia da Rocha 300 yd from city centre
The Iate Hotel Apartment is placed in the centre of Praia da Rocha, 3 km away from the centre of Portimýo and 74 km from...
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Located in the western Algarve in Portugal >, Praia da Rocha is a lively holiday resort. Translated into English as ‘rock beach’, the area features a large number of rock and cliff formations that makes this part of the Algarve coastline even more dramatic than elsewhere.
Everything here is focused on tourism thanks to the fabulous beaches and is not really the place to visit if you’re looking for Portuguese culture. It’s a summer playground for having fun in the sun on the beach, sunbathing, swimming, and doing a whole range of water sports.
As one of the most popular towns in the Algarve, there are plenty of affordable and cheap hotels in Praia da Rocha.
Neighbourhoods of Praia da Rocha
The main areas for visitors are:
- Avenida Tomás Cabreira: This is the main street of Praia da Rocha and is always a hive of lively activity as it is packed with restaurants, bars, fast food joints, and shops.
- The Marina: Standing on the estuary of the Ro Arade, the marina is a modern complex with chic hotels and quayside shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s the ideal place for a stroll among the swanky yachts and motorboats.
- The Beaches: There are three excellent beaches within walking distance of Praia da Rocha all backed by golden sandstone cliffs and marked by incredible rock formations. The Praia da Rocha Beach is a huge expanse of golden sand. Praia dos Tres Castelos is narrower and with taller cliffs. Praia do Vau is the smallest, quietest, and most sheltered of the beaches with lower cliffs.
What to see and do in Praia Da Rocha
The things to do in Praia da Rocha are centred on the beach with banana boat rides, body boarding, and jet skis available to hire. The beach is designed for fabulous days out with sun beds, parasols, a giant kids inflatable, snack bars and restaurants. You can take a boat trip to watch dolphins or to tour the dramatic coastline. Nearby to the resort are Zoomarine, the best marine/theme park of the Algarve and the Slide and Splash water park. There are several interesting towns within easy reach for day trips and a dip into Portuguese culture and heritage, including Portimao, Silva, and Alvor.
What to eat in Praia Da Rocha
Praia Da Rocha follows very much in the tradition of classic Algarve cuisine. Some of the meals to seek out for a quintessential taste of the region include feijoada which is a hearty stew made with beans, pork, and sausage, piri piri chicken which is delicious chicken in a spicy marinade, and grilled sardines which are arguably the most popular fish in the Algarve.
Typical events and festivals in Praia Da Rocha
Some of the most popular and highly attended occasions that take place at different times in the year include the traditional Carnival Mardi Gras to mark Shrove Tuesday, Portugal Day which is celebrated across the nation in June, and the historic and religious Immaculate Conception Day in December.
How to move around in Praia Da Rocha
the town is designed to be easily navigable on foot, and as already mentioned, the beaches can be reached on short walks. The local bus service is one of the best ways to move in and around Praia Da Rocha, with a wide reaching and well maintained network that features routes and stops along all of the most prominent areas in the region. Private taxi cabs are available at the press of a phone button.
The climate in Praia Da Rocha
although it sits on the Atlantic Coast, Praia Da Rocha experiences a traditional Mediterranean-type climate. The average annual temperature in the region is approximately 20 degrees, with slightly colder weather in the winter months and slightly hotter weather in the summer months. Praia Da Rocha averages around 267 days of dry weather per year, and the most popular period for tourism is the period from June to early September but if you want a sunny winter holiday, it is quieter in the off season.