Praia Da Rocha – Algarve

Praia Da Rocha – Algarve



Transfer time – 90 minutes


Best for – All ages will enjoy the lively resort with a fantastic beach



Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve’s most popular resorts for British holiday makers, popular all year round too, with warm temperatures and everything a resort could offer.  Praia da Rocha is popular for people of all ages, young and old, families or groups and is well located for exploring this beautiful coastline.


Praia da Rocha has one of the best beaches in the Algarve, over 1 mile of soft golden sand gently shelving into the sea, just perfect for little ones to play in and excellent for swimming.  The water is crystal clear and this area is possibly one of Europe’s most popular dive and snorkelling sites.  Water sports are in abundance too, with everything from jet skis to paragliding.  The beach is lined by a beautiful promenade too, perfect for nipping for a cool drink and a spot of lunch.


Nighttimes in Praia da Rocha are when this lovely place comes alive, the promenade lights up with various neon, live music and disco bars attract the younger people and dancing till dawn is often on the cards.  However, there is an excellent selection of family bars and pubs which offer quieter evenings, and often have some forms of evening entertainment, i.e. bingo, karaoke or quiz nights.  Eating out is easy, there is everything from snack bars and cafes up to 5* a la carte menus.  Fresh fish is popular here and often caught that very morning.  There are lots of shops and boutiques, souvenir stands and many take advantage of the night-time shopping, being cooler temperatures and the shops are often open past midnight.  Nearby Portimao is fabulous for shopping too and other nearby resorts often have weekly markets too.


Praia da Rocha is well placed for exploring the Algarve, boat trips or jeep safaris are a popular way to get around and are easily booked in resort.  Visit the town of Fatima for a history fix, Pilgrims have been visiting this sight for many years. It’s simply breathtaking.  Families always enjoy a day at the local water parks, a fun day of chutes and water attractions, or maybe they’d prefer Zoo Marine with its dolphins, sharks and other marine life.  And for the golfers, there are 3 championship courses within a few kilometres of this resort.  A wonderful destination for all.

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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