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Praia da Rocha Holidays

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Praia da Rocha holidays 2020

Nestled just five minutes away from central Portimao, Praia da Rocha enjoys a well-earned reputation for having one of the best beaches in the Algarve. This resort town’s main beach is vast and tranquil, ensuring there’s always somewhere to park your beach blanket. If you’re planning a 2020 getaway in the Algarve region of Portugal, Praia da Rocha holidays offer action and relaxation in equal measures. With a lively nightlife and dining scene, family-friendly waterparks and zoos, and romantic, rust-coloured clifftops, there’s truly something for everyone here. Spend your days shopping in Praia da Rocha’s varied retail outlets, or pay a visit to the popular casino.

The local architecture encompasses everything from a 17th-century fort to ultra-modern, sleek condo high-rises. Catch a glimpse of Praia da Rocha’s elegant past in its 19th-century mansions, many of which have been converted into luxurious guest houses. Whether you prefer your holiday accommodation to provide timeless convenience or quirky amenities, you’ll find a room to suit your personality.

Praia da Rocha at a glance

Discover the best beaches

Simply the best: Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve’s most well known beaches thanks to its 1.5 km of golden sands

Rest & relaxation

Take a leisurely stroll amongst the palm trees in Ribeirinha

Cultural hotspot not to miss

The Art Deco tile panels kitting out the Jardim 1º de Dezembro will take you on a trip through Portuguese history

Top attractions to visit

We’re thinking Santa Catarina Fortress and the Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar

Perfect for watersports

Alvor offers you perfect conditions for kitesurfing 

Must-visit historical sites

Visit the 17th-centruy church of Igreja do Colégio

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One of the top attractions in Praia da Rocha is the Santa Caterina Fortress. This sturdy historic fort dates back to the early 1600s, and today overlooks the golden sands of the beach as well as the marina. This makes it a top spot for visitors hoping not only to soak in Praia da Rocha’s lengthy history, but also its spectacular sunset views. It’s hard to miss, looming over the resort with its imposing stairs to the top.

Do you prefer a bit of retail therapy? The Tomás Cabreira Avenue heaves day and night with its restaurants, shops, and bars. Visit the town’s airy boutiques to flex your spending muscles, or simply take a stroll to experience all the hustle and bustle of daily life here. For further shopping opportunities you can venture to the massive Algarve Shopping Mall in Guia, with its expansive and airy food hall.

Praia da Rocha beaches

Praia da Rocha beaches

Visiting the beach is a must-experience activity during any Praia da Rocha holidays. The town boasts a long, pristine stretch of soft sands inviting you to stay in place with a sun lounger or build a sand castle. This beautiful beach offers plenty of room to sprawl out, whether you wish to relax or take part in the plentiful activities on offer here. Summer is the best time to visit for football fans, as the Beach Soccer Worldwide Mundialito takes place here in August. The beach is easily accessible, with a well-tended wooden walkway skirting the full length of the sands. This boardwalk is lined with ice creameries, relaxed cafes and bars to refresh you when the weather heats up. Alternately, you can get out onto the water with your choice of sports. Paragliding, windsurfing, and jet-skiing are all popular activities, or you can simply hire a family-friendly pedalo. With plenty of lifeguards and a first aid post, it’s ideal for visitors of all ages.

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Praia da Rocha weather

Praia da Rocha weather
Jan
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 19
Feb
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 19
Mar
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Apr
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 17
Nov
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 17
Dec
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 20

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Is Praia da Rocha lively?

Yes, Praia da Rocha is a lively beach resort. You’ll find a long promenade which is buzzing in the evenings, filled with restaurants, bars and clubs.

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