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Praia Da Rocha Holidays Guide
Often considered part of Portimao, holidays in Praia da Rocha, a popular beach resort, is another favourite for those looking for an escape to the Algarve. There's a range of accommodation options from self catering apartments to adults only hotels, and wherever you're staying, you'll be just a few minutes walk from the beach.
Popular hotels in Praia Da Rocha
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Getting to, from and around Praia Da Rocha
With direct flights from across the UK into Faro. It's relatively easy to get to the Algarve region. And close to Portimao, Praia da Rocha is about a 50 minute drive from Faro airport or a bit longer if you're taking an airport transfer/shuttle of some sort. Hire car or coach transfers are usually going to be your best options and brands like TUI and Jet2holidays may already include your airport transfer as part of your package.
Once in Praia da Rocha you'll have all you need here with supermarkets, bars and restaurants close by. And for anything else, Portimao is a short trip away. If you plan on exploring the coast, hiring a car is your best option. This can be done either in advance and pick up from the airport or there are one or two car hire places locally you might be able to use.
Things to do in Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Rocha Beach
You might want to spend all of your time in your hotel or resort, especially if you're on an all inclusive holiday, but the golden sand beach is one of the biggest draws for a holiday in Praia da Rocha. Expansive with soft sand, it's the ideal way to spend the day in the sunshine and periodically dipping your toes in the sea to cool down.
If you prefer a more active holiday, there's also plenty to do. For golfers, the beautiful Alto Golf course is a short drive away, while basketball and volleyball is also available on the beach. Water sports can also be booked locally.
If you want more activities, you'll need to head out of town, either up to Portimao and it's marina, or to some of the other attractions along this part of the Western Algarve. Try Slide and Splash, for example, located a 15 minute drive away on the outskirts of Lagoa. It's a fun water park and a great way to spend some time out of the hotel with the family.
Food And Drink
Don't forget to try out some of the local bars and restaurants while you're visiting, including a few beachfront eateries which are dotted along the promenade. If you're going self catering, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in and around the main area, serving up a mix of both local Portuguese and international cuisine, as well as a couple of mini supermarkets and shops to grab some groceries too.
This part of the Algarve isn't the best known for its nightlife (especially if you're hoping for late night bars and night clubs, however, there are still plenty of places to enjoy some evening entertainment along Avenida Tomas Cabreira, the main street in the town.
When staying here, you won't actually be that far from Portimao which has a marina and port. Boat trips out to see the local area, including dolphin watching and to see the dramatic rock formations along the coast, can be organised in advance. Your hotel staff may also be able to recommend one to you if you haven't booked a tour by the time you arrive.
Where to stay in Praia Da Rocha
Being close to the beach, there are a few hotels in Praia da Rocha to try out. The adults only Hotel Oriental allows you to relax in the sun without those screaming kids, or for a family friendly aparthotel that's just seconds from the beach, try the Apartamentos Jardins Da Rocha which is great for children. Some hotels may also have interconnecting rooms available, however usually they are only available on request and can't always be confirmed.
Fancy splashing out? Then be sure to check out the luxury Bela Vista Hotel and Spa which sits just a few steps from the beach and offers a five star experience with spa facilities.
Have a look at some of the other hotels available in the area above.
Weather in Praia Da Rocha
Like the rest of the Algarve, the weather in Praia da Rocha is lovely, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Even in winter, the sun shines on average for 6 hours a day, and while not "boiling hot", the temperatures in December, January and February are warmer than the United Kingdom, reaching the mid-late teens.
Many families will visit during the school summer holidays in July and August when temperatures can reach over 30°, making the shoulder season of April, May, September and October great times to visit Praia da Rocha for both the weather and fewer tourists.