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Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Rocha

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A favorite of beachgoers in Algarve, Praia Da Rocha is named for the beautiful cliffs and rocks near its shoreline. Though the sandy shores are ideal for playing with kids, taking long walks, or lounging in the sun, the area is called Rock Beach because of the cliffs. The blue waters have made this a favorite getaway for people from Portimao and beyond since the late 1800s. You'll have your pick of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and clubs along Tomás Cabreira, an avenue across the top of the beach. You can also visit the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar for views of the coast and marina. Make Praia Da Rocha part of your personalized Praia da Rocha itinerary using our Praia da Rocha tourist route planner.
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  • Simply that- amongst the best beaches I've ever swam at......yes a shade cool at first , but you'd stay in forever Grand town, decent food at reasonable prices  more »
  • We visited in May and stayed at the quieter end of the resort (see separate review of Oriental Hotel). The centre of the resort has numerous sports bars with loud music (day and night) with drinks Hap...  more »
  • This beach is simply stunning! Beautiful, clean, plenty of lifeguards. Love it! Plenty of beachfront snack bars and restaurants nearby!  more »

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Where to stay in Praia da Rocha

Make the most of Praia da Rocha's array of outdoor activities by staying at a luxury hotel right along the shore. Though on the pricier side, these upscale hotels and chains provide a wealth of amenities, from restaurants and bars to private spas and outdoor pools, all within easy walking distance of the sand and surf. You can stay on a budget by considering a guesthouse or mid-range hotel in the nearby town of Portimao. Alternatively, rent out a private villa or apartment, often offered by locals, to get a beachfront setting outside the hustle and bustle of a large hotel.
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