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Praia da Rocha Overview

Perfectly placed holidays: In the central location for Algarve holidays, Praia da Rocha holidays 2019 are perfectly placed for enjoying all the attractions of Portugal’s most popular destination. It’s also close to Portimao, the second largest city you’ll come across on Algarve holidays which boasts charming authentic restaurants and medieval town squares.

Beach holidays: Praia da Rocha holidays can also claim two beautiful beaches within the area. The main beach in the resort, actually named Praia da Rocha too (it translates into English as ‘Rock Beach’) is a golden sandy stretch backed by burnt amber cliff faces. Keep wandering along on Praia da Rocha holidays and you’ll reach Praia do Vau, one of the most gorgeous beaches in the region, and another that’s encircled by multi-coloured, layered rock faces.

Attractions in Praia da Rocha

Fort of Santa Catarina: Built in 1621 for King Phillip III (who was also King Phillip IV of Spain at the time). In its strategic position overlooking the sea, it was used to defend the town and the mouth of the river Rio Arade. Just opposite, on the other side of the opening of the estuary, you’ll see a similar fort named Fort de Sao Joao do Arade in Ferragudo.

Activities in Praia da Rocha

Aqualand Algarve: This well-equipped water park is around 20km away from Praia da Rocha holidays in Alcantarilha. So in just a short taxi ride you could be enjoying all the exciting slides and rides like kamikaze, corkscrew and Congo River. It’s the ideal water park for fun filled family holidays.

Marina: A very pleasant place to spend an afternoon in the searing Portuguese sun, this gorgeous marina is surrounded by quaint cafes and bars. It’s also a great place to people-watch as the wealthy congregate around here to tend to their glistening yachts. It’s a blissfully relaxing way to spend an afternoon on Praia da Rocha holidays.

Alto Golf Country Club: At less than 1km away from Praia da Rocha holidays, this golf course is perfectly placed if you fancy a quick 18-hole round on your holidays. The last course to be designed by the famed Sir Henry Cotton, the Alto boasts lush greens and winding fairways as well as the longest par 5 hole in Europe.

Beaches in Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha: An enticing feature of this stretch of the Algarve coastline is the fact that so many of the beaches are enclosed by beautiful rock formations. This is certainly the case with Praia da Rocha holidays. The beach has terracotta coloured cliffs and a seductive golden beach. In fact, the beach is so good, the entire resort is named after it!

Praia do Vau: This spectacularly sunny cove is one of the most popular beaches nearby to Praia da Rocha holidays. It’s largely thanks to the multi-layered tiers of rocks which encircle this particular stretch of coastline. But then, the crystalline waters are incredibly calm and shallow and there’s a whole range of restaurants nearby, so that’s clearly another advantage to Praia do Vau!

Praia do Alemao: Just to the west of Praia do Vau, Praia do Alemao is another beach which can count all manner of rock formations as part of its principal attraction. Children will love spending their holidays at this beach, as there’s so much to explore, from shallow little rock pools to cool, shady caves.

Restaurants in Praia da Rocha

Titanic: This highly rated restaurant offers a wide variety of delights, all created with locally made ingredients. Of special mention is the lemon sole and spicy chicken served with red peppers. And don’t forget to try the flambé desserts; they’re a real speciality of the restaurant and are a real treat to enjoy on your Praia da Rocha holidays.

Squash: Actually from the same owner as the Titanic, this restaurant is of a similar high quality. Try favourites like the monkfish and prawn kebab or classic dishes like steak and chips. Luckily the flambé desserts are available here too!

Asia Restaurant: If you fancy enjoying delicious Chinese cuisine that’s just as good, if not better than what you’ll find in the UK, head to the Asia Restaurant. The all-you-can-eat buffet is available for a surprisingly cheap price, ensuring you enjoy great value if you choose to have meals here during Praia da Rocha holidays.

Nightlife in Praia da Rocha

Varied nightlife: You’ll come across several bars, karaokes and cabarets on Praia da Rocha holidays, so you’ve plenty of choice for where to go on nights out here. If you fancy a enjoying a little glamour on your holidays, head to the marina. It’s here you’ll find cool cocktail bars like Bar Capicua and loud clubs for partying until the early hours. It attracts an upmarket crowd though, so prices certainly aren’t as cheap as in the town itself. Aside from that, there’s the casino in Hotel Algarve, which is just as ideal for drinking as it is for gambling on the variety of card games! The main town street Avenida Tomas Cabreira also has a few action-packed clubs, including Babylone (which plays chart hits from every era), and Katedral (Cathedral in English) which is certainly a shrine to pumping dance music!

Shopping in Praia da Rocha

High Street Shopping: Packed with bars, clubs and restaurants, Avenida Tomas Cabreira is also the main street to focus on when it comes to shopping on Praia da Rocha holidays. Along this long road you’ll see original fashion boutiques as well as very cheap leather shops, and that’s not forgetting the usual souvenir and beachwear shops. There’s also a market held every Monday in the central square (Monday seems to be a particularly favoured day for markets across the Algarve) where you’ll find locally produced fruit, vegetables and handicrafts.

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