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Tourist Guide to Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha - Portimao
Clara Campos

Praia da Rocha, in the spectacular west Algarve, Portugal boasts golden sandy beaches and an exciting tourist resort town built upon the Atlantic Ocean coastline.

A seaside town littered with hotels, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs, it is one of Portugal’s liveliest tourist destinations and a must go for any party enthusiast. Just a short distance from Faro airport with daily incoming and outgoing flights from all across Europe you have no excuse not to visit if going out is your scene. Don’t forget to book travel insurance that suits you when venturing abroad to ensure that extra peace of mind on your holidays.


The beach itself is vast, although bustling in the peak summer season there is always plenty of space. The stip Tomas Cabreira which runs along the top of the beach is scattered with restaurants, cafes and shops and particularly lively at night when pubs and nightclubs alike become alive. The annual beach soccer tournament is hosted here, Mundialito de Futebol de Praia which always boasts some of the world best national teams and has been taking place since 2005.


When on holidays in Praia da Rocha you have nothing to worry about when it comes to nightlife. With bars staying open till 2am and and nightclubs till 6am, a definite party holiday is at your fingertips. Bars such as The Emerald Isle, Twiins, Farmers, Daly’s, The Celt and Marinas are some of the liveliest pubs in Praia da Rocha you are guaranteed to have a great time. The towns two nightclubs Bablyone and the Kathederal are where to go to keep the party going and a fun time is promised.

Where to Stay

With somewhere to stay for every budget the world is your oyster in Praia da Rocha and the choice is yours. From the low cost traveller to the luxury, Praia da Rocha has exactly what you need. For those looking for something low cost, Club Praia da Rocha is top of our list. This multi storey apartment complex hosts comfortable spaces including bedrooms, kitchenettes, balconies and pool and is ideally located in the centre of the town. If you are on the other side of the budget scale then why not try out Hotel Jupiter, on the main strip. This hotel is great for families and couples, the food is great it’s close to shops and bars and over all you won’t be left disappointed.

There’s just a quick insight into what you can expect on your sun holiday to Praia da Rocha. As the New Year looms and the January blues hit it’s always a great idea to start looking forward to a summer vacation and where better to travel than here. Always remember to get a secure travel cover policy when going away for that extra security. Happy travelling.

Where is Praia da Rocha

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Praia da Rocha 37.116663, -8.534660 Praia da RochaPraia da Rocha, in the spectacular west Algarve, Portugal boasts golden sandy beaches and an exciting tourist resort town built upon the Atlantic Ocean.Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal (Directions)

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