Praia da Rocha Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Praia da Rocha is a busy resort which attracts families, groups and couples due to it's good selection of attractions and amenities. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and not forgetting the famous beachfront casino. As well as the great beaches, there is plenty to do in the area such as waterparks, watersports and various excursions to keep the whole family entertained.

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Praia da Rocha

On the "strip" you will find a wide selection of restaurants, lively bars and a 5 star casino. Spend lazy days on the beautiful beach situated at the far end on the main drag. Praia da Rocha is an excellent base for visiting the many attractions of the west, for example the Monchique mountain range, Cape st Vincent and the historical fishing village of Portimao. Transfer time approx 1hr 15.

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Praia da Rocha Hotels (?)

A family friendly hotel in a quiet location with cheerful and modern accommodation, just 10 minutes walk from Praia da Rocha and Praia do Vau beaches....

4.4 / 5 from 15 reviews

Luar Hotel is a modern hotel enjoying views over Lagos Bay and a prime location beside Praia da Rocha Beach....

4.1 / 5 from 12 reviews

Overlooking the beach and sea, the apartments offer a great atmosphere for a relaxing holiday....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Boasting a unique location in the Marina, the Tivoli Marina Portimao has been designed to blend in with its surroundings and is directly opposite the beach....

4.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

This small hotel offers a friendly and relaxing environment, perfect for an enjoyable holiday in the sun....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Spa hotel, set in a former 19th century palace, combining traditional Portuguese architecture and ornate mosaics with modern living and a prime location on the cliffs just above Praia da Rocha beach....

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Clube Vila Rosa Apartments are perfect for those looking for a quiet holiday, close to all the action of a busy resort....

4.1 / 5 from 8 reviews

This comfortable Spa hotel is in a fabulous position overlooking the beach at Praia da Rocha and central to the resort, near to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Suitable for families and coup...

4.3 / 5 from 8 reviews

The apartments offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with direct access to local amenities....

4.3 / 5 from 9 reviews

This luxurious hotel offers all you require for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the sun....

4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

An impressive hotel with its own casino, located directly in front of the beach in Praia da Rocha....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Presidente is suitable for families and couples wanting a relaxing holiday with amenities nearby....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Beach front 4 star complex with modern furnishings and amenities....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Well equipped, budget friendly studios and family sized apartments just 150m from the beach. ...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

The modern apartments offer comfortable accommodation with a good range of amenities....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Spacious and well equipped apartments, sleeping up to 8 people, with all the modern amenities for an enjoyable stay....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

With a good range of facilities, comfortable accommodation and fantastic location, the Iate Hotel is a great place to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Well placed apartment complex located right on the seafront with great view. The ideal place for beach lovers and those wanting to soak up the sun....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The apartments are ideal for families and couples who are looking for a central location from which they can enjoy this busy resort....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Club Praia Da Rocha Apartments offers basic accommodation and is ideal for those on a budget looking for their own swimming pool, children's pool and restaurant facilities....

3.4 / 5 from 14 reviews

With a good selection of amenities and a central location, the Clube Dos Arcos makes the ideal venue for a family holiday....

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Solmonte offers a good location and ample facilities to ensure an enjoyable holiday....

1.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Algarve Mor Apartments is overlooking the sea and close to local amenities. Perfect for families and couples wanting a relaxing holiday....

An ideal location for those seeking a relaxing holiday in friendly surroundings and close to the beach and resort centre....

Clube Praia Mar Hotel is a tourist friendly hotel complex, making it ideal for a family holiday or a getaway break....

Coral Do Vau Hotel is a 3 star complex ideal for couples and families wanting a relaxing beach holiday....

With comfortable accommodation and a central location, the Flor da Rocha Aparthotel is the perfect choice for a family holiday....

The Mar A Vista Apartments are in the ideal location for a relaxing holiday....

The Squash Apartments are ideal for those who are looking for a quiet, relaxing break close to the resort centre....

Enjoying a quiet location, these one bedroom apartments are well furnished and close to the beach....

Praia da Rocha Reviews

Holiday Date:9th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Castelos Da Rocha Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Excellent.

Holiday Date:7th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Jardim do Vau Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Lovely scenery.

Holiday Date:5th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Clube Vila Rosa Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Superior Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beach is lovely here, only downside is there are lots of stairs to get there, not always great if you have little ones or a pram. The bars and restaurants are great, plenty of choice and were always very accommodating for our young children. Lovely atmosphere along the strip of a night, plenty of little attractions for little ones.

Holiday Date:23rd Jul 2015
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The resort has plenty of bars and restaurants, but is less busy than other resorts within the Algarve. The beach is immaculate, a long stretch of white sand, and clear blue sea. There is a picturesque marine area at the end of the beach, with lots of restaurants to visit. You can arrange a boat trip from the marina, at a reasonable cost.

Holiday Date:19th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Beaches are superb and some nice restaurants.

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

This was my second time staying in Praia Da Rocha. The superb beach is breath taking, plenty of top class restaurants serving quality food at reasonable prices and great bars. The whole resort has a really warm and welcoming atmosphere and for us had the perfect mix to relax in the day and party at night, without being too loud. We will go back again and again in the future.

Holiday Date:12th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Bela Vista Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sidesea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

PdR beach amazing and very well kept, Praia do Vau adjacent to PdR also a beautiful beach and very well kept. The town of PdR however is a bit like Blackpool, stalls selling knock off Michael Kors bags and Ralph Lauren polo shirts. Not enough high quality shops or restaurants to rate the resort higher. Will I return no, nice hotel in the wrong location.

Holiday Date:7th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Bela Vista Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Hotel is located on main strip so good location for restaurants etc Atlantico Restaurant on the beach is great and must try All Beef at the other end of the town.

Holiday Date:30th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Resort larger than I normally choose but was able to walk to smaller villages so overall happy.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Clube Vila Rosa Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Superior Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Praia da rocha has beautiful clean beaches with plenty of sunbeds and shade. There is also life guards on the beach and plenty of watersports. There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the front and on the beach with a good choice of dishes to eat. Our favourite was the Cafe Del Mar food is excellent and staff are great. Food and drink reasonably priced everywhere but the resort does get busy this time of year.

Holiday Date:18th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Oriental Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Frontal View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Sorry to be negative but the police need to deal with the local low life offering drugs to passers by up and down the main strip, within sight of the police station. I'm a bald, overweight middle aged bloke and even I was asked if I wanted to buy cocaine! Plus the ever present graffiti.

Holiday Date:15th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Jupiter Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Have stayed here many times and is a great place to use as a base, fantastic beach, great places to eat.

Holiday Date:13th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Algarve Casino Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View - Promo
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Beautiful beach. Lovely little town, very clean and great eating places.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sidesea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

All you require for a wonderful holiday.

Holiday Date:3rd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Solmonte Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Loved the resort can't fault it.

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Beaches

This 2km stretch of golden sand is one of the most famous beaches in the Algarve. The beach is backed by cliffs and is easily the resorts most popular attraction. There is a wooden walkway that runs the whole length of the beach with a variety of restaurants and beach cafes. The walkway provides easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There are lifeguards on in summer and there are sunshades and awnings available to rent. For those who enjoy watersports, there is a good variety such as windsurfing, jet skiing, paragliding and pedalos.

There is a wide paved walkway that runs along the top of the cliffs which is perfect for walking or cycling and the views of the beach from here are really good.

Things to Do

Sport is a big thing here, whether it is horse riding, watersports, golf or even a spot of deep sea fishing, there is so much on offer.

The casino in Praia da Rocha is very popular and not only can you try your hand at the tables or slot machines, you can also have dinner and even see a show. It's a great night out and a little different than the usual nightly entertainment.

St Caterina Fort was built in 1621 to protect the City of Seville and Vila Nova de Portimao from Spanish pirates and moors and offers a fantastic view over the surrounding area. There is a cafe/bar here so you can enjoy a drink whilst taking in the lovely views

Out and About

There are plenty of shops in the resort and you should be able to find the perfect souvenir in one of the many stalls and boutiques that can be found along the promenade. If you don't find what you are looking for in Praia da Rocha, head to the nearby Portimao, where you will find a great shopping centre with everything from designer clothes to local hand crafted goods.

There are plenty of restaurants here which cater for different tastes. There are lots of traditional restaurants which serves lots of local dishes which include fresh cheese, smoked ham and smoked salmon or if you prefer, you could try one of the seafood restaurants. Whatever your taste, I'm sure you will find something.

As well as the many bars here, you will also find many discos, so if you fancy staying out until the early hours then you can and there are plenty of options too.

Nearby Attractions

With so much going on in the area, there will not be time to get bored.

Lagos Zoo is not huge but concentrates more on smaller animals and birds. The monkey island is great fun and there is a pets corner too. There is also a children's playground, picnic area, snack bar and restaurant here which makes it the ideal place for a family day out.

Lagos itself is worth a visit, it is one of the most attractive towns in the Algarve with its main avenue running the length of the town. The marina and beach is on one side and the cobbled streets of the town centre are on the other side. There are some great restaurants to sample and plenty of shopping if you fancy.

Zoo Marine in Guia is a very popular choice for families with children and is the highlight of many a holiday. Visitors will be able to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds and various birds of prey. There is also an aquarium with exotic fish and sharks and there is a 4D cinema too so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

Why not check out Portugal's largest water park, Slide and Splash which is situated between Lagos and Albufeira. There are loads of rides for all the family and a separate children's area for little ones so everyone is happy. There is a grassy area if you fancy a spot of sunbathing and there is a couple of restaurants and kiosk serving food and drink. Slide and Splash is a great day out for all the family and a great way to cool down.

If you haven't had enough of shopping, you could visit the Algarve Shopping Mall in Guia which is huge and offers a great selection of shops.

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