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 12 reviews

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

4.5 / 5 from 4 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 8 reviews

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

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....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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

4.3 / 5 from 7 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 7 reviews

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

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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

4.5 / 5 from 2 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....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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

3.7 / 5 from 3 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

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

3 / 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

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

2 / 5 from 1 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

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....

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

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:26th Feb 2015
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Nice and quiet this time of year. Lots of cliff top walks and walks back along the beaches. Plenty of good quality restaurants and bars which are reasonably priced. Few shops and supermarkets. Regular bus services to nearby resorts.

Holiday Date:20th Jan 2015
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

beautiful beach. lovley people. we went in off peak so not many places were open but you can tell it would be buzzing in summertime

Holiday Date:13th Jan 2015
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Had a fantastic holiday so much that we have booked to go back in October in same hotel. It is the first time we have booked a holiday on-line and was a bit sceptical but we were very impressed everything went smoothly transfers were bang on time was very impressed with everything .we have told all our family and friends about sunshine.co.uk and how pleased we are two of our friends have already booked to go to same resort and hotel as we were in March and a few more are going to be booking well impressed thank you sunshine.co.uk

Holiday Date:22nd Dec 2014
Accommodation:Presidente Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Excellent restaurants which were very cheap especially for 3 courses. Good variety of pubs both day and night offering very cheap drinks. Excellent beaches where you can walk for miles. Very friendly people wherever you go.

Holiday Date:18th Dec 2014
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

We enjoy Praia da Rocha as we love walking so whether you walk in Portimao or Alvor direction you can do a good 5 miles or more with lovely beach, road and wood walks.

Holiday Date:19th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Oceano Atlantico Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Quite a relaxed resort at this time of year, plenty of good restaurants and shops along the strip.

Holiday Date:17th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Standard Room
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely restaurants, great beaches, very reasonably priced food and drink. Toni's bar in the Solmonte Hotel is a must for a great night.

Holiday Date:27th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Portimao Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

To be honest all we do on holiday is sit round the pool and read, eat and drink so only really went into Praia da Rocha for the occasional meals. Had most of our meals at the restaurants by the Tivoli Marina Portimao Hotel.

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Clube Vila Rosa Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Lovely beaches, good variety of bars and restaurants which are all reasonably priced.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2014
Accommodation:Club Praia Da Rocha Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Good.

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2014
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Portimao Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Full Board
(5 suns)

The area was very nice we walked along the beach which was beautiful. We went into Portimao town and wandered around the shops. It was very reasonable in the cafes and restaurants. We paid %u20AC5 for a pot of tea, juice and two custard tarts. Brilliant value! We didn't do any trips as were wanting a relaxing holiday which is exactly what we got. The hotel is lovely and I would come back here again when we have a family.

Holiday Date:18th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Plaza Real Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Praia da Rocha suits us (senior citizens), who like to walk a lot, taking in Praia da Vau beach, Alvor, and Portimao centre with its narrow streets and coffee shops.

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Luar Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sidesea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

We found Praia da Rocha lovely. Plenty to do, plenty of places to go, very clean and no rowdies. We found the drinks and food very cheap. We didnt find one bad restaurant and we ate out every night. The beach was lovely and clean and we were surprised how cheap the sun beds were - 10 euro for 2 with umbrella and small table for the whole day.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Jupiter Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Everything you need in one mile! Great restaurants, good bars, castle at the end of the strip.

Holiday Date:8th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Jardins Da Rocha Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Beautiful beach.

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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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