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Hotels and Apartments in Praia Da Rocha

A lively resort that is home to lovely beaches, fantastic nightlife and boasts a history and culture is one of the most preferred holiday base for tourist planning to explore Algarve. With a huge number of travellers flocking to this resort, there has been increase in the number of apartments and hotels in Praia de Rocha that cater to every taste and budget. The extensive range of accommodation in Praia da Rocha resort caters to families, couples and travellers who love to party.

You can choose from apartments close the sea to luxury villas with pools. The hotels in Praia de Rocha are also equipped with necessary as well as luxury amenities including private pool, terrace and BBQ and internet access. If you are looking for low cost accommodation in Praia da Rocha, then also you can easily find your ideal holiday home in the city centre. Some excellent properties where you can book your stay, this includes Algarve Mor, Hotel Da Rocha, Presidente Apartments, Jupiter Algarve Hotel etc.


The first resort to be developed on Portugal’s Algarve, Praia da Rocha is popular for its beauty of the long sandy beaches set against the sandstone cliff. The resort is nestled between Portimao and the Alvor village, making it an important tourist destination in Portugal, where you indulge in an endless list of leisure opportunities. Summer is the peak season here, between June and September when Praia da Rocha becomes the liveliest towns of the Algarve coastline. The resort is now an ideal beach holiday destination for families and those who love to party and enjoy great food in the warm, sunny beach weather.

You’ll find excellent accommodation in Praia da Rocha mostly in hotels and high-rise apartment blocks, which are well-facilities with all requisite facilities to make your holiday absolutely relaxing. If staying close to the beautiful beaches, enjoying multiple places to wine and dine or party late night is your idea of great holiday then Praia da Rocha may be the ideal choice for you!

Where to stay

Praia da Rocha is a beautiful small town, boasting a range of hotels and apartments complexes with charming natural scenery in the backdrop. The Red sandstone cliffs which makes the resort look extra beautiful and area is lined up with a selection of 3 to 5 star hotels, featuring state-of-the-art facilities.

The different styles of accommodation in Praia da Rocha are well spaced out and are set close to all the local amenities and the luxurious properties that faces the magnificent sea will also have wonderful views. Apart from hotels, there are many self-catering apartments in Praia da Rocha which are great fit for the families, looking for more privacy and space. Both apartments and hotels in Praia da Rocha resort can be a great holiday home as these are facilitated with best of amenities and services to ensure maximum comfort of the guests.

What to see

Praia da Rocha is a popular holiday destination that attracts huge influx of tourists all year around for its wonderful nightlife, beautiful scenery and spectacular beaches. This cosmopolitan resort has a charming traditional feel, offering a perfect setting to soak up the sun in a stunning location. The long golden beach here is backed by limestone cliffs, so you can either enjoy swimming or unwind on the loungers or try some amazing water sports, and boat trips to the caves, fishing trips and dolphin watching.

The beach is also surrounded by restaurants and bars that serve Portuguese and international food. You can also visit the marina, next to the beach, which is great for a leisurely stroll. There are many leisure activities that you can enjoy in your Praia de Rocha holiday such as Slide and Splash water park, Aqualand and Parque Zoológico de Lagos (Zoo Lagos), which can a fantastic day out with family. Also, there are many churches, galleries, museums and historical sites that can interest you.

What to eat and drink

Praia resort is home to many good restaurants and Irish bars that offers delicious food and drinks with great views. Both food and alcohol are very reasonably priced and it won’t be a challenge to find cheap tourist menus and food throughout the resort. Fish and seafood are available in plenty here and mostly all traditional Portuguese restaurants offer a selection of fish dishes, which are served with salads and vegetables.

Apart from authentic traditional Portuguese dishes, there are Chinese, Indian, Italian and English cuisines offered in many restaurants. Some popular restaurants in the resort includes Big Red’s Rib Shack, All Beef, Bulli and Pupe, Restaurant O Barao. Most of the restaurants are focused on serving international tourists and are mainly settled in the Tomas Cabreira Avenue, which is the popular street of the resort. So make most out of your Praia da Rocha holiday enjoying the freshly prepared dishes and exotic drinks in a very friendly ambiance.


At night, Praia da Rocha comes alive with people enjoying leisurely walk on the avenue, sipping delicious cocktails in chic bars, watching stunning street performances or looking for amazing gastronomic experiences for late night dinners. Overall, the resort boasts a lively ambiance for both locals and tourists to enjoy a distinct style of nightlife full of fun, excitement and dancing.

You really wouldn’t need to leave the resort for any entertainment and late night fun. There are endless amazing top nightclubs and bars along the esplanade. If you love to dance on peppy numbers, Phoenix is the place for you that stays open till 6 a.m. For enjoying some exotic drinks in a lively ambiance while trying your hands on pool or dart then Red Eye is an excellent bar. Some other popular bar in the resort includes Katederal, Bar Amuras, Farmer’s Pub, among others.


The main shopping centre in Praia da Rocha, Portimão, featuring many retail parks around the outskirts and a selection of shops in the town centre. Popular products that are a good buy in the resort are leather goods, cosmetics and perfumes, fashion wear and accessories. You’ll literally find everything here from homeware to electronics, kitchenware to furniture. Moreover, there are lots of good supermarkets.

Right around the beach, the resort has many good shops from where visitors can buy unique souvenirs, clothes, artwork and local handicrafts at very affordable prices. During your Praia da Rocha holiday, you can move around the resort, take a day out to enjoy shopping experience in any of the outdoor or beach markets, malls and small shops to know the area well and interact with the locals. With such different types of stores, retail shops and markets, you’ll surely find something that will catch your attention.

Fast Facts About

  • Nearest airports: Faro Airport (FAO)
  • Flight time from UK: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro (€)


Praia Da Rocha Reviews

8/10 Great

27 May 2019

Quite resort, beautiful walks, amazing beach

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Weather/beach walks/relaxing

9/10 Fantastic

17 July 2018


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10/10 Amazing

21 June 2018


The best thing about my stay was ...

The beach

10/10 Amazing

05 May 2018

Lovely beach

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5/10 Average

04 May 2018


The best thing about my stay was ...


10/10 Amazing

01 May 2018

Great place

The best thing about my stay was ...

Walk along the cliffs

9/10 Fantastic

25 July 2017

Praria de Rocha

The best thing about my stay was ...

Restaurants and irish pubs

8/10 Great

30 October 2013

Lovely town

10/10 Amazing

25 October 2013

Very good

The best thing about my stay was ...

The beach

8/10 Great

24 October 2013

Something for everyone

The best thing about my stay was ...

The beach