The huge expanse of golden sands that make up Praia Da Rocha, one of the Algarve's most popular bustling beaches, pulls in the holiday crowds in peak season. You're in Algarve top beach resort territory here at Praia Da Rocha with everything from windsurfing, horse riding and numerous boat trip excursions all close to hand. Praia da Rocha nightlife is one of the liveliest on the Algarve, with a choice of discos and bars, plus a casino with nightly shows in peak summer season.
The main lively resort strip for Praia da Rocha is Avenida Tomas Cabreira up above the beach. A choice of holiday shops, restaurants, bars and hotel accommodation is all up here. The Praia da Rocha Tourist Information Centre is also up here on the esplanade opposite the Hotel Jupiter. Tel: 282 419 132. Hook into all your watersports and boat trips excursions from here.
Perfect as a lively Algarve beach resort base in peak summer season, Praia Da Rocha is popular not just with young groups looking for the beach and party, but also families and couples. Praia da Rocha is at its best in peak summer season, as most holiday activities here revolve around the glorious Algarve Praia da Rocha beach, and boat trips from Portimao Marina. Nearby Portimao offers a superb selection of shops.
Praia da Rocha was one of the first beaches to pull in the tourist crowds to the Algarve in the 1950s and 1960s - you can see why, the beach here ranks as one of the best holiday resort beaches in Portugal! Self contained and all inclusive, with a choice of excursions available either inland with boat trips up the river to Silves, or along the Algarve coast here exploring the caves and rock formations, you've everything you need for a perfect beach resort holiday.
Portimao Marina (weblink right) is conveniently situated near Praia da Rocha and offers a choice of watersports, Dolphin Watching boat trips, a diving school and sailing school. (see weblinks right for details).
Back on Praia Da Rocha beach there's a choice of watersports outlets, including particularly windsurfing, jet ski, pedalos and paragliding. Not surprisingly in the bustling Algarve resort hotspot, another of the mammoth Algarve casinos are located here. Checkout the Hotel Algarve Casino line-up of not just casino games but cabaret shows, bars and restaurants. Disco club choice includes Babilone, Horaga, Katedral, Plexus and the jazz club Vilamoura.