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Note: You can directly book the best price if your travel dates are available, all discounts are already included. In the following house description you will find all information about our listing. "Casa Avó Lucy", 4-room apartment 61 m2 on 4th floor. Object suitable for 4 adults + 2 children. Renovated in 2020, practical furnishings: living/dining room with dining table, satellite TV, hi-fi system and electric heater. Exit to the balcony. 1 room with 1 bed (140 cm, length 190 cm), electric...
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Modern 2 bed apartment located on the first line of Praia da Rocha (3 castles) with a fabulous sea view from every room. Fully renovated apartment, equipped with surround sound and a contemporany decor. Situated 50 m from the beach and with pool.
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This beautiful Apartment is situated a few steps away from the main beachfront promenade and beach in Praia da Rocha, Portugal's famous Algarve. We are adjacent to the main beach which is wide, white and sandy, and it's the prime location in this beachfront resort with many restaurants and bars and shopping all along the promenade. Enjoy long walks and explore the cliffs or a boat trip to the nearby Benagil Caves.
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All About Praia da Rocha
Most people come to the small town of Praia da Rocha, on Portugal’s famous Algarve Coast, for two reasons: to spend warm sunny days at the beach and to spend nights enjoying the town’s renowned entertainments. Praia da Rocha’s main beach is regarded as one of the best in the region. It’s sheltered by sandstone cliffs, which provide calm waters for swimming, and is ideal for soaking up the sun or reclining on a rented lounger under an umbrella. The mild conditions favor watersports — have a ride on a jet ski, go windsurfing, or spend a few lazy hours on a pedalo.
By night, Praia da Rocha’s street life kicks into gear. You can start your night off at one of the many restaurants along the beach promenade or on the main street, feasting on tiger prawns or bacalhau scrambled with eggs and potatoes, then move on to the town’s karaoke rooms, pubs, and dance clubs.
How do I get around Praia da Rocha?
The closest airport is Faro Airport (FAO), which accepts regular flights from many UK cities. The drive from the airport will take you around 45 minutes, and there are many car rental options available. It’s also easy to hire taxis or private shuttle services from the airport to your Praia da Rocha apartment or villa. Alternatively, you can take a bus or train to Praia da Rocha, a journey that usually takes 90 minutes. If you’re coming from Lisbon, the drive will take you around two and a half hours, and there are also direct bus and train services. Praia da Rocha itself is small and pleasant to explore on foot. If you plan to make regular visits to nearby places, having your own car may be your best option.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Praia da Rocha?
Praia da Rocha experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm sunshine year round. June through August are the hottest months, so ensure you pack plenty of sunscreen and a hat. In July, the biggest beach festival for hip hop, dancehall, and R&B in Europe takes centre stage in town, drawing internationally known DJs and musicians. The spring and autumn months are possibly the most pleasant times to visit, as you won’t experience the stifling hot temperatures of summer, but you can still expect plenty of warm, sunny days to enjoy the beach. Wintertime is much quieter in Praia da Rocha, and although it will be cooler, you can still expect sunshine and mild weather.
What are the top things to do in Praia da Rocha?
Fortress of Santa Catarina
A short walk from the eastern end of Praia da Rocha’s main beach is a cliff that leads to the remains of this 16th-century fortress. Once used to defend the area against pirates, it now offers panoramic views of the cliff-lined beach to one side and Portimão Marina to the other. The ruins also play host to many events throughout the year.
Plunge into the Atlantic at the Ocean Revival Park in Portimão, renowned as one of the best spots to wreck dive on the Algarve. Four boats from the Portuguese navy, all of which have played key roles in the country’s military history, were deliberately sunk here. This site, which does not charge admission fees, has been described as an underwater theme park with loads to see, and there are dives for all abilities.
A short 20-minute stroll from the centre of Praia da Rocha brings you to Portimão, the second largest city on the West Algarve. Portimão, founded in the 19th century, retains a traditional feel, full of picturesque buildings and tree-lined plazas. Along the riverfront, the lovely Manuel Bivar gardens offer green expanses for relaxing in as well as shade from the hot sun.