Praia da Rocha – Online Guide

Welcome to Praia da Rocha online. A site dedicated to informing you about whats going on whether it be for an up and coming holiday or for people looking to make the most of a holiday/permanent home. You can also find us on our Facebook page if you prefer more direct interaction ‘Click here’ to see what others are saying about Praia da Rocha on Facebook.

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Most people search online for their holiday destination, for example Praia da Rocha either before or after they book the tickets. With that in mind we want you to be able to find out more about Praia da Rocha before you even step on the plane.

Did you know? it is situated on the west side of the Algarve which is just over 50 minutes drive from Faro airport and tucked nicely in between Portimão and Alvor.

Rocha (as it is known to locals)started life in the 1930’s as a quiet and elegant resort. However with the opening of cheap flights by airlines in the 1970’s coinciding with the boom in apartments being built, the creation of southern Portugal’s second largest resort was complete.

What brings people back to Praia da Rocha year after year? Could it be that the Algarve only averages 19 days of rainfall per year? Maybe it’s the 2.5km long beach that people love to stroll along of an evening! Or maybe it’s the many rock formations along the coastline which actually gives Praia da Rocha its name meaning “Rock Beach“.

Whatever it gives you, we are sure that once you have been you will come back year after year like so many others before you.

Praia da Rocha

Sunset at Praia da Rocha

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Praia da Rocha

A family friendly resort situated in the Algarve, Portugal.

  •  – One of the best beaches in Europe!
  •  – Averages only 19 days a year rainfall!
  •  – Something for everyone, Quiet-life or Night-life!