Surrounding Areas

Attractions around Praia Da Rocha

Welcome to Praia Da Rocha‘s Attractions section. Here you will find a selection of places to visit during your stay. Please click on the link to find out information on each establishment. The Algarve is full of so many things to do that it would be impossible to list them all here in detail, so we have provided you with a couple of links to help you get started.

Attractions near Praia Da Rocha

If you wish to have private transport provided for any of the below attractions then please contact for the best prices. Discount can also be provided for tickets to Slide n Splash if using our Private Transport.

Slide & Splash Krazy World Zoomarine


Aqualand Sand City Aqua Show Park


Zoo Lagos Nikki Beach Diving School

Here in  Praia Da Rocha itself the most obvious attraction just happens to be the beach! In the main peak holiday months please do not be surprised to find the beach in high use from 8am until well after 10 pm at night. This may now get even later due to the fabulous new “beach bars” that have been erected in the season of 2006.

Outside of the resorts you have many different things to do. For those who like a good walk you can go from Rocha  into the lovely town of Portimao which is a 15-20 minute stroll. Alternatively you can get the local bus (LINHA AZUL) which means the Blue Line. This can be picked up at bus stops along the top road and currently costs approx €1.50 per person, children under 12 go free. If you wish to return to the resort in under 2 hours then just show your ticket again when you get back on the bus and you will not be charged.

You may also wish to hire a car for a few days or get a coach ride to the wonderful area called Monchique. The Monchique range covers a wide area and includes FOIA which is the official highest peak in the Algarve. The views from FOIA are spectacular and must be seen. Dropping back down into the small town of Monchique itself you can stop into the little paring areas just off the road as many o these have Water Springs which tastes lovely and is very refreshing in the summer. Continuing on down the mountain you will drop into Caldas Do Monchique, this is a Roman Spa area very popular with tourists and is a lovely shaded spot to stop off for a picnic or maybe a romantic hour with your loved one.

For Golf lovers the Algarve is a very popular place regardless of what resort you are based in, all in all there are over 30 top class golf courses in the Algarve.

For those wanting a bit more action you can go “off roading” with one of the many local tour operators. This takes you off the beaten track up into the Monchique Range. The local fishing ports of Alvor, Portimao and Rocha itself have many boats offering to take you fishing at reasonable prices. You can also get a 1 hour boat ride from Portimao Marina which will take you into the historical town of Silves. They will usually give you 2 hours in the town before bringing you back to your drop off point.

For those with families and maybe wanting a bit more fn for the children you have ZOOMARINE which as you can guess is full of animal entertainment for the kids. Then you have SLIDE AND SPLASH which is a big water park with plenty to do which will keep you busy all day.