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Praia da Rocha
Praia da Rocha

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A popular Algarve holiday resort for couples and families, Praia da Rocha is great sunshine getaway, just a short hop from the UK.
Average Flight Time:
3 hours
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Average Temp:
21°C
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Cliffs, sunshine and beaches are what holidays in Praia da Rocha are all about. Located on Portugal's Algarve coastline, 40 miles west of Faro airport, Praia da Rocha was the first Algarve resort to be built, before the boom of package holidays in the sixties. The resort's white sandy beach, sheltered by cliffs and rock formations, has an abundance of watersports on offer. The cliff tops are full of hotels, bars, shops, restaurants and a promenade leading to the 17th century fort. As with most resorts in the Algarve, there are a number of golf courses to challenge golf enthusiasts. No holiday in Praia da Rocha is complete without a visit to the famous beachfront Praia da Rocha casino. Praia da Rocha is a year round destination with pleasant winters and hot dry summers. So, whether you're looking for a golfing break, a sunshine family getaway or a romantic trip for two, a holiday in Praia da Rocha will meet all your needs!

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Hotel Luar
Hotel Luar
In a cliff top location, overlooking the beach on the outskirts of Praia da Rocha, you will discover Hotel Luar. This 3 star hotel may be small in size, but it certainly makes up for it with plentiful onsite facilities.
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Jardins Da Rocha
Jardins Da Rocha
Boasting a prime location in the Algarve resort of Praia da Rocha, the Jardins da Rocha apartments take some beating. This high rise 3 star complex stands head and shoulders above its neighbours, offering stunning panoramic views across the resort and sea.
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Mirachro III Apartments
Mirachro III Apartments
If you are looking for a great value self catering option in the Algarve, why not take a look at the Mirachoro III apartments on the outskirts of Praia da Rocha? This 3 star apartment complex is tucked away in quiet location and boasts abundant onsite facilities.
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Clube Praia Da Rocha
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Clube Praia Da Rocha
The Albufeira Jardim I & II Apartments are tucked away in private gardens close to the beachfront in Albufeira. This 3 star complex is ideal for families and couples looking for a great value self catering holiday in The Algarve.
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Jan
15°C
Feb
16°C
Mar
18°C
Apr
19°C
May
21°C
Jun
25°C
Jul
28°C
Aug
28°C
Sep
26°C
Oct
22°C
Nov
19°C
Dec
16°C
The weather in the Algarve is warm all year round. This part of Portugal enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine annually, with reasonably steady temperatures. However, on most days of the year, there is a light breeze from the west. The Spring and Autumn months offer the type of weather for exploring and touring. The hot months of July and August are strictly for sun-lovers. If you decide to visit this area in winter you will be pleasantly surprised to find you will probably only need a fleece or light jacket. As for rainfall, December to February are the wettest months. But the good news is that the rain only tends to fall for an hour or so – unlike the constant drizzle in the UK!
Things to see & do

Holidays in Praia da Rocha are packed with things to see and do. The beaches have lots of waterbased activities to try including diving, fishing, windsurfing, jetskiing, paragliding and sailing. There's also golfing, boat trips, wine tasting tours, cycling, cliff walking and horseriding to enjoy too. The water parks and the Zoo are popular with families.

Praia da Rocha has a good selection of bars, clubs, pubs and discos to suit every taste. So whether you're looking for a lively night out or a quiet meal overlooking the sea, you'll find just the place in Praia da Rocha. Don't miss a visit to the beachfront Praia da Rocha Casino.

Food & drink

There are lots of restaurants to tempt your tastebuds in Praia da Rocha. Locally caught fish and shellfish are popular in many restaurants. You can dine on everything from gourmet cuisine, international fare and local favourites to fast food options. Portugal's vinho verde wine is the perfect accompaniement to your meal.

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