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Praia de Rocha

Praia de Rocha

Praia de Rocha Holidays

Breathtaking cliff views and sun-drenched beaches await on holidays to Praia da Rocha.

Holidays in Praia de Rocha

Located on Portugal's Algarve coastline, Praia da Rocha is an idyllic oasis of golden sand beaches backed by towering sandstone cliffs. One of the original Algarve resorts, this stretch of picturesque shoreline has served British holidaymakers for almost a century.

Although small, this resort is alive with activities. The main draw to Praia da Rocha is its gorgeous sandy beach. Spend sun-kissed days lazing under parasols and enjoying water sports. Or if you want a scenic stroll, head along the cliff tops to discover hidden coves and pockets of tranquil sands, perfect for a spot of me time.

If you’re looking for a postcard-perfect holiday that oozes elegance, beauty, and fun in the sun, this is the place for you. With a glittering promenade, marina, medieval forts, and a sweep of lively restaurants and bars, there are plenty of hidden coves and foodie gems to discover on a holiday to Praia da Rocha.

Travel guide

Praia da Rocha is a year-round destination with pleasant winters and hot dry summers. The hottest temperatures are between June and August.  

  • Best time to visit: May-October
  • Average temp: 22°C/70°F
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference: +0 hours

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Things to see and do in Praia de Rocha

The nearby area opens up a variety of family-friendly activities. Ride rip-roaring slides at Slide & Splash, discover animals at Zoomarine, or walk the plank on an epic pirate ship boat tour around the charming coastline. Whether your holiday is all about lying beachside or spent golfing, wine-tasting, cycling, and horse-riding; it is bound to be magical.

The resort also offers a great choice of day trips. Take to the turquoise waters and enter a world of submerged wonders in the Benagil Cave. Head to the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve, Silves, and explore its red-bricked castle and historic quarter. Or take a relaxed 15-minute stroll to Portimão and discover a harbour scattered with open-air cafes, ambient restaurants, and chic shopping by the Arade River estuary.

No matter what adventures your holiday to Praia da Rocha takes you on, its white sand beaches and sheltering rock formations will be the perfect backdrop to endless fun.

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Food and drink in Praia de Rocha

There are lots of restaurants to tempt your tastebuds in Praia da Rocha. Locally caught fish and shellfish are popular in many restaurants. But you can dine on everything from gourmet cuisine, international fare, and local favourites to fast food favourites.

Praia da Rocha has a delightful selection of bars, clubs, pubs, and discos to suit every group. Whether you're looking for a lively night out or a quiet meal overlooking the rocking sea, you'll find just the place in Praia da Rocha.

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Weather in Praia de Rocha

Average monthly temperature in Praia de Rocha (°C)

  • Jan 16°C
  • Feb 17°C
  • Mar 19°C
  • Apr 21°C
  • May 23°C
  • Jun 26°C
  • Jul 29°C
  • Aug 29°C
  • Sep 26°C
  • Oct 23°C
  • Nov 20°C
  • Dec 17°C
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