Holidays in Praia Da Rocha
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Praia da Rocha holidays
Praia da Rocha is a beachside resort just south of Portimao in the Algarve. Holidays in Praia da Rocha are about vast beaches with water sports and relaxation, picturesque scenery and enough activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Praia da Rocha beaches
The resort is built around the Praia da Rocha beach, which is ideal for water sports or building sandcastles with your family. Surfing is popular here as the waves are good, and you can try jet-skiing or ride on a banana boat.
Since 2005 the world international Beach Soccer tournament has been played in Praia de Rocha, and it takes place every August. If you’re looking for a less active spot, Tres Castelos is a bit quieter than Praia da Rocha’s main beach.
What to see and do in Praia da Rocha
The Santa Catarina Fort, built to keep pirates away in the past, can be found at the marina end of Praia da Rocha, and you’ll find great views here. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the rocky coastline on foot, as long as they stick to the cliff paths. You could also try your hand at golf during your holiday by playing on the championship course at Penina, which was designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Serious shopaholics should pay a visit to the Algarve Shopping Mall near Guia for intense retail therapy. Other hotspots are the marina at Praia da Rocha, which has lots of shops and restaurants. Along the beach promenade, you can track down souvenirs at one of the many stalls and boutiques.
Exploring the Area
Families will enjoy a summer adventure at Slide and Splash Water Park in Lagoa, where you can take the plunge, try the soft slides or relax in the Jacuzzi. Lagos Zoo is also very close and it’s open all year round. If you want to see the more traditional side of the Algarve then you might like to visit the town of Silves, which is further inland and dates back to 1000 BC.
The Casino at Praia da Rocha is really popular, and you can have dinner and see a show as well as trying your luck at the tables or slot machines. If you want to go clubbing then head to the Avenida Tomás Cabreira, where the resort really comes alive at night. Katedral is one of the most popular clubs. There are also plenty of bars here, so why not join in with karaoke or catch up on the latest sports?
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