Things to do in Praia da Rocha

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Rocha Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

Praia da Rocha Attractions

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Places of interest in Praia da Rocha

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Praia da Rocha attractions

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Top things to do in Praia da Rocha


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1. Rocha Beach

The beautiful Rocha Beach, known as Praia da Rocha in Portuguese, is one of the most well-known on the Algarve. Luckily, thanks to its vast size and length, it has ample room to accommodate sunbathers. Follow the wooden walkway that hugs the length of the beach to find the perfect spot.
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Backed by golden-red cliffs and met by the white-flecked waves of the Atlantic, this spectacular beach is one of the Algarve’s most popular.

2. Três Castelos Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Três Castelos Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Praia da Rocha. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area or visit its lively bars.
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If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Três Castelos Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Praia da Rocha. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area or visit its lively bars.

3. Albufeira Old Town Square

Albufeira Old Town Square (Jardim Público de Albufeira) is the beating heart of the atmospheric Albufeira Old Town. This tree-shaded public space offers superb dining, entertainment, people-watching and shopping experiences. Visit Albufeira Old Town Square at any time of the day to witness a true essence of this ancient fishing village.
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Framed by bars, galleries and shops, this leafy plaza is a great starting point for exploring the treasures of Albufeira’s historic center.

4. Carvoeiro Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Carvoeiro Beach, a popular beach in Carvoeiro. Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its lively bars.
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Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Carvoeiro Beach, a popular beach in Carvoeiro. Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its lively bars.

5. Lagos Marina

The Lagos Marina is a harbor full of speedboats and yachts. The marina, which is flanked by swaying palm trees spread across elegant wooden docks, has many lively bars and cafés. Relax with hot or cold drinks and snacks in a coffee shop and enjoy the picturesque views and serene atmosphere.
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Admire the exclusive yachts in the harbor, enjoy sangria at a bar in view of the water and visit the wax museum.

6. Praia dos Alemães

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Praia dos Alemães, a popular beach in Albufeira. Amble around this romantic area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
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Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Praia dos Alemães, a popular beach in Albufeira. Amble around this romantic area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

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