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Praia Da Rocha

Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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kilkenny
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Praia da Rocha is a compact resort around one long main street with the big town of Portimao behind it. I love the huge beach, the boardwalk, and No Solo Agua down at the end. A casino, lots of restaurants and plenty of Irish bars. Portuguese come out in force at the weekends

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The beach itself is awesome, but after you manage to get down on very steep stairs you are immediately meat by a very unpleasant person who asks you a million questions cos he needs to sell you a sunbed and obviously needs to know where you come from - this helps to figure out the price. Then there are quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

we were out of season and a lot of the shops and cafes etc were closed for the season but we still found plenty of places to eat and it was warm enough to sit on the beach

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went for my birthday April 2014 and was absolutely blown away by the place. It's just beautiful. Market, people, bars, marina, food was all excellent. The sun was red hot all week, fantastic! Will definitely be going back x

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Lisboa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's an amazing stretch of sand, only broken by occasional rocks formed into the stunning architecture. Mother Nature at her best. Try praia da vau if you like quiet, or the main beach if you want busy.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

one of my fav beaches, stunning location, love this place feels like paradise.. felt like never returning to England again.. amazing experience

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Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fantastic beach with free wifi on beds and great amenities. Good value restaurants and nice shops. Weather was beautiful in October it hit 34 deg.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just returned from Praia da Rocha. If you like plastic Irish pubs you'll love Praia da Rocha, with a name like mine I prefer the real thing in Kilkenny or Ballinrobe. Never again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A lovely walk along the tourist stretch, views looking down to the beach, across the sea and stunning sunset. Lots to do in PdR but the views and beaches are amazing!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just had a short break in Praia Da Rocha - very beautiful, and a good stay at the Algarve Casino Hotel. Eating out was so so - chips with everything, until on the last night we discovered the newly opened VOC Restaurant. Food was beautifully presented and delicious - sirloin steak was melt in the mouth, with coriandered potatoes. For... More 

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