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Address: Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal

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Both my daughter (15yrs) and I loved Praia Da Rocha. It was so safe and friendly.Lots to do if you want or you can crash and sleep either way you will be very comfortable. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Both my daughter (15yrs) and I loved Praia Da Rocha. It was so safe and friendly.Lots to do if you want or you can crash and sleep either way you will be very comfortable. The only tough part is the 99 steps from the beach to the strip but we looked upon it as our exercise to burn off the... More 

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Alvor, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Praia da Rocha, is decidedly quieter in September, after the crazy summer crowds have left. Huge boardwalk runs the length of the entire beach, perfect for a long walk. Also dozens of different water/ beach activities for families. Maybe a little too many tourist shops, but isnt this the case with nearly every famous resort.

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Have visited Praia da Rocha twice now, both times as day trips from other close by resorts. Had we have holidayed 1st in Praia da Rocha it would be safe to say we would never have visited the Algarve again, it's full of high rise hotel blocks, tacky shops, people trying to sell you hash every 5 minutes and very... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband an I have stayed in Praia da rocha on a number of occasions this past four years and we couldn't fault it lovely restaurants beautiful beach and nice friendly people We have hit to know quite a few people by going back time after time to restaurants and coffee houses and are always greeted like friends when we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked the restraunt attached to the apartment/hotel complex,the food was very nice the beach is beautiful thats about it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This was my second trip to the ALGARVE and I was not dissappointed. It's such a beautiful place. This time I stayed in praia Da Rocha. It's a very quiet and peaceful spot but there's also a small lively strip with bars, restaurants and clubs. The beaches are gorgeous. Everyone is friendly. There's something for everyone here. Highly recommended

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The natural beauty of the rock formations on the beach and in the water make this a great beach for photos, but not so much for swimming. The sun rises and sets over the water so there is plenty of sun to sunbathe, and the cliffs block the wind. There are caves, rocks to climb, and beautiful views to walk... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great resort with amazing beaches, plenty of bars and restaurants,not far from Alvor 6 euro in a taxi for a lovely day out. People friendly, plenty to do and see.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is an amazing beach. Nearby we can find various bars to hangout by night. Portimão's nightlife is simply amazing! Also, be sure to try the famous "Bolas de Berlim" that are sold on the beach. They are a type of cake which is fried and has sugar on top of it. It also has filling of eggs or chocolate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My favorite place on the Algarve there is something for everyone here. Even if your not staying in the surrounding are make the effort to go you wont regret it.

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