Praia da Rocha is the main beach in Portimão but is also a bustling holiday resort in its own right. It became a tourist centre at the end of the 19th century, popular for an idyllic coastal landscape and a favoured summer resort for families.
The beach itself is vast even in the middle of summer, there is always plenty of space. The avenue, Tomás Cabreira, which runs along the top of the beach is packed with restaurants, cafes, shops and is particularly lively at night with a variety of bars and clubs to choose from.
Praia da Rocha is perfect for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, undertake a variety of boat trips from Portimão river front, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late!
The Algarve region of Portugal is the sunniest, driest, and warmest part of the country, although it is rarely unpleasantly hot. Sea temperatures here are also warm. The region has a typical Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild, and have higher rainfall, although this is still very low - the maximum is 70mm in the month of Jan, June - Aug have the lowest rainfall with just 1mm per month!
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