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When is the best time of year to visit Praia da Rocha?

Praia da Rocha is open all-year-round as are some of the attractions, though others open at Easter until late September/October. Spring and Autumn are warm, less crowded and still lovely. By late June, the temperatures soar to around 28-29ºC, and it’s still hot at night, so if you love the heat, this is the best time, otherwise, Spring and Autumn may be perfect for you.

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What activities can I do in Praia da Rocha?

There are brilliant beaches and plenty of water sports, sea trips, diving and caves to explore. Away from the coast, Zoomarine is a very popular theme/water park and for evenings, there’s a good selection of bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy.

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Can I see dolphins in Praia da Rocha?

There are several companies running sea trips to see dolphins in the wild and Zoomarine have dolphin and aquatic shows.

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Does Praia da Rocha have any other nearby beaches?

Yes, there’s a choice of local beaches. Praia da Rocha is the largest of the beaches along this stretch of Portimão coastline but the following beaches are within easy reach: Praia dos Três Castelos, Praia do Amado, Praia dos Careanos, Praia do Vau and Praia do Barranco das Canas (Alemão).

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Can I go on a fishing trip from Praia da Rocha?

Fishing trips can be booked from here and from the nearby fishing village of Alvor.