Luar is a family-friendly hotel in Praia da Rocha, a popular holiday resort in the Algarve, a province on the south coast of Portugal. The hotel is a short walk from Praia da Rocha, a sandy stretch bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is a popular choice with families due to its calm waters for swimming. The centre of Praia da Rocha is also close to the hotel and is home to historic attractions and traditional Portuguese restaurants serving seafood. You can climb the steps to the top of the 16th-century Fortaleza da Santa for panoramic views of the marina and the Algarve's coastline. The hotel has one outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a relaxation area that overlooks the beach. There is also a separate splash pool for children. During the day, you can challenge your friends and family to a game of table tennis or enjoy some of water-based activities offered by the hotel during the peak summer months. Activities include waterskiing, water scooters and paddle boat rides. Luar has a snack bar that opens for lunch and offers pasta, pizza and salads. There's also a buffet restaurant that specialises in international cuisine and offers breakfast as well.
Luar is 200m from Praia da Rocha beach and 500m from the centre of Praia da Rocha, where you can find a yacht-filled marina and restaurants that specialise in seafood. Families can visit an underwater park or opt to sail down the river to the medieval town of Silves. From Luar, a popular day trip option is Portimao, a former fishing village with a colourful Old Town and luxurious marina. From here, you can take a snorkelling or diving trip to an artificial reef made from decommissioned Portuguese navy ships.
If you're looking to eat out, restaurants in the centre of Praia da Rocha offer both international cuisine, such as Italian and Spanish, as well as traditional Portuguese dishes. Local favourites include grilled meat skewers served with rice and Mediterranean vegetables, spicy roasted chicken and fresh seafood.
You can take a walk down to the beach to soak up the sunshine or explore the surrounding caves and rock pools on foot.
Rooms at Luar have a neutral colour scheme and traditional furnishings. All come with air conditioning, a balcony and a TV with local channels.
- Kids pool
- 24 hr reception
- Bike Hire
- Bike storage
- Car park
- Currency exchange
- High chairs
- Medical service
- Sun terrace
- Poolside snack bar
Praia da Rocha, Algarve, Portugal
Address: 8500-801, V.3-Sitio 3 Castelos-Praia Da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
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