The Algarve is blessed with countless stretches of pristine sandy beaches, and Praia da Rocha is one of the best. Set against an impressive backdrop of red cliffs and the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina, there's plenty of things to do Praia da Rocha. Only a five-minute drive from Portimão, the bustling beachside town of Praia da Rocha has everything from luxury hotels and high-rise apartments to restaurants, bars and 19th century mansions-turned-guest houses. What should you add to your Praia da Rocha things-to-do list? Here are just a few highlights we think will pack your holiday to Praia da Rocha with fun for all the family!.
Ocean Revival Underwater ParkSpend a day visiting the Ocean Revival Underwater Park, where you can explore an exceptional ...
Aquatic adventures at ZoomarineTake the family on a fun-filled day out at one of the Algarve's biggest attractions and one of the best things to do Praia da Roche. Only 30 minutes away by car, kids can learn all about the preservation of wildlife and the environment at the rehabilitation and exhibition centre, before splashing around in the fountains, wave pools and water slides. If they're still not worn out, there's even a fun fair, 4D cinema and aquarium to keep them busy too.
Things to do near Praia da RochaPortimão the bigger port town behind Praia de Rocha, is a 20-minute stroll away. Here you can see the beautiful Colegio dos Jesuitas Church, sample the fresh seafood in the harbor, and browse for souvenirs in its many shops. The rustic town of Silves and bustling resort of Lagos are both around half an hour away. There are historic castles, museums and a 13th century cathedral to see in Silves, while Lagos is home to a small marina, pretty beach and ancient fort.