Faro Airport Transfer to Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha

Praia Da Rocha is situated on the west side of the Algarve which is just over 50 minutes drive from Faro airport and tucked nicely in between Portimão and Alvor.

Praia Da Rocha started life in the 1930's as a quiet and elegant resort. However with the opening of cheap flights by airlines in the 1970's coinciding with the boom in apartments being built, the creation of the Algarves second largest resort was complete.

So, what brings people back to Praia Da Rocha year after year? Could it be that the Algarve only averages 17 days of rainfall per year? Maybe it's the 2km long beach of Praia Da Rocha that people love to stroll along of an evening! Or maybe it's the many rock formations along the coastline which actually gives Praia Da Rocha its name meaning "Rock Beach".

Whatever it is, we are sure that once you have been you will come back year after year to Praia Da Rocha like so many others before you.

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 full of restaurants, cafes, and shops and is particularly lively at night with a variety of bars, and clubs to choose from. At the end of the avenue is the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar, which was part of Portimão's defences against corsairs and pirates. It was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and gives a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs on one side and the marina on the other.

Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late. There is also a casino along the avenue that hosts a show every night, with dinner and dancing if you like, apart from the oportunity to have a flutter on the tables! You really wouldn't need to leave the resort, so no worries about hiring a car if you don't want to. If you want to wander around the main shopping centre then Portimão is only a short walk or bus ride away.

There are all sorts of water sports available on Praia da Rocha, and a variety of boat trips are available from Portimão river front (along from the marina at the eastern end of the beach). A lot of events go on throughout the year - fantastic fireworks and live music to celebrate New Year, powerboat racing or jet-skiing on the river, and lots of beach sports and events during the summer.

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Faro Airport Transfer to Praia da Rocha details

  • Faro Airport Transfer to Praia da Rocha takes approximately 1h00 minutes
  • The distance between Faro Airport and Praia da Rocha is 70 Km
  • Express Transfers provide Faro Airport Transfers to Praia da Rocha