October 24, 2016

Praia da Rocha Hotels

Praia da Rocha, just south of Portimão on the Algarve has a number of fine hotels. These are clustered mainly on the promenade on the bluff above the beach on Avenida Tomás Cabreira that runs east - west from the fort and marina to the junction with Rua do Miradouro at the end of the sands.

Praia da Rocha Hotels.

At the top end of the scale are such hotels as the five-star Bela Vista, a former mansion renovated in a modern Portuguese style, the excellent four-star Tivoli Marina Portimão with modern facilities including two seawater pools, the Hotel Oriental, also four-star, has a pool and rooms with superb sea views. The five-star Hotel Algarve Casino has lovely gardens and two outdoor pools.

Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve, Portugal.

Slightly more budget options include the Hotel da Rocha, the Jupiter Algarve (above) and the three-star Avenida Praia.

Hotel Algarve Casino, Praia da Rocha, Portugal.

Also on Avenida Tomás Cabreira and the streets running north are a number of apartments and villas. These include the Apartmentos Mirante da Rocha, the Apartamentos Algarve Mor and near to the fort and marina the Vila Lido and Tivoli Marina Portimão.

Avenida Tomás Cabreira also has many bars and restaurants and is the main entertainment area in Praia da Rocha along with the marina. Marisqueira Coral (Tel: 282 419 058) makes the guide books and gets excellent reviews for its well-presented seafood dishes. Restaurante F (Tel: 919 115 512) is another top restaurant in Praia da Rocha.

Hotel da Rocha, Praia da Rocha.

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