Praia da Rocha is in very close proximity to Portimao, right next to the Arade River. This does mean that there is plenty to see and do in this area. Arrange to hire a car in Praia de Rocha so you can explore the area to its full potential.
Explore Praia da Rocha
Visit the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar located at the end of the avenue, which dates to the 17th Century and provides fantastic views of the area. If you head in the opposite direction you will find the Three Castles Beach which is nestled beneath imposing cliffs.
Explore the hustle and bustle of the main strip on your way back where you will find a variety of shops and bars to relax after a long day.
Out and About in the Algarve
Journey to the historic town of Silves which was once the capital of Portugal and makes for an interesting day trip. There is an interesting Moorish castle and cathedral to visit as well as a selection of shops and museums.
Head off to the Zoomarine Park near Albufeira. Not only can you cool off in the swimming pools, you can enjoy the dolphin, sea lion, and birds of prey shows.
If you are looking to play a few rounds of golf during your stay, you will be spoilt for choice. On the way to Lagos, the Penina Resort has three courses to try, one for each level of player. You will also find Alto Golf Club and Morgado Golf Course too.