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Praia da Rocha is one of the cities having the most lively summer months on the Algarve coastline. The city, which offers many beauties like sunbathing on its fine sandy beach, swimming in its deep blue sea, having fun and trying tastes from its unique cuisine, is located 2 kilometers south of Portimao.

Praia da Rocha has a very long and wide beach. You can enjoy many activities on the beaches of this place which are suitable for all kinds of water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, banana ride. The rock formations of various shapes scattered on the beach attract much attention. The name of the city derives from the meaning of ’Rocky Beach‘ due to these rock formations. The busiest times of the summer tourism are from June to August. Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the city.

Tomas Cabreira street extending along the beach is one of the regions where you can have fun and do shopping. On this street, there are many restaurants and cafes. At the end of the street, there is the Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar which protected the city against pirates in the 17th century. The castle offers a magnificent view for photographers with its majestik look on a land with cliff.

You can join the daily tours to the historical regions like Silves and Praia do Vau where you can observe the traditional Portugal. You can also enjoy the tours with big boats departing from the bank of Portimao River or try a different experience like jeep safari. New year celebrations of Praia da Rocha, which is a tourist city, are very enthusiastic. In addition, there are river boat races, fireworks shows and concerts are held throughout the year.

The closest airport that you can land at for travelling to Praia da Rocha is the Faro Airport which is the main international airport of the southern Portugal. The distance between the city and airport is 70 kilometers. You can travel to the city by getting on a taxi, bus or train. Renting a car is also among the options.

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