Destinations / Portugal / The Algarve / Praia Da Rocha
Universally loved, holidays to Praia da Rocha appeal to every type of holidaymaker. It's the second largest resort in the Algarve and swinging singles, romantic couples and active families are all equally accommodated for. A superb soft sand beach is the focal point, dramatically overlooked by the resort town.
The resort is constantly buzzing with tourists exploring the local bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. The local people are warm and friendly, so you immediately feel at home in this delightful resort. In the evening, it's an entertainment mecca with plenty of music, pubs and live shows.
Praia da Rocha is heaven for watersports enthusiasts with windsurfing, sailing and parasailing all popular. If the pool and sea aren't enough to keep the kids in your family entertained, there are plenty of family activities in the Algarve for a day trip away from your hotel.
The local town of Portimao is only a bus ride from Praia da Rocha and not only is the shopping excellent (lovely leather and more shoes than you could carry), but it is a charming venue by night. Imagine cocktail or mocktail in hand, fully at ease on a balmy night...
Algarve holidays to Praia da Rocha from Ireland are made all the easier with frequent direct flights from Dublin to Faro and, booking 10 weeks in advance, you can secure your holiday with a €1 deposit.
Praia da Rocha Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
Distance: 71km from Faro Airport to Praia da Rocha
You can get a shared shuttle from Faro Airport to Praia da Rocha. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Faro Airport to Praia da Rocha. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.