Praia da Rocha is a beach in the municipality of Portimão, in the Algarve (Portugal). This beach has a long stretch of sand, in a total area of about 146 000 m², along 1.5 km of coastline. Next to the beach stands the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, built in the 17th century to ensure the defense of the Arade river bar.
The beach owes its name to the rocks that lie between the sand and the sea. It is one of the most famous in the Algarve, if not the whole country. Every year, during the summer, the beach is filled with tourists from all over the world and, despite its great length, it is rare that it is not crowded with people. In recent years, it has hosted the Mundialito de Futebol de Praia, which is played in a stadium built for this purpose and which has a capacity for 3000 people.
Next to the beach, there are several restaurants and bars that attract large numbers of tourists, both during the day and at night.
Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region, complete with soaring cliffs and golden sandy beaches. With 125 miles of coastline and 300 days of sun a year, it’s the perfect destination to soak up the rays. Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve. The city is known for its old quarter busy marina and beautiful array of beaches. Praia da Rocha, around two miles south of Portimão, is the town’s main beach boasting stunning red-rock cliffs and glistening water. Portimão has a distinctively Portuguese ambience with plenty for you to do during your stay. From beach relaxation and enjoying the local seafood selection to exploring historical sites. For more information: RollingLoudPortugal.com/blog/
The world’s number one beach festival is heading to Portugal for the second year running! ️ Afro Nation is a Portuguese summer festival of Afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, bashment and R&B that takes place in Praia da Rocha, south of Portimão. We’ll be bringing together some of the most exciting names in afrobeats, hip hop, r&b, dancehall and bashment. Expect world-class programming of live performances and DJ sets over the three days. Boat and beach parties will take place alongside the main festival programme, while those with VIP tickets will have access to dedicated areas and a private bar. ️ Missed out on tickets? Don’t worry, we have our second pre-sale very soon, sign up below for priority access www.afronation.com