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 size, it is rare not to be crowded.
During the summer season Praia da Rocha is a busy and hectic town that is perfectly suited for visitors who enjoy a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere. Praia da Rocha’s main draws are the stunning beaches, excellent restaurants and energetic nightlife; do not expect to find culture or heritage from Praia da Rocha. Outside of the summer months Praia da Rocha is calmer and has a slightly more mature atmosphere, making it ideal for visitors who want a relaxing and inexpensive holiday.