This comfortable one bedroom apartment is ideally located at the quieter end of the main Avenue overlooking Praia da Rocha beach.
If you are looking for a beach holiday then this is the perfect spot, or if you are the exploring type then the apartment is only a short drive away from all the main attractions and points of interest. A very good local bus service runs from Praia da Rocha into the main fishing town and shopping centre at Portimão. There are ample bars, restaurants and nightspots within walking distance
The apartment consists of:
1 twin bedroom with 2 single bed with TV
1 sofa bed and 1 futon located in Living room, with TV and Air Conditioning.
Bed linen and towels provided to a very high standard
Room for up to 4 people, being 3 the recommended
1 bathroom with good size shower
Cooking utensils, Friers, Pans
It also has an on-site swimming pool and a tennis court. The pools are open for the apartments in the building during the summer season (Jul to Sep).
The apartment building also has disabled access with lifts and ramps, with direct access from the garage into the apartments' entrance hall without any steps or ramps.
10 mins bus ride to the main town of Portimão.
20 mins drive to Lagos.
25 mins drive to Albufeira
35 mins drive to Vilamoura.
2.30hrs to Lisbon
THINGS TO DO
There are lots of things to do in Praia da Rocha for the whole family to enjoy! The lovely Praia da Rocha beach has plenty of room for everyone, even in the height of summer, and there are places to eat and other facilities along its length so you can stay on the beach all day! There are all types of water sports on offer and boat trips to the caves, fishing trips and dolphin watching. At night the bars, nightclubs and restaurants liven up the Avenida Tomás Cabreira that runs along the top of the beach and there is also the Casino for a nightly show, dinner and dancing as well as the gaming rooms
The beach itself is vast, even in the middle of summer there is always plenty of space. The avenue, Tomás Cabreira, which runs along the top of the beach, is full of restaurants, cafes, and shops and is particularly lively at night with a variety of bars, and clubs to choose from. At the end of the avenue is the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar, which was part of Portimão's defences against corsairs and pirates. It was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and gives a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs on one side and the marina on the other.
Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late. There is also a casino along the avenue that hosts a show every night, with dinner and dancing if you like, apart from the oportunity to have a flutter on the tables! You really wouldn't need to leave the resort, so no worries about hiring a car if you don't want to. If you want to wander around the main shopping centre then Portimão is only a short walk or bus ride away.
There are all sorts of water sports available on Praia da Rocha, and a variety of boat trips are available from Portimão river front (along from the marina at the eastern end of the beach). A lot of events go on throughout the year - fantastic fireworks and live music to celebrate New Year, powerboat racing or jet-skiing on the river, and lots of beach sports and events during the summer.
If you want to travel a little further afield then there are lots of things to do within easy reach of Praia da Rocha. The water park, Slide and Splash, is in Lagoa - just a short distance away and Zoomarine near Albufeira isn't far either. It has outdoor pools (so don't forget your swimming gear) as well as the dolphins, sealions and birds of prey shows. We musn't forget golf - one of the Algarve's big attractions - there are several excellent courses within very easy reach of Praia da Rocha, including the championship course of Penina and newer courses near Silves (one designed by Nick Faldo and the other by Christy O'Connor jnr
To get a taste of inland Algarve then pay a visit to Silves - an historic town with a large, well preserved, Moorish castle. It is situated on the banks of the Arade river, so one way of getting there is by boat from the river front at Portimão. The trip normally gives you about an hour (because of the tides) to have a look around before the return journey. It is very picturesque and the castle is the largest in the Algarve - well worth seeing as it's really quite spectacular.
If you are a serious shopper, then take a trip to Algarve Shopping Mall near Guia - you can always leave the menfolk on one of the couches in the sunshine while you browse the shops! There is also a food hall with a variety of restaurants and 'fast food' outlets to keep them occupied!
Our experience was very good! The flat was very well situated (in front of the ocean and very near to the beach) and everything goes right. The flat was very clean and confortable and the private parking was the best in an area where is very difficult to park! Gigi and his wife are very kind and they help us in everythong that they can do!
We had wonderful vacations in Gigi's apartment! It was a very pleasant stay - very good location and very good equipment in apartment. The apartment is clean, colorful, bright and roomy. We felt welcome from the very first moment. Gigi's mom and her husband James made us feel like home and gave us great recommendations on places to visit. There are nice restaurants around, we enjoyed our daily walks to the beach. We would return there again. Thank you very much!
El apartamento está genial, muy bien situado. Gigi y Rodrigo nos recibieron el primer dia y nos dieron sugerencias de que ver (email hidden)y recomendable!!!
Ficamos (os meus pais e eu) no apartamento de Portimão durante uma semana. A mãe da Gigi nos recebeu e foi mesmo muito simpatica connosco. Ela nos mostrou tudo que tinha a nossa beira (restaurante, praia, etc.).
O apartamento è mesmo muito agradavel. Temos tudos o que precisamos. O sitio è mesmo ideal. Temos tudo a nossa beira (restaurante, bar, praia, shopping). Ideal para os jovems mas tambem para familias.
Ja è a segunda vez que nos tratamos com a Gigi e è sempre um sucesso. Muito Obrigado.
Ha sido una semana de lo mas agradable. El apartamento era muy grande, luminoso, equipado y especialmente limpio. Hemos estado muy a gusto y sin duda repetiriamos experiencia. Ademas, sin contar con ello,dentro del pack estaba incluida una plaza de parquing personal sin coste añadido.
La recepción por parte de los dueños fue muy atenta y agradecimos que enseguida nos dieron total libertad para movernos por el complejo.
La pisicna es un gran complemento, bien cuidada y de agradecer.
La zona nos gusto mucho por estar cerca de la playa y de un paseo maritimo concurrido que en ningún momento enturbió nuestro descanso.
We stayed 4 nights in Praia da Rocha and we loved it! The apartment has a perfect location. The beautiful beaches and the center with lots of bars and clubs are only a few steps away. Also public transport is very close. Everything was very clean with enough space for 2 persons.
Rod and Gigi were very nice to us, with great communication! Thank you for the warm welcome and good advices!
Solo de decir que fue increíble!!
El apartamento muy acogedor, muy pero que muy bien situado y completo, no falta de nada.
Los anfitriones Gigi y Rodrigo muy amables y atentos.
I wished I could stay longer....in a home feeling and also elegant, clean and comfortable like a 5* hotel apartment!!
Enchanting bird view overlooking the ocean from bedroom window and swimming pools and interesting shapes of other high buildings in Praia Da Rocha. My son and me loved it all!
I'm running out of words saying how hospitable and lovely couple Gigi and Rod were to us. Great at communication! They gave us all information needed to feel ready to enjoy the place to its best! And what's a welcome surprise awaiting us inside the room with few bottles of refreshing beer and some goods Gigi and Rod left for us, before we were organised enough to do some shopping. They have all the kitchen appliances to enjoy making yourselves proper meal!
I definitely coming back and highly recommend your Praia Da Rocha apartment to anybody who likes comfort at home and beautiful rocky and sandy never-ending beaches to walk, play or just rest I have never seen before!! (I took many photos at 6.40 in the morning when there were nobody there, just amazing nature and me!!) Thank youxx
Hola! Viajé a este apartamento con mi novia y me pareció increíble, pasamos una muy buena estancia allí ya que está totalmente equipado. Está muy bien situado, sales a la puerta del edificio y está la playa, además de toda una calle llena de bares, tiendas, etc.
Los anfitriones se portaron de maravilla, nos recibieron muy bien, nos recomendaron sitios y se ofrecieron para enseñarnos la ciudad donde ellos viven. Desde aquí les doy las gracias! Fue un placer conocerlos.
We arrived around 1am. Rod and Gigi had bought some basic for us, so we both had something to eat after our arrival and the morning after. They are really super nice! I will not hesitate to use them and their apartment again!
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