Varandas do Sol 203
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Fantastic 2 bedroom apartment, located in the heart of Praia da Rocha, walking distance from the beach, overlooking the sea. This apartment is suitable for people that are looking for a relaxed and well deserved holidays.
The apartment is composed by entrance hall, common bathroom, spacious living/dinning room, large balcony with outdoors furniture where you can enjoy a fantastic meal looking at the blue ocean, spacious equipped kitchen, bedroom with wardrobe.
This apartment has everything to be the ideal place for your holidays, ideal for families or for a group of friends, the ideal place for people that just want to have some fun in the sun.
Praia da Rocha is just around the corner from Portimão marina. It is a beautiful beach, boasting the customary golden sands that we come to expect of Algarve beaches. The beach is not only long, but also very wide and even at the height of summer there is plenty of room.t has a wooden walkway running the entire length of the beach with a selection of beach cafés and restaurants behind it, making it easy for families with pushchairs or wheelchairs to access all the facilities, and is a great place to get a taste of beach life in the Algarve.
Praia da Rocha is supervised and is also classed as an 'Accessible Beach'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia da Rocha 50 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro international airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Portimão Railway Station 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
Smokers are welcome but the only area where is allowed to smoke in the apartment is the balcony.
The Algarve region
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 about golf, "The ideal place for golf lovers" - simply one of the Algarve's bigest 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).
Praia da Rocha
Praia da Rocha, the beach next to Portimão marina, is a bustling holiday resort in its own right. It became a tourist centre at the end of the 19th century, when it was the favoured summer resort of families from, not only Portimão, but also the rest of the Algarve and Andalusia; and in the winter with English visitors.
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, 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 popular all year around and it was lovely to see people of all ages enjoying the February sunshine, taking a stroll, relaxing on a bench or enjoying a drink at one of the many cafes.
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.
Here 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.
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