Plaza Real

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Sitio dos Castelos, Rotunda do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Algarve, 8500, Portugal
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Rated 19% higher but also costs 63% more than other 3 star hotels

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  • Couples86
  • Solo100
  • Business100

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Forum Posts

trains on the algarve

by normanagnew

Can anyone confirm to me that there are still regular trains running from Portimao to Tavira and if so, how frequent are they.

Re: trains on the algarve

by leics

Yes, there are.

Go to:

(Portugese trains in English). Then click on 'regional' under the 'travelling in Portugal' tab. Then click 'timetables and prices' on the left-hand menu.

Then you'll be able to enter Portimao and Tavira into the search box provided to see how often trains run at the time you want to travel. Not terribly frequent, but more than one time option.

If you try to search using the yellow 'Net ticket' box it won't work.

Re: trains on the algarve


Indeed, they do. Outside of the bus or if you've not got a car, Algarve's regional train service is the main transport option for the locals, as well as for travelers seeking a bit more adventure to their trip. The slight drawback is its infrequent schedule as VT member Leics has mentioned. Make sure to check at the train station where you'd be based at or with the town's tourist office who can tell you the schedule tho sometimes theirs are slow to update. Good luck and happy trails.

Re: trains on the algarve

by cubsur

I have the current train timetable on my website at

This is in operation "until further notice".

Be aware that in all cases it is necessary to change trains at Faro. I have therefore two timetables; one for the trains east of Faro (eg at Tavira) and one for the trains west of Faro eg at Portimao.

My site also contains the bus timetables for the Algarve region.

Travel Tips for Portimão

5 days in Portimao

by windcity

"Not really our kind of place"

We spent 5 days at Praya da Rocha, near Portimao. We had no idea what it would be like as the sole purpose of our trip was to hook up with a friend from Essaouira and to avoid Ramadan.
Our first introduction was not good, we parked up to find a hotel and got the car clamped and was not too happy to pay a 90Euro fine, There were parking signs but only in Portuguese did it say" loading only".
The beach and cliffs were delightful, The restaurants where we ate were very good and not expensive. Almost all the restaurants and bars have Large Satellite TVs, that are on 24/7. My guess is that they make the customers feel at home ! that is if you are a fan of Soaps, Football, Rugby & Cricket.
Pray da Rocha is a package holiday destination, most people speak English, Spanish and German. As it was early October the place was quite relaxed but I guess in the height of summer it gets packed.

"The Disco"

Open until 4am,
Facing our hotel, it looked like a den of iniquity ??


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 Plaza Real

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Address: Sitio dos Castelos, Rotunda do Vau, Praia da Rocha, Algarve, 8500, Portugal