Portimao's Beach Area
An extense stretch of sand sheltered by cliffs, the Praia da Rocha (Rock Beach) is known internationally and has for long been Portimão´s "visiting card". Inviting the visitor to sun and sea-baths, the sweeping bay offers excellent conditions for water sports and boat-rides.
The Tomás Cabreira Avenue, wich follows the coastline to the Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress, is full of hotels, bars, restaurants, esplanades and discotheques which, together with the Casino, turn Rocha into an are of intense commercial and tourist activity.
Extremely cosmopolitan, this are offers an enormous variety of night entertainment, which grows significantly during the summer season and is much prefered by younger people.