Tivoli Marina Portimao

The Tivoli Marina Portimao is the perfect hotel for water babies. There are two pools and the property is in the middle of the town marina.

Inside, the cream-coloured rooms come with up-to-date kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and private balconies.

The restaurant looks out over the river. It serves buffet breakfasts in the morning, but in the evening, there’s an a la carte menu of Portuguese-style seafood and grilled options.

There’s plenty at the hotel to keep children entertained, too: an outdoor playground, arts and crafts sessions, team games and dance parties in the kids’ club that’s open during the summer.

Overview of Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha is an active resort purpose-built to maximise fun in the sun. The resort’s naturally beautiful, as modern architecture blends seamlessly with natural rock formations. When you add the remarkable orange cliffs to the mix, the viewpoints and vistas are incredible.

A great spot for a holiday to the Algarve, Praia da Rocha is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. After enjoying the lazy days, beautiful scenery and action-packed nightlife, you’ll want to return to the Tivoli Marina Portimao again and again.

Things to do in Praia da Rocha

Location-wise, the Tivoli Marina Portimao has bagged a spot in Portimao’s marina, so you’ll be treated to views of the yachts, river and coast from almost every angle.

Take a five-minute walk past the marina and you’ll reach a vast beach. This one-kilometre-long sandy strip is home to a selection of restaurants and water sports centres.

You’re also only a kilometre away from Praia da Rocha’s resort centre. It’s a great place to spend an evening, and there’s a choice of cuisine to suit every budget and taste. After the sun goes down, glitzy casinos, local acoustic bars and party-hard nightclubs all mix, creating a great atmosphere out on the streets.

A great blend of culture and nightlife, Praia da Rocha is a fantastic spot for some fun in the sun.

Resort Summary

The name of this area translates as ‘Beach of Rocks’, which certainly makes sense when you see the rugged cliffsides that cup the beach of Praia da Rocha in a snug and sandy embrace. Pleasingly, the sandy stretches remain free of any rocky outcrops but Praia da Rocha’s stunning natural beauty, comes from the boulders bulging from the deep blue water.

The distinctive look of Praia da Rocha gives it massive appeal, and it’s a tourist destination that more and more of those booking Algarve holidays are choosing to visit every year. The local government and homegrown businesses of the area have engaged in sprucing up the resort, only adding to its appeal.