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Praia da Rocha: Where Golden Sands Meet Majestic Cliffs with RhinoCarHire

Most people choose to rent a car so they can explore a little whilst in this fabulous area of the  Algarve. Although there’s a small airport near Portimao it doesn’t accept commercial flights and so the nearest usable international airport to Praia da Rocha is Faro, which is approx 45 miles away. 

Standing as one of the Algarve's most celebrated destinations, Praia da Rocha is where dramatic cliffsides embrace expansive golden sands. Renowned for its stunning beach, vibrant nightlife, and seaside promenade, this coastal gem embodies the allure of Portugal's southern coast.

Car Hire in Praia da Rocha with RhinoCarHire:

Exploring Praia da Rocha and its environs becomes an unparalleled experience when you rent a car with RhinoCarHire. From secluded coves to inland wonders, the freedom of a personal vehicle lets you craft your perfect itinerary.

  1. Closest Airport: Faro Airport (FAO) serves as the main entry point for visitors to Praia da Rocha. A drive of about 70 km via the A22 brings you to this beachside haven in just over an hour.
  2. Tolls: Travelers should note that the A22, locally known as Via do Infante, is a tolled route. RhinoCarHire can guide you on electronic toll payment solutions or suggest alternative roadways.
  3. Road Conditions: The primary routes leading to Praia da Rocha are well-maintained. However, some cliffside roads can be steep or narrow, so caution is advised.
  4. Traffic: As a sought-after tourist spot, Praia da Rocha can get busy, especially during summer. Plan your travels to avoid peak hours.
  5. One-Way Rentals: If your journey has multiple stops, RhinoCarHire's one-way rental service offers the flexibility you need.

Essential Stops in Praia da Rocha with RhinoCarHire:

  1. Praia da Rocha Beach: A mesmerizing expanse of golden sand framed by ochre cliffs, this beach is perfect for sunbathing, water sports, or simply admiring the views.
  2. Fort of Santa Catarina: Offering panoramic views of the sea and the marina, this historic fortification is a testament to the region's past.
  3. Marina de Portimão: Located a short drive away, it's a hub for boat tours, dining, and shopping.
  4. Tomás Cabreira Avenue: Lined with cafes, shops, and entertainment spots, this bustling avenue encapsulates Praia da Rocha's lively spirit.
  5. Viewpoints: Various spots along the cliffs offer breathtaking vistas, especially during sunrise or sunset.

RhinoCarHire's Rental Policies in Praia da Rocha:

  • Excess & Insurance: The Important Information section of your chosen vehicle provides clarity on insurance details and any related excess.
  • Upgrades: Check available options for vehicle enhancements or expanded insurance coverage to customize your drive.
  • Deposit & Payment: Each vehicle's Important Information highlights the deposit amounts and acceptable payment methods.
  • Breakdown Assistance: Travel confidently with RhinoCarHire's inclusive Breakdown Assistance for uninterrupted adventures.
  • One-Way Rentals: Traveling from one destination to another? RhinoCarHire has got you covered with their one-way rental service.

Making the Most of Praia da Rocha with RhinoCarHire:

  • Exploration: Beyond the beach, consider day trips to nearby attractions like Alvor's boardwalk or the cultural heart of Silves.
  • Book in Advance: With RhinoCarHire, an early booking ensures the best selection of vehicles and competitive pricing.
  • Nightlife: Praia da Rocha is famous for its vibrant evenings. Enjoy a safe night out and return to your accommodation comfortably with your rental car.

Final Thoughts:

Praia da Rocha, where nature's artistry is in full display, invites travelers to a world of sun, sea, and spirited celebrations. With RhinoCarHire as your travel companion, every mile is an opportunity, every destination a memory. Dive into the radiant essence of the Algarve here, where every wave tells a tale.

Current Rental Rates in Praia Da Rocha

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.41 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 100.88 EUR from 22/01/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.29 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 114.05 EUR from 22/01/2024

  1 |
  Manual |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.73 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 117.12 EUR from 22/01/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.17 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 155.19 EUR from 22/01/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Praia Da Rocha

  • Praia Da Rocha is about an hour's drive from Faro Airport which is 70km away.
  • It's name translates as "Rocks Beach".
  • There is a casino which apart from the usual gaming tables has dinner, dancing and nightly entertainment.
  • At the marina you can charter your own boat or go on a dolphin spotting adventure.
  • The promenade on the cliff top leads to the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, which was built in 1621 to defend Silves and Portimao against warring fleets.


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Praia Da Rocha car hire information

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