Best Things to Do in Praia da Rocha
Top Activities and things to do during your stay in Portimão, Algarve
The first European edition of the BPM Festival runs from the 14th to the 17th September 2017 in Praia da Rocha and Lagoa, Algarve. With over 170 class acts, over 20 showcase events and at 7 stunning venues, Praia da Rocha is set to be party central for the duration of this world class electronic dance festival. Get more details about the BPM Portugal Festival.
Leave some time between the events to try some of the best things to do in the area, from enjoying the beaches to jumping out of aeroplanes.
Best Things to Do in Praia da Rocha and Portimão
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Take a Boat Trip
The Algarve coastline is outrageously gorgeous. The best way to explore it, is to take a boat trip. Hop aboard Alvor Boat Trips solar powered boat that can take you out to sea to explore the famous Benagil cave and coastline, or take you up river to the ancient town of Silves. There are plenty of trips to search for dolphins too - check out Seabookings for all the details.
Catch some Culture
If you want to tick the culture box, then visit the Portimão Museum - Museu de Portimão - known locally as the Sardine Museum. Located close to Praia da Rocha, on the Portimão riverfront, the prize winning musem is housed in what was an old sardine factory. Portimão was famous for its quality sardines and had a thriving fishing and canning industry, which the museum celebrates. Check out the life size exhibitions in the Beheading Room and take a peek into the oceans via the underwater cameras that film the sea life at local shipwrecks at the Ocean Revival park. Much more interesting than you would imagine a sardine museum could ever be!
For some pre-historic fun, visit Adventure Golf Alvor - a super, 18 hole adventure golf course with a fun dinosaur theme. More challenging than it looks, the course is great fun. Go with a group and set up some friendly competition. There's a bar and sun terrace too so you relax with a drink after the game.
Enjoy the thrill of a water touch bungy jump at Albufeira marina. About 30 minute drive from Praia da Rocha, it's worth the journey. Strap on the harness, ride the platform 40m into the air and then....jump!
Indoor Karting and Bowling
You can enjoy outdoor karting at the the Algarve International Racetack which has a karting circuit that can operate two tracks simultaneously. As a bonus for motor sports lovers, the Racetrack is hosting the FIM Super Bike World Championship 15th to 17th September 2017.