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Portimão is located in Portugal
and now includes Praia da Rocha beach.

Coordinates: 37°08′13″N 8°32′02″W
Country Portugal
Region Algarve
District Faro
 • Area 75.6535 km2 (29.2100 sq mi)
 • Population (2011) 55,614
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)

Portimão (Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtiˈmɐ̃w]) is a Portuguese town (Portuguese: cidade) located in the District of Faro in Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. It was formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão (IPA: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ puɾtiˈmɐ̃w]). In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known merely as Portimão. The town has 55,614 inhabitants and the Portimão Municipality has 50,454 (as of 2009; INE).

The two most populous towns in Algarve are Portimão and Faro.

Hotel Algarve Casino

Hotel Algarve and Casino

Situated in Praia da Rocha, the Hotel Algarve Casino combines comfort and refinement, entertainment and relaxation, leisure and business in a unique way.

With an enticing view of the beach and the sea, the five-star hotel provides unforgettable holidays for the whole family, with the guarantee of excellent service, comfort and quality.

The Casino, next to the hotel, complements what the Hotel Algarve Casino has to offer, inviting to moments of pure fun with evening entertainment, fantastic shows, musical evenings, restaurants, bars and modern games rooms.

The Tivoli Marina Hotel, Praia da Rocha

The Tivoli Marina Hotel

This is one 4 star resort which you'll want to come back to again and again. Here, just one visit is not enough and a weekend would be simply too short. Family holidays can start the morning with a great breakfast while you enjoy the view of the marina. Then, with all the time in the world, either stroll down or take a ride in the Tivoli Buggy to the long white sands of Praia da Rocha. Stores, restaurants and night life are all right next to the hotel. Water sports, golf and activities for children are just some of the options available. If you are planning for a special event, they have ample sized rooms for parties, meetings, weddings and banquets that are totally adaptable to your needs.

Pestana Hotel Group

This is possibly the best of the all-Portugal hotel groups.

Around Portimão it is worth considering the Dom Jõao II or the Alvor Praia.

Fancy staying in a Pousada? Then in Algarve you have the choice of three.

These are the Pousada de Sagres, Infante (designated as Nature), the Pousada de Faro, Palácio de Estoi (designated as Historic Design) and the Pousada de Tavira, Convento da Graça (designated as Historic).

To appriciate these hotels in their setting please do follow the links above.

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Loja Charina

Loja Charina in Praia da Rocha, Algarve, Portugal
Nothing else like this in Rocha
quote taken from Freemaps 2013 edition.
This is a shop that has something for all ages.
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The craft of macramé brought to life by Natália.
She is able to produce quality decorative jewellery macramé pieces and deliver internationally.
Natália also makes and retails natural soaps, based on coconut or clay.
For more information please contact her by email : natrame.crafts

Tasquinha dos Licores

'Licores' by Câtia Mateus.
Tasquinha dos Licores offers a wide range of home-made liqueurs made with the finest fruits and aromatic plants. Most fruits and herbs are harvested in Alentejo and Algarve. Make your perfect match of a flavour with a bottle of your choice.
Her website address is :
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