Portimão’s crown jewel is a 1-km (0.6-mile) stretch of sand backed by a curtain of ocher-red cliffs, along the top of which stand a series of striking hotels, restaurants, and bars. In summer it buzzes; in winter the locals promenade along the wooden walkway that runs the entire length of the beach, inhaling the invigorating sea air. Year-round Praia da Rocha is popular among youngsters looking for a place to party (though it’s nothing like the scale of Albufeira).
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