Praia da Rocha - Portugal 2024 - Barefoot Beach Camps
Barefoot Beach Camps is the specialist in beach volleyball trips from the Netherlands and Belgium. We organize beach volleyball vacations to different countries in Europe.
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Praia da Rocha - Portugal

April 27 to May 11, 2024

Down payment is 100,-, remainder of your trip will be billed 6 weeks prior to commencement

Just dream away!

And just think of next summer and real beach life! Are you ready for it? Wide sandy beaches, plenty of sun and wonderful temperatures. And then lots of beach volleyball too . Because what could be better than playing our great sport for a week, in a beautiful place, with a group of fanatical beach players who come just for that! That's what you can expect when you come with us to Portugal.

 

We travel to Praia da Rocha in Portugal, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. For years this beach has been the spot for various beach trips and for several years now we too know exactly why. The beach vibe is 100% there. With the sunsets, the beautiful rock formations and the ocean in the background, it is the perfect location for a week of beaching!

In Praia da Rocha we work together with Deep Dish because together we are stronger! Through this cooperation we manage to bring together 200 beachers per week to organize a fantastic beach week for you!

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Read all about our beach trip

Eat.

During this week you will be immersed in beach life and everything that goes with it. For 7 days you will live on your own beach planet. You are outside all day long and you can eat on the beach terrace or in one of the many restaurants. There is everything. From burgers to fish. Pizza, tapas, vega and vegan. Everything is nearby. If you book Hotel da Rocha, we also advise you to choose only including breakfast. The restaurants nearby are too good to pass up!

Beach.

The main focus of our camps is beach volleyball: training and playing. During the trainings the trainers will work with you to strengthen your technique, improve your game and give you a boost towards the summer season.

 

In the afternoons, you can apply your training directly in the tournaments. Every week there are more than 100 players, from beginners to national top players. So you can always train and play at your own level.

Sleep.

Do you like nice luxury? Then of course you book Hotel da Rocha. It has four stars and lovely beds. The perfect accommodation to rest after your day of beach volleyball. Do you prefer a little more space for yourself and like to be in the kitchen? Or looking for a cheaper accommodation. Then Flor da Rocha is the place to stay. The apartments are clean and spacious. You have your own kitchenette; a big plus. The apartments are about 20 minutes from the fields so you have an immediate morning walk!

Repeat.

This beach trip is extra cool because you will meet so many more beachers. We work together with Deep Dish Beach and in the spring beachers from all over the world come to Praia da Rocha. Many players who have been once come back every year. All people who love the game and beach life as much as you do. That often makes for exuberant fun and lots of extra games. After all, how fun is it to play against new or old friends again! One thing you can be sure of: you will go home with a lot of new beach friends!

The weekly program

DD Portugal Camp 2-105

Arrival day! After your journey from Lisbon or Faro to Praia da Rocha, you'll check in at your accommodation and make your way to the beach.
There you will meet the other campers and trainers and receive a warm welcome including your goody bag!

After some free play on the fields and picking up your goody bag, you will go to your accommodation to get ready for the welcome dinner. During this welcome dinner you will meet more of the other beachers.

After dinner, you can ease off to bed to prepare for the 1st day of training or you can hit up one of the bars with the other campers to kick off the week!

Today then officially begins your beach camp!
On this day, a nice full day is planned immediately.

In the morning you can participate in the yoga session of about an hour to be well prepared for your first workout.
During this workout, led by one of our top trainers, you will meet the group and get a feel for the level of the week.

After the lunch break, the first tournament of the week is scheduled: the Scramble!
In this social tournament format you play each round with a different partner in order to get to know as many other participants as possible. The tournament director will announce your partner each round.

After playing and watching (or playing) the finals on center court, you can quietly grab a drink and watch the trainers' demo. This will give you a sneak peek into the techniques you can learn this week.

Now that you've completed your first few flying hours in the sand again, it's time for the 2nd day of camp.
Today there are 2 training sessions scheduled, a great day to learn a lot of skills!
Each day there is a different theme for the training sessions and for each training session you will have a different trainer to get as much different feedback as possible.

After the intense day of training, it's time for a short but much-loved tournament format: ACE!
This is a tournament format which is played 6-on-6 and involves (optional) drinking if the ball lands in your team's court without first being hit by your team.

After the ACE tournament, it's time to quietly go home and get ready for the evening. Find a nice little restaurant with some fellow beachgoers and then head to the theme party. Of course, you will be told the theme in advance so you can take it into account when packing.

Today is a somewhat quieter day with 1 workout scheduled in the morning.
Of course, this workout is again led by a new trainer with a new focus point.

In the afternoon it is time for our mix tournament. You can register with your own partner but you can also put yourself on the singles list with which the tournament director will pair you with someone for the tournament.

With the lovely sunny vibes, we are organizing a number of activities on and around the center court such as the skyball contest. Take part to have a chance to win great prizes!

The evening is free for you to make your own plans; for example, explore one of the restaurants to end the day well.

On Wednesday, we kick off the day with another yoga session.
And believe me, you're going to need it! After a few intensive days, today is the start of the big tournament: the Rocha Rumble!

After the yoga session, a workout is scheduled before starting the Rocha Rumble in the afternoon.
This is the biggest tournament of your camp week; think of it as this week's Grand Slam. You can sign up for 1 of the 2 divisions and compete for a spot in the finals!

Today the pool stages will be played to decide who gets to continue in the elimination rounds tomorrow.

For those who do not want to participate, there is the opportunity to borrow a ball and just play freely. Or perhaps be introduced to new sports such as Cornhole and Spikeball.

We will end the day together in the city with one of the highlights of the week: the Rooftop party!
Join us for a drink on the Rooftop and enjoy a fun party and stunning views of the beach, sea and fields!

This is the Big Day of the camp, today the finals of the Rocha Rumble will be played!

We begin the day with an abbreviated training session to get everyone on edge for the day.
In the afternoon, the continuation of the Rocha Rumble will be played with the elimination rounds.

After the excitement of the finals on the center court, it's time to relax with our pool party at No Solo Agua. This is where the awards ceremony of the Rocha Rumble is held and it's time to relax with all your newly made friends.

After the pool party, it is time to change clothes and have a quick dinner because after that, for the partygoers among us, there is a party planned at one of the local clubs.

Friday, the last day of camp....
But the fun is not over yet, we are going to make Friday a top day!

Everyone can sleep in a bit on Friday after the party the night before. We all start training at the same time and train a lot today in gameplay situations so you can apply everything you've learned this week.

In the afternoon, the cool Beach Battle tournament is scheduled.
During this tournament you will make teams of 4 players consisting of 2 men and 2 ladies. A match consists of a men's match, a women's match and a 4 against 4 match with all team members.

After the Beach Battle finals, there will be a demo competition on center court and a charity auction where you can play with your favorite coach and have a chance to win cool prizes!

The evening is free and with no workout scheduled the next morning, Friday night is used to end the week with your new friends at a restaurant and/or bar.

The saddest day; the travel day back home.

We say goodbye and with that it's time to head to the airport, heading home.
Hopefully not a goodbye but a goodbye!

For those lucky enough to stay a little longer or only have a late flight, there is the opportunity to still play free.

Totally carefree getaway? Book including accommodation!

Hotel da Rocha

 

Would you like to be well taken care of during your beach trip? Then book Hotel da Rocha through us and be assured of a fantastic stay in a 4-star hotel.


The hotel is located between the beach fields and the center with all the restaurants and bars, a perfect location!

The hotel has a luxurious appearance and is standard offered including breakfast, for an additional fee it is also possible to book half board.


We offer Hotel da Rocha with 3 types of rooms: city view, side sea view and sea view. All types of rooms are for a maximum of 3 persons.


Hotel da Rocha can be booked from 340 euros person

Flor da Rocha Apartments


Do you like being able to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the beach? Or do you prefer to be in the kitchen a few times yourself? Then choose to book one of the Flor da Rocha apartments.


The apartments are a little further from the beach than Hotel Da Rocha (about 20 minutes walk from the fields) but are fully equipped and a nice place to recover from the busy days. Here you have your own kitchen, living room with dining table and sofa and bedroom.


The apartments come in 1 room versions (max 3 persons with use of sofa bed) and 2 room versions (max 4 persons).


Flor da Rocha can be booked from 210 euros per person

Ready for the kickstart to your summer?

↓Checkour prices↓
Tenner discount runs until March 1, book with your friends for discount

All our accommodation prices are based on stays of 8 days/7 nights and do not include camppass.
Arrival and departure is assumed to be on Saturday, based on availability arrival and departure on other days is possible.
After booking you will receive a deposit invoice of 100,-, the remainder of your trip will be invoiced 6 weeks before the camp starts. 

1 person

  • Flor da Rocha 1 room apartment - 575 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. City View - 840 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. Side Sea View - 925 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. Sea View - 1050 euros

2 people (prices per person)

  • Flor da Rocha 1 room apartment - 300 euros
  • Flor da Rocha 2 room apartment - 390 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. City View - 420 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. Side Sea View - 470 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. Sea View - 525 euro

3 people (prices per person)

  • Flor da Rocha 1 room apartment - 210 euros
  • Flor da Rocha 2 room apartment - 265 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. City View - 340 euro
  • Hotel da Rocha. Side Sea View - 365 euros
  • Hotel da Rocha. Sea View - 410 euros

4 people (prices per person)

  • Flor da Rocha 2 room apartment - 210 euros

Prefer to choose your own accommodation?

If you prefer to stay in another hotel or apartment, that is also possible. You then choose your own vacation address and come and beach with us. You then book only for the camp pass.
The camp pass costs 419 euros with training and 309 without training, both rates without discount.

Camppass

419 euros
The camppass gives you access to:

  • 7 workouts
  • 5 tournaments
  • More than 40 courts and balls
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • Access to all 4 parties
  • Welcome dinner
  • Demo matches from our coaches
  • Goody bag (including your camp shirt)
  • Beach games (including spikeball and cornhole)

Don't want to train but have access to all other activities?
Then the camppass costs 309 euros.
Are you a supporter and not going to play volleyball? Then please ask about the specific price for non-players.

Group Registration
Already know exactly who you want to beach this fantastic camp with? Then maybe the new group registration is something for you.

Sign up as a group of 8 beachers and pay a fixed amount of 2.750,- for a camppass for 8 persons (343,75 p.p.).
For this you get all the advantages of the normal camppass with the most advantageous price and the whole week your own training group!

Calculation examples total price:

2 persons Hotel da Rocha City View: 420 hotel + 419 campass = 839,- p.p.
4 persons Flor da Rocha: 210 apartment + 419 camppass = 629,- p.p.
1 person own accommodation: 419 camppass = 419,- p.p.

Experiences of other campers:

Celebrate The Beach Life with us!

Celebrate The Beach Life with us!

Travel Tips

When you book with us, we take care of everything beach volleyball related. But of course you also have to get to our location! Below are our tips and options for traveling to Praia da Rocha.

 

Flights
There are many flights from Schiphol, Eindhoven or Rotterdam to Faro or Lisbon. So there is a lot of choice in terms of times and days. Faro is nice and close and Lisbon can sometimes be cheaper. Often there are also cheaper tickets from Brussels or Dusseldorf. Unfortunately, there is no night train going in Portugal at the moment.

 

Train/Bus/Car
From Faro, you can arrange a transfer through one of the online providers. You can also take the train or bus to Praia da Rocha. That takes about 2 hours. Would you also like to be a bit more flexible and go into the surrounding area? Then you can easily rent a car at the airport. Flying into Lisbon? There is a Flixbus going to Portimao. A ticket costs about a tenner and the bus is fast and reliable. Want to rent a car in Lisbon? Then book through AJulio. The prices are good and the service is even better. AJulio is 5 minutes from the airport, but you will be picked up and taken away again.

Prefer to get in touch first?

Still unsure if a beach trip is for you? Do you want more ins and outs? Or do you just want to get to know us? We would be happy to schedule an online coffee meeting with you to answer all your questions and provide you with any tips you might have.

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