Beautiful location and a warm welcome.

From this location you can go to West Coast of the Algarve, the Monchique mountains, trip on the ocean to dolphins in their living environment. Beautiful and clean up beaches; further good restaurants where you can eat. And views of the ocean and the marina. There are really many possibilities, you need a (rent-a-)car to make some trips, but if you have this, you can go really everywhere.

WITH PARTNER - 05.2016


It’s really a prime location. Nice view over the sea and at the rear views over the marina. Very clean and everything you need is there. It’s very very central located, for example, the beautiful wide beach you walk to  with cozy restaurants and the promenade with several eateries and shops. The Portuguese people are very friendly and welcoming.  The host and hostess are very friendly, they are there for you when ever you need them. We have thoroughly enjoyed and felt us very much at home. We don’t have any comments!!

WITH PARTNER - 05.2016

great: service, hospitality, cleanliness and comfort

As part of our round trip through southern Portugal, we have had (again) a wonderful stay at Riomar located in Praia da Rocha. We stayed in apartment 202, fine and fully furnished, everything is there. Tastefully furnished living room / bedroom. Wonderfully comfortable bed! Fully fitted kitchen, although we have eaten only 1x ” home ”. The apartments are kept clean and every 3 days clean towels etc. Delightful balconies; 1 at the front and 1-at the back with sun bed and sitting area and of course the unsurpassed views of beach / sea / marina and lighthouse etc. Minus: no walk-in shower, so you have to stand in the bath to shower (but more than adequate water pressure). During our previous stay at Riomar we had an apartment with walk-in shower. A short walk from several restaurants where you can enjoy the delicious Portuguese food (both fish and meat!) And very hospitable people. Recommendation: Casa da Rocha at the end of promenade, (steak pimenta) with truly stunning views, nice owner (Marian) and attentive staff. About the heart warming hospitality of Areke and her husband Antoine is written a lot but it remains great and so we call it again. Fantastic. Tip: When you stay in Riomar you must be able to walk easy steps to reach the beach. Riomar is definitely a place to go back to; and we will do it definitely again.


Hospitality with a capital G

We really had a splendid holiday! The surroundings and beaches in and around Portimão/Praia da Rocha we already knew well, but it was the first time we stayed in Riomar. Through the very positive Zoover reviews we got a good impression, but it is of course great if that proves to be right! We have been here a week with our small baby (8 months) and then you have the luck in April (usually wet month) that we have had bright sunny weather. The baby kit was just perfect; everything was clean and almost new! The warm welkom by Areke and waving goodbye to our departure was heartwarming. Hospitality with a capital G!



Mainly booked RIOMAR because of the good reviews on Zoover. For sure, we were not disappointed. We had a lovely spacious apartment with sea views with 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms with mainly lilac and purple colors. Although purple is normally not ‘my favourite’ color, it was nice decorated very cosy and tasteful! The apartment was very clean, this time I did not have to clean the apartment first, like I have done (a lot) already during our other holidays. The apartment is very well equipped; everything has been thought of, there was even a hairdryer and iron/board and also two air conditioners although we didn’t need them in April. RIOMAR is almost at the end of the promenade near the beach and marina. The beach of Praia da Rocha is in April not at all crowded, but in the summer it is very busy. There are also in close proximity some nice small sandy beaches, which are located behind the rocks towards Praia da Veau. It takes you a walk of 15 to 20 minutes, but during the walk you can relax on cosy terraces. We have also taken once the watertaxi to the other side of the River Arade in the fishing village of Ferragudo, very charming village square to ‘watch people’ in the evening, we had an excellent dinner at O Canto. Many restaurants in Portugal are more than half cheaper than in UK. We have also eaten at Dolce Vita (at the corner of RIOMAR) Senhora da Rocha and O Farol at the beach and All Beef on the other side of the boulevard. Some are very touristy others are more authentic. I would like to conclude by thanking the wonderful kind hostess and host Areke and Antoine! Hope to see you again!

COUPLE - 27.04.2016


The fact that we have booked again for next winter period on Riomar speaks for itself. The location is perfect, the service is excellent and the hostess and host, Areke and Antoine are doing an excellent job.

COUPLE - 12.04.2016


Riomar were in February and March for the 4th time fantastic! As usual, everything was back to the last detail regulated by the fantastic ‘caretakers’ Areke and Antoine. Nothing was them too much! For example, help with printing of boarding passes etc. The Wi-Fi system is flashy and fast. The apartments have air conditioning and heating. Riomar is excellently located in terms of the distance to the beach, restaurants, supermarket and pharmacy if necessary. Moreover, every 15 minutes a bus service to the center of Portimão takes less than fifteen minutes. If older couple is us again really liked and we certainly return.

COUPLE - 05.04.2016


It was wonderful to stay in the apartment near the sea. Attractively decorated. It gives a nice feeling Areke and Antoine are there all the time to take care of you. They are calm and have time to chat and give you some tips to do. You feel right at home.

WITH PARTNER - 12.02.2016


For the 4th time in Praia da Rocha, but the first time at Riomar. We had an apartment in the building next door but it was top. A cosy hideaway with a wonderful view from the balcony. We can only be completely agreeing with the previous reviews. A nice mail contact in advance with Nicole and fine contact Areke and Antoine. We have had great a great time us and certainly come here next year again. We cannot wait…!

WITH PARTNER - 19.09.2015


Beautiful, spacious apartment with all amenities. Very friendly hosts who are always there for you. We’ve enjoyed great! Recommended!

WITH PARTNER - 16.09.2015


We had a perfect vacation that far too quickly passed! Given the very good ratings report we were very curious; but there is no exaggeration!!! And the cherry on the cake was surely …..: Even before seven o’clock early in the morning and Antoine Areke were ready to wish us a good trip!! Super thanks Riomar team for this great holiday!

WITH PARTNER - 12.09.2015

We enjoyed!

Our holiday actually began with the fast and friendly contact we had with Nicole. Once we arrived we were welcomed by Areke and Antoine were our entire vacation there for everyone and just came here to chat! The apartments are spacious, fully equipped and was nice also present basic supplies coffee, sugar, tea and even (occasionally) detergent! Initially seemed the pool rather small but we were only there almost every day! Plenty of space! The beach is within walking distance and you can take stuff from the garage to the beach, such as body boards or, for example buckets and spades. We had rented a car, because everything was well within walking distance and the trips that we made, we used a taxi. We plan to go back next year and we never really do!


Super apartment in a top location

In a word, great! We enjoyed the lovely spacious apartment with all the trimmings in a prime location. Quietly situated at the end of the boulevard. The harbour and several fine restaurants within walking distance. But the busy, more touristy boulevard with restaurants and shops within walking distance. Gorgeous wide beach via a staircase, a 5-minute walk away. Good base for trips to the Algarve. Our rental car was fine parked in the garage at the apartment. From our reservation to return very personal, nice mail contact owner Nicole. And Areke hostess and host Antoine ensured a fabulous stay in RIOMAR.


Excellent, highly recommended !!!

Also we have more than a fabulous stay in Riomar. It began with the mailing between us and the owner who went very fine and fast, which immediately felt good. The apartment was so nice and clean and the views SUPER!!! Really everything is present in the apartment, there is nothing that we have missed. It is in a good location, so you’re on the beach and at the restaurants, the bus is nearby. We went by bus to Portimao and Lagos which is doing fine. It is very nice to go to Ferragudo by water taxi, a very nice place. Our son of 15 years also is a good time, there is plenty to do for young and old. For information, tips or whatever you can always visit, what a wonderful people at Antoine and Areke. As I write this I really want nothing more than to return to Riomar and we will certainly do !!!


Wonderful stay in a beautiful place

We enjoyed great weather. This time in the newly renovated apartment 204. Great views to the harbour and Ferragudo from the balcony, and sea / beach view to the rear. This place so between estuary and ocean is really top. The beach is to walk 5 min, and very nice and anytime again though! The administrators couple Areke and Antoine’s hospitality at its best!! They make you feel right at home here, great thanks! and goodbye! A rental car is not necessary, but does give you the opportunity to really explore the Algarve. Trips to the mountain of Monchique, Olhão, or closer, Carvoeira are very nice. Food can be here in all shapes, sizes and prices, and almost always very good! Abonneca Canicou and are recommended for special restaurants. But even small, seemingly simple restaurants just inland are well worth it!

WITH PARTNER - 06.08.2015

Great apartment, nice neighbourhood

Super holiday had Riomar in a very comfortable, spacious, clean and really fully equipped apartment. Nice small initial supply of, for example was coffee, tea, sugar, detergent and even laundry detergent. A surprise was the library with hundreds of good books in the building. Furthermore, you were still a lot of room as on the huge and beautiful beach, where despite the high season from the apartment and there are cozy beach bars with very friendly staff. We have a rental car (which we could safely park in the parking garage of the building), treks made in the area. Nothing but praise for the very nice e-mail contact with the owner around the booking, and the fine personal touch with the enthusiastic Dutch administrators couple Areke and Antoine that, like the owner, providing high has listed priority. Overall highly recommended for a wonderful holiday. The beautiful rock formation Algar Seco near Carvoeira and restaurant situated between the rocks Boneca.


Fantastic spacious apartment with beautiful views!

Riomar is in our opinion was the best choice we could have made. Beautifully decorated and spacious apartment; fully furnished and really well equipped (including microwave, oven, washing machine, lots of storage space, library, TV with all Dutch channels, air con in room and bedroom, two balconies on the front and rear with views of both harbor and sea / beach and so much more!). Located few minutes’ walk from the most beautiful beach (accessible via stairs) from the Algarve, where you can still enjoy your rest in June. Food can be anywhere on the beach, the promenade and something for everyone. The manager couple is very welcoming, very friendly and makes sure that you are wanting. Areke, thank you for everything, you are a great hostess! So just books; in the e-mail correspondence with the owner, you’ll notice right away that it will be fine. Everything is excellent communication and cared for. Top!

WITH PARTNER - 26.06.2015

Great holiday

We have been to Praia da Rocha left on April 28 to May 27, we had rented an apartment in Riomar and I must say had the owner Nicole created a beautiful luxury apartment with all the trimmings from microwave to washing machine etc. With two large balconies we had a beautiful view of the sea and another balcony a magnificent view of the yacht harbor. We sat right on the beach and a 35 minute walk we were in the center of Portimão. There you can still drink coffee for 0.70 cents a coffee and a super quality, we have there a vegetarian restaurant where they discovered five days fresh cooking with a choice of two always delicious dishes for € 4.50 pp, they are open from 12:00 to 16:00, you’ll find there are tearooms that still really pamper their customers and a supermarket with fresh fish caught daily and provided there is. Portimão therefore to know, all in all a perfect holiday that even if more than four weeks still might take longer.

WITH PARTNER - 10.06.2015


We stayed in NB1 and NB2 last November (2014) and had such an fabulous time, that we booked for February/March 2015 in Apartment 104. All apartments are furnished to an extremely high standard, colour co-ordinated, very clean and have everything (yes, we mean everything!) that you will need for your stay. Upon arrival we were greeted by Areke and Antoine (Hosts) who were incredibly friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable of the local area. Each apartment has a welcome pack which contains information in respect of the use of all equipment and also provides in-depth information in respect of the local area, places to eat and day trips, amongst many other things. We also met Nicole (the Owner), who is an endearing, friendly lady and who is also very knowledgeable regarding the local area and Portugal in general. Having holidayed in various hotels in PDR in the past 10 years, visiting sometimes 6 times a year, we would now not stay anywhere else in the resort – the Riomar apartments all have fantastic views and you have everything you could wish for in each of them.  We can’t wait to come back again and will definitely book no where else 🙂 for a stay in Aug 2015.

COUPLE - 10.05.2015

Great apartment

Riomar in Praia da Rocha is excellent clean, great host / hostess, nice spacious apartment near beach


Fantastic place!

For the 2nd time wintered in Riomar and we are already seeing forward to the next time. It is really “Home away from home”

WITH PARTNER - 04.03.2015

Super nice vacation in Top property!

Luxury catered accommodation in a quiet part of Praia da Rocha. Very close to the beach and promenade. Lovely pool at the property there. The hostess & host of this property are very friendly and make sure everyone has a good time. The price / quality ratio is very good, the apartments are very clean and the service is of a high standard. For young / old / big and little kids …. these apartments are a must for everyone !!! We will definitely go back again.

WITH PARTNER - 27.02.2015

Super location and kindly received

RIOMAR apartments is a prime location! 5 min walk to beach and promenade. Shopping and nightlife. No noise!! Neat apartment provides all clean and everything new. We want to come back here. We had a sea view!


What a fantastic vacation

We just returned from 12 days Praia da Rocha app. Riomar. And what we have had a fantastic vacation. It starts with the contact by mail with Nicole, always within a day answer back to Faro airport we were picked up in a Mercedes minibus taxi and 45 minutes later the door at Riomar deposited there we were warmly welcomed by the host and hostess. The apartments are very spacious and clean with nice views over the sea and behind the port (yes, two balconies) and surprise as did our daughter not on the sofa but there was a nice aero bed ready to put her what a service. The car we rented was under the apartment in a large enclosed garage and the rest nothing but praise for the Riomar team. You are in a few minutes on the wide boulevard where the shops, restaurants and bars before him are also the center of Portimão is easily accessible via bus which stops at Riomar (you need to do for fun once). Ask the Riomar team what can you do it pointed us to a nice boat ride on drilling of the Osiris or the mountains to the town of Monchique or drive to Sagres point it is too much to mention. We found it here better than in Albufeira.


In a word; TOP! Do not hesitate to book!

We spent 2 weeks enjoyed both in apartment 02 and 03. Everything is there for a relaxing holiday, perfect, the beach towels so you do not need to bring from home. Also Senseo, air conditioning, Dutch TV. The apartment’s location is ideal, beach near the stairs! and the promenade is just around the corner. Certainly not a nuisance of bars and clubs as they are on the other side of the boulevard. However, you often hear the dogs barking away, but we did not bother us. You can look up the crowds if you want but do not bother. The host and hostess, as has often been appointed, wonderful people, always time for a chat and any tips. Rooms were very clean and spacious. dressed too homely. Beds a bit on the hard side (which you are used to) cleaning and clean towels fine for another. The parking garage for any rental car is also very fine, definitely take a rental car, environment explore avoid toll roads. Car hire at airport (on site Holiday Cars) cliff walk at beach Benegil is recommended, not for people with vertigo or infirm. Fantastic views. Towns nearby: Silves, Monchique, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo and Lagos are worth visiting. Dinner at the tents on the boulevard (on beach with wooden ramps) and numerous restaurants on the strip. Lidl 6 minutes. Bakery at 5 min walk.

WITH PARTNER - 19.09.2014


Have just arrived home to Scotland after a wonderful family holiday in PdR. Stayed at Riomar for 2nd time. Apts superb and offer a lovely “Home from Home” feeling. They are all beautifully decorated and colour co-ordinated, with everything you require for a fantastic,comfortable relaxing holiday. Very spacious and well equipped and Nicole the owner has thought of everyone’s needs from toddler children and adults alike. The swimming pool was an added bonus this year, although it’s just a few minutes walk to the beach. the host and hostess who meet and greet, and manage the apartments are a lovely friendly and helpful couple and on hand if needed. There was 6 adults and 3 children aged 2 yr 5yr and 9yrs in our family. We had apts 102 201 and 202 and the standard is First Class. I know I will return to PdR again as it is now a favourite resort and I will always stay at Riomar. I know I could not find anywhere better, so Big THANKS to Nicole, the host and hostess for a wonderful memorable holiday.

COUPLE - 26.08.2014

“Fantastic place” very friendly guidance

Very nice apartment just 5 minutes’ walk from the promenade of Praia da Rocha with ample shopping and nightlife. Area such as Lagos, Albufeira and reach the aqua parks are fine with public transport, a car rental is a great alternative. Furthermore, the wide sandy beach is a 5 minute walk from the apartment, there are plenty of beach bars there to enjoy a great lunch, breakfast, dinner, also for a cold drink you can stay here just fine. Further, the guidance the hosts excellent, these two people are always there for you to make it to your liking.


Nice location, nice apartment, good service

Especially from the balconies of the upper apartments you have a beautiful view of the sea. The building is only one street away from (the stairs) to the beach. Delicious, although not overly large, pool and fine parking garage under the building. Everything is spacious, clean and well organized. Very personal service, no nuisance from the sometimes busy boulevard, as quiet and lots of extras such as Wi-Fi, satellite TV, often clean towels etc. And a full kitchen. Highly recommended, and certainly worth repeating.


Lovely quiet located apartment

A complete, clean, and small apartment in the quiet part of the village, 5 min. Walk and you are in the hustle and bustle. Car parking, in concert, under the condo garage. Beach 2 minutes’ walk, can only be reached via steep stairs. Very wide beach with fine wide boardwalk along the entire length (several kilometers) to which there are several restaurants. Rent two beach chairs with umbrella 10 euros (in June) Administrators extremely friendly and helpful and keep the complex in top condition. Interim change of towels and cleaning apartment is included. Very good Wi-Fi. For daily shopping div shops to walk properly. Other side of the village are Lidl and similar matters. Overall great place to stay and if I have to mention one drawback: no dishwasher. But yes, we are very spoiled travelers and small vessels do nice cozy old-fashioned. We will definitely come back again!

COUPLE - 05.07.2014


We have just returned from staying at Riomar (our third time now!) for our two week holiday and the apartments are truly amazing – clean, bright, safe, well presented, extremely functional with all your wants and needs…above all else the quality of the accomodation and the expert and friendly help (when needed) from the host and hostess is just amazing – this accomodation is by far the best in PdR and is within striking distance of the beach, the restaurants (you’ve got to visit Restaurante All Beef) and the shops….the marina is but a three minute walk away also. No hesitation in recommending this accomodation – it’s always amazing!!

COUPLE - 03.07.2014


Perfectly located for a nice view over Praia da Rocha (higher apartments) but very close to the soft sandy beaches is Riomar. It is perfectly serviced by a very nice couple, has a perfect, although not too big swimmingpool and a parking garage underneath the building. It is one of the few places along the boulevard that have unobstructed view of the ocean and there is no noise from the busy boulevard at all, although it is within walking distance (5 min) of a lot of restaurants and little shops. For families with little children, there are quite some stairs to get to any pf the beaches along Praia da Rocha, so you would need a carrier instead of a pram or buggy. All in all, would definitely go again. Also Wi-fi, satellite TV, full kitchen, washing machine.

COUPLE - 30.06.2014

Great stay !!

The property looks great. The apartment is tastefully and comfortably furnished and really missing out on anything. It was every day a sort of coming home there. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, while beach and promenade are 5 minutes away. You can make beautiful walks in the area. One tip is to Praia da Vau. From there you have to follow a route on the incredibly beautiful cliffs, do good shoes and no fear of heights. The beach stretches endlessly in front of you and eateries are cozy. Good food too. The host and hostess are very welcoming and helpful. They will make you feel right at home. The written communication with Nicole, the owner, also ran nice and very accommodating. In short: a must.

COUPLE - 25.06.2014

Perfectly located, charming luxury apartments

It starts with a warm welcome by the hostess – and lord! What a lovely people … then you can start enjoying your luxury furnished apartment where you wanting. Tasteful and cozy furnishings and super clean. I was here for the 2nd time now and are complemented with a lovely pool, not big but nice sunny and quiet. can give you good tips the hosts on the best restaurants etc. We have ridden in the mountains near Silves through equestrian Country Riding Centre. But just the promenade walks or lie on the beautiful sandy beach is also recommended and is almost at your door!

COUPLE - 23.06.2014

Expectations were high!

Our expectations were high given the good ratings report. But these are in our opinion really true at all! We were three of us and therefore had opted for an apartment with two bathrooms which was very practical! It was also clean and spacious and above all complete, even with hair dryer. The pool in the side yard is small but the water was very clean and pleasantly warm, and there were plenty of beds and umbrellas, after the beach we went often as ‘splash’. Convenient that there was also a beach available for everyone, this was again kilos in the suitcases. The hostess is a wonderful and sweet woman who helps where needed. If we go back to the Algarve Riomar decide our destiny. A must!

WITH FRIENDS - 19.06.2014

Absolute perfection in hospitality

Riomar is definitely recommended. Everything looks very neat, all right when you arrive, the entrance, around the pool hall with seating. We are a very warm welcome by the host and hostess. She and her husband were always really ready for us. Our apartment (102) on the 1st floor was spacious and beautiful and very important for us: very clean. At the supermarket at the end of the street (expensive!), We went to get up every morning very tasty fresh hot sandwiches and went 1x per week do the big shopping in Portimao at Aldi or Lidl. There are lots of fun and very affordable restaurants within walking distance. It was never busy with the clean (but small) heated pool in the side yard of Riomar we almost every afternoon (weather was good) went down after the beach here some one hour on a bed and took a dip … Overall, everything was really great!! In the morning just after sunrise walk to the sea is 200 meters, and the peace and enjoy the space and the view … that’s just relax.

COUPLE - 30.05.2014

Perfect! Once again a wonderful week in Riomar!

Once again a wonderful week in Riomar! I was here for the 3rd time and that is, of course, not for nothing: everything is right here to a wonderful holiday! Firstly of course the warm welcome of Areke and Antoine. Then the beautiful apartment, fully furnished, cosy and homely but also very clean. Which apartment you choose/gets, they are all equally pretty (but all different:-) Furthermore, the location perfect: the most beautiful part of Praia da Rocha, quiet location but close to the boulevard and the beautiful main beach with cozy beach bars (for example: O Farol). Also nearby is the marina where you can catch the water taxi to get to the cute village of Ferragudo. Down in the garden of Riomar is a lovely swimming pool with sunbeds. We were fortunate that we had very good sunny weather but even with worse weather you will not quickly get bored here: you have a tv with international channels and down in the basement is a library.

WITH FRIEND - 05.2016

Fantastic holiday.

Beautiful environment, only about 100m to go to  the beach. A nice clean and large beach. It is a very good and lovingly cared apartment complex. Everything is there what you need. Very friendly and helpful host and hostess. Many options to do in the surrounding area to have fun,  like to visit the town of Lagos and to make boat trips.

WITH PARTNER - 05.2016


We were warmly received by Antoine and Areke, these are the hosts of Riomar. It was a great apartment, spacious and bright and clean with a sea view. My fears of a slow WIFI was completely unjustified, it was almost as fast as home and free, super. The distance to the beach is about 65 meters, with stairs down and you’re almost there. We did not sit on the beach, but walked a lot, in general we did a lot of walking, very beautiful and exciting environment. We had lunch every day on a terrace, there is plenty of choice! We also rented a car, even spent a whole day in Lisbon. That seems a lot of trouble because it is 300km away but it’s not a boring road and the highway was almost empty! We also went to local markets, very nice. Alvor is a very nice town to visit, and Carvoeiro is also very cute on the little square at the small, cozy beach. Tip: in the morning get fresh rolls at the supermarket on the street corner and get the larger shoppings  at Lidl in Portimão; everything is much cheaper. In short, nice place, super sleep, very nice daytrips, very relaxing.

WITH PARTNER - 03.05.2016


We had a great corner apartment with two balconies with beautiful sea and marina views. Fast and free WIFI. Very friendly hosts. The apartment itself is beautifully maintained and our apartment was very spacious. Everything is very clean and tidy. You can really see that much time and attention is paid to every detail. Tasty and inexpensive food at the promenade and beach. Riomar is located at an excellent spot, you are right on the promenade with shops and restaurants and down the stairs you find the huge sandy beach. Minimarket with bakery close by. The airport transfers were good, safe and inexpensive cared for. Riomar is definitely recommended.

WITH PARTNER - 28.04.2016


We have been visiting RIOMAR for many years now and we think it is a really super nice property, the location is perfect; nearby the promenade and the beach (via stairs!) On the promenade there are many fine and affordable eateries, you can eat perfectly: Portuguese, tapas, Asian and Italian food. Praia da Rocha is a very beautiful environment for young and old with many roads to other cities / villages. It’s well recommended to rent a car if only for a few days. This time we have been also recommended by the hostess to make a dolphin tour; this was really great; seen lots of dolphins, including young ones! Again we had a really great apartment, really everything is available. The beds are fine and lovely balconies to enjoy the sun and drink wine. If we are in RIOMAR we really feel that we are away from the daily business at home, all wonderfully quiet and relaxed. No large mass resort but a cosy and lovely small apartment complex. All in all, for us this is a wonderful place to go and enjoy the Portuguese weather and always friendly people. For the hosts Areke and Antoine nothing is too much, they put themselves 100% to ensure guests have a wonderful holiday. The email contact with Nicole the owner is always refreshing and very clear, what we experience as very pleasant. We will most certainly be back!

COUPLE - 27.04.2016

Really very good!

Everything was very good, no or consideration. We were for two months in long-term-stay in Riomar and it was fantastic. The building has two elevators. The apartments are very well furnished with e.g. flat screen T.V. and the UK. TV, kitchen with 4 electric plates, oven, microwave, fridge / freezer and coffee machine. Wi-Fi good and fast. Also, the beds are very good, restaurants, hairdresser, surfing school, everything needed to make a more pleasant stay within walking distance. Portimão city center is easily and quickly accessible by bus which stops almost outside the door. Riomar The complex has a swimming pool with heating. The pool is open from April. For families with children Riomar and surroundings have to offer plenty of beach, surf school and nearby water parks. Special mention for the NL administrators couple, in one word excellent. We will be back.

WITH PARTNER - 06.04.2016

Riomar is GREAT!

Wonderful location, close to the beach, promenade and public transport. The apartment is super clean, good furniture and comfortable beds, International TV channels, free fast Wi-Fi, there is something missing or to criticize. Lovely balconies for ocean views and sun, and the other side of Portimão and the Arade River. The managers are a Dutch couple and nothing is too much trouble. They were great! For sure we come back.

WITH PARTNER - 04.04.2016

Fantastic holiday

For the first time been in RIOMAR. In one word: great apartment! From the reservation to return had a very personal and nice email contact with owner Nicole. Areke the hostess and her husband Antoine were great in the initial reception and guidance. During our 3 weeks stay they were always available and helpful. Nothing is too much for them. The apartment is spotless and nothing is missing. We certainly come back here again. Wonderful restaurants in the immediate area. The great beach right outside your door. As well as the boulevard, just a few steps walk.

WITH PARTNER - 27.09.2015

Excellent holiday!

Our apartment (202) offered everything promised and even more than that. Very well equipped and clean. What is even made more enjoyable our stay was the availability of “managing couple” Antoine and Areke. They were always waiting for us with information and assistance. The taxi to and from the airport (Faro) was well organized. Recommended.

WITH PARTNER - 16.09.2015


We already came for the fourth time in Riomar and talked again excellent for our purposes. From the first contact with books until the return is fully taken care of. The location is perfect, near the beach and restaurants. We had this time a more active holiday and there are many Been and have therefore made no use of the pool. However, it looked attractive. It is also nice that the car can be parked properly, especially in the busy season. The apartment is clean and well stocked with supplies. In addition to the excellent reception Areke and Antoine. They also gave their tips and nothing was too much. We can highly recommend Riomar.

WITH PARTNER - 13.09.2015

Prime location!

Cosy and beautiful apartment located directly on the boulevard. Everything neatly trimmed, towels, hair dryer, kitchen utensils, radios etc. are provided at given a folder containing fun facts and sights of the Algarve. If you are like us have been constructed very adventurous, ask Areke and Antoine then for tips, they know where to find all nice places and always have their phone ready to assist you immediately! For us it was 8 days, far too short … we were never in the apartment (and thus not use the pool), but were we feel it every night “home” highly recommended so.

WITH PARTNER - 07.09.2015


Another fantastic stay in Riomar. These apartments are amazing and my 3 and 6 year old kids just loved the pool which is always clean. Nothing is too much trouble for the host Areke and her husband who are always there to help make your holiday to most relaxed and enjoyable. The apartments are really well equipped and beautifully furnished. We will defiantly be back next year. I would recommend these apartments to anyone looking for a fab location comfort and great value for money. The booking process is simple and Nicole the owners is more than helpful and informative right up to your holiday. They will even arrange airport-transfers which I would recommend as they are reliable and even put DVDs on for the children to pass the journey.



Riomar is excellent. The apartments are spacious, clean and complete. Here you just see the Dutch style back that everything is well organized. In addition, the large beach is a few minutes walk away. The left part of the beach here is quieter and there are also the better eateries. Furthermore, is the da in the quiet part of Praia Rocha but you can reach the boulevard in a few minutes. And of course Areke and Antoine. An excellent hostess / host of fun and great tips that do everything for a perfect holiday.


Stay to enjoy

Great views both to the front (sea) and the back (harbour). You sit there quietly and if you want entertainment, you can walk the boulevard with all its restaurants, cafes and shops. The sea is less than 5 minutes walk. Aboneca is recommended for delicious to eat and take a walk and on the rocks. Silves is also a great place to visit by boat above. Next to the castle is a pleasant tasting: Port, wine, champagne, liqueurs.

WITH PARTNER - 06.08.2015


In fact, we can be very short, stay in Riomar was fantastic!! It started with the fine and speedy mail contact with the owner. This immediately gave us all feel good and above expectations. Which are all fulfilled and even more than that. Everything was there. Everything has been thought, like a beach towel or a closet full of books. You can truly carefree holiday. Also, everything was spotless, which is delicious! Antoine and Areke are wonderful people, a better host and hostess we could not wish for. We only had to cut our fingers and it was arranged. We enjoyed this holiday. Everything at your fingertips. So you can easily get to the beach, the water taxi to Ferragudo, eat on the beach or the promenade and sailing with Wild Watch to see dolphins and whales. It is quiet, but you can easily look up the crowds, ideal. We enjoyed it and we will definitely come back.

WITH FRIENDS - 26.07.2015

Nice location

The apartment is very well situated for the beautiful and spacious beach and roads. In addition, parking fine. The apartment where we stayed was clean, well maintained and fully equipped. The organization around the rental is well regulated. We have one word enjoyed our stay. Besides Portimão Alvor is also highly recommended to visit once to visit the many restaurants.

WITH PARTNER - 26.06.2015

Blessed place to come …

Together with my wife apartment rented eight days and was delicious. Good location easy to get to everything, fresh sandwich pick in the morning 3 min walk. Were kindly received, after phone call we knew exactly what we were driving, they were already on our street to wait and gave us good tips for the area what to do, what restaurants. Suitable for couples (young / secondary) as well as for families with young children. The location of our apartment was perfect. Overall a prime location. We have almost every night at a beach eaten Salsada do Zé. Then take the specialties on the map, certainly not expensive, fresh and delightful. Not expected but very good eaten.

WITH PARTNER - 14.06.2015


We have been spending February and March at Praia da Rocha for the past nine years, the last three of which we stayed at Riomar Apartments. We have at last found the perfect place to relax during our long Winter break. We love the location,very close to the Fortaleza Santa Catarina where steps lead down to the praia and marina. This part of town is very quiet but there is easy access to the beach and restaurants also a great CityBus service, there are two handy bus stops within a minutes walk. When we arrived at Faro at the end of January our transport to Riomar was waiting for us and soon we were on our way. Before long we were greeted by Areke and Antoine our hosts for the next 8 weeks. They had provided us with a useful starter pack in the fridge and it was well appreciated as the hour was late. They are a fine couple and they looked after our needs very well even anticipating further requirements, on two occasions we had family including an infant join us and this did not present a problem. Our apartment 102 has nice views both front and back from the balconies where one can spend time on the sun-tan. The apartment is well appointed with ample crockery and cooking utensils, a decent oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The living room and bedroom are bright and cheerful and both have ample storage/hanging space. The accommodation is kept very clean and dust free by Areke and the housemaid. Nicole the owner always insists on maintaining a very high standard and this achievable by having good staff. We have booked again for 2016 and I know we will not be disappointed.


COUPLE - 11.05.2015


We stayed in the ground floor corner apartment 01. The apartment was very clean and had all the required amenities: Fridge/Freezer, Cooker, Air Conditioning, Toaster, Wall Safe, Satellite TV etc. An underground parking space was also included which was essential given the local conditions. On arrival we were given a warm welcome and all the necessary information, including internet connection which was provided free. A small pool is available on site but as the beach was so close we didn’t use it. This apartment has a very limited sea view but the sun shines on to it for the vast majority of the day and so you are able to sun bathe on the provided sun beds which was great. Good shower and large bed. We had a super week and are hoping to return soon. Highly recommended!

COUPLE - 10.05.2015

Spacious and beautiful apartment in perfect location

Spacious, sunny apartment is fully equipped. The location is perfect, it’s quiet, beautiful part of Praia da Rocha. The Beach Club No Solo Aqua is close by and is a relaxing place to sunbathe, swim and eat good food.


The best place in Portugal

The accommodation is top notch, with great views beautifully situated all possibilities for everyone example walking, eating, shopping etc. No better place with super helpful people than Riomar. For hiking is great, there is so much to see.

WITH PARTNER - 01.03.2015

Top to the power of 3

Stayed at the beautifully renovated app 204; very modern and tastefully decorated; beautiful view of the beach and the harbor (Top 1) very friendly, willing and solution hostess and host (Areke and Antoine) a gold exchange (Top 2) Due to personal circumstances rather back the deposit for winter 2016 was voluntarily returned instantly. Here, too, distinguishes the owner itself relative to other landlords (Top 3) Overall Top Top Top!!!

WITH PARTNER - 17.02.2015

Super place to be in the Algarve!

RIOMAR is an absolute must! No functional and bare “rental property” but cosy and fully equipped apartments. Cushions, rugs, paintings …… friendly owner and manager couple. To be repeated!

WITH PARTNER - 08.12.2014

Great apartment in a beautiful piece of the Algarve!

We have been here for the 3rd time, but again everything was perfectly organized, all neatly clean, spacious apartment, near the beach and within walking distance of downtown with nice shops, plenty of choice of restaurants, bars etc. and at very reasonable prices.

WITH PARTNER - 01.10.2014

Perfectly located apartment with sea views

First I want to indicate that it was a fantastic holiday and we have greatly enjoyed your apartment with great views and all the stuff were stocked. The host and his wife were also very nice. What a location and view! What we already miss the view and the weather. What a nice people too all there. Very different from the experience in Italy and Spain. We will be back.


“For the second time: top!”

Normally we never go twice to the same location but for Riomar apartments in Praia da Rocha, we really want to make an exception! Like last year we have again two weeks really enjoyed the fantastic spacious and clean 2-bedroom corner apartment on the first floor overlooking the sea and the Marina. The location is really TOP, all very close. This year, we rented a car for a few days to make some day trips and we were happy with the parking in the car park directly under the building. The children have again a great time in the pool! (Heated this year!) My wife, who is reading fanatic, was also excited about the small library where you can also find some new best sellers this year were. We are now still being in doubt if we do not also have to book a third time … there we go then we deal with our principles ….


RIOMAR is great!

Super Nice apartment and the location is ideal, as you walk through the road down to the beach or the boulevard. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful. The parking garage was ideal for the rental car.Praia da Rocha is a nice place, nice beach and lots of cozy restaurants. But the environment is nice. We had rented a car and went to Silves, Monchique, Albufeira and Lagos. We also went to Sagres and visited the most western point of Europe, definitely worth it! In Lagos we made a boat trip and visited the caves with a smaller boat, very nice.


Lovely apartment!

For some years we get da Rocha in Praia, but this year we have for the first acquaintance with the apartment complex Riomar. Well located; the beautiful beach of Praia da Rocha is only a few minutes’ walk away. The apartment (02) was appointed wonderfully spacious, cozy and homey. Lacked virtually nothing to what you need on holiday. In addition, the apartment was very clean and the manager couple was very helpful and welcoming. Overall, highly recommended. We will definitely go back again!

WITH PARTNER - 12.07.2014

Great property!

Me and my friend have been nine days Riomar 103. A very nice and clean apartment, with incredible cabinets and shelves to store your belongings. Everywhere was thought of. There were additional beach towels ready so we could still lovely beach enjoying the last day without us even take our wet beach towels in the trunk. We came mainly to Praia da Rocha for the beautiful beach, and it was therefore right outside the door. There were also several local supermarkets just around the corner, and the taxi rank and bus stop were 2 min. Walking distance.The hosts were very friendly. When something had gone wrong with the booking of our transfer to the airport, they helped us excellent thereby. We have really enjoyed this apartment and will definitely come back.

WITH PARTNER - 05.07.2014


We have just returned from the Riomar apartments in Praia Da Rocha.This is our fourth time in Praia Da Rocha and the Riomar is the best apartments we have ever stayed in. We were welcomed by the hostess who is a lovely lady and will do anything to help. The apartments are beautiful. They are very spacious and beautifully done up.Nicole who owns these apartments has thought about everything so that her guests have a perfect holiday. There was plenty coat hangers in the wardrobes, tea, coffee, wine and water when we arrived which is great when you arrive late at night. The kitchen was lovely and had everything,cooker,microwave coffee maker kettle toaster and washing machine.I do not like to cook on holiday but if you do this is the perfect kitchen and a nice dining table to sit at. The furniture on the balconies is lovely and there is loungers should you wish to sunbathe on your balcony. There is a very nice swimming pool and umbrellas and there is umbrellas which you can take to the beach. There is also beach towels to use and if you need extra beach towels they can be hired at a very small charge. This is great as there is so many weight restrictions for luggage now when traveling abroad. The towels and tea towels are changed every three days which again is great. There is also an ironing board and iron which is very good as it saves you taking a travel iron in your luggage. The apartments are a two minute walk from the beach and have nice views from the balconies. You can walk to the other end of the boulevard in about 10 minutes. When we go back to Praia Da Roch again there is only one place for us to stay and that is the Riomar. On a final note Nicole the owner will keep in touch with you by email when you make your booking and is extremely helpful and can book you a taxi from the airport if you need one. Gold star to Nicole, the host and hostess, they are the best.

COUPLE - 01.07.2014


This apartment is near the sea and is very nicely decorated, nice sea view. Was fine clean and we got on arrival a bottle of wine and water. We were nice welcomed by the hosts and when I needed medicine was the host with me as interpreter. Pool small but fine. Water was a bit cold but after my commentary heating the water was higher put.

COUPLE - 28.06.2014


We wanted a great place to get good rest for couples. This desire is completely satisfied. We chose the apartment with roof terrace in the other complex which also belongs to Riomar, just across the street. 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. Totally newly decorated and wonderfully clean, fresh and light. Fully equipped to cook it yourself. A satellite dish so we could watch Dutch TV. A huge roof terrace with sea and harbor. We were welcomed by the host and hostess who immediately gave us a warm welcome. They were also very helpful if we needed anything or wanted to know. We could also just use it from the other pool complex, but went rather to the sea. The beds were fine and the shower was lovely. In short, repeating what concerns us!

COUPLE - 25.06.2014

Super complete and beautiful location!

Very neat, fully furnished and spacious apartment (103)! Everything is there: an umbrella to take to the beach to good kitchen equipment. And the location is perfect as starting point for nice walks or to go to the beach. Very nice managers who certainly give the impression everything will be like for you. We will definitely go again!



We ended up with “an accident” in Riomar, we had booked an apartment elsewhere but we were very unhappy, what a sad bunch of it. Halfway through the week we could move at random to Riomar. Naturally, partly because of the circumstances in which we were previously but certainly we still had a great holiday because of the high quality of this holiday address the tremendous hospitality of the hosts. We are more than 10 years in the Algarve (my wife even much longer) but we continue now decided “a while” to return to Riomar. (Have already booked again) They have a library! and super cozy apartments! and a secure parking garage! and I could borrow a bicycle (= non-standard I think.)! and you will encounter many nationalities, also from very far away (for example, Canada). Super thanks Riomar team for saving a week’s holiday we were really yours!

COUPLE - 04.06.2014


My husband and I had a fantastic 9 night stay in Riomar Apartments over the Easter period. The apartments are just as beautiful as the photographs depict. We stayed in apartment 202 which provided us with a view of the colourful marina and it’s surroundings from our bedroom and from our living room we could see the fabulous beach of Praia da Rocha. The apartments are located at the quieter end of the boulevard which we liked but still within a short stroll of the centre of the resort and the beach with it’s numerous cafe – restaurants. We hired a car and made some trips along the coast and into the countryside and it was always nice to return to our cosy apartment, make a cup of tea and relax on the large sofa. The apartment has everything you could possibly need for your self catering holiday and the private basement carpark was a great asset. All my correspondence with Nicole, the owner, were warm, welcoming and very helpful. The host and hostess who manage the apartments couldn’t have done anymore to make our stay more pleasant. We feel very lucky to have found such a jewel in the Algarve!

COUPLE - 02.05.2014