Practical Information in Praia da Rocha

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Useful Language and Currency Tips for Praia da Rocha

It is always a good thing to learn some more Praia da Rocha Practical Information before visiting this excellent Portuguese sea resort just to ensure that your summer holiday is going to be perfect. Here are some useful language and currency tips that will help you get a better view of the habits in Praia da Rocha.


Praia da Rocha is a lively holiday resort and as such is visited by travelers from various areas of the whole world. That’s why many languages are spoken among the residents. Portuguese is the official language, but as in the rest of Portugal, Spanish is spoken very widely, too. The staff at most hotels usually has a good command of English. There are many foreigners making business here, so don’t be surprised if you hear Italian, Dutch, German or French spoken-- and you may able to use these languages for communication, too.


Since 2002, the official currency used here is the euro. Each euro is subdivided into 100 cents and is equal to about $1.20. Euro can be bought literally from any European country. In case you insist on paying in cash, you can either exchange your money at banks in one of the major nearby cities, or use the local exchange bureaus, although their rates aren’t that good. However, you don’t really need money in cash, since all major credit cards are widely accepted in all hotels and restaurants.

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