Free sports on offer at Praia da Rocha

For the eighth year in a row, Praia da Rocha’s sports area will be ‘the’ place to be during the summer for anyone interested in beach sports or other physical activities such as yoga, zumba and water-gymnastics.

Activities begin on July 1 (Friday) and will continue until the end of August.

Fitness and water-gymnastics classes will be held Monday through Friday between 10am and 11am.

Zumba dancing classes are scheduled for 6.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while yoga sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8.45am.

Anyone can take part for free and without having to register.

Decathlon, the official sponsor of Praia da Rocha’s sports area, will also host a running event every Monday. To sign up and win a free t-shirt, contact 965629755.

The sports area will also host a series of competitions throughout the summer.

On July 8, it will host Praia da Rocha’s third adaptive surf meeting, followed by a beach sports competition between July 9 and 16 organised by United Beach Missions.

In August, other activities include a charity volleyball tournament (August 5-8), Portimão’s 27th swimming competition (August 6), an international volleyball tournament (August 20-21) and a beach football competition (August 27-28).

The Área Desportiva is near Portimão marina and has beach football and volleyball pitches as well as a free basketball site.

For more information, contact 282 470 813 or 965 629 755 or visit www.visitportimao.pt