The beach is named after the hotel belonging to the Inatel Foundation, which stands on a rocky veranda overlooking the central section of the long beach. An abundance of plants that have adapted to these saline environments, such as saltwort and Mediterranean saltbush, can be seen growing on the continuous line of steep cliffs flanking the beach.
There is a footpath along the cliff top, with various stopping points and viewpoints from which to admire the view over the beaches and whitewashed houses of Albufeira.
To the west, you can see the old pontoon on Fishermen’s Beach, Praia do Peneco and the houses forming a kind of amphitheatre overlooking the sea. To the east, the landscape is dominated by hotel buildings and thereafter by the eroded, ochre cliffs that continue on to Praia dos Alemães. This is a very busy city beach.