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Praia da Oura, Albufeira

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A golden stretch of sand backed by a string of upscale hotels, Praia da Oura sits just a short walk from the center of Albufeira, a major resort town on the country's southern coast. Famous for its relaxed atmosphere, the beach draws vacationers from around the world. Escape the biggest crowds by using your snorkeling equipment to explore the rugged outcroppings along the coastline. Once you have your fill of water and sand, walk into town and discover a network of narrow streets lined with restaurants and bars that serve signature cocktails and seafood specialties. The area near the beach gets extremely crowded, so arrive early to take advantage of convenient parking near the waterfront. Add Praia da Oura and other attractions to your Albufeira trip itinerary using our Albufeira tourist route planner.
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  • We found the beached in Albuferia weird. Praia Da Oura was kin a large cove, it was down hill to get to it which meant a huff and puff of an uphill hike to get back. There were a few restaurants and a...  more »
  • not a beach to relax in and there was rubbish in the sand. however if you want water sports and good food Oura Beach is the place.... Get a Tuk Tuk as it's down a very steep hil  more »
  • Nice clean beach, fine sand, OK amenities nearby; Bars,spar type shop, ice cream store, restaurants etc. Tuktuks available nearby to the beach - at a vastly inflated price than an AC taxi, where there...  more »
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  • Nice beach, do the water sports (it's fantastic) and use the restaurants (they're great!!)
  • Nice long beach. Nearby bars and restaurants. Lots of rockpools further along to discover.
  • Excellent beach, has to be seen!
  • A very attractive beach with many coves and wave cut tunnels and caves to explore. The walk back up to the famous Strip is quite steep and can be tiring day after day.
  • Went low season very beautiful