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. Using our world travel planner, Albufeira attractions like Praia da Oura can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 19, 2017
    A beach normalita and pretty jam-packed with people. It has a parking lot nearby. It is almost the only place where you can leave your car without problem. Many pieces where to eat.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice beach area water sports no so far to walk too Stones in the sea caught many people out and a few of us had a few bumps when going out swimming and messing around with the ball. Waves not so high ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We lived on this beach! To live and go on a daily basis is very complete hammocks, water activities at good price, site, but also jaleito, children. It is very nice and we recommend. Not so cold and hard sand. Restaurants and nightlife in the play.
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  • Clean, beautiful beach. Went out of season so very quiet which was good as quite a small beach area. Spent an afternoon relaxing in the warm sunshine, relaxed with music from nearby bars adding to the atmosphere. Free to access MGM hotel WiFi on the beach added bonus.
  • Interesting beach at low tide, you can discover small and isolated parts of main beach.
  • Sandy, clean beach with lots of sunshine. I was over there in March and the weather was beautiful also the water in the ocean not very cold.
  • Perfect beach with a great selection of places to get food!
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Where to stay in Albufeira

Renowned for its extensive beaches and rugged coastal landscape, Albufeira represents one of the nation's most popular destinations and offers a wide array of accommodations, both luxurious and more basic. Reserve a room in one of the city's upscale hotels in order to make use of pools, lounges, gardens, and amenities during your stay. Not only do they offer in-house luxuries, but generally these hotels place you within easy walking distance of the city's famed Praia dos Pescadores beach. While there aren't as many inexpensive options in town, staying at an inland bed and breakfast or a guesthouse in one of the smaller nearby towns can be both a relaxing experience and an affordable one.
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