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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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  • 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!
  • MAGNIFICA OURA

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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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