Oura, or Praia da Oura as it is better known, is a fantastic family resort on the famous golden sand of the Algarve Coastline. Located near Albufeira, accommodation in Praia da Oura is a great base for cultural, sporting and lazy holidays on the beach. An Oura apartment is not set in a hot-bed of Portuguese culture, but is a very comfortable, clean and filled to bursting point with family friendly facilities, not to mention the glorious beach of Praia da Oura.
Accommodation in Praia da Oura has become so popular due to the amazing expanse of soft, golden sand upon which the resort is built. The name Praia da Oura actually means ‘golden beach’, and there is little more you can say about it! There is always plenty of space to find on the beach, although the western end can get busy around the bars and restaurants built at that end. The amazingly clear, blue waters of the sea almost always offer perfect conditions for water sports, and you can organise windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, parascending and scuba diving from accommodation in Praia da Oura with ease. You can also get a range of boat trips up and down the coast from here, or get pulled along behind one whilst trying to remain seated on a huge inflatable banana if you like! Deep sea fishing trips are particularly popular from an Oura apartment.
There is plenty to do within Praia da Oura too. The resort centre is filled with shops, bars and restaurants which serve dishes ranging from local delicacies to international cuisine. There are even bowling alleys, a bingo hall and a range of excellent nightclubs. There are also communal swimming pools, fun slides, gyms and tennis courts for your enjoyment within Oura.
There are some fantastic walking routes in the proximity of accommodation in Praia da Oura. The town of Albufeira is easily within walking distance, and from there, you can either latch onto the coastal path which extends along a huge expanse of the Algarve coastline, or you can head inland, to discover the blissfully natural area of grove covered hills.
Albufeira is one of the finest holiday destinations in the whole of the Algarve. The beaches, lush countryside, amazing historical heritage and plentiful leisure options have meant that Albufeira has risen to global acclaim as a beach resort, allowing visitors to enjoy a vast range of activities. If you stay in Praia da Oura accommodation for any length of time, the shops, restaurants and nightclubs may well become very familiar!
You might be surprised how many months of the year you can rent accommodation in Praia da Oura for beach holidays. The summer seems impossibly long in the area, with monthly average temperatures remaining over 30˚C from mid-June until mid-October. Even during the coldest month (January), monthly averages are still well over 15˚C, with very little rain and midday temperatures in the mid-20’s most days.
An Oura apartment is just over an hour’s drive from Faro International Airport (FAO) which could not be better connected to the UK if it tried. There are a huge number of airlines providing direct flights to Faro from almost every British airport, and due to the number of airlines flying, there are some remarkable deals to be found.