Poolside 2bed Apt in Oasis Parque, Nr. Alvor, Family Friendly, Ideally Located just a short hop to Beach, Golf, Shops Et
About Liam Whelan
We are Liam and Catherine, originally from Dublin but now living in Kildare. We have two daughters, now grown up and who holiday there without us!
Liam Whelan purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Liam Whelan chose Portimão
We went to Portugal on a package holiday in July 2006 and we immediately struck with the differences between our package accomodation and that at Oasis Parque. Having left a very busy complex where you had to fight for a sun lounger and then pay for the privilege, we were immediately struck that the opposite was true here. We were impressed by the amount of space and the relaxed atmosphere around the pool. Then there was the cleanliness. From the pools, to the changing rooms and toilets, the standard was, and continues to be, impeccable. The leisure club/pool area is gated, and accessed by members with personal swipe cards, and you feel you, your children and your belongings are secure. So before we even went to look at the apartment for sale, we had fallen in love with Oasis Parque.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location is key. We are just 45 mins from the airport, just a few minutes off the motorway, a nice easy drive down. We are just five minute drive from Alvor and equally from Portimao and the fabulous beaches and restaurants each have to offer. Being close to the motorway means you can be at a host of attractions in less than 15 minutes, be it numerous golf courses, the F1 Autodrome, Water parks, Shopping malls or whatever it is that you do on holidays.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely family resort
Great accommodation perfect for families, only shortfall is that no shop on site for essentials. Don't let that put you off as it's a little gem! Liam.gave perfect communication and quick resolution.
We had a wonderful stay at Oasis Parque. The complex was lovely, pool was great and never too busy.
The apartment was large and spacious, lovely and clean and ideal for the 4 of us (2 adults, 2 teenagers). Has 2 balconies, one was over looking the pool so we could watch the kids swimming in the mornings. The kitchen had everything you needed. There was a great selection of DVDs for the kids and the Wifi was also a bonus.
Definitely need a car as not many shops/restaurants near by but that wasn't a problem. A cab journey into Alvor port was approx. 10 Euros each way. There's a small restaurant on site but would recommend to book well in advance, home cooked food and a great bar area.
Would recommend to anyone and would consider staying again. The correspondence between Liam and myself was great, he always answered promptly and supplied lots of information before our stay. Thank you Liam!
Would definitely recommend
Had a wonderful time at Oasis Parque. The apartment was well stocked and lots of space. The air con was a godsend. The pools were fantastic and the tennis courts were used every day. The internet was a hit with my kids too! The only minor irritation was the frequent requests to see the passes to let us into the pool area even after 12 days of being there!
Thank you for your review and great to see you enjoyed your stay so much.
As for the card entry, I know it a small inconvenience, and I feel it too. But I cant control the rules of the leisure club, and it does make sense, as by controlling entry to members only, it ensures there is plenty of space for you when you visit.
I hope to see you again sometime
Great appartment. Fantastic resort.
We all had a great holiday at Oasis Parque. 12th time we've stayed at this resort. We love it!😀
Very nice property in a very nice place
A nice apartment set on a lovely complex. Good facilities and everything was in good condition.
We have been to oasis parque a few times and it is very peaceful and pleasant and has lovely facilities, and it is handy for both the shops and the beaches and lovely places nearby like Alvor. We look forward to returning some time.
Clean, comfortable, well maintained, home from home family holiday retreat. Always want to stay longer. Very enjoyable. Thanks. G. B. Belfast.
Special interest holidays:
Alvor is a long long beautiful beach, and since the making of a film there in recent years, is becoming an increasing popular destination with the local population.
Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve's most famous beaches, and would have a more livelier strip.
Both of these beaches are about a 6-8 minute drive from Oasis Parque, and there are countless other beaches and walks to discover.
Faro International Airport is the most convenient to most travellers, and is approx a 40 minute drive to Oasis Parque. Alternatively you could fly to Lisbon Airport, but this is a two and a half to three hour drive, mainly on motorways.
For those of you lucky to have a private helicopter or plane, there is an aerodrome in Alvor, less than 5 minutes away.
It is recommeneded that you hire a car to fully explore the area.
There are supermarkets, and a small number bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Alvor and Portimao are respectively each about 5 mins drive away, or about 5 euros in a taxi, and offer more shopping, bars, clubs, and restaurants and beaches
The historic town of Silves is worth a visit about 15 minutes by car, and if you would like to go to the 'end of the earth' Cape St Vincent which is the most south westerly point of Europe, is approx 40 minutes for spectacular views
Alvor, which has many excellent restaurants and bars offering regional and international cuisine. The stunning beaches at Alvor are uncrowded and offer a safe environment for families. There are countless bars and restaurants serving everything from pizza to International quality cuisine, with many of the harbour side restaurants specializing in freshly caught fish cooked in front of you at an outdoor barbecue.
Portimao is a bustling city, with many shopping outlets, restaurants and bars. The local beach and “strip” here is the famous Praia da Rocha, and this is where you go more a more livlier night out. It has recently smartened up its waterside areas and is well worth a visit. If anything the shops here are better and more varied than in Lagos. Look out for the pedestrianised streets as this is where most of the good shops are.
For those with children, Zoomarine is a must – a full days entertainment for children of all ages with four shows repeated daily featuring dolphins, seal lions, parrots and birds of prey. All amusement rides, and pool facilities included in the admission – great value at 17 euros a child / 25 euros adult.
For those who like getting really wet, Slide and Splash, and AquaLand offer a variety of ways to spend time in the water.
LAGOS is a beautiful little town, and is about twenty minutes drive away. There is a good selection of shops, as well as lots of bars and restaurants. The yacht marina is an attractive recent addition to the town.
Cape St Vincent was once known as “the end of the world” as it is the most Westerly point in Europe, and reputedly has the most powerful lighthouse in Europe. This bit of coastline is on a par with the Cliffs of Moher for magnificent, rugged coastal scenery. Take a coat, when the wind blows, there is nothing but ocean between you and America!
Sagres is the last town on the road West towards Cape St Vincent. There are some nice beaches here, and a great pottery store.
The Algarve Autodrome is a 10 minute drive from here. Have the ultimate single seater experience in their racing school, or come along to the see some of the hottest racing action. Events include the Superbike World Championship, World Touring Car Championship, Formula 3000, The International Ferrari Challenge, Le Mans Series, and two rounds of the Portuguese Touring Car Championship.