Think trendy urban boutique hotel snatched-up from the big city and placed perfectly on a large sandy beach, and you’ve got Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa in Ovar in central Portugal. Located on the front line of Furadouro Beach, this chic and contemporary hotel has a cool and casual beach attitude. With a gourmet restaurant, comfy and spacious rooms, and a full services spa, Furadouro hotel is an ideal escape for relaxing holidays and restful business stays.
There are 24 double rooms and three suites at the hotel. All are white and bright with a chic contemporary décor. They come fully equipped with air conditioning, telephone, satellite LED TV, digital safe, wireless Internet, mini-bar, hair dryer and makeup mirror, and, our favorite…a pillow menu. 15 of the rooms have unobstructed, eye-popping views of the ocean. Open the door to the terrace and listen to the songs of the sea as you drift to sleep.
Magnificent cuisine is served at Restaurant Cardo. Here, once again, ocean views are the highlight of this elegant space. The ambiance is fresh and light, with white being the prominent color. Large ceramic sculptures in muted tones (from the renowned Bordallo Pinheiro factory) accent the room. A large clear plexiglass wine rack is both a practical room divider as well as a beautiful sculptural work of art.
Cardo’s menu consists of Mediterranean flavors and traditional Portuguese cuisine, prepared in creative and contemporary concepts. Produce is fresh and locally sourced. The innovative dishes, no doubt, satisfy guests accustomed to fine dining, as well as those with a preference for health-conscious fare.
For a change in environment, stop by Furadouro’s Saal Bar. This is a great place for an afternoon tea and scones while surfing the Internet, or after-dinner drinks and a mix-and-mingle with friends.
The Furadouro Spa is the place to indulge your body, mind and spirit. The full service facility has everything you need to experience total relaxation, from heated indoor pool and Turkish bath to sauna and fitness room. The relaxation room has heated beds and color therapy.
The spa also offers a full menu of “rituals.” Body Rituals promote firming and toning of specific body areas and skin. Massage Rituals are nearly 20 different styles of massage from traditional Swedish and Relaxation, to Greek Wave Massage and Zen Chinese Massage. Face Rituals include techniques for lifting, anti-aging, hydrating and revitalizing the skin, providing a youthful and radiant appearance. The spa also offers hydro treatments and beauty treatments.
Outside the hotel, beach activities are abundant. Ask the front desk for details on area surfing, boating, kite surfing, excursions and cultural activities.
For more information, visit the Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa website.
Furadouro Boutique Hotel & Spa
Av. Infante D. Henrique, nº734
Phone: +351 256 590 090
Fax: +351 256 590 099