What to do in Ovar in summer


Located in the district of Aveiro, Ovar is a Portuguese city known for having a coastline comprised of the largest segment of low and smooth coastline in the country. Owner of a priceless natural beauty, Ovar is very close to the ocean, with wild beaches ideal for surfing and other water sports. On the outskirts of Ovar, you will also find the Lagoa de Aveiro, a nature reserve perfect for sports such as stand-up paddle or kayaking. In addition, Ovar is the capital of the tile, holding a traditional Portuguese tile route which covers the facades of churches, chapels, houses and squares in the city. Come and discover what to do in Ovar in the summer!

Perfect to be visited all year round, Ovar gains even more beauty during the summer months. For cycling fans, we suggest a ride through the trails of the Ovar area . These are more than 40 kilometers built, since Ovar is one of the municipalities with one of the largest and most extensive networks of cycle paths in the country, the Cycling and Pedestrian Mobility Network of the Municipality of Ovar. In the county, among many others, you will also find the Ecopista do Atlântico – the Forest Road Cycle Path, which connects the beaches from Esmoriz to Furadouro through the interior of the forest and dunes, over a length of about 10 kilometers. Basically, it is a balance between blue and green, river and sea landscapes, with the charm of coastal pine forests, with silence or just the soothing noises of nature.

But there are many more activities to do in Ovar during the summer. Take a tour of the region’s beautiful churches and museums. The churches are colorful, with plenty of ornamentation and well worth a visit. The museums, meanwhile, are closely linked to the traditions of the area, with a focus on everyday maritime life. We therefore suggest the Church of Válega, the Mother Church of Ovar, the Júlio Dinis House-Museum, the Oliveira Lopes School Museum and the Válega Ethnographic Museum.

During the summer, another perfect activity to relax is to walk the Esmoriz Walkways. Barrinha de Esmoriz/ Lagoa de Paramos is the most important wetland on the northern Portuguese coast and occupies 396 of the municipalities of Espinho and Ovar. It is a coastal lagoon that periodically communicates with the sea through a channel in the dune cord. Therefore, the views from the walkways are perfect, with several entrance doors that allow you to enter a natural territory inhabited by several species of fish, mammals and birds, with a green beauty that surrounds us.

Of course, the sea coast is another option to enjoy Ovar during the summer. Furadouro beach, with its safe white sand, is a great way to spend sunny days by the sea. For all these activities, the Furadouro Hotel & Spa is the ideal hotel to stay. At Furadouro Hotel & Spa you will be 1 minute away from Furadouro beach, facing the sea, and there you will be able to grasp the whole essence of Ovar during the summer. Enjoy and come disconnect from the frenetic everyday life. Book now your room at Furadouro Hotel & Spa now!