UCPA Port d'Albret

The centre is designed as a place to relax. Small bungalows nestle amongst pine trees, providing a perfect chill out zone after a day chasing the waves. Each has a private terrace hidden in the pine forest, and nearby hammocks, a swimming pool and, just steps away, a fine sandy beach at the edge of the lake. Trapped between the coast and this lake, there is a natural tranquillity. The whole area is well maintained providing a beautiful well preserved environment for everyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Located on the beach at the very south of the Landes coast, close to Hossegor and Biarritz, Port d’Albret offers ideal conditions for sports and relaxation, close to the saltwater lake and the ocean.


  • Small bungalows accommodating for 185 people rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people.
  • Washrooms and shower in each house. 
  • Double-rooms available (twin beds) for a supplement. 
  • Swimming pool, 2 dining halls, terrace & bar


The food is served buffet style each day.  Breakfast is yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - in a soup bowl !   

Dinner is a 4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, choice of 3 or 4 main courses - most often including fish, cheese selection, fruit, dessert and ice-cream  freezer.

Any special dietary requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in.  Generally vegetarians will find a wide enough choice within the buffet.


The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week.  It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - all quite low key.  Typical program would include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quiz, sketch evening, karaoke and some evenings a live band.


UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.  It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.


  • Sports venue located 500m from the sea
  • Superb waterside 9 hole golf course with practice over water



10 minutes

2 - 4 persons
Twins Available


Full board

Swimming pool


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  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • I can whole heartedly recommend UCPA to anyone, experienced riders or total novices alike will absolutely love it.
    Richard J
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R