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Albufeira sits in the heart of the Algarve and as a result, has become of the most popular destinations for visitors who book a break in Portugal for their HOT Holiday in the sun.

A relatively short trip from the airport, Albufeira is like many modern day resorts in that it was once a small fishing village that has expanded and grown through the years to become the modern day resort that is today.

The resort benefits from impressive weather conditions throughout the year, with the summer days featuring plenty of sun and temperatures that can nudge into the 30s, whilst even in the middle of winter it can still reach into the 20s – albeit with the chance of the odd shower.

Suitable for lone travellers, couples, families and groups alike, modern-day Albufeira is regarded by many as being the resort that really put the Algarve on the map when it comes the tourist industry.

As well as the cobbled streets of the old town, where there are plenty of intimate bars, romantic restaurants and small cafes waiting to be explored, there is also a stunning selection of beaches both in and around the resort.

Without going too far, you can access the two main beaches and relax on Blue Flag rated sands, whilst there are more than 20 smaller beaches running for some 30km along the coast.

What that means is that there is plenty of space for everyone to make the most of the chance to top up their tan, with options available if you want to escape the crowds.

If you are travelling with children, or are young at heart yourself, then there is a waterpark within the resort and the most popular theme park on the Algarve, Zoomarine, is also nearby.

With plenty to do on an evening along the main strip when the sun goes down, including the option to dance until it’s coming back up again, as well as international cuisine aplenty, the appeal of Albufeira is clear to see.

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
When to go
May-Sept
Flight Time
2hr 55min

Things To Do

Zoomarine

The Zoomarine park is located near to Albufeira and is the ideal place to head if you want to enjoy fun with the family. The park is open throughout the main season and offers a range of different activities, with a zoo, waterpark and a selection of rides all on site.

Marina

The area around the marina is a good place to grab a bite to eat or to relax with a drink, thanks to a varied selection of bars and restaurants. There is also plenty of opportunity to book onto an excursion on one of the many boats that will be bobbing along on the water.

Old Town

The Old Town of Albufeira is located alongside the seafront and is popular with tourists who want to take a stroll through the cobbled streets. Visit one of the many restaurants that offer a range of cuisine to suit all budgets or visit when the sun goes down to find plenty of relaxed bars where you sit with a drink. There are also numerous shops in which you can hunt for souvenirs.

Fisherman’s Beach

There are plenty of beaches around Albufeira but Fisherman’s Beach is one of the most popular. Sitting in the heart of the resort alongside the Old Town, the beach offers impressive golden sands that lead into stunning blue waters, with plenty of shops and restaurants on the adjoining promenade.

Paderne Castle

Located to the north of Albufeira, Paderne Castle dates back to the 12th century and is believed to be one of the castles that shares the shield on the Portuguese flag. Having been resorted many times, the castle was finally abandoned in the 1850s and the isolated remains can now be accessed for free for those who want to explore some of the history of the area.

Sant’Ana Church

Dating back to the 18th century Sant’Ana Church is located in Albufeira’s Old Town area and is one of the most popular historical attractions in the resort. The white-washed monument is certainly worth a visit and is open daily, except when services are being held.

The Strip

If you want to make the most of the nightlife in Albufeira then The Strip is the place to go. Here there are plenty of bars and restaurants, as well as clubs where you can dance until the early hours of the morning.

Retail Therapy

If you are looking for bargains to take back home then there are plenty of options during a break in Albufeira. As well as the small shops throughout the Old Town, there are larger designer stores and a selection of markets that run on a weekly basis – where you can haggle with stall holders for the best price.

Best Hotels In Albufeira

Albufeira Jardim I & II Apartments

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The Albufeira Jardim Apartaments are located close to the beaches and the bustling centre of the popular resort of Albufeira in the Algarve. Guests staying at the complex have t...

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Alfamar Beach & Sport Resort Hotel

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Conveniently located by the sandy beach of Praia da Falesia, the 4 star Alfamar Beach & Sport Resort Hotel offers guests an extensive range of spa and sports facilities. It has a...

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Auramar Beach Resort Hotel

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The 3 star Auramar Beach Resort Hotel is situated overlooking the beautiful sandy beach with the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In just a few steps you can be rel...

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Balaia Golf Village Hotel

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Balaia Golf Village Hotel is a 4 star complex built in a traditional Portuguese style with very high standards. It is a very popular hotel for golf enthusiasts as it has a 9 hole...

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Brisasol Aparthotel

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Located on the beautiful, sun drenched Algarve Coast in southern Portugal, the 4-star Brisa sol Aparthotel is just 41 km from Faro Airport and within easy reach of both the lively...

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Choromar Apartments

Albufeira

Choromar Apartments is a 3 star family friendly complex close to the beach and resort centre. Within easy reach is the Albufeira Bullring, a great evening out. There are a total...

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Clube Praia Da Oura Hotel

Albufeira

Clube Praia Da Oura Hotel is a 3 star complex with accommodation spread over 2 buildings. The complex offers guests a warm friendly atmosphere in a fantastic location. The beach...

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Eden Resort Hotel

Albufeira

The Eden Resort offers one or two-bedroom apartments or two or three-bedroom villas on a complex that is close to the sandy beaches of Albufeira, on Portugal’s southern coast. The...

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Falesia Beach Resort Hotel

Albufeira

Falesia Beach Resort Hotel is a stunning 4 star hotel part of the Falesia Beach Resort complex which overlooks the idyllic Falesia Beach. The beach is short walk from the complex...

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Forte do Vale Apartments

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Forte do Vale Apartments is a luxurious 4 star complex located in Albufeira in a beautiful area of Portugal. Forte do Vale Apartments are right by the stunning sandy beach where t...

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Golden Beach Apartments

Albufeira

The Golden Beach Apartments are located next to Praia da Oura Beach, on Portugal’s southern coastline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The resort offers an outdoor pool and large te...

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Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort Spa & Hotel

Albufeira

The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort is in Albufeira, in the Algarve area of Portugal’s southern coast. Santa Eulalia Beach is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. Albufeira Old Town is...

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Luna Alpinus Suites

Albufeira

Located in the small town of Acoteais, around 8km from Albufeira, the Luna Alpinus Suites are perfectly situated for those that want to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating week in th...

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Palmeiras Santa Eulalia Apartments

Albufeira

Located in the popular Areias San Joao area of Albufeira, just 200m from the nearest sandy beach and a 10-minute walk from the strip with its bars, shops and restaurants, the Palme...

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Paraiso de Albufeira Aparthotel

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Quinta Pedra dos Bicos

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Quinta Pedra dos Bicos is in the Santa Eulalia region of Albufeira in the Algarve. The resort has its own private access to the beach, which is 100 metres away. After a 200-metre w...

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Rocamar Exclusive Hotel

Albufeira

Nestled in the old fishing town of Albufeira on the stunning coast of the Gulf of Cadiz, the exclusive Rocamar Hotel offers great value accommodation to families and couples lookin...

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Velamar Boutique Hotel

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Ideally located in the Olhos d'Agua part of Albufeira, the Velamar Boutique Hotel is just 100m from the nearest beach and just 6km from the centre of the town. This family frie...

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Algarve Gardens Hotel

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The Algarve Gardens is a 3* complex located in a coastal position near to the resort of Albufeira on the Algarve. Just minutes away from the beach, the complex is surrounded by...

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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel

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Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel is an adult only hotel located just 4 minutes from the beach in Albufeira. The hotel is 500 metres from Albufeira’s nightlife and close to the town centr...

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Areias Village Hotel

Albufeira

The Areias Village Hotel is a lovely complex close to Aveiros Beach, Oura Beach and the ‘strip’, that is the centre of Albufeira’s lively nightlife. It is a closed complex whereby...

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Bayside Salgados Apartments

Albufeira

Bayside Salgados Golf & Beach Resort Hotel is set in the beautiful resort of Albufeira surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens. This is a fantastic complex for golf lovers as th...

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Cerro Mar Atlantico Apartments

Albufeira

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Clube Humbria Hotel

Albufeira

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Falesia Mar Hotel

Albufeira

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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel

Albufeira

Jupiter Albufeira Hotel is a stunning 4 star complex with many activities to keep everyone entertained. It has its own water park and splash park as well as access to Zoomarine....

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Lageado Sol Apartments

Albufeira

The Lageado Sol Apartments are in a quiet, residential area in the centre of Albufeira. They are within walking distance of a local supermarket and close to the Strip with its live...

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Novochoro Apartments

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Ourabay Aparthotel

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Ourabay Aparthoel is located just a 15 minute walk from Praia da Oura Beach and 10 minutes from the famous Oura Strip, where the nightlife goes on until the early hours. Guests at...

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Pine Cliffs Hotel A Luxury Collection Resort Hotel

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The Pine Cliffs Hotel A Luxury Collection Resort Hotel is in southern Portugal on the Algarve coast near the town of Albufeira. The hotel sits in a beautiful area of the Algarve, s...

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Portobay Falesia Hotel

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Portobay Falesia Hotel has direct access to Falesia Beach with its white sands and stunning backdrop of red-rock cliffs. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Olhos de Agua, where yo...

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Real Bellavista Spa & Hotel

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The Real Bellavista Spa & Hotel is in a quiet part of Albufeira, close to the main part of town and beaches. The hotel provides a shuttle bus service to the Old Town and the beache...

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Salgados Palace Hotel

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Salgados Vilas das Lagoas Apartments

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Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel

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Silchoro Apartments

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Solaqua Aparthotel

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Torre Velha Hotel

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Tropical Sol Apartments

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Varandas De Albufeira Apartments

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Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel

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Vilanova Resort Hotel

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