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Welcome to Albufeira

Explore Albufeira

Albufeira contains both the qualities of a typical Portuguese town with a pretty ‘old town’ area containing various impressive historical buildings and landmarks. There’s also a ‘strip’ area where you can find all the usual tourist amenities including restaurants, bars and clubs. The cobbled streets are lined with quaint shops and cafes.

About Albufeira

Albufeira is a tourist city with a typical Portuguese feel.

  • In 1755 an earthquake washed away most of Albufeira.
  • 50% of the world’s demand for cork is produced here!

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Where to Stay

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Albufeira’s main income comes from tourism and during the peak season, this busy seaside city gears itself heavily towards tourism. Downtown Albufeira is a neighbourhood popular with tourists and has some great apartments located in the heart of the city. The main advantage of staying in this area is that you’re within walking distance of the city’s best nightlife. For a quieter holiday, consider staying on Albufeira’s waterfront. Like many Algarve towns, Albufeira is home to several interesting buildings dating back many centuries. The Vale Faro district of Albufeira is another neighbourhood popular with tourists. It is home to the peaceful Jardim da Cachoeira park and the bustling Albufeira Shopping Centre. Inland, the suburb of Caliços is where a number of holiday homes can be found.

Things to Do

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Portugal used to be ruled by settlers from Morocco and the Moorish castle Albufeira Castelo de Almohada is an impressive 12th structure. Water sports and activities are popular in Albufeira and you can go snorkeling, boating, parasailing and jet skiing. A number of excellent golf courses around Albufeira including Balaia Golf Course and Pine Cliffs Golf Course are popular with visitors. On the Albufeira strip you can find shops selling typical Portuguese pottery, authentic souvenirs and snack food. Zoomarine Algarve is a great place to visit and fun for all the family. At the Zoomarine you can watch dolphins, seals, and sea lion presentations as well as catch a glimpse of tropical birds and birds of prey. You can also visit an amazing aquarium with sharks in various habitats.

Eating and Drinking

Two glasses of wine by the ocean

There are lots of excellent restaurants in the city including seafood restaurants and places serving typical local cuisine such as Cataplana and fish. Avoid the seafront for restaurants as most of the establishments in this part are overpriced and low quality. Head further inland or to the old town to find numerous restaurants offering authentic cuisine. There is more to Portuguese cuisine than ‘piri-piri’ - look out for the excellent ‘bacalhau’ - this dish consists of cod baked in cream and served with potatoes. Another classic Algarve dish is ‘carapaus alimados’ (skinned horse mackerel) - fresh fish is hugely popular along the coast. A typical dessert you’ll find in Albufeira is the ‘pastel de nata’ which is essentially a custard tart. Portugal is a nation of sugar lovers and many enjoy a ‘nata’ every day.

Getting Around

A plane coming into land

Getting around Albufeira is straightforward enough due to the efficient bus system that serves most points of interest in the town including the old town and seafront. Hiring a car is possible in Albufeira but you’ll find driving around some of the smaller streets to be quite a struggle. Street signs are scarce and the maze-like structure of downtown Albufeira will confuse you! Albufeira is located 160 miles from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon on the south coast of Portugal. It is situated between the popular resorts of Lagos and Faro and is connected to both cities by train and bus – the journey takes just one hour. Trains to Lisbon take between three and four hours. Albufeira Train Station is located 6km from the city centre and a bus offers speedy connections into town.

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Wendy
Wendy
10 Excellent
February 2016
Traditional Villa in Downtown

Great communication with Nuno , always very quick response , Luisa and Jose greeted us and told us everything we needed to know . perfect location right in the heart of the old town , everything you could need was provided ,we loved it ...

Gearoid
Gearoid
10 Excellent
July 2015
wonderful sea views great apartment

Exactly as it is in the pictures and more. I would recommend this apartment and area to everybody. Telmo and Arlene were very helpful. Thanks for a great stay

norman
norman
8 Very good
June 2015
Magnificent Albufeira Ocean View

A pleasant stay at Maria,s apartment with little to complain about & we are very likely to stay there again. Some faults were pointed out to Maria in an email(i.e. leaking air-con unit in living room & damaged sunbed on terrace). In add...

Pawel&Monika
Pawel&Monika
8 Very good
January 2015
Sunny and Comfortable Flat (D)

nice one, thank you

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