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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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10 Excellent
May 2018
Luxury apartment Albufeira

Always a responsive communication with Jess which was really welcome as it was my first time in Albufeira. The flat is great and very modern. My son loved the swimming pool even if the water was cold (but we were there at the beginning o...

10 Excellent
April 2018
Marvelous Apartment with Pool

Thank you Ivo for your hospitality! We felt completely at ease in the apartment. It was nice to have breakfast on the balcony in the morning. A place to return. Best greetings, Jacobus

10 Excellent
October 2017
Apartment with pool + WIFI - Albufeira

The apartment was very spacious and in an excellent location, close to the strip and beaches but set behind in a quiet location, the apartment had everything you could need for a self catering holiday, Nuno kept in touch right up until t...

8 Very good
October 2017
Studio with a Pool + Terrace

Nice apartment in a good position. Fridge need to be defrosted, but for the rest everything was fine. As the apartment doesn't have wifi, if you are lucky you can use the one of the restaurant near the pool.

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