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Pocket Guide: Albufeira Albufeira Hotels

Expedia offers the best selection of Albufeira hotels. Located in the Faro District of the Algarve, Southern Portugal, it is divided into four parishes: Albufeira, Olhos de Água, Ferreiras and Guia e Paderne.

No matter what type of hotel you are looking for, whether that’s a five star hotel or budget bed and breakfast, Expedia will help you find your perfect accommodation in Albufeira.

Book a hotel near Albufeira and you’ll find yourself in one of the best-known tourist destinations in the central Algarve. This is a favourite summer destination that attracts thousands of visitors every year for its beaches, marina facilities, golf courses, restaurants and nightlife.

Things to Do in Albufeira

In Albufeira you can relax on the beach or under the shade of pine trees, practice water sports or play golf in one of the many local clubs and resorts.

Albufeira is divided into two main areas, Areias de São João, known as 'The Strip' and the Old Town. By booking a hotel near Areias de São João you’ll have direct access to the main street, Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, where you will find all the best bars and open-air night clubs.

If you book a hotel near the Old Town you’re guaranteed easy access to the seafront and you’ll be close to beautiful historic churches, plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops.

Play golf in one of the most popular golf courses in Albufeira, like Salgados Golf, PineCliffs or Balaia Golf Course.

Embark on a boat tour from the Marina to explore the coastal caves. The most outstanding cave is Xorino, a natural geological formation situated under a cliff.

Spend your days exploring the beaches of Albufeira. You’ll find natural beauty combined with excellent beachside facilities. The best-known beaches are Salgados, Oura, Stª Eulália, Galé, Maria Luísa, Olhos d’água, Belharucas and Falésia.

Be sure to check out the water springs that gush up from the sand flats at low tide called on Olhos D’Água Beach. Barranco das Belharucas beach offers beautiful long walks between the red coloured cliffs, topped with pine trees. Explore the rural countryside around Albufeira in Paderne with its beautiful Castle.

Water sports like sailing, windsurfing or diving are also available on most beaches. If you are travelling with kids, spend the day at the waterpark, Zoomarine in Albufeira.

Taste the local dishes, such as steamed clams, tuna with onion stew or frango da gui (spicy chicken). The most popular restaurants are located in Albufeira’s Marina area.

Shop in Guia, which has one of biggest shopping centres in the Algarve, Algarve Shopping. Independent shops can also be found in the Marina and outdoor flea markets.