Albufeira

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Albufeira featuring a sandy beach and landscape views as well as an individual male
Albufeira is a quaint coastal town where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and sunny beaches in Portugal. Cool off by swimming in the ocean or enjoy local dishes in a restaurant right on the beach. Of course, there’s more than just sea and sand. Wander the cobbled streets of the old city and visit the ruins of Paderne Castle. Go shopping for souvenirs in the city centre before spending your evenings in one of the many bars on the Strip.

Albufeira’s history spans back as far as the time of the Romans. In 1755 the city was largely destroyed by an earthquake, and while a lot of its classic architecture has been damaged over the years, by this and other occurrences, there are a still signs of its Roman past everywhere. Today, this ancient fishing village is one of the most prosperous places in the Algarve.

Albufeira holidays are world-famous for its spectacular beaches. Just a short walk from the centre you will find the two largest and most popular beaches, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Túnel. If you’d rather escape the crowds, then head to one of the more secluded beaches such as Praia de Gale to the west. When it's lunchtime, simply follow the smell of barbecued fish that wafts down to the beach from the nearby restaurants.

Head over to the marina to see the famous multicoloured apartments overlooking the water, then find yourself a bar or cafe and enjoy a glass of local sparkling rose while watching the boats sail by. Or, better yet, get yourself a boat and get out on the water. With several tour operators, it’s easy to take a fishing trip or cruise out along the coast.

Albufeira is located just 36 kilometres from the capital,Faro. It’s easy to explore the place on foot and has excellent connections to the nearby airport, so no need to rent a car. You’ll find the weather is sunny throughout the year, like the rest of the Algarve. It’s no wonder Albufeira is such a popular destination.

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Where to stay in Albufeira

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-210
The price is £185 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (65 reviews)
"Good location. Be prepared for music from bars downstairs if you plan to go to sleep early. Other than that it’s a great place"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico
5 out of 5
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
The price is £185 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (970 reviews)
"Property clean and staff helpful"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2022

São Rafael Atlântico
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
5 out of 5
Praia da Falésia, Pinhal do Concelho, Albufeira, 8200-593
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £439 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (411 reviews)
"Absolutely loved it!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
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Grand Muthu Forte do Vale
Grand Muthu Forte do Vale
5 out of 5
Rua Dunfermline, Albufeira, 8200-278
The price is £102 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (280 reviews)
"Great location and fab pool area, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

Grand Muthu Forte do Vale
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira, 8200-852
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 3 poolside bars. Our guests praise the family amenities and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (268 reviews)
"Great location and enjoyed the amenities the property offers. Helpful staff."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira, 8200-901
The price is £114 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (983 reviews)
"Concierge was so helpful."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
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