Albufeira is a former fishing village which has evolved into the bustling tourist capital of the Algarve.
A total of 23 fabulous sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, enchanting cliff-lined coast and pulsating nightlife make it a great city for an unforgettable holiday in the sun.
Albufeira, which is a former fortified Roman town, has a population of around 40,000 and its architecture sees traditional old white houses and new commercial buildings blending together perfectly.
A network of narrow cobbled streets converges at the main square, Largo Duarte Pacheco and a modern marina is a popular spot where you’ll discover a lively bar scene and several captivating historical sights nearby.
This popular resort is perfect for families, couples and singles craving a feast of fun in Portugal’s southernmost region.
There’s no shortage of water sports action on many of Albufeira’s wonderful beaches and there’s also the option to enjoy boat excursions, banana boat rides, fishing trips and dolphin-watching adventures.
The two main beaches are Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s beach) and Praia do Túnel which are ideal for catching some rays and enjoying a meal in a host of superb seafood restaurants along the seafront.
After spending a day on the beach you can enjoy a night on the town in a huge range of charming restaurants, bars and clubs. The Areias de São João area is particularly vibrant and is home to The Strip in Avenida Dr Francisco Sà Carneiro where you can party from dusk till dawn.
The summer months are the busiest time in Albufeira but it’s also popular in autumn and winter when some holidaymakers opt for a crowd-free getaway.
Among the main attractions in Albufeira are the aquatic theme park Zoomarine, Krazy World Zoo, Sant’ana Church and the ruins of Paderne Castle.