Albufeira is the largest, liveliest and most energetic of all of the resort towns that line southern Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coastline. Albufeira provides stunning beaches, a glorious climate, a vast selection of restaurants and a buzzing nightlife; there is so much to love about Albufeira and this has transformed the once peaceful fishing village into the Algarve’s most popular holiday destinations.
Being the largest resort town of the Algarve, Albufeira has an extensive range of activities, attractions and hotels, making the town an ideal holiday destination for families, couples or groups looking to party.
Albufeira is an outstanding holiday destination, as it offers so much more than just gorgeous beaches and great weather. Within the charming and historic streets of the “Old Town” there are over one hundred different restaurants and bars, while the nightlife scene is vibrant and social, and continues late into the night. For those groups of visitors wanting a more of a hedonistic holiday should head to “The Strip”, a street crammed with bars and clubs that actively encourages excessive drinking and partying.
Though Albufeira welcomes a wide range of visitors, it is still primarily a family holiday destination, with facilities and activities that are perfectly suited for children of all ages. Young children will be welcomed throughout, while difficult to please teenagers will be entertained by the waterparks, themeparks and the general excitement about the town.
For those visitors who tire of the beaches there are many interesting day trips, including the towns of Silves, Faro and Loulé, and these can be explored independently using the inexpensive public transport. A more leisurely activity is to join one of the excellent boat tours that depart from the marina, these tours range from deep sea fishing trips, coastal tours, dolphin watching trips, all the way through to party boats.