Albufeira

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Relax on the beaches, explore the old town and eat tasty seafood in one of Portugal’s most popular vacation destinations.

Albufeira is a scenic coastal town where you can find some of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches. Cool down with a swim in the ocean or feast on local cuisine at a beachside restaurant. Wander the cobbled streets of the old town and visit the ruins of the castle. Shop for souvenirs in the town center and spend your evening in one of the many bars on “The Strip.”

There has been a town on the site of Albufeira since Roman times. In 1755, an earthquake destroyed much of the town but it was rebuilt. Today, this old fishing village is now one of the most thriving destinations on the Algarve.

Albufeira is famous for its spectacular beaches. Visit one of the main beaches, Praia dos Pescadores or Praia do Túnel, just a short walk from the center of town. If you’re looking for somewhere quieter, head to the coves, such as Praia de Gale to the west. When it’s lunchtime, follow the smell of barbecuing fish wafting from the beachside restaurants.

Head to the marina to see the famous, multicolored apartments that overlook the water. Enjoy a glass of local sparkling rosé and watch the boats go by or head out onto the water yourself. Several operators will take you on fishing or sightseeing tours around the coast.

Spend a day exploring the town. Shop for local souvenirs along The Strip, which is located about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of the old town. Stay in this area into the evening to experience the party atmosphere.

Albufeira is located in the Algarve region of Portugal, 22.5 miles (36.3 kilometers) from the capital Faro. Albufeira is easy to explore on foot and with excellent links to nearby Faro airport, you don’t need to rent a car. The weather is mild year-round. Albufeira is a popular summer destination, so book your accommodation well in advance if you plan to come during this period.

Where to stay in Albufeira

Monica Isabel Beach Club
Monica Isabel Beach Club
3 out of 5
Praia do Forte de Sao Joao, Albufeira
The price is ¥5,107 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Situated on the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Praia dos Alemães and International Health Centers Albufeira. Praia do Inatel and Oura Beach ...
3.4/5Good! (232 reviews)
Nice location
"Amazing location, great service and reasonable price. The only issue is there is no wifi in the room."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Monica Isabel Beach Club
TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only
TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Quinta do Milharó, s/n, Olhos d´Água, Albufeira, Algarve
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Medronheira Tower and Belharucas Beach are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (315 reviews)
"Lovely spacious rooms and balconies. Great breakfast with lots of choice. Reception clean and airy. Good position for local restaurants and bus routes. Only negative points were couldn't find anywhere to sit in the evenings, bar area always full and toiletries in room not very luxurious."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

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Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
The price is ¥5,836 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Aveiros Beach and International Health Centers ...
3.6/5Good! (962 reviews)
"The property is outdated! Everything is falling apart, terrible mattresses, the beds do not have headboards!! The furniture is very old and dirty. The customer service could be better, it was very long lane to check in...I will not recommend this hotel to anyone... as on top of everything it was ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Monica Isabel Beach Club
Monica Isabel Beach Club
3 out of 5
Praia do Forte de Sao Joao, Albufeira
The price is ¥5,107 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Situated on the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Praia dos Alemães and International Health Centers Albufeira. Praia do Inatel and Oura Beach ...
3.4/5Good! (232 reviews)
Nice location
"Amazing location, great service and reasonable price. The only issue is there is no wifi in the room."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Monica Isabel Beach Club
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
The price is ¥5,836 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Aveiros Beach and International Health Centers ...
3.6/5Good! (962 reviews)
"The property is outdated! Everything is falling apart, terrible mattresses, the beds do not have headboards!! The furniture is very old and dirty. The customer service could be better, it was very long lane to check in...I will not recommend this hotel to anyone... as on top of everything it was ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Balaia Golf Village Resort
Balaia Golf Village Resort
4 out of 5
Sitio da Balaia, Apartado 917, Albufeira
The price is ¥6,255 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated near the beach, this spa aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oura Beach, Falesia Beach, and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Albufeira ...
4.3/5Excellent! (699 reviews)
Great (but need to up date beds and pillows)
"Amazing resort accommodation was great apart for beds and pillows only thing that let it down ,grounds and pools where great with golf course an added bonus"

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Balaia Golf Village Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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