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

Vila Petra
Vila Petra
4 out of 5
R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque, Albufeira, 8200356
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (444 reviews)
Cozy, but hard to find
"Vila Petra is far from the beach - it's closer to the city center (not a 4 min walk as advertised). The hotel street is hard to find. We had to stop and ask the locals for it...very confusing. The reception staff was welcoming and they say they will send you an email with the hotel's info (rest.&pool ..."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Vila Petra
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico
5 out of 5
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
The price is $150 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (975 reviews)
"The property is beautiful with trails and beach. The staff felt like family; they were friendly, helpful, and engaging. I wanted to purchase the pillows, they were that comfortable. The room was spacious and elegant. The bed was nice and firm. The food was great with several eating places from which ..."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

São Rafael Atlântico
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
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 our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"Perfectly situated and well appointed rooms. Very clean and quiet. Great views from upper floors 6-9. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
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.
Vila Petra
Vila Petra
4 out of 5
R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque, Albufeira, 8200356
The price is $80 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (444 reviews)
Cozy, but hard to find
"Vila Petra is far from the beach - it's closer to the city center (not a 4 min walk as advertised). The hotel street is hard to find. We had to stop and ask the locals for it...very confusing. The reception staff was welcoming and they say they will send you an email with the hotel's info (rest.&pool ..."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Vila Petra
Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
5 out of 5
Praia Da Oura, Areias de São João, Albufeira, 8200-911
The price is $88 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family amenities ...
4/5 Very Good! (550 reviews)
"The best pool around, frolic in the pool while have a cocktail and stare out at the sea , great for kids as there are 2 slides . After reading so many bad reviews I was nicely surprised. I would stay here again infant I booked another 2 weeks !"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua do Munícipio, Lote 26, Apartado 2155, Albufeira, 8200 - 916
The price is $104 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free kid's club. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (500 reviews)
"I enjoy staying in this hotel clean great location."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
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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