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Albufeira
Travel Guide

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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

PortoBay Falésia
PortoBay Falésia
4 out of 5
Quinta do Millaró, Olhos D'Agua, Albufeira
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $137 per night from May 17 to May 17
Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Falesia Beach and Santa ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (566 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, I will definitely come back."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

PortoBay Falésia
Alfagar Aparthotel
Alfagar Aparthotel
4 out of 5
Santa Eulália Balaia Apartado, Albufeira
The price is $66 per night from May 20 to May 20
Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Eulália aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maria Luisa Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach. Oura Beach and Praia dos ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (420 reviews)
"Apartment was well equipped, clean, spacious, really wonderful.However, cleaning ladies seemed rushed and did not properly clean the bathroom (they did not even wipe the under seat part of the toilet on their daily cleaning...I know because I looked before leaving the room and there was urine stains/splashes, ..."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Alfagar Aparthotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
5 out of 5
Praia da Falésia, Pinhal do Concelho, Albufeira
The price is $228 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Albufeira, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Falesia Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oura Beach and Praia dos ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (374 reviews)
Superb
"Superb hotel with great service"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

EPIC SANA Algarve 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.
Ourabay Hotel Apartamento
Ourabay Hotel Apartamento
4 out of 5
Rua Dunfermline, lote 10, Albufeira
The price is $61 per night from May 22 to May 22
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town ...
4.1/5Very Good! (116 reviews)
A great stay.
"The apartments are situated in a very good location, it can be seen from the main road so its easy to find. The pool area is nice and well maintained. Sunbeds were sprayed down after people left them and so were pool bar tables etc. For just €4 you can get a taxi to Ol Town where there are bars and ..."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Ourabay Hotel Apartamento
Luna Hotel Da Oura
Luna Hotel Da Oura
4 out of 5
Rua Dunfermline - Areias de São João, Albufeira
The price is $58 per night from May 19 to May 19
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Health Centers Albufeira and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (261 reviews)
Great stay
"The hotel ia brilliant they are on top covid constantly cleaning down including sunbeds. The cleaners came daily with freah towels etc. The beds and bedding are so comfy and allowed us to chill out and sleep unlike some hotels. We visited the bar once which was nice. The bathrooms could do with modenising ..."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Luna Hotel Da Oura
3HB Falésia Garden
3HB Falésia Garden
Quinta do Milharó, Olhos dÁgua, Albufeira
The price is $152 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Falesia Beach and Santa ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
Neutral experience, probably wouldn't go back
"Good points: * fantastic location, near the beach and shops, restaurants, pharmacy * staff are very friendly and helpful * plenty of chairs by the pool * not far from the airport * a welcome bottle of water (very welcome when it's 30C outside) * an early check was allowed, access to the apartment ..."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

3HB Falésia Garden
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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Reviews of Albufeira

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Waltraud

Oct 14, 2019

Every time in Albufeira is super!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

LOVE Albuferia!

3/5 - Okay

Antonio

Oct 4, 2019

It has become to busy, it has lost it's charm.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 24, 2019

Local restaurants with great food and the wine was very good . The people were very warm and friendly

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 1, 2019

Very beautiful architecture.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 28, 2019

Would recommend to all my family when traveling to south Portugal.

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