Albufeira

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Sunbathe on the beach, explore the old town andenjoy delicious seafood in Albufeira, one of themost popular holiday destinations in Portugal.

Albufeira is a quaintcoastal town where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and sunny beaches inPortugal. Cool off by swimming in the ocean or enjoy local dishes in arestaurant right on the beach. Of course, there’s more than just sea and sand.Wander the cobbled streets of the old city and visit the ruins of PaderneCastle. Go shopping for souvenirs in the city centre before spending yourevenings in one of the many bars on the Strip.

Albufeira’s historyspans back as far as the time of the Romans. In 1755 the city was largelydestroyed by an earthquake, and while a lot of its classic architecture hasbeen damaged over the years, by this and other occurrences, there are a stillsigns of its Roman past everywhere. Today, this ancient fishing village is oneof the most prosperous places in the Algarve.

Albufeira is known forits spectacular beaches. Just a short walk from the centre you will find thetwo largest and most popular beaches, Praia dos Pescadoresand Praia do Túnel. If you’d rather escape thecrowds, then head to one of the more secluded beaches such as Praiade Gale to the west. When it's lunchtime, simply follow thesmell of barbecued fish that wafts down to the beach from the nearbyrestaurants.

Head over to the marina to see the famousmulticoloured apartments overlooking the water, then find yourself a bar orcafe and enjoy a glass of local sparkling rose while watching the boats sailby. Or, better yet, get yourself a boat and get out on the water. With severaltour operators, it’s easy to take a fishing trip or cruise out along the coast.

Albufeira is locatedjust 36 kilometres from the capital, Faro.It’s easy to explore the place on foot and has excellent connections to thenearby airport, so no need to rent a car. You’ll find the weather is sunny throughoutthe year, like the rest of the Algarve. It’s no wonder Albufeirais such a popular destination.

Where to stay in Albufeira

São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico
5 out of 5
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
The price is €124 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Great staff and facilities, but can't understand why we have to pay for coffee pods. They provide only 2 a day per room and only 2 pieces of chocolates on day 1! After that you have to pay for a coffee pod. This is ridiculous! Its coffee for God's sake!"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2022

EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
5 out of 5
Praia da Falésia, Pinhal do Concelho, Albufeira, 8200-593
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €265 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (442 reviews)
"The grounds of the hotel are beautiful with a direct access to the incredible praia de falesia, it’s located outside of Albufeira but we used Uber to get to restaurants in the evening and we ate twice in restaurants nearby the hotel. We had a really pleasant stay unfortunately the last 2 days were ..."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

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
The price is €125 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
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 their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (98 reviews)
"The old building turned modern and funky was very well done. Rooms and decor great. Apart from the parking situation, it is perfect and different from other hotels. Top entrance old town and quaint. Bottom entrance straight into the strip. Great hotel!"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

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.
Regina Apartamentos
Regina Apartamentos
3 out of 5
Rua Padre Semedo Azevedo, 2, Albufeira, 8200-167
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in their ...
3/5 (198 reviews)
"Very central location, the room had everything we needed but is very tired in places, we are 2 women travelling alone but didnt feel unsafe at all, the room was adequate for our needs and would definitely stay again"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
4 out of 5
Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira, 8200-901
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (996 reviews)
"We love this place, sadly this trip was a bit spoit by stag parties."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2022

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
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the family amenities and the overall ...
4/5 Very Good! (566 reviews)
Excellent rapport qualite-prix
"A deux pas de la strip et de la plage. Beau complexe qui aurait besoin d’un léger rafraîchissement mais qui demeure très bien. Très belle piscine , nombreux resto et bars tout près - Bon petit déjeuner a l’hôtel , employés sympathiques ( spécialement le barman Alex ). Très grande chambre."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

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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