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Albufeira Holidays 2016

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Holidays to Albufeira

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Out of the Algarve’s 30 kilometres of sun-kissed coastline, Albufeira contains some of the most beautiful stretches of sand.

White houses glimmer on the town hillside as residents and visitors alike lay on the glorious beach – voted one of the finest in Europe. Old fortresses hint at a fascinating past, while the ruins of a Roman settlement and century old churches make for a days of fun-filled exploration.

An Albufeira holiday is the kind during which you watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand after a day of discovery and well-deserved pampering.

Beachside Beauty

Broken up into three distinct areas, a holiday to Albufeira could see you staying in western, central or eastern Albufeira. Many of the resorts are found around the centre of the town, right beside the long sandy beach, top attractions and lively restaurants. Parts of the Old Town still retain a deep sense of charm, with the quaint cobbled streets and single story houses creating a picturesque image of an older Algarve.

For a little more seclusion, choose one of the neighbouring areas like Olhos de Agua. Here you can still access the town in a matter of minutes, but still have a respite from the activity.

For more inspiration on things to do in Albufeira, check out our guide.

A Portuguese Paradise

A tourism capital in Portugal, visitors are drawn to Albufeira for the fascinating blend of history, beautiful architecture and, of course, award winning Blue Flag beaches.

A holiday to Albufeira will appeal to history buffs keen to see the fingerprints that ancient civilisations have left all over the roads, bridges and buildings of the town.

Easy to navigate and use, the public transport system in Albureira means that you don’t need to hire a car, making life that little bit easier. The town is also very compact, allowing you to walk to most restaurants bars and beaches.

Like most places in the Algarve, Albufeira receives warm weather throughout most of the year, with very little rain. While the sea is at its warmest in July and August, you can escape the crowds by visiting in the cooler months for a slice of winter sun.

Albufeira Couples Holidays


If you are a couple looking for a holiday that provides lazy days at the beach, culture-filled evenings out and a lively atmosphere then Albufeira is perfect.

The beautiful coastline is designed for romantic walks and days of soaking up the sun, the old town is great for evenings of culture seeking, and the nightlife will give couples unforgettable nights.


Albufeira’s old town is an inviting maze of colourful buildings, rural restaurants and boutique shops to explore. With a long stretch of picturesque coast, you can head to the two busy beaches or explore the Algarve for your own private beach!

Where to Eat

Albufeira offers a mix of traditional Portuguese cuisine and holiday favourites for visitors. The marina is a fantastic setting for a romantic meal, while the old town also offers visitors the chance to sample the grilled fish and meat Portugal is famous for.

There is also a good selection of beach-side restaurants that offer amazing views and unforgettable al fresco dining.

Albufeira Family Holidays

Family Fun

For families that like their holidays to be active and entertaining, then Albufeira is perfect and guaranteed to deliver fun in the sun.

With exciting family favourites such as water parks, zoos and theme parks all close to Albufeira, you are sure to get your thrills.

The old town and marina also provide culture filled days in the sunshine! Choose from an amazing selection of hotels to make sure your stay is comfortable, stress free and full of smiles.

Family Friendly Hotels

Choose from a wide selection of hotels, self-catering accommodation or escape with an all-inclusive hotel. We recommend these hotels for families.

Family Attractions

Family fun in the sun is guaranteed in Albufeira, with attractions and events that will keep the family entertained.

One of the best attractions is the Zoomarine Aquarium, where visitors can watch animal shows and have the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins.

Go-karting and horse riding are also popular activities. Lastly for some down time, visit the old town and share an al fresco meal together as the sun sets on an action-packed holiday!


As Albufeira sits directly in the middle of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean there are plenty of beach-related activities to keep the family happy.

Explore the aquatic wildlife with scuba diving, or try your hand at surfing! The Algarve is home to 74 Blue Flag beaches, so children can play safely as parents kick back and relax. Fisherman's Beach is a real highlight, with beautiful sands and daily barbecues to enjoy!

Albufeira Group Holidays

Enjoy Albufeira with a Group

A perfect distination for groups looking for a fun-filled break that is full of laughs! From small groups to large parties, the Algarve has been welcoming groups looking for fun for generations.

With day-time attractions to keep everyone entertained and a buzzing nightlife, Albufeira ticks all the boxes and is guaranteed to deliver sun, sea and sangria in style!

Popular Group Hotels

We'd recommend these hotels for group holidays. Both are close to the best beaches around and only a stone's throw from the local nightlife.


Group Activities

With the Algarve renowned for its golf courses, golf enthusiasts will fall in love with the manicured greens, beautiful views and attractive golf on offer, perfect for competitive holiday fun.

There is also a fantastic choice of water sports, giving groups every opportunity to discover the beautiful beaches. For the ultimate thrill there are also Jeep safaris that explore the coast in style!


Albufeira's famous strip is at the centre of lively nights out for groups. The mix of bars and clubs play live music, host DJs and offer live games, with groups from across the resort joining in with the fun.

The Linekers Bar and Café Del Mar are definite highlights of the strip, starting and finishing the party when the sun begins to rise!

Albufeira Holidays

About Albufeira

Albufeira is the gateway to the Algarve and welcomes its visitors with golden sands, aqua waters and a lively atmosphere. With 300+ days of sunshine a year, a myriad of restaurants to sample and an exciting nightlife, visitors are guaranteed a holiday to remember.

Albufeira's universal appeal and mix of attractions means families, young groups and couples will all enjoy the Algarve's most popular resorts.

Popular Hotels

Choose from a wide range of hotels and accommodation in Albufeira.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing self-catering apartment or want to indulge with an all-inclusive hotel, have a hotel to suit your needs.

Daytime Attractions

From the cobbled streets of the old town to the beautiful Blue Flag beaches that adorn the coast, Albufeira is a fantastic and entertaining resort for visitors.

Albufeira is brilliant for thrill seekers, with two water parks, sailing and scuba diving, and the once in a lifetime opportunity to watch and swim with dolphins.

There is also a fine selection of golf courses, with both crazy golf and grown-up golf popular. Lastly the old town offers fantastic shopping and eating!


Albufeira is a lively resort that is sure to give families, groups and couples entertaining nights.

The old town is filled with boutique cafés, restaurants and bars that deliver excellent food and entertainment until the early hours.

For nights that are slightly wilder, head to Sao Joao where you will find the busy strip. Explore the bars and dance the night away to live music with a drink in hand!

Useful information

Portuguese (English and French widely spoken)
Local time
Flight time
2 hours 30 minutes