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.

Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $39 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
With direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach, Praia dos Alemães, and Oura Beach. International Health Centers ...
3.7/5 Good! (290 reviews)
"My stay overall was excellent!! Staff was attentive and very accommodating. Ion, was the greeter and assisted wlith luggage and everything else was/is EXCELLENT! when we had questions or wanted to know where to go in the area, Ion went above and beyond the call of helping us and other guests. My ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

Auramar Beach Resort
Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun
Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun
5 out of 5
Rua Alexandre ONeill, 1, Albufeira
The price is CA $197 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
This family-friendly Albufeira hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Falesia ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (98 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2021

Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun
PortoBay Falésia
PortoBay Falésia
4 out of 5
Quinta do Millaró, Olhos D'Agua, Albufeira
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $102 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
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. Belharucas Beach and Falesia ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (598 reviews)
Fabulous resort with stunning views and great food
"Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Portobay Fielsa. Location The resort is in a fabulous location - stunning views of the beach with plenty of lounge areas and a restaurant overlooking the sea. outside the resort there are plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2021

PortoBay Falésia
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.
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 CA $45 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Located in Albufeira, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach, Aveiros Beach, and Praia dos Alemães. International ...
3.6/5 Good! (964 reviews)
"Very close , walking distance to the beach and main tourist centre. The hotel needs maintenance and updating."

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2021

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura
Alfagar Alto da Colina
Alfagar Alto da Colina
4 out of 5
Estrada de Santa Eulalia Balaia, Albufeira
The price is CA $73 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Maria Luisa Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach. Praia dos Olhos de Água ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (260 reviews)
"The resort is excellent Lots of pools and facilities Food was very good . The sitting room furniture was not of a good standard and the tv channels were limited"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Alfagar Alto da Colina
3HB Golden Beach
3HB Golden Beach
3 out of 5
Rua Ramalho Ortigao, Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Albufeira
The price is CA $106 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Oura Beach and Aveiros Beach. Praia dos Alemães and International ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (235 reviews)
"Very clean and peaceful property. Location is perfect! I would highly recommend and I would definitely stay there again!!"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

3HB Golden Beach
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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