Albufeira is a popular, lively and cosmopolitan resort particularly popular with the young and families.
Originally a fishing village perched above the beach, Albufeira is now a major holiday resort. In the old village, the quaint narrow streets are lined with whitewashed houses giving it a very traditional atmosphere. In contrast, modern holiday developments stretch across the adjoining hillside. Tunnel access through the large rocky outcrop leads to the excellent sandy beach which is still peppered with brightly painted fishing boats.
In Albufeira and in close proximity, the coastline offers you the following beaches: Praia da Balaia, Praia do Castelo, Praia da Falésia, Praia da Galé, Praia dos Olhos d’Água, Praia da Maria Luisa and Praia de São Rafael.
In Albufeira you will find: A very good selection of shops, a Daily Market - 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, various Supermarkets, Post Office, Banks, Cafés, Restaurants - with traditional and international cuisine, Bars, Discos, Schools, Museums, Marina, Railway Station and various Golf courses.
Approximate Driving Time to Airports: Faro – 30 minutes, Lisbon – 2 hours 30 minutes and Porto – 6 hours.