Albufeira Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Albufeira is one of the most popular and liveliest resorts in the Algarve. As well as the many great beaches on offer, there are some beautiful churches and pretty cobbled streets that are well worth a visit. There is a large selection of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.

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Albufeira

Albufeira has for many years been the most popular resort in the Algarve. Split into 2 main areas known as "The Old Town" and "The New Town".

The old part of town is a pedestrianised maze of cobbled streets centred round the main square. In and around the main square you will find lively bars and fantastic restaurants where you can sample the local dish of grilled sardines caught fresh from the famous Fishermans beach.

In stark contrast there is the New Town, centred around the lively "strip" area, packed with late night bars and discos. For even later night action you should visit the famous Kiss Nightclub, where you can dance until the sun comes up!!

At the very end of the Strip, and down "cardiac hill" you will find the beautiful Oura beach. All in all Albufeira is very popular with couples, families, the young and livelies and, of course, the young at heart. Fantastic holidays for everyone!

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Albufeira Hotels (?)

Comfortable apartment complex with a range of facilities and the added advantage of a central location. Ideal for families and couples looking for a self catering holiday....

4.8 / 5 from 26 reviews

Situated in the Areias de Sao Joao area of Albufeira, the Vila Petra provides comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the lively 'Strip' o...

4.6 / 5 from 24 reviews

The complex is set in 9 hectares of landscaped gardens with private steps leading directly to the Santa Eulalia beach. Offering one and two bedroom apartments, with a choice of outdoor pools, children...

4.8 / 5 from 10 reviews

Modern and contemporary styled hotel in a great location with private access to the beach and a short walk to the Areias de Sao Jao strip....

4.4 / 5 from 12 reviews

With direct access to the Santa Eulalia beach, this 5-star hotel also offers a choice of four outdoor swimming pools, a spa with gym and indoor pool, a buffet restaurant and a choice of bars....

4.9 / 5 from 16 reviews

The Luna Club Oceano is only 150-metres from the beach and just a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and discos of the lively entertainment area. The hotel offers well equipped self catering a...

4.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Forte Do Vale offers spacious and well equipped self-catering accommodation in a central location, well situated for easy access to the beach, the lively entertainment area and the old town....

4.5 / 5 from 38 reviews

Boasting direct access to the beach, this all inclusive hotel is set in extensive grounds and surrounded by pine woods and countryside, with modern accommodation and a good range of on-site amenities....

4.3 / 5 from 17 reviews

The Eden Resort is a large village style complex set in 20 acres of gardens, offering well equipped accommodation and good leisure facilities to suit all....

4.2 / 5 from 65 reviews

Contemporary hotel situated overlooking the beach, convenient for local amenities with comfortable accommodation....

4.4 / 5 from 28 reviews

An adult only, family-run hotel providing comfortable guest rooms situated on the outskirts of the fishing village of Olhos de Agua....

4.4 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Porto Bay Falesia Hotel is situated on a cliff top overlooking the Falesia Beach, offering comfortable guest accommodation with a good range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a chi...

4.7 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, a 10-minute walk from the Sao Rafael Beach....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel is located between the old town of Albufeira and the entertainment area in Praia da Oura, offering a number of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a health ...

4.6 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Ondamar Aparthotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens pool and a health club with gym, sauna and jacuzzi. Accommodation is comfortably furnished and well equipped for all your...

4.3 / 5 from 19 reviews

A small complex of well equipped self-catering accommodation, providing a home from home base which is close to local amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 22 reviews

Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, this complex has large grassed areas and views over the countryside, with comfortable accommodation and good facilities on site....

4.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Do Parque Apartments are situated on a cliff, overlooking the fishing village of Olhos de Agua....

4.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa is situated close to the resort centre and is ideally located for Albufeira's many attractions. This modern complex offers a friendly, informal atmosphere and pro...

4.4 / 5 from 7 reviews

A bright and modern contemporary styled complex providing a comfortable base within easy reach of the beach and the lively 'Strip'....

4.4 / 5 from 14 reviews

The Salgados Dunas Suites Hotel is situated close to the Salgados Beach, accessed over the dunes by wooden walkways. The hotel is surrounded by large palm tree gardens and its facilities include 6 swi...

4.5 / 5 from 11 reviews

Within walking distance of the old town, the beach and the lively strip area of the resort, the Paladim Apartments offer comfortable self-catering accommodation with a convenient location....

4.3 / 5 from 15 reviews

The Epic Sana Algarve is a 5-star resort style hotel just minutes from the beach and set in 8 hectares of greenery. The hotel features an extensive Spa, 4 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, baby and kids ...

5 / 5 from 7 reviews

Offering self-catering facilities with well maintained accommodation, the Solaqua Apartments have a large outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a childrens pool and playground. ...

4.4 / 5 from 17 reviews

The Quinta Pedra Dos Bicos Hotel provides a convenient base with access to the local amenities and private access to the Praia da Oura Beach....

4.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Oura View Beach Club provides a perfect location for families and couples looking to be close to the beach and enjoy the entertainment and amenities to be found in this area of the resort....

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

A welcoming apartment complex which combines comfortable accommodation and central location making it the perfect base from which to explore Albufeira and the surrounding areas. ...

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

Typically Portuguese style apartment complex, set in pleasant gardens on the outskirts of Olhos d'Agua....

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Comfortable accommodation situated on the beachfront in Albufeira and close to the amenities of the old town....

4 / 5 from 34 reviews

Overlooking the beach, this apartment complex is set in well maintained gardens with good facilities and entertainment for all ages; just a few minutes walk to the main strip in Praia da Oura....

4 / 5 from 74 reviews

Perched on a hillside above Albufeira's old town, the Cerro Malpique offers pleasant accommodation suitable for a self catering holiday. This would be a good choice for couples or families....

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Situated beside its sister property, the Alfagar II is a family friendly property offering a host of facilities with comfortable one and two bedroom apartments....

4 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Brisa Sol is a family friendly hotel, located within walking distance of the old town and lively strip of Albufeira. The complex features both indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor kids pool, a hea...

4.2 / 5 from 23 reviews

The Orada - Marina de Albufeira Apartments are situated on the edge of Albufeira, beside its marina and within walking distance of the old town and the beach....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Topazio Hotel offers a convenient location close to beaches, the lively entertainment area and a short tourist train ride from the old town. A comfortable base with modern and well equipped accomm...

4.2 / 5 from 14 reviews

The complex is family friendly, situated above Albufeira though just a few minutes from the beach and the town square, facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa centre, a gym, squash and tenn...

4.3 / 5 from 11 reviews

Situated between the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua and the Santa Eulalia Beach, the Velamar Hotel offers a comfortable base in a convenient location....

4.4 / 5 from 12 reviews

Small self-catering complex offering well equipped facilities close to the beach and resort centre....

4.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

This comfortable hotel is conveniently located close to the beach and resort amenities....

4 / 5 from 19 reviews

A complex of self-catering studios and apartments with a shared pool and a good location for easy access to the beach and resort amenities....

4.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Salgados Palm Village Apartments and Suites are set amid natural surroundings and set in extensive grounds with plenty of leisure facilities on-site and close by....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Janelas do Mar offers simple apartments on the outskirts of the Montechoro area of Albufeira, well situated for those wanting to enjoy the nightlife of the 'strip'....

3.9 / 5 from 20 reviews

The Bellavista Avenida Apartments offer simple accommodation with access to an outdoor pool and garden. The complex provides a convenient base situated midway between the old town square and the livel...

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Clube Humbria is situated in the traditional fishing village of Olhos de Agua. A children's pool and play area, as well as a kid's club make this an ideal destination for families....

4.2 / 5 from 18 reviews

The Hotel do Cerro is located close to the shops, bars and restaurants of the town centre and within easy walking distance of the beach....

4.6 / 5 from 9 reviews

Popular complex offering comfort and a good range of facilities combined with a central position....

3.8 / 5 from 18 reviews

Being in the heart of the resort, close to the lively 'strip', the Vilanova Resort is popular with those looking to enjoying the nightlife. ...

3.9 / 5 from 25 reviews

The Luna Valmangude Jardim Apartments have a central location in the resort, within comfortable walking distance of two beaches, the old town and the lively 'strip' of bars, nightclubs and restaurants...

3.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

The Hotel Balaia Mar is located in the centre of Da Balaia Apartments, just a few minutes walk from the Maria Luisa Beach....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Silchoro Apartments are located in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, offering self-catering accommodation within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants....

3.8 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Almar Hotel Apartments offers good quality accommodation in a central location, just outside Albufeira's old town and within walking distance of the beach....

4.4 / 5 from 13 reviews

This small complex offers simple self catering accommodation in a quiet part of town....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Award winning cliff top hotel set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, with its own nine-hole golf course, childrens village and tennis academy....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Self catering studios and apartments, a short walk from the beach and with the added benefit of having access to the leisure and entertainment at neighbouring sister hotels...

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Baltum Hotel is situated in the heart of Albufeira's Old Town, just a few minutes from the Fisherman's Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and close to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants....

4 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Mar A Vista Hotel is a simple hotel with comfortable accommodation in a central location within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

This small complex of self-catering apartments is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira a short drive from the Old Town and lively 'strip'....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The spacious apartments and traditional style villas are surrounded by landscaped gardens with exotic plants and are well appointed with all modern conveniences....

4 / 5 from 4 reviews

These apartments offer simple accommodation in a convenient position close to the beach and the popular strip, with its bars, shops and restaurants....

4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

Clube Albufeira Resort is situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, approx 2km from the old town centre and the beach....

3.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Oceanus Aparthotel offers comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation in the centre of Olhos d'Agua....

3.7 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Auramar Beach Resort Hotel is located just a few metres from the Areias beach, within easy walking distance of the lively entertainment area, and just a short drive from the Old Town....

3.7 / 5 from 51 reviews

The Luna Alpinus is situated beside the Pine Cliffs Golf Course, just over 1km from Falesia Beach. The complex offers self-catering accommodation with a choice of studios, one or two bedroom apartment...

4.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

Providing comfortable self-catering accommodation, this aparthotel is located directly on the beachfront within easy reach of both the entertainment area and old town of Albufeira....

3.5 / 5 from 26 reviews

Set in its own exclusive grounds, this beachfront hotel offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa facilities and a sports centre with tennis courts, football pitches and a running track....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Choro Mar Apartments are situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, around a 15-minute walk from the strip where plenty of bars, restaurants and shops are on offer....

4.2 / 5 from 11 reviews

The complex offers simple accommodation which features a good choice of sports activities that would suit families and couples seeking a fun filled holiday. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The apartments are situated at the highest point in the resort of Albufeira, though within a 15-minute walk downhill the old town with its shops, bars, pubs and restaurants can be found....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

This hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a good range of amenities to suit those seeking to be in a central position or wishing to explore the resort and surrounding areas....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Luna Falesia Mar has a clifftop location offering comfortable and well maintained apartments with direct access to the beach (via steps) and close to a choice of bars and restaurants....

3.8 / 5 from 12 reviews

The Real Bellavista has a good range of on site sporting and leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, squash courts and exercise rooms....

3.5 / 5 from 8 reviews

The Balaia Sol Holiday Club is a small complex of self-catering apartments located in the Quinta da Balaia area, 700-metres from the entertainment area of Praia da Oura and just over 1km from the Sant...

4.2 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Paraiso Albufeira Hotel offers a good range of amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, mini-golf, tennis and a games room. The hotel offers a central location and accommodation is ...

3.6 / 5 from 29 reviews

The Solar De Sao Joao Aparthotel provides comfortable self-catering accommodation close to the lively resort centre....

3.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Situated within easy reach of both the Santa Eulalia and Oura beaches, the Natura Algarve Club provides comfortable self-catering accommodation coupled with a convenient location....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Cheerfulway Vila Alba Apartments are located on the outskirts of Albufeira, in the Montechoro area of the resort though still within walking distance of the resort entertainment area and a short bus j...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Adult only hotel in a quiet location offering well equipped accommodation, a spacious pool area, spa facilities and evening entertainment....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The impressive All Inclusive programme offered at this hotel provides a range of dining options and bars, and a comprehensive entertainment program for the whole family to enjoy....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Known as the Club Alto da Colina in the winter months, and the Holiday Village in the summer months, this accommodation offers a modern style with good sports and leisure facilities....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Alagoamar Hotel Apartments provides a central location between the old town and the lively centre of Albufeira....

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Da Balaia Apartments offer simple self-catering accommodation in a convenient location, just a few minutes from the beach and around 15-minutes from the centre of Olhos d'Agua....

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Mirachoro I Aparthotel offers simple self-catering accommodation in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, close to a selection of local bars and restaurants, and just a short walk from the lively 'str...

3.5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Situated between the Oura Beach and the famous 'strip' of Albufeira, the Soldoiro Apartments offers simple self-catering accommodation in a convenient location....

4 / 5 from 8 reviews

Situated midway between the centre of Olhos de Agua and Albufeira's lively strip, the Balaia Plaza Aparthotel offers self catering accommodation, with a large outdoor pool, indoor pool and a childrens...

3.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Comfortable apartments situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, with an on-site swimming pool and pool-side bar....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Stella Maris offers studios and apartments around 800m from the beach and approx 2km from the centre of Olhos de Agua....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The Rainha D Leonor is a simple apartment complex with a good central location near to shops, bars and restaurants....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel has a remote location around 3km from the centre and beach of Olhos d'Agua. The hotel offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, indoor and outdoor pools, and a health clu...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Montechoro Hotel is situated within easy reach of the resorts lively 'strip' which is lined with a number of bars, shops and tourist shops. the Praira da Oura beach is around 1.5km away, to which ...

3.3 / 5 from 7 reviews

Traditional guesthouse offering simple accommodation in a convenient location close to the town centre. ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Spacious apartments and just a short walk from the Oura beach and the lively 'strip' area with its bars, nightclubs and restaurants....

3.9 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Hotel Boa Vista is located on an incline overlooking Albufeira and the beach, an adult only hotel well situated for easy access into the old town centre....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Eirasol Apartments offer good value and the ideal base for those looking to be in a central location. ...

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Situated at the heart of the resorts bustling nightlife, this hotel is well suited to late night revellers looking for a convenient location close to the lively strip....

3.4 / 5 from 7 reviews

The complex is situated beside the Praia da Falesia beach and shares the sports facilities of Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort. ...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Centrally located simple apartment complex, a good base for those looking to enjoy the evening entertainment of Albufeira's old town....

3.5 / 5 from 13 reviews

This self-catering complex of studios and apartments offers a friendly atmosphere, close to the beach and resort amenities....

3.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

Offering good value for money, the Ourasol Apartments are situated in the Praia de Oura area of the resort, and are just 200-metres from the beach. ...

3 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Albufeira Jardim is a family friendly property, they are situated on a hill overlooking Albufeira, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby....

3.5 / 5 from 13 reviews

The California Hotel is situated in the pedestrian area of Albufeira and is in the heart of the lively and picturesque old town....

2.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Luna Miramar is situated in the centre of Albufeira, just a short distance from the beach and a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, a childrens pool, a he...

3.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

Simple accommodation in a central location with easy access to the beach and the main square. ...

3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Set around the swimming pool area, the Clube Maria Luisa Apartments are situated on the edge of Olhos de Agua, around 6km from the centre of Albufeira....

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

A small and simple hotel situated within easy reach of the beach and close to the centre of town with its wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

A simple hotel which offers basic accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the beach and the resort amenities. ...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

Simple studios and apartments sleeping up to 5 people, just 500m from the beach and around 2km from the centre of Olhos de Agua....

2.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Varandas de Albufeira offers well equipped self-catering accommodation within easy reach of the attractions of Albufeira....

2.7 / 5 from 10 reviews

Acqua Maris Balaia offers comfortable self-catering accommodation and features indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a gym....

The Alisios Hotel is situated just above the beach and only a short walk from Albufeira's Old Town. The hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation and features include an indoor pool, a sun-terrace,...

The Bayside Salgados is situated in the Herdade dos Salgados area, around 5km from the centre of Albufeira; it offers simple self-catering accommodation with an outdoor pool, a childrens playground an...

Casa Mitchell is a small complex of studios and apartments, centrally located within easy reach of shops, lively bars and restaurants....

Situated close to the centre of Albufeira, the apartments are located at the highest point of Albufeira, offering guests panoramic views over the old town and surrounding area....

Set high in the resort, the Cerro Mar Garden is ideal for those looking for a comfortable accommodation with a good selection of facilities....

Cerro da Marina Hotel is located in Albufeira above the marina, conveniently situated with bars and restaurants close by. With only 23 rooms, the hotel has a friendly and laid-back atmosphere....

Overlooking Albufeira this family-friendly property offers self-catering accommodation on the outskirts of Albufeira's Old Town....

A small hotel of just 12 rooms, the Cheerfulway Bertolina Mansion is situated on a hillside in the centre of the resort close to the main tourist facilities....

A small and simple hotel situated in the lively centre of Albufeira, in a pedestrian precinct just 100m from the beach. Due to it's location, it may not suit those seeking a quiet base....

The Domus Maris is located just 100m from the Olhos de Agua beach, offering good value for money with self-catering studio accommodation ...

The Flor Da Laranja Apartments have a remote location, around 3km from the nearest beach and approx 10km from the centre of Albufeira. ...

Jardins de Santa Eulalia is a self-catering complex of apartments set around a large lawned garden with an outdoor pool, just 500 metres from Santa Eulalia beach....

A small complex of self-catering studios and apartments, offering a convenient location just a short walk from the 'Strip' with its nightlife, tourist shops and restaurants....

Situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, Montechoro Clube 99 offers self catering accommodation in a convenient location for easy access to the resort nightlife....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Neptuno Apartments provide simply furnished apartments in a convenient location, just a short walk from the centre of the old town....

The Ocean View Residences are situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, around 3km from the town square. A self-catering complex with spacious and well equipped townhouse-villa accommodation with access...

The Olhos Do Mar offers simple self-catering accommodation in the centre of Olhos d'Agua, close to the resort amenities....

Comfortable self catering accommodation, close to the local amenities within the resort, offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace....

Set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, guests staying at the Pine Cliffs Residences have access to wide range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens village and a nine-hol...

This luxurious complex of townhouses is set within the gated Pine Cliffs Resort, offering all the comforts of home with access to a wide range of amenities and services....

Featuring well equipped townhouse-villa accommodation, the Pinheiros da Balaia is a short drive from the beach and the lively entertainment area of Albufeira. ...

Quinta da Balaia offers self-catering accommodation, with villas ranging in size suitable from 4 and up to 12 people. ...

A small and intimate hotel offering comfortable accommodation and a good base to enjoy the resort amenities. ...

Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, the Residencial Santa Eulalia offers comfortable guest rooms within walking distance of the resorts lively centre and the Santa Eulalia beach....

With the beach being a short stroll away, this complex provides affordable accommodation with a convenient location....

The Senismar Falesia Atlantic is an adult only hotel, offering comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

Comfortable hotel in the ideal location to take advantage of both the beach and the surrounding amenities....

Vila Sao Vicente Boutique Hotel is an adult only property, situated above the main beach in Albufeira and just minutes from the town centre, it offers a convenient base for enjoying the resort ameniti...

A three-bedroom detached villa, with a large private pool, located in Torre da Mosqueteira, a short stroll from a selection of bars and restaurants and just a short drive from the old town and beaches...

Villa Esmeralda is set in a residential area, the villa has three bedrooms and is able to accommodate up to 7 people....

A homely and delightful villa, set in peaceful surroundings, high in the Algarvian hills, is ideal for families and couples, however Villa Mendes may not suitable for the less mobile....

Built on a cliff top overlooking the Olhos de Agua village affording great views out to sea. This family orientated complex offers self-catering accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, kids pool ...

Albufeira Reviews

Holiday Date:13th May 2016
Accommodation:Rocamar Exclusive Hotel and Spa
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

We stayed in the old town, it was clean, food was good.

Holiday Date:9th May 2016
Accommodation:Club Praia da Oura Apartments
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Ablufeira is a lovely place however I would not return to Club Praia Da Oura Apartments.

Holiday Date:9th May 2016
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Nice small town, cheerful night life.

Holiday Date:8th May 2016
Accommodation:Santa Eulalia Hotel and Spa
Room:Junior Suite - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Same old Albufeira, lively if you want The Strip but nice quiet local Portugese restaurants a plenty. Don't eat the English rubbish, try the local dishes. Old town always worth a visit, been coming many years now and will continue to do so.

Holiday Date:8th May 2016
Accommodation:Oura Praia Hotel and Apartments
Room:Superior Room
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

We love Albuferia, lots to see, lovely restaurant, had lovely Sunday at Annabelles just before we left.

Holiday Date:7th May 2016
Accommodation:Paladim Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Plenty of places to eat in both the old town and the strip.

Holiday Date:5th May 2016
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Great restaurants and beach, no complaints here.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2016
Accommodation:Rocamar Exclusive Hotel and Spa
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

We stayed in a lovely quiet part of Albufeira which was only a few minutes walk from the busy Strip where all the pubs and loud music are! Fishermens Beach was on our doorstep and it's so beautiful with several lovely eating places overlooking the beach. Not too pricey either!

Holiday Date:3rd May 2016
Accommodation:Santa Eulalia Hotel and Spa
Room:Junior Suite - Pool View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Had a good time but foot paths are a hazzard.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2016
Accommodation:Sol E Mar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

We were in the Old Town area of Albufeira which we found to be quaint but very lively at night. There are lots of enjoyable trips to go on if you don't want to spend every day on the beach. The beaches were sandy and cleaned daily.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2016
Accommodation:Rainha D Leonor Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Just love it.

Holiday Date:2nd May 2016
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:Villa
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Family friendly - important for us as we travelled with 2 young children. Lots of activities or just sit people watching at one of the many cafes.

Holiday Date:30th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Monica Isabel Beach Club Aparthotel
Room:Studio - Garden View
Board:Half Board With Drinks
(3 suns)

Old town has lots of busy bars and restaurants, as does the strip, if that's what you want. There's also lots of quieter areas. Public transport seemed easy and convenient. We chose to walk everywhere or cycle. We hired bikes that were delivered and collected from our hotel.

Holiday Date:29th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Bellavista Avenida Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Fantastic.

Holiday Date:27th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Paraiso Albufeira Hotel
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Pubs and restaurants are amazing and so much to choose from with extremely competitive prices - you need to be staying at least 3 months to be sampling every place. Absolutely love Albufeira as it has everything for everyone - fantastic beaches and facilities and so reasonably priced - the local people are so helpful too and always greeted with a smile.

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Beaches

Stretching for some 30km the Albufeira coastline has around 25 beaches, from secluded spots ensconced by walls of rock to long stretches of golden sand backed by countless bars and restaurants.

Set in front of the old town are two beaches; the Fishermans Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and adjoining Albufeira Beach (Praia do Tunel, accessed via a tunnel in the cliffs and a few steps). Both beaches are backed by many shops, bars and restaurants and are extremely popular during the height of the season.

The Praia da Oura (Oura Beach) is the nearest beach to the strip area and along with the ample sunbeds and umbrellas to hire there are watersports aplenty; pedal boats, banana boat rides, parasailing and windsurfing to name a few. There is a paved promenade behind the beach lined with all the expected tourist shops, cafes and restaurants.

Things to Do

There are 3 golf courses in the area (Salgados Golf 9km, Pine Cliffs Sheraton 9km and Balaia Golf Village 6km) and one Golf Academy, and there are many more within easy reach such as the Vilamoura golf courses just 12km away.

The Aqualand Waterpark is situated 15km outside of Albufeira and is open from the beginning of June to the beginning of September. Features of the waterpark include a variety of sized water-slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and two children's play-pools.

Just outside of the resort in Guia is the 'Zoomarine' sea-life amusement park, featuring dolphin, seals and sea lion presentations; and a shark aquarium. It even offers a large pool and waterslide making it a great day out for all ages.

Out and About

There are two areas in Albufeira good for nightlife, the 'street of bars' in the Old Town and the 'Strip' in Oura and Areias de S. Joao. Popular with those wanting to party till the early hours, the Albufeira Strip is packed with shops, themed pubs, bars and clubs, and restaurants offering the ubiquitous all day English breakfast.

The usual souvenir and tourist shops can be found all around the resort, or for a more 'high-street' experience there is a large shopping Mall in Guia, 5km away. Mainly an open air mall the 'Algarve Shopping' features a 'Continente' supermarket, cinema, a large food hall and numerous clothing, accessory, electrical and home furnishing shops, including many well known names.

Getting around the resort is easy thanks to the efficient and cheap Albufeira buses travelling between the Strip and other areas of Albufeira. There's also the quaint tourist train which travels between the Strip, Fishermans Beach and the Modelo supermarket, it runs throughout the day at regular intervals until late at night.

Nearby Attractions

Albufeira has the remains of a castle dating from Roman times, most of which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. The most visible remains are the clock tower (Torre do Relogio) found in the old town and part of the old castle wall in the Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora.

The marina is the starting point for many popular boat trips, fishing and diving excursions, lined with shops, bars and restaurants it's also a great spot to simply sit and watch the boats go by.

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