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 relaxing self catering holiday....

4.7 / 5 from 19 reviews

Modern and well equipped apartments, providing a home from home base which is close to local amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 21 reviews

Perfect for families and couples looking for spacious accommodation and peaceful surroundings or for those who wish to explore the local area....

4.4 / 5 from 29 reviews

At the Grande Real Santa Eulalia a harmonious environment awaits to welcome guests. The resort will meet the needs of those in search of well being and deep relaxation in a peaceful and tranquil beach...

4.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

Perfect apartment complex for couples and families that are looking for comfortable accommodation with a selection of facilities....

4.6 / 5 from 14 reviews

Contemporary hotel set on the beach, convenient to access all the local amenities with comfortable accommodation, making this the perfect choice with something for everyone....

4.3 / 5 from 19 reviews

Oura View Beach Club is a 3 star complex in a perfect location for families and couples to enjoy a relaxing holiday near the beach....

5 / 5 from 5 reviews

An adult only, family run hotel providing comfortable guest rooms in a quiet location, within easy reach of the village centre and beach....

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

The Epic Sana Algarve is a 5 star resort style hotel just minutes from the beach and set in 8 hectares of greenery. Providing the ideal location for a relaxing holiday, the hotel features an extensive...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Modern apartment complex offering spacious and well maintained accommodation and a great pool area and facilities. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 13 reviews

Comfortable accommodation and great views over the bay, an indoor heated pool and an entertainment programme for all ages....

4 / 5 from 25 reviews

The Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel is an impressive modern hotel located between Praia da Oura and the old part of Albufeira. It is well furnished and is ideal for all age groups and offers excellent fa...

4.6 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel Resort 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 ...

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Overlooking the beach, this stylish 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....

4.2 / 5 from 43 reviews

The Quinta Pedra Dos Bicos Hotel provides a peaceful environment with access to the local amenities. An ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 8 reviews

An ideal place for families and golfers. Situated on a cliff, overlooking the fishing village of Olhos de Agua....

4.5 / 5 from 6 reviews

A bright and modern contemporary styled complex providing a very comfortable base to enjoy the many attractions that this resort has to offer....

4.3 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Brisa Sol is a luxurious family hotel, ideally located near the charming old town and lively strip of Albufeira making it in an ideal location to explore all this town has to offer. The hotel is ...

4.3 / 5 from 15 reviews

A complex of family friendly apartments provide comfortable self catering accommodation and a position close to the beach. ...

4.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Modern and well equipped complex with a relaxing atmosphere combined with friendly staff and the added benefit of a fantastic central location....

4.4 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Salgados Dunas Suites Hotel enjoys a beautiful setting, surrounded by palm and olive tree gardens, perfect for a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 8 reviews

The hotel offers good quality accommodation, a range of amenities and a prime location. Perfect for a family holiday....

4.4 / 5 from 13 reviews

With close proximity to a number of local amenities including nightclub, the Topazio Hotel is the perfect venue for young couples and groups looking for an enjoyable holiday....

4.3 / 5 from 10 reviews

The Luna Alpinus offers 800 square metres of pine filled gardens; perfect for relaxing in after a busy day....

4.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

Set in a palm garden, this comfortable hotel is conveniently located close to the beach and resort amenities....

4.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

Guests can relax in the beautiful gardens that are complete with their own waterfalls, creating a tranquil and peaceful environment....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

The Eden Resort is set in 20 acres of lush gardens. This luxury holiday village style resort offers well equipped stylish accommodation and good leisure facilities to suit all....

4 / 5 from 34 reviews

With stunning views across the Algarve, this hotel offers an ideal location for a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 6 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 relaxed environment....

4.1 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Best Western Velamar Hotel offers good facilities and convenient location, just a short distance from the beach and a variety of bars, shops, restaurants and clubs. This hotel makes a great holida...

4.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

The Marina de Albufeira Apartments comprises 220 apartments, spread over 2 floors. This hotel is suitable for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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

4 / 5 from 11 reviews

The Hotel Estalagem 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 8 reviews

Complex has large grassed areas and lovely views over the countryside. It's ideal for people seeking peaceful and comfortable accommodation with plenty of facilities....

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

This luxurious hotel offers a good range of amenities and high quality services, perfect for a memorable holiday....

3.9 / 5 from 16 reviews

This small complex offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in a quiet part of town....

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

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

4.6 / 5 from 7 reviews

The complex is ideal for families, situated a few minutes from the beach and the town square, facilities include a kid's pool and a varied day and night time entertainment programme to suit all ages....

4.3 / 5 from 7 reviews

The Soldoiro Apartments are made up of separate 5 and 7 storey buildings, linked by winding pathways and well-kept gardens....

4 / 5 from 8 reviews

The Choro Mar is a family run set of apartments, just a 15 minute walk from the strip where plenty of bars, restaurants and shops are on offer....

4.2 / 5 from 10 reviews

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

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

With access to two good beaches, the Luna Valmangude Jardim Apartments are perfect for those who enjoy nothing more than lying on the beach and soaking up the sun....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Spacious apartments and a friendly atmosphere, just short walk from Praia Da Oura and close to local attractions....

3.9 / 5 from 10 reviews

These apartments offer a fantastic position close to the beach and provide the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday in this popular and busy resort....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

One of the longest established resorts in the Algarve, with vast, mature gardens and a large swimming pool; ideal for a relaxing holiday and being in the heart of this bustling resort....

4 / 5 from 16 reviews

This friendly aparthotel offers comfortable accommodation and a relaxed environment, perfect for an enjoyable summer holiday....

3.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

With such a great range of facilities both onsite and in the surrounding area, the Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is a great choice for a holiday in Albufeira....

5 / 5 from 2 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....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

This family run hotel is perfect for anyone who is looking for a lively holiday in the centre of Albufeira....

4 / 5 from 4 reviews

Set in 9 hectares of landscaped gardens in a protected area of natural beauty, with private steps to the golden beach and spectacular panoramic views along the coastline and to the Atlantic Ocean....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

With it's pretty gardens and peaceful surroundings, the Balaia Sol is a great place to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

4.2 / 5 from 6 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. ...

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Typically Portuguese style apartment complex, set in pretty gardens with a range of facilities and local amenities....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Boasting panoramic views from its hillside location in Montechoro, the complex has good on-site facilities and is just a short walk from Oura Beach....

3.9 / 5 from 11 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....

4.1 / 5 from 14 reviews

The Solar De Sao Joao Hotel provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is situated within beautiful tropical gardens....

3.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

This beach 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

This small property offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere within easy reach of the resort centre. Guests will enjoy the best that the Algarve has to offer....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Auramar Beach Resort Hotel is located just a few metres from the beach Areias De S. Juao and is set overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is located in a breathtaking spot on Portugal's Algarve....

3.6 / 5 from 34 reviews

The Silchoro Apartments is a new complex with fully equipped self-catering apartments. Shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy walking distance....

4 / 5 from 4 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 Luna Club Oceano Hotel is 150m from Sao Joao Beach and is a friendly and modern complex. The hotel is a short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants and they will appeal to families and couples ...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Mirachoro I Hotel is ideal for families and young couples as it has a good range of on site amenities as well as being close to the resort amenities....

3.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

Fantastic clifftop location offering comfortable and well maintained accommodation which would suit those looking to be in a peaceful area close to the beach yet with easy access to the lively resort ...

3.6 / 5 from 8 reviews

Located directly on the beach with a range of facilities, there will be plenty to do for the whole family at the Monica Isabel Beach Club Hotel....

3.6 / 5 from 11 reviews

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

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

This charming hotel is built in the local style and has lots of character and many facilities, ideal for couples or families....

3.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

A popular and comfortable family friendly hotel in a peaceful area with contemporary styled studios and apartments....

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

The hotel enjoys a relaxing setting amongst pine and eucalyptus trees, a great choice for a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Clube Albufeira Apartments is a modern complex set amongst natural almond and olive trees in a quiet valley. This is an ideal complex for those looking for a peaceful location and being able to explo...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Set in its own exclusive gardens, this beach hotel has a sports centre and is situated in a spectacular cliff top position overlooking a sandy beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

CheerfulwayVila Alba Apartments are attractive white terraced villas that are modern in design with traditional features. The apartments are located on the outskirts of Montechoro in a quiet area amo...

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

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 1 reviews

Centrally located apartment complex, perfect for those who prefer self catering but with all the facilities of a larger hotel....

3.5 / 5 from 10 reviews

Modern and comfortable apartment complex with a range of facilities and near to the beach making this the ideal choice for families looking for a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Albufeira Jardim is an ideal family property and offers lots of facilities to keep children entertained. The apartments overlook Albufeira and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearb...

3.6 / 5 from 10 reviews

Traditional and charming guesthouse offering pretty and attractive surroundings and is adult-only so would be best suited to those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Modern comfortable apartments perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun and wanting to get away from it all....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Ourasol Apartments are situated in Praia de Oura and are located 200m from the beach. The Ourasol Apartments are well known for being in one of the most popular areas of Albufeira and 'The Strip'...

3.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

A cosmopolitan and family atmosphere and there is a varied leisure and entertainment programme available - an ideal choice for families who enjoy activities and is a definite choice for sports enthusi...

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

The hotel is the ideal holiday destination for couples and families as guests can enjoy quiet days and venture out into town at night if they choose....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Alfagar II offers a host of facilities for a relaxing holiday in a great location. The aparthotel shares it's location with the Alfagar Village set amidst scenic gardens....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

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

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Real Bellavista is an ideal choice for those who enjoy an active holiday as this modern hotel has a good range of on site sporting and leisure facilities....

3.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

The Balaia Plaza Hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and overlooks the coastline, the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Hotel Boa Vista is a charming 1960s hotel full of character that has all the comforts of the 21st century. The hotel is located on an incline close to the centre of Albufeira yet is far enough awa...

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Eirasol aprtments offer good value and the ideal base for families and couples looking to be in a central location. ...

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The ideal choice for those seeking apartment style accommodation with a central location for exploring this busy resort and wanting to be close to the beach. ...

3 / 5 from 3 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 offers guests a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for gues...

3.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Studios and apartments sleeping up to 6 people, just 500m from the beach and around 2km from the centre of Olhos de Agua....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Set on Praia da Falesia beach and sharing the sports facilities of Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort, the apartments are surrounded by large gardens and a wide pine tree landscape....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

This attractive and friendly hotel is ideal for both families and couples seeking a relaxing and well equipped hotel with a good range of onsite facilities....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Rainha D Leonor Hotel is a small apartment complex with a good range of facilities in a central location near to shops, bars and restaurants....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Clube Maria Luisa apartment complex is an ideal destination for families and couples alike, close to the fishing village of Olhos de Agua, and just a few kilometres from Albufeira city centre, a perfe...

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

This inviting complex offers a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing family holiday....

3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Well equipped apartments suitable for families and couples looking for a comfortable holiday within easy reach of the attractions of Albufeira....

2.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

A small beach hotel which offers simple accommodation and is ideal for those looking for a peaceful base close to the local amenities and beach. ...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

The comfortable Acqua Maris Balaia is in a central location near to all the local amenities, making these apartments a great choice for exploring this part of the Algarve....

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

This peaceful hotel is ideal for a relaxing stay with good access to local amenities....

Set in 5 hectares of ground, guests can relax and take in the view over the beautiful sandy Falesia Beach....

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the hotel offers luxurious accommodation set around the swimming pool with bold colours and modern furnishings....

The peaceful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere at the Bayside Salgados makes it the perfect choice for a quiet family holiday....

The apartments are conveniently located within 15 minutes walking distance of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, close to public transport links, making it perfect for travellers wanting to get out an...

1 / 5 from 2 reviews

Casa Mitchell is centrally located and within easy reach of shops, lively bars and restaurants. Close to the public transport network, making travelling around the area easy....

The apartments are located at the highest point of Albufeira, offering guests panoramic views out over the surrounding area. Situated close to the centre of Albufeira with its many shopping and entert...

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 provides a friendly and relaxing family atmosphe...

Set high in the resort, over looking the stunning local area, the Cerro Mar Garden is ideal for those looking for a comfortable accommodation with a selection of facilities for a relaxing holiday....

This family-friendly hotel offers a relaxing environment, the perfect retreat for an enjoyable holiday....

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 family run hotel situated in the lively centre of Albufeira, in a pedestrian precinct just 100m from the beach. Due to it's location, it is not suitable for those seeking a quiet holiday....

The Domus Maris Hotel is located just 100m from the Olhos de Agua beach and is the ideal accommodation for those that wish to relax and have fun enjoying the sun....

The Flor Da Laranja apartment complex is situated in a quiet area surrounded by orange trees....

Jardins de Santa Eulalia apartments are set around a large lawned garden with an outdoor pool, in a quet area just 500 metres from Santa Eulalia beach....

Guests at the Montechoro Clube 99 Hotel will find plenty to do in and around the hotel....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Neptuno Apartments provide comfortable accommodation and a relaxing environment....

The Olhos D'agua Aparthotel is the perfect place for families and couples to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun....

The hotel offers comfortable accommodation and creates the perfect atmosphere for an enjoyable holiday....

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

This luxurious complex of townhouses offers a fantastic setting, fantastic views and a great range of facilities....

Quinta da Balaia offers spacious villa style accommodation and abundance of amenities to suit families and couples looking for plenty to do. ...

Simply furnished apartment complex with a lively and friendly atmosphere. An ideal base for those who want to be close to local amenities....

The Residencial Mar A Vista Hotel is a comfortable beach side accommodation with a central location making this a perfect choice for a relaxing holiday....

A small and intimate hotel offering comfortable accommodation and a good base to explore the resort centre. ...

A fantastic accommodation offering guests great value for money with a good choice of facilities both on and off site. A great choice for beach lovers. ...

With the beach being a short stroll away, this complex is ideal for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday with affordable accommodation....

Salgados Palm Village Suites are tailor made for family holidays amid natural surroundings and set in extensive grounds with plenty of leisure facilities....

This first class resort is popular with those looking for understated elegance, excellent service and all the amenities required for a relaxing and luxurious holiday....

A fantastic luxurious resort which offers an excellent location as well as sumptious accommodation and wealth of facilities. ...

Award winning cliff top hotel with its own 9 hole 'Pine Cliffs' golf course and a glass lift down to Falesia Beach....

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

3 bedroom detached villa, with a large private pool, located a short stroll from bars and restaurants and in easy reach of Albufeira beaches....

Villa Esmeralda is set in a peaceful residential area which is ideal for guests who are looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday yet still close to local amenities....

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. The family orientated complex offers a great self catering option....

Albufeira Reviews

Holiday Date:21st Jun 2015
Accommodation:Montechoro Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Plenty to do. Lovely bars and restaurants. Would highly recommend Senhor Frogs on the strip. Great food reasonable prices.

Holiday Date:19th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Solaqua Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Street View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Excellent weather, old town more family orientated, strip very lively with stags and hens. All in all Portugal is a great place for whatever you want.

Holiday Date:19th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Da Aldeia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Street View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

My first time in this resort and I was pleasantly surprised. The whole resort is amazing. Great beaches, food and drink normal prices. People very nice and helpful. Two towns, the old one and the new one. Both beaches great. Would stay again.

Holiday Date:18th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Montechoro Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Very lively, prefer the old town.

Holiday Date:17th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Forte Do Vale Apartments
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely area. Old town was lots of fun on a Saturday night with dancers in town, bars, lovely views, good food.

Holiday Date:17th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Baltum Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Great for young and old, plenty of entertainment for everyone.

Holiday Date:15th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Mirachoro I Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Great resort, something for everyone, fantastic beaches, reasonable prices.

Holiday Date:15th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel Resort and Spa
Room:Junior Suite - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Ideal location.

Holiday Date:12th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Eden Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Pleasant locals with lots of things to do.

Holiday Date:10th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Varandas De Albufeira
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

This was our 1st visit to Albufeira and we loved it! Beautiful beaches and plenty of nightlife for all ages. There is a good choice of restaurants and old town is enchanting. Albufeira is a beautiful resort and we will be back.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Auramar Beach Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Good views, nice gardens.

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Tropical Sol Hotel
Room:Studio - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Everything was great.

Holiday Date:8th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Areias Village Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Resort Apt - Resort View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lots of nice bars and restaurants with very reasonable prices.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Sol E Mar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Sol e Mer is literally right in the centre of old town, just walk through the tunnel or down steps and you're in the thick of it. Very lively music bars and plenty of lovely restaurants, and the usual gift shops etc. Would recommend Albufeira as a nice holiday destination.
We did visit the strip area, but really for 18/30 guests, so loud and noisy.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Sol E Mar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Love staying in the Sol E Mer hotel on the beach, and literally just behind the old town, with its array of lovely shops, selling mostly everything you would wish for and eating /drinking places in abundance. The night life around the square area is buzzing with plenty of lively music bars. On a personal note would not recommend strip area, unless you are young between 18 and 30. Very loud and brash, in complete contrast to the lovely old town area.

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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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