Albufeira

Albufeira, 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.

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 (141)

3HB Falesia Garden forms part of the Falesia Beach Resort. It has a clifftop location, and offers comfortable and well-maintained apartments with direct access to the beach (via steps) and close to a ...

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

The Pinheiros da Balaia is a charming property located in a quiet little corner, just a short drive away from local amenities and the resort centre....

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

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 ...

The Luna Hotel Da Oura features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wellness centre and a kids club to keep the younger guests entertained....

The Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort is set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, with its own nine-hole golf course, childrens village, tennis academy and spa centre....

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....

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

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

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

The Balaia Atlantico Aparthotel, located in a peaceful corner of the Algarve, offers spacious one-bedroom apartments, indoor and outdoor pools, and a health club....

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....

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

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....

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....

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....

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 and a seasonal ...

The Cheerfulway Minichoro Apartments feature pools for adults and children on site and have a snack bar for guests convenience....

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

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

The Cheerfulway Cerro Atlantico Apartments offer self catering accommodation close to local amenities and just 300m from the beach....

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

The Alfagar Alto da Colina accommodation offers a modern style with good sports and leisure facilities....

The Victoria Sport and Beach Hotel offers studios and apartments around 800m from the beach and about 8km from the centre of Albufeira....

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

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....

Located on the outskirts of Albufeira’s centre, the KR Hotel Albufeira Lounge is a cosy property just a stone’s throw away from the beachfront and a number of local amenities....

These apartments offer simple accommodation in a convenient position close to the beach and the popular strip, with its bars, shops and restaurants. ## Please note that the hotel reserves the right t...

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

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....

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....

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....

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

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....

The Aqua Pedra dos Bicos is a modern adults-only hotel ideally located just a stone’s throw away from a number of shops, bars, and restaurants....

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....

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

The Alfagar Village Apartments are spread across two buildings and set amongst landscaped gardens with private steps leading directly to the beach. A choice of One and Two Bedroom Apartments, along wi...

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....

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

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...

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...

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

A quiet apartment complex, set in pleasant gardens on the outskirts of the Olhos d'Agua fishing village....

The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort and Hotel Spa offers a warm welcome to those in search of deep relaxation in a peaceful and tranquil beach location. ...

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....

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

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

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 ...

The Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club offers a great selection of five-star facilities, featuring sea views and easy access to the beach of Praia da Oura....

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....

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

The Balaia Sol Holiday Club is a small complex of self-catering apartments located in the Quinta da Balaia area of Albufeira, with peaceful surroundings and 2km from the beach. ...

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

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....

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...

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

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....

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

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

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...

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. ## Pleas...

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

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...

Overlooking the beach, this stylish complex is set in well-maintained gardens with good facilities and entertainment; just a few minutes’ walk to Praia da Oura's main strip....

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....

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...

The four-star California Urban Beach Hotel is situated in the heart of the picturesque old town with an Adults Only concept and a rooftop pool with views of the historic town of Albufeira....

A bright and modern, contemporary-styled complex providing a comfortable base within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities. A great choice for couples or families looking for a relaxing break b...

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....

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. ...

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....

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

The Algarve Gardens Apartments are ideally sat just a stone’s throw away from the beach, offering views of Praia do Alfamar from its grounds, popular with holidaymakers of all ages....

The Da Balaia Apartments offer budget-friendly self-catering accommodation, close to the beach and just a short drive from Praia da Oura and Albufeira. ...

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...

Located just a short hop away from a number of local shops, bars, and restaurants, the Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa offers comfortable accommodation and a welcoming atmosphere....

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

The complex is situated above Albufeira, just a few minutes from the beach and the town square. Ideal for families and holiday makers seeking a laidback holiday in the beautiful Algarve....

Offering bright, chic apartments, the 3HB Clube Humbria has the location and facilities to provide everyone with the perfect Algarve holiday....

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

The Ondamar Aparthotel features swimming pools and modern comforts on-site, with sandy beaches and the Old Town nearby. Accommodation is comfortably furnished and well equipped for all your self-cater...

The Solaqua Apartments offer modern, spacious and well-maintained accommodation with a great pool area and facilities. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday. ...

Adriana Beach Club offers a great location next to the beautiful Falesia Beach, just 250m away. This four-star All Inclusive hotel is surrounded by pine woods and countryside. Inside, you’ll find mo...

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

Positioned just a stone’s throw away from the Pine Cliffs Golf Course, The Patio Suite Hotel offers a high standard of well-equipped guest apartments....

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

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'. ...

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. ...

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

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

Within walking distance of the Old Town, the beach and the lively strip area of the resort, the property offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a convenient location....

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...

This adult only, family-run hotel offers comfortable rooms and simple facilities in a refreshing location on the outskirts of the fishing village of Olhos D'Agua....

The Falesia Beach Resort 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. The comp...

The Brisa Sol is a family-friendly hotel, located just 850m from the stunning sandy beach and not far from of the old town and lively strip of Albufeira....

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

The complex offer spacious apartments and an outdoor pool, whilst just a short walk from the lively area of the resort with its bars, nightclubs and restaurants....

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

Perfect for families and couples seeking high-standard accommodation with easy access to Albufeira’s beaches and restaurants....

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 ...

Choro Mar is an apartment complex situated in the Montechoro area of Albufeira, just a short hop on the courtesy bus to the strip, bars, restaurants and beaches of the resort....

Eden Resort is a holiday village set in lush gardens on Portugal’s Algarve coast. Families and couples alike will love the high-quality accommodation and great facilities here....

The Cheerfulway 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 rest...

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

The Topazio Mar 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 accommod...

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

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...

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

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

Sol e Mar Hotel is situated on the beachfront in Albufeira, close to the attractions, bars and shops of the Old Town area....

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....

Located in the heart of the Algarve, the Vilanova Resort is popular choice with holidaymakers looking to enjoy the hotel's leisure facilities and lively resort amenities. ...

Overlooking the beach, this apartment complex is set in well-maintained gardens with good facilities and entertainment for all ages. Perfect for couples and families....

Providing comfortable accommodation, this aparthotel is located directly on the beachfront within easy reach of both the entertainments nearby and the old town of Albufeira....

Paraiso Albufeira is a four-star hotel that offers a great range of facilities and a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a memorable holiday in Portugal. ...

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

The Auramar Beach Resort overlook Alemães Beach and is within close reach of the lively entertainment area and the Old Town....

The Albufeira Jardim are family friendly apartments situated on a hill overlooking Albufeira, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby....

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,...

There are not many facilities at the Cantinho do Mar Apartments but they are very close to the beach and resort centre....

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....

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....

The Cheerfulway Oura Village is an apartment complex with an on site swimming pool situated approx 700m from Oura Beach....

The Cheerfulway Torre Da Aldeia Apartments are situated within easy access of the resort amenities and have an outdoor pool on site....

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....

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....

Set within the Pine Cliffs Resort, guests staying at the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites have access to wide range of facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a childrens village, a spa and a...

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 children's village and a nine-ho...

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....

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

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

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

Self Catering apartment complex located within a quieter area of the resort. The complex offers an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace. ...

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...

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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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