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Albufeira Holidays - Travel Guide

Holidays to Albufeira - Visit The Southern Algarve

Albufeira holidays are situated in a large holiday resort on the coast of Portugal's southern Algarve region.

Albufeira Holidays - Algarve Sunshine Resort

Albufeira, like many of the resort towns on Portugal's Algarve coast, has grown from a small fishing village to establish itself as one of the region's largest and most popular holiday resorts. The size of the town and the diversity of the amenities mean that Albufeira holidays appeal to a hugely varied clientele. Albufeira Hotels are geared toward a range of budgets and maintain high standards. There is plenty of excitement among the thriving nightlife of the eastern part of town, known as "The Strip", where the bars and restaurants create the buzz of a party atmosphere throughout the night.

Albufeira holidays attract not only a sun-seeking younger crowd but also families and retired couples, all of which find something to appeal to them in the charm of Albufeira. villas and self-catering apartments are widespread, and while some are further from the coast than others, there is plenty of fine golden sand to settle down with a good book or simply soak up the sun. For the more adventurous there are a number of historically interesting towns and villages in the vicinity and some very pleasant areas of natural greenery just a little further inland, where the sight of Almond and fig trees and citrus groves accompany the quaint little villages nearby.

A Lively Nightlife & Plenty of Shopping

There is a thriving café culture in the streets and squares of Albufeira that forms the perfect start to any warm evening in the town. For a lively late night out on Albufeira holidays head down to the Strip, which stretches from the Montechoro hotel toward Praia d'Oura. Here you will find a large selection of bars that stay open well into the early hours and for the real night owl there are a handful of nightclubs that keep going until the early hours of the next day.

There is plenty of opportunity for shopping on Cheap Holidays in Albufeira with a selection of decent indoor shopping complexes, which also feature restaurants and cinemas. In the authentic local marketplaces where you can browse through a selection of local crafts and maybe pick up a few souvenirs. With around 23 beaches and fantastic sunny weather, holidays to Albufeira are a great chance to get a tan. Along with the opportunity for relaxation and comfort, all the usual water sports activities are available for when you fancy something a bit more energetic.

Eating Out in Albufeira

Despite vast development the former fishing village of Albufeira has retained its seafaring legacy. There are dozens of restaurants in Albufeira serving freshly caught seafood in traditional Algarve specialities that should definitely be sampled on Albufeira holidays.

In most restaurants you'll find the ever-popular Algarve sardines, which are grilled to perfection, alongside a host of other tasty seafood such as octopus and lobster. The delicious piri piri chicken is another local delicacy not to be missed.

Getting Around Albufeira

Although there are local buses that travel around the area and to the beaches, they can sometimes prove a little too infrequent for some people. The easiest way to get around if you want to explore more of the beaches or head further inland is to hire a car from one of the many local vendors.

Transfer Times to Albufeira

Buses run regularly from the Airport in Faro to Albufeira and will typically take around an hour to complete the journey. By taxi the trip will be a little shorter depending on where exactly you are staying in Albufeira.

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