Albufeira is the largest, liveliest and most energetic of all of the resort towns that line southern Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coastline. Albufeira provides stunning beaches, a glorious climate, a vast selection of restaurants and a buzzing nightlife; there is so much to love about Albufeira and this has transformed the once peaceful fishing village into the Algarve’s most popular holiday destinations.
Being the largest resort town of the Algarve, Albufeira has an extensive range of activities, attractions and hotels, making the town an ideal holiday destination for families, couples or groups looking to party.
Why have a holiday to Albufeira?
Albufeira is an outstanding holiday destination, as it offers so much more than just gorgeous beaches and great weather. Within the charming and historic streets of the “Old Town” there are over one hundred different restaurants and bars, while the nightlife scene is vibrant and social, and continues late into the night. For those groups of visitors wanting a more of a hedonistic holiday should head to “The Strip”, a street crammed with bars and clubs.
Though Albufeira welcomes a wide range of visitors, it is still primarily a family holiday destination, with facilities and activities that are perfectly suited for children of all ages. Young children will be welcomed throughout, while difficult to please teenagers will be entertained by the waterparks, themeparks and the general excitement about the town.
For those visitors who tire of the beaches there are many interesting day trips, including the towns of Silves, Faro and Loulé, and these can be explored independently. A more leisurely activity is to join one of the excellent boat tours that depart from the marina, these tours range from deep sea fishing trips, coastal tours, dolphin watching trips, all the way through to party boats.
How can there be Families and Stag Hen Do’s in the same town?
Albufeira is able to cater for the two extremes of tourists (families and stag/hen do’s) as there are two separate and very different areas of the town; the Old Town and The Strip. The Old Town is a series of traditional Portuguese streets and plazas that are based around the historic centre of Albufeira. The pretty cobbled streets of the Old Town are lined with every possible type of restaurant and the entire district is family focused.
The Strip, 2km east of the Old Town, is designed for all day drinking, late night partying and recovering on the beach – this is the area of Albufeira suitable for groups, stag and hen do’s. This separation of the two areas allows for families and party focused groups to enjoy Albufeira at the same time and not antagonise each other.