Guia is a parish in the municipality of Albufeira in the district of Faro.
The village is located on the national road EN125 north-west of Albufeira. It is known as Capital do Frango (the chicken capital), because of the restaurants specializing in Chicken Piri Piri, spicy chicken from the charcoal grill.
Along the coast west of Albufeira the beautiful beaches Praia do Galé, Praia dos Salgados and Praia do Manuel Lourenço are situated against the backdrop of large holiday resorts and hotels.
Guia is home to Zoomarine, a theme park with a primary aim; to educate people about the oceans and the wildlife within them. Algarve Shopping, one of the largest shopping centres in the Algarve with a hypermarket, more than a hundred shops, a variety of restaurants and a 9 screen cinema, is a very popular shopping and leisure facility.