A gem that shines brightly on Portugal’s southern coast, Albufeira might have once been a sleepy fishing village, but now it’s the premier Algarve destination if you’re looking for fun in the sun. With glorious beaches, luscious holiday homes to luxuriate in, and activities to keep people of all ages happy, you won’t be wanting for anything during your trip here. While it has a well-deserved reputation as a party spot, you can also easily find some serenity between the lively beach bars and varied evening entertainment, so no matter what your ideal holiday is, Albufeira will deliver.
Albufeira’s Old Town is one of the most charming in the region, with its popular yet intimate bars and restaurants staying open late into the evening, perfect for romantic occasions and peaceful dinners alike. The Strip is a livelier proposition, with bars and clubs open until the sun starts to creep back over the horizon. And that’s just the social side of the town; Praia dos Pescadores beach yawns lazily out along the coast and is the perfect place to recuperate under a rejuvenating sun. Then there’s the thrilling waterparks, the vibrant marina, and hundreds of day trips for shoppers, culture vultures, and nature lovers to indulge in. Albufeira really does have it all.