Albufeira Beach Holidays

Imagine yourself lounging on golden sands, the azure seas of the Atlantic in front of you, the bustle of a vibrant city behind you. This is Albufeira, a gem in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. Known for its stunning beaches, historic influences, gaming venues and friendly locals, it's no wonder millions of Brits cast their eyes southwards when dreaming of their next sun-soaked holiday.

From enjoying the lively atmosphere of 'The Strip' to exploring the ancient ruins in the Old Town, Albufeira truly has something for everyone. So get ready to pack your suitcase and your sense of adventure and be captivated by the allure of Albufeira.

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Things to See and Do

Albufeira is a treasure trove of attractions and experiences waiting for you. It is a combination of historical significance, natural beauty, modern amenities and authentic Portuguese charm. Here are some of the must-visit picks.

Unearth Ancient History

Get soaked in the intriguing history by visiting the Castelo de Paderne, a hill fort tracing its origins back to the Roman times. Its ruins evoke a sense of nostalgia and offers an insight into Albufeira's past.

Get Aboard the Beach Fun

Dive into the water adventures offered at the Zoomarine Algarve, an aquatic park designed for the whole family. The park is home to an engaging dolphin experience and also boasts of a man-made beach.

Indulge in Shopping

Visit the Algarve Shopping Centre for an enjoyable shopping experience. It also hosts a range of restaurants promising you a hearty meal after a long day of retail therapy.

Have a Marina Day Out

Albufeira’s marina is a hotbed of activity with boat trips, water sports, and a splash of colourful buildings. Enjoy a family day out on the waters overlooking the city skyline.

Explore the Old Town

The cobbled streets of Albufeira’s Old Town are filled with shops, quaint restaurants and bars. Make sure to visit the historic 18th century Igreja Matriz church, known for its distinct blue and white tiles.

Food and Drink

Be ready to experience the mouth-watering gastronomy of Albufeira. Whether dining by the seafront or exploring the local eateries, the food scene promises to be a gastronomic delight.

Feast on Fresh Seafood

Savor a meal of fresh seafood, caught daily and served at numerous beachfront restaurants. The flavours are unforgettable!

Try out Cataplana

Cataplana, a local seafood stew cooked in a traditional copper pan, is a culinary treat you can't miss.

Relish Portuguese Wines

Wash your meal down with a glass of Vinho Verde, Portugal's young, crisp green wine, or sip on Port Wine while enjoying the view of the setting sun.

Sweeten your Taste Buds

Try out the local sweets like Dom Rodrigos, a traditional Algarvian sweet made with egg yolk threads and almonds.

Chill at Beach Bars

The beach-side bars of Praia da Oura are known for serving palatable cocktails with a side of dramatic sunset views.

Destination Essentials

The best time to visit Albufeira would be the hot and dry summer months, between June and August, for sun seekers. It offers the perfect beach weather with temperatures often hitting the mid-30s.

April to May or between September and October are also great times to visit if you wish to avoid the peak tourist season. The weather during these months is typically warm and pleasant, perfect for outdoor adventures and exploration. Faro Airport is the main hub for international tourists arriving in Albufeira. So sit back, get your sunglasses ready, and get set for an epic Albufeira trip.


Albufeira is famous for its stunning coastline. Golden sands, crystalline waters and beach-side bars make it an unforgettable destination.

Praia da Oura

Known for its trendy beach bars and party atmosphere, it is the perfect place to unwind.

Praia dos Pescadores

A lively, family-friendly beach, offers various water activities for a fun-filled day.

Praia da Falésia

Its towering red cliffs contrast with the turquoise waters, making it an awe-inspiring spot.

Praia da Coelha

This secluded beach is perfect for a quiet retreat away from the crowd.

Praia do Evaristo

Known for snorkelling opportunities and awesome scenery, it is an adventure lover's paradise.

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