Amazing Albufeira Holidays 2020
Southern Portugal. The Algarve. White houses glimmer on the town hillside as residents and visitors alike lay on the glorious Albufeira beach – Praia da Oura - voted one of the finest in Europe. A gem along the Algarve coast, old fortresses hint at a fascinating past in Albufeira, while the ruins of a Roman settlement and century old churches make for a days of fun-filled exploration. An Albufeira holiday is the kind during which you watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand after a day of discovery and well-deserved pampering.
If you've already looked into one of the other top European holiday destinations - we're thinking places like Majorca, Benidorm or Lanzarote and Tenerife - but want to try something different in 2020 or 2020, Albufeira is the perfect cheap holiday for you. With incredible beaches, that easily compare to Majorca, Albufeira offers cheap flights into Faro and cheap hotels and all inclusive packages.
Broken up into three distinct areas, a holiday to Albufeira could see you staying in western, central or eastern Albufeira. Many of the top attractions are found around the centre of the town, right beside the long sandy beach, the popular Praia da Oura, you'll find the main hotels and lively restaurants.
Parts of the Old Town still retain a deep sense of charm, with the quaint cobbled streets and single story houses creating a picturesque image of an older Algarve. For a little more seclusion, choose one of the neighbouring areas like Olhos d'Agua.
Albufeira at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Sandy shores complement the clear waters here
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Check out the Strip for an unforgettable night
Spend the day at the Old Town or on the beach
Try the local wine
Take a wine-tasting tour for the full experience
Perfect for watersports
Think jet skiing, diving and sailing
Rest & relaxation
With an ideal climate all year round, Albufeira is perfect for relaxation
Things to do in Albufeira
Albufeira is the most popular holiday destination in the whole Algarve region, much loved and frequented by British holidaymakers year after year, and with an excellent climate to match. As such, this former fishing village offers everything you'd expect from a bustling seaside town, including plenty of restaurants, family amenities, and no shortage of bars and pubs. Albufeira also provides a great base for exploring over a dozen beaches in the Algarve region, ranging from the seriously crowded to the more secluded and remote. You’ll be spoiled for choice with all the fun things to do in Albufeira.
A tourism capital in Portugal, visitors are drawn to Albufeira for the fascinating blend of history, beautiful architecture and, of course, award winning Blue Flag beaches. Holidays to Albufeira will appeal to history buffs keen to see the legacy that ancient civilisations have left all over the roads, bridges and buildings of the town and throughout the Algarve. Easy to navigate and use, the public transport system in Albufeira means that you don’t need to hire a car, making life that little bit easier. The town is also very compact, allowing you to walk to most restaurants bars and beaches.
Like most destinations in the Algarve, Albufeira receives warm weather throughout most of the year, with very little rain. While the sea is at its warmest in July and August, you can escape the crowds by visiting in the cooler months for a slice of winter sun.
You won't need to wander far to get off the beaten track, and another of Albufeira attractions are those quieter beaches within easy reach, only minutes away from the Marina. If you want a full-on beach, lined with bars and restaurants, the main beach in Albufeira is Praia da Oura.
São Rafael is one such option, a long sandy bay sheltered by ochre and red cliffs, offering easy access via steps and with a single beach bar for snacks and drinks.
Arrifes is another option, close to the village resort of Sesmarias, and with stunning rock formations to marvel at. Although it's not the largest of beaches, especially at high tide, it does offer spectacular views across the bay. The perfect beaches in Olhos d'Agua are a must see for something a little quieter.
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Your Albufeira questions answered
Yes, Albufeira is best known for being the Algarve’s party capital! It’s Strip is filled with bars and nightclubs, but aside from this buzzing nightlife, there’s plenty of relaxation to be had on nearby beaches.
All hotels in Albufeira
5 Star Hotels in Albufeira
4 Star Hotels in Albufeira
- Balaia Atlantico
- Muthu Clube Praia Da Oura
- Santa Eulalia Suite Hotel & Spa
- Vila Petra
- Brisa Sol Aparthotel
- Adriana Beach Club Hotel Resort
- Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos
- 3HB Clube Humbria
- Paladim & Alagoamar Hotel
- Victoria Beach and Sports Hotel
- Sol E Mar Hotel
- Areias Village Hotel Apartments
- Oceanus Aparthotel
- Paraiso de Albufeira Aparthotel
- Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
- Solaqua Aparthotel
- PortoBay Falesia Hotel
- Alfagar II Aparthotel
- Falésia Hotel - Adults Only
- Cerro Mar Atlantico
- Albufeira Sol Hotel & Spa
- Eden Resort
- Varandas De Albufeira Apartments
- Alfagar Alto Da Colina (ex.Alto Da Colina)
- Ondamar Hotel
- Muthu Oura Praia Hotel Apartments
- Balaia Golf Village
3 Star Hotels in Albufeira
- Ouratlantico Apartments
- Vilanova Resort
- Albufeira Jardim Apartments
- Bayside Salgados
- Natura Algarve Club
- Janelas do Mar
- Vila Recife
- Auramar Beach Resort
- Soldoiro Apartments
- Alfagar Village
- Pateo Village Apartments
- Monica Isabel Beach Club
- Vale De Carros Apartments
- Velamar Budget Boutique Hotel
- Cheerfulway Palmeiras de Santa Eulalia
- Bellavista Avenida
- KR Hotel Albufeira Lounge
- Oura Senses
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