- Room size (sqm): 45
- Number of bedrooms: 1
- Living room: 1
- Internet access
- Direct dial telephone
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Individually adjustable air conditioning
- 34.3km to Faro Airport (FAO)
- 650m to beach
- 800m to town centre
- Low Deposit Options Available
- Interest FREE Payment Plans
Aquamar Apartments is located only around 650 m from the sandy beach, making it an ideal option for a beach-based holiday in sunny Portugal. The greatness of the location is also ... Continue reading
Aquamar Apartments is located only around 650 m from the sandy beach, making it an ideal option for a beach-based holiday in sunny Portugal. The greatness of the location is also complimented by the fact that the resort's centre is only around 800m away, while there is a choice of cities on a close proximity to the place, making for great day trips - Armacao De Pera (20 km) and Vilamoura (18 km) are two quite good options to start with. Fortunately, car and bicycle rental are both very easy to arrange from the hotel.
Back to the accomodation, the Aquamar Apartments consists of 28 comfy apartments, each of them fitted with a fully equipped kitchen (electric boiler, electric oven, fridge, and 2 electric rings), air conditioning, phone, satellite TV and a balcony (save for 2 of the flats). There are also a reception, lobby and lounge onsite for your further convenience. A fresh water swimming pool with a separate children's pool is also available, so if you prefer to stay onsite all day, you won't be missing on anything. Of course, as mentioned before, the sandy beach is only the shortest of walks away, too, so it really depends on your personal preferences. Plus, you can lounge all day long on the sunshades and sunbeds that are available for an additional fee at the beach (and free of charge at the pool). Lastly, the hotel is within easy reach of city centre, taxi stands, bars and restaurants, supermarkets, bus stops and tourist information.
- 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools
Massage treatments (summer only)
- Children's pool
- Games room
- 24-hour front desk
- Currency exchange
- Free Parking
- WiFi (free in public areas)
- Air conditioning
- Non-smoking rooms
- Safety deposit box
Food and Drink
Breakfast is provided in the following variations: Continental, Buffet. A snack bar is also available throughout the day.
Payment facilities include Euro/Master Card, American Express, Visa Card and Diners Club. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.
To make booking a holiday at Aquamar Apartments in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Aquamar Apartments with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.
A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.
Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.
Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.
While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.
While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.
Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.
One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.
Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.
After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.
From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.
During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.
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Hotel address : TRAVESSA 25 DE ABRIL OLHOS D'AGUA, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, 8200-
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