Holidays in Albufeira leave you spoilt for choice with great beaches, waterfront cafés and a rocking nightlife. The former fishing village of Albufeira, in the district of Faro, is now one of the Algarve’s most popular destinations. The stunning Blue Flag beach is the major draw, sandstone cliffs surround the sweeping bay and you’ll find a medley of watersports on offer before stopping at one of the restaurants and bars nearby. Albufeira holidays are a great choice for fun-loving families. Summers are hot and winters are mild, welcoming tourists throughout the year and the breeze coming in from the Atlantic, making it ideal for sailing and windsurfing. Young couples will love the peaceful sandy beaches in Gale, 5 km from the old town’s lively bars.
Enjoy a cruise along the Med, tee off at world-famous golf courses or hit the shops at the main square for souvenirs and handicrafts. Go down to the colourful Albufeira marina, on the western outskirts, where you can sit with a drink at a bar and watch luxurious boats bobbing in the waters. Drop in at the Albufeira old town, walking distance from The Strip, for a quiet meal or a night out at bars that are open till the early hours. Take the kids for a day out at Zoomarine, around 16 km from Albufeira, for live dolphin shows, thrilling rides and 4D cinema. The closest airport to Albufeira is the Faro International Airport, about a 45-minute drive from downtown.
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