Holidays In Albufeira
Albufeira Holidays at a Glance
Book your Holidays to Albufeira and you will be in the middle of Portugal's south Algarve coast. Visitors taking Albufeira holidays are ideally placed to explore the 20 mile long stretch of idyllic coastline and over 20 beaches to be discovered. Albufeira has 7 gorgeous beaches separated by cliffs. Albufeira was was an old fishing village and from humble beginnings it has grown into a attractive resort for Albufeira holidays. Many of the old features are still visible including the fisherman's cottage, cobbled streets and old churches.
Who goes to Albufeira?
Albufeira holidays are ideal for holidaymakers in search of a beach holidays with an abundant supply of sun, sand and sea. The beaches are wide and long with safe shallow seas making it perfect for families with children. Albufeira holidays have a broad appeal because of the vibrant and lively nightlife making Albufeira an ideal holiday destination for all.
Key Facts - Albufeira
- Dialing Code00 351
- Flight Duration2 hours 30 (Approx)
- Distance From Airport46 km
- Airport Transfer (Taxi)35 mins
Albufeira lies in the centre of the Algarve and due to its mass appeal it is the most popular resort in the Algarve. Albufeira is a resort of contrasts and split into 2 main areas "The Old Town" and "The New Town". The old part of town is pedestrianised maze of cobbled streets centred around a main square. The new town centres around the "strip", home to the lively bars and clubs.
Charter airlines operate regular flights to Faro Airport so Albufeira holidays are generally excellent value. Albufeira is one of the Algarves most popular resorts conveniently located for access to and from the airport. Albufeira holidays have a good choice of hotels so whatever your budget, book your Albufeira holidays with Olympic Holidays and benefit from great savings.
Holidays to Albufeira - Olympic Holidays
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Explore Silves: If you are interested in history and culture, then spend some time discovering the Algarve's historical heritage. Start at the medieval castle at Silves, once known as the Moorish capital.
Explore Monchique: Take a walk around Monchique, just a short drive from Silves. Situated in the Monchique Mountains, this is a beautiful part of the Algarve and is an ideal place to stop for a meal or just a drink.
Boat Trip: Take a boat trip from Portimao harbour and enjoy sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the clear turquoise waters. You'll discover some of the hidden coves that people taking Algarve holidays don't always see.
Golf: Algarve holidays are a golfer's paradise. The region has a number of high quality championship standard golf courses. There are 20 golf courses in the Algarve, many set in stunning surroundings.
Splash and Slide: To keep the kids happy during Algarve holidays visit Splash and Slide, one of Europe's best water parks with rides for all ages including adults. The park is near Lagos, Carvoeiro and Portimao in central Algarve.
Eating/Drinking During Albufeira Holidays
The many restaurants in Albufeira with their enormous variety of cuisine cater for even the most particular of palates. Albufeira has everything from fast foods to gourmet restaurants. Fish and shellfish feature prominently on the menus with fish stews and grilled sardines being firm favourites. Wines are an excellent accompaniment to dinner, while the almond liqueur or, for chocolate lovers the Alfarroba liqueur, is a great way to relax at the end of the day.
There is plenty of nightlife in Albufeira with a number of bars, pubs and several nightclubs. Many of the hotels also have evening entertainment programmes.
Getting Around on Albufeira Holidays
There is a regular bus service from Albufeira to Faro that takes about an hour. The centre of Albufeira is pedestrianised but to explore the many beaches car hire is recommended.
Albufeira Holidays Shopping
Offering a vast array of shops selling just about everything, Albufeira is a shopaholics paradise! There are outlets ranging from seafront kiosks selling everything for the beach, the town's main shopping plaza, the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, crammed full of different shops and the Algarve Shopping Complex just a short distance away in Guia selling just about everything including factory outlets and brand name designer shoes and clothes.
This is a large mall with over 100 shops which has its own restaurants, cinema showing English films and bowling alley. Times vary for individual shops, but the opening hours at this mall span from 9.00 am to midnight. If this is not enough, market day held once a week in Albufeira Old Town offers a wealth of souvenirs and gifts with numerous hand made items including mats made from rush or corn husks, woven baskets, wood carvings and glazed terracotta ceramics.
Holidays in Albufeira - Beaches
Albufeira is blessed with some wonderful beaches with clear waters of the Atlantic surrounded by cliffs and beautiful natural rock formations making this area special. The main beaches to discover during your Albufeira holidays are Pescadores Beach, Falesia Beach, Gale Leste Beach, Salgados Beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, Coleha Beach, Oura Beach, and Rocha Baixinha Leste Beach.
For those who enjoy the adrenalin of watersports, Albufeira holidays are perfect, the sheer quantity of beaches means that there are a plethora of activities on offer including jet-skiing, kayaks, water-skiing and parasailing.
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