Albufeira - The Algarve Hotels

Mini guide to Albufeira - The Algarve



This stunning coastal town located on the southern coast of the Algarve attracts tourists with its beautiful cliff-lined coast, fine selection of gorgeous golden beaches and old-town charm.

Albufeira's principal attraction is the beach area and surrounding coastline. With hot summers, mild winters and a limited rainfall, the entire year could be spent here. Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo and Praia de Falésia are three of the main beaches which extend east and west of the town. Visitors can relax with a book; or, for the more adventurous, all the latest water sport activities are available, including parasailing and windsurfing.

A stroll around the town reveals a mixture of old and new architecture, as much of Albufeira has been rebuilt over the last 200 years due to natural disasters and fighting. The small municipal museum displaying fine 15th and 17th century Ming ceramics is definitely worth a visit, as is the town's new Virtual Archaeological museum. Also worth noting is the municipal art gallery which holds regular exhibitions.

All types of craftwork can be found in Albufeira, both in the local markets or modern stores. With world class accommodation, as well as a plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs, Albufeira is a great place to unwind.

For an interesting day out visit Paderne, a short drive from Albufeira, with its ruined castle perched on an isolated hill some distance from the village. Also, at Ponte Grande there are impressive caverns with large arches and the underwater caverns of Grutas do Xorino.

Driving from the east or west, take the main coastal route, N125. Albufeira also lies near the point where the express highway from the north, N264, feeds into the Algarve. Take Route 595 to reach Albufeira and the water.

Trains run between Albufeira and Faro; and the train station is 6.5kms from the centre. Transfer buses leave from the station every 30 minutes. Buses run between Albufeira and Faro every hour (duration: 1 hour). Seven buses per day make the one-hour trip from Portimão to Albufeira. Faro Airport is located 39kms away and can be reached directly from many European cities. Transfer shuttles and taxis will take you to the city.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Vila Gale Atlantico

Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

Vila Gale Atlantico Apartments

Falesia Hotel

Vila Gale Praia

Alfagar Apartments

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Albufeira - The Algarve Hotels
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