Albufeira, once a fishing village, is now a major holiday destination in the Algarve region of Portugal, and with good reason. It offers a glorious climate, a vibrant nightlife, exquisite sandy beaches, and a charming historic Old Town. There's a huge selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. With theme parks, water parks, boat tours and the opportunity to go dolphin watching, Albufeira is first and foremost a family holiday destination. holidayers who just want to party are not neglected, however, thanks to the hedonistic scene based around The Strip.
To make the most of your time in Albufeira, why not book a holiday package in advance? It saves on money and time as the flight and accommodation are billed together. That way you get to save money to spend on having more fun.
Albufeira has a warm climate (average 82 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year with the highest temperatures occurring in July and August. It's best to visit Albufeira from July to September.
Settle into the modern rooms and suites of the São Rafael Atlântico, just 6-minutes from the Praia de Sáo Rafael beach. After a day out and about, you can enjoy a sumptuous meal at either the buffet eatery or Mediterranean restaurant.
Another option with very affordable rates is the Cerro Mar Garden. It's located just 14 kilometers from the Zoomarine Algarve where there's a water park and an aquarium. The hotel is only 8-minutes away from the Praia dos Pescadores beach where you can indulge in sunbathing or snorkeling.
Keeping the kids happy while on holiday can be hectic. The Alpinus Hotel is family friendly and furnished with kitchenettes, ideal for preparing home cooking. There are two outdoor pools where kids can play and swim under supervision.
Alfagar II Aparthotel is a 4-star hotel with a perfect view of the ocean and it's just 1.1 kilometers from the Praia Santa Eulália. The hotel has a water park for children while there is also a lagoon pool where you can relax and be served with snacks.
For those looking for a sensual atmosphere on their romantic holiday, the Grand Muthu Forte do Vale is a viable option. Its studios and apartments are fitted with kitchenettes if you fancy a tasty homemade meal. The hotel also has a restaurant serving a variety of cuisines.
The Hotel PortoBay Falésia is set on a cliff top and affords guests a panoramic view of the town and the harbor along Praia a Falesia beach. It also offers sensual massages that are ideal after a day exploring the town and inland villages. The restaurant is also ideal for romantic dinners with exotic menus.
Salgados Dunas Suites is a 5-star hotel offering a scenic view of the town. The hotel has 9 pools, and rooms and suites with private access to the beach for those who want to catch the waves and enjoy some water sports.
The Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve is a 5-star hotel where guests are afforded world-class room service 24/7. It has a wellness spa and two indoor pools. The rooms are tastefully designed and exude elegance.
The Praia Sol Hotel is a relaxed establishment with warmly decorated rooms where a continental breakfast is served. There is an outdoor pool and a kid's pool as well.
The Algar is comprised of apartments that provide the guests with a view of the town. It's an affordable hotel with a rooftop pool, a sauna bath, and bar