Albufeira is a fishing village-turned-beach resort on Portugal’s southernmost edge of the Algarve. It’s the place to be for taking in some of the best Portugal’s coastal beauty. This seaside town is home to some of the Algarve’s finest family-friendly Blue Flag beaches, some only a short stroll down from Albufeira's Old Town. Be sure to seek out the clifftop viewpoints overlooking golden stretches of sand and magnificent sea stacks.

    Couples can find old-world charms through cobbled streets or discover uncrowded beaches for mesmerising Algarve sunsets. Come the summer months, especially in the New Town some 3 km away, you’re treated to some hedonistic scenes with lively bars and clubs. Whether you’re travelling with tots in tow, looking for fantastic seafood, or for a mix of sunshine and party hotspots, Albufeira is a resort town to suit.

    Where & what to eat in Albufeira

    • 5 Best Restaurants in Albufeira

      Albufeira's menus fuse the bounty of the ocean with the farm-to-table fare of inland Algarve, along with classic traveller favourites. They also come with a hefty dousing of rich Portuguese red and white wines for good measure. The upshot? You should never be going hungry in this bustling resort town, whether you're searching for international cuisine or a...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Albufeira

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Albufeira

      Albufeira’s shopping scene mostly comprises souvenir shops and beach boutiques that dot the older parts of town, closer to the beach and the marina. Once a sleepy fishing village, Albufeira is now engulfed by the infrastructure required to support this influx of visitors: hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars, and of course, shops. Tucked away here and there, are specialist shops selling...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Albufeira

    • 5 Best Nightlife in Albufeira

      Albufeira is one of the most bustling towns in the Algarve, especially at night. By day, crowds hit the shimmering beaches of the Algarve coast, lazing between the fishing boats and high cliffs. Once the sun sets, the action switches to the Old Town's cobbled lanes and the vibrant Albufeira Marina. Nightlife spots in these areas run the gamut, from...

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