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The liveliest resort town on the stunning Algarve coast, Albufeira is renowned for its gold-hued beaches (like Praia da Galé) and scenic, soaring cliffs. Located right between Lagos and Faro, the town is surrounded by a number of alluring rural and fishing villages offering the best of Portuguese local cuisine.

There are a number of attractive budget accommodation options available in Albufeira, including waterfront hotels and inland apartments.

Neighbourhoods of Albufeira

Albufeira is a town of contrasts, offering the following distinct neighbourhoods:

  • Old Town: Offering a faint glimpse into the town's old fishing heritage, this region features a museum, outdoor dining, bars and architectural landmarks from the city's Moorish heritage.
  • Marina: The marina area is vibrant and modern, offering picturesque walks and seaborne excursions, as well as a number of fresh seafood restaurants.
  • The Strip: Sometimes raucous and loud, this is the city’s main bar and club area – you may want to avoid it if you’re looking for quiet or flock there if you want a lively night out.
  • Cerro Mar: Residential and apartment area with great views over to the Old Town and just 10 minutes from the beach.

What to see and do in Albufeira

Albufeira is first and foremost a sea resort, so expect plenty of beach and bar activities. Several museums are well worth a visit, including the Museu de Arte Sacra and the Museu Municipal de Arquelogia, the first of which is housed in a lovely 18th-century church/chapel. For families, there are several waterparks in the vicinity, including Zoomarine and Aqua Show Park.

What to eat in Albufeira

Ignore the tourist bars and head to Quinta do Frances, a winery offering delicious local wine. For food, expect fresh seafood typical of the Algarve like Cataplana de Marisco, grilled sardines, shellfish and Rissole. You can also head to the nearby and walkable town of Guia for the original Piri Piri chicken.

Typical events and festivals in Albufeira

Albufeira has many festivals and event year-round, with most taking place in summer. In particular, Feira de Artesanato de Albufeira is a 9-day event with music and crafts in July. There are plenty of music festivals too, including a jazz festival in September.

How to move around in Albufeira

Albufeira is fairly compact with regular city buses and coaches throughout the Algarve. A train station serves the town with connections to the main bus station. A car is recommended for visiting more rural regions.

The climate in Albufeira

With a warm, dry summer and a mild and rainy winter, you can expect average temperatures of up to 30°C in July.

More interesting facts about and sights in Albufeira

If you have a chance, try to visit the impressive Fiesa, the world's biggest sand-sculpting contest housed in a “sand city” very close to Albufeira.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Albufeira

The most centrally located hotels in Albufeira with the best ratings are: Hotel California Urban Beach Adults Only, Aparthotel Brisa Sol and Hotel Alisios.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Albufeira, the average price per night is 22 , while you will pay an average of 17 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 44 .

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Albufeira, like 3hb Golden Beach, Marina De Albufeira or Hotel Vila Gale Collection Praia.

You can make reservations at Marina De Albufeira if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Albufeira.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Albufeira, we recommend Hotel Jupiter Albufeira Family & Fun, Falesia Hotel Adults Only and Hotel Vila Gale Collection Praia.

If you want an adult-only hotel in Albufeira, some of the best options for adults only are Hotel Alisios, Hotel California Urban Beach Adults Only and Falesia Hotel Adults Only.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Albufeira are Vila Petra, Hotel Jupiter Albufeira Family & Fun and 3hb Golden Beach.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Albufeira with express check-in and check-out are Hotel California Urban Beach Adults Only, Hotel Apartamentos Flor Da Laranja, Albufeira and Hotel Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Adults Only.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Albufeira are 3hb Golden Beach, Marina De Albufeira and Hotel Jupiter Albufeira Family & Fun.

In Albufeira, Marina De Albufeira, Hotel Jupiter Albufeira Family & Fun and Falesia Hotel Adults Only offer 24-hour front desk service.