Holidays to Albufeira

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The place that put the Algarve firmly on the ‘top holiday destinations’ map is Albufeira. This scenic former fishing town is brimming with quaint cafés and boutiques updated with modern resort features and a bustling central strip which comes alive at sunset. Albufeira is neatly framed by 30 kilometres of idyllic coastline with a wide range of tranquil beaches and unspoilt bays. Albufeira’s main draw is the choice of 25 beaches, including the family friendly Praia dos Pescadores and the Blue Flag-winning Praia d’Oura, the ideal place for water sports fans. Albufeira’s scenic whitewashed buildings gleam in the warm Algarve sunshine, while the old town area is dotted with historic churches and pretty cobbled alleyways to explore. If you’re planning an Algarve holiday in 2021, Albufeira offers great value for money as it’s just an hour’s drive away from Lagos, the hub of Portugal’s maritime heritage. This historic location saw Henry the Navigator light the touch paper for the Age of Discovery. Whether you’re planning a romantic couples holiday, a family summer getaway or are heading off on a break with a group of friends, Albufeira has all the stunning natural beauty and world class attractions you’re looking for in an unforgettable holiday experience. 

Most popular Albufeira hotels

Paraiso de Albufeira Aparthotel
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Areias Village Hotel Apartments
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Muthu Clube Praia Da Oura
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Alfagar II Aparthotel
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Tropical Sol
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Albufeira Jardim Apartments
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Monica Isabel Beach Club
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Balaia Golf Village
  1. Albufeira
  2. Algarve
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Your guide to Albufeira holidays

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Irish holidaymakers flock to Albufeira each and every year to enjoy its sun-drenched weather, world-class attractions and authentic Portuguese heritage. This tourist mega resort used to be a traditional fishing village and has everything you’d expect in a buzzing seaside town, with a wide selection of family amenities, restaurants, pubs and clubs. It also makes a great base from which to explore the wider area, which features over a dozen beaches from the quiet and secluded through to bustling superstar beaches. You’ll find Blue Flag beaches, an award given to those with the best cleanliness and amenities, guaranteeing you’ll be enjoying an unforgettable sun, sea and sand experience. Albufeira has excellent transport links, making it easy to navigate the area without the need to hire a car. The town itself is neat and compact, so you can easily walk between beaches and restaurants, and enjoy the gorgeous weather. As with many places in the Algarve, Albufeira has warm weather around the year and very little rainfall. The sea is pleasantly warm during July and August, so you can time your holiday to avoid the summer rush and still enjoy a lovely slice of winter sun.

Beaches

Beaches

Albufeira is a true superstar of the ‘sun, sea and sand’ destinations, with no fewer than 25 beaches to choose from. Whether you prefer tranquil, secluded beaches and shady spots to relax, or bustling, tourist-friendly beaches, Albufeira has a wide selection of beaches to keep everybody happy. In the old town is Praia dos Pescadores, known as Fisherman’s Beach, a family oriented beach with a variety of great options for dining. At the bottom of the strip, you’ll find Praia d’Oura, a five km long stretch of Blue Flag-winning beach that’s ideal for water sports enthusiasts. To the east is Praia de Falesia, an intimate beach nestled amidst ochre cliffs. Praia de Sao Rafael has a long stretch of sand sheltered by ochre and red cliffs, with easy access via a set of steps and a beach bar to keep you topped up with snacks and drinks. Alternatively, there’s Praia dos Arrifes, situated close to the village of Sesmarias, where there’s a range of striking rock formations to admire. While Praia dos Arrifes is not the biggest of the beaches, the beach offers captivating views over the bay and is particularly beautiful at high tide.

Albufeira weather

Albufeira weather
Jan
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 23
Feb
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 21
Mar
17°C
Avg. Dry Days 21
Apr
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 21
Nov
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 20
Dec
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 22

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Prices last checked at 1:14 PM March 8, 2021