Beautiful beaches, a high number of golf courses, lively nightlife and plenty of places to stay all add up to make Albufeira, on Portugal’s Algarve coastline, a thriving and busy holiday resort. With a charming old town, modern marina and stunning stretches of golden sand, a holiday in Albufeira has plenty to offer its visitors. Browse craft and souvenir shops, enjoy water sports or simply relax in the sunshine. After dark, Albufeuira comes to life, with a heady mix of restaurants, bars and discos to choose from. Stay in a private villa, self catering apartment, traditional guest house or luxury hotel. With warm summers and mild winters, Albufeira holidays are a popular choice all year round.
Holidays in Albufeira understandably revolve around the great beaches and there's an impressive menu of water sports on offer. Try fishing, diving and boat trips. Great family days out include two water parks and the Zoomarine animal park on the outskirts of town. The surrounding countryside begs to be discovered by 4X4, hire car, on foot or horse back. The Algarve boasts a huge concentration of golf courses, with around 12 within easy reach of Albufeira. Shop in the Old Town for crafts, clothes and jewellery.
Live music, dancing, karaoke, cocktails the vibrant nightlife of Albufeira has it all. But it's by no means a clubbing resort, there are smaller, quieter bars and Albufeira attracts a good mix of families and couples as well as groups of friends. Just out of town, towards Vilamoura, the huge Kadoc nightclub hosts late night parties and big name DJs.
Albufeira started life as a fishing village and there are still plenty of seafood restaurants in the resort. You'll also find a huge choice of international resturants, cafes and fast food joints.
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