Charming old towns and modern marinas await on a holiday to Albufeira.
Holidays in Albufeira
At the heart of Portugal’s stunning Algarve coastline, Albufeira is a classic summer holiday destination fringed by glistening turquoise waters, just a three-hour flight from the UK.
On one side sits a charming, cobbled old town with quaint squares and al fresco restaurants. On the other is a modern marina packed with lively nightlife and open-air bars. Both have stunning stretches of golden sand and stylish hotels, with plenty to offer visitors.
Where is the best place to stay in Albufeira?
The most popular destination in the Algarve, Albufeira is a place for everyone to enjoy. A resort centred around stunning Blue Flag beaches but with a variety of characterful areas.
The resort’s strip, Areias de Sao Joao offers one of the liveliest places in the Algarve where groups of partygoers can dance till the early hours. If you’re looking for a holiday where you can release your inner party animal, this is the area for you.
The resort's Old Town has more traditional charm, with white-washed streets, boutique shops, and cafe-clad squares. The new Albufeira Marina has fast become a couple's favourite thanks to its array of lavish bars and waterfront restaurants.
For more tranquil holidays, Praia da Oura offers luscious coastlines away from the busy areas in Albufeira, perfect for families with smaller children. Just a short walk to the hustle and bustle but far enough to retreat for a peaceful evening.
Albufeira enjoys a climate with long hot summers and warm winter sun. The hottest temperatures are from June to August.
- Best time to visit: May-October
- Average temp: 22°C/70°F
- Average flight time: 3 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
- Currency: Euro
- Time Difference: +0 hours
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Things to see and do in Albufeira
Holidays in Albufeira revolve around the pristine coastline; especially with more than 25 impressive beaches on the menu. Try fishing, diving, and boat trips, or head to nearby water parks for a great family day out. The surrounding countryside begs to be discovered by 4X4, on foot, or even on horseback.
For a more relaxed Albufeira holiday, explore the charming, cobbled Old Town for crafts, clothes, and jewellery... or simply lounge by the pool in one of the resort’s fabulous hotels.
Food and drink in Albufeira
Starting life as a fishing village, Albufeira still has plenty of seafood restaurants. In fact, one of Portugal's famous dishes, Cataplana de Marisco, a seafood feast, originates in the Algarve and is still served in many local restaurants.
Don’t forget to try other Portuguese delicacies, like Pastéis de Nata pastries and their famous sardines. And when you fancy a change, you’ll find a huge choice of international restaurants, cafes, and fast-food joints. There’s something to suit all tastebuds on a holiday in Albufeira.
Average monthly temperature in Albufeira (°C)
- Jan 16°C
- Feb 17°C
- Mar 19°C
- Apr 21°C
- May 23°C
- Jun 26°C
- Jul 29°C
- Aug 29°C
- Sep 26°C
- Oct 23°C
- Nov 20°C
- Dec 17°C