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Albufeira is a city, seat and municipality in the district of Faro, in the southernmost Portuguese region of the Algarve. The municipality population in 2011 was 40,828, in an area of 140.66 square kilometres.


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1 - Praia dos Pescadores

Praia dos Pescadores or the Fishermans Beach is a blue flag beach on the Atlantic south coast of the Algarve, in the district of Bairro dos Pescadores, Albufeira which is within the Municipality of Albufeira, Portugal.

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2 - Albufeira - Ferreiras

The Albufeira-Ferreiras Station is the railway station for the city of Albufeira, Algarve, in Portugal. Situated in the civil parish of Ferreiras, in the north of the municipality of Albufeira. The station opened on 1 July 1889.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Benagil Caves Boat Tours

   16 km away

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the most breathtaking wild beaches in the municipality of Lagoa. Marvel at the awe-inspiring rock formations and intriguing sites like the "Rock Lady" Chapel and the Praia Nova Tunnel. Explore iconic landmarks such as Praia da Cova Redonda and Praia da Marinha. This tour includes a stop to relish the sight of the Marinha Arches, the whimsical “Yellow Submarine”, and the captivating Albandeira Arch. The boat is specially designed to navigate through all the caves, featuring the spectacular Captains Cave and the renowned Benagil Cave. This 1.5-hour tour beautifully distills the best of the coast into an adventure that will linger in your memory for a lifetime. So why wait? Secure a ticket for this dazzling coastal escapade today!

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4 - Praia da Falésia

   9 km away

Praia da Rocha Baixinha or Praia dos Tomates is a beach within the Municipality of Albufeira, in the Algarve, Portugal. The beach is 13 kilometres east of the town of Albufeira and is 31.7 kilometres west of the regions capital of Faro.

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5 - São Rafael Beach

Praia de São Rafael is a beach on the Atlantic south coast of the Algarve, close to the village resort of Sesmarias which is within the Municipality of Albufeira, Portugal.

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6 - Jet Boating in Albufeira

Jet boating: Combine the thrill of the jet boating rocket with the caves and coastline and dolphin watching on these marvelous safari tours! Enjoy an enthusiastic ride that is packed with fun and speed. You can either pick Insonia Tour (2h) or&n...

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7 - Pescadores Beach

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8 - Praia dos Salgados

   9 km away
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9 - Quad biking in Vilamoura

   17 km away

Get ready to hit the road and put these amazing buggies to the test as you ride around the stunning rocky landscapes of the Algarve region near Vilamoura! Algarve Buggy Tours welcomes you to their beautiful hometown. Just a few minutes away from Vila...

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10 - Falesia Beach

   7 km away
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11 - Vilamoura

   12 km away

Vilamoura is an unincorporated area in Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. It is one of the three corners of Algarve's Golden Triangle.

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12 - Paragliding in Albufeira

Experience a stunning palette of Meditteranean shades from the air with a scenic tandem paragliding flight over the iconic Algarve coastline. Soar on warm thermals across the diverse landscape of Southern Portugal on this scenic paragliding flight ov...

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13 - Praia de Nossa Senhora da Rocha

   13 km away

Praia de Nossa Senhora da Rocha is a small fishing community and beach on the Atlantic coast of the civil parish/freguesia of Porches in the municipality/concelho of Lagoa in Portugal.

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14 - Praia da Marinha

   15 km away

Praia da Marinha is one of the most emblematic beaches of Portugal with Mediterranean climate, located on the Atlantic coast in Caramujeira, in Lagoa Municipality, Algarve, and considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.

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15 - Kayaking in Albufeira

Discover the south of Portugal with this guided kayak tour along the coast of Albufeira from Praia do Castelo! The Algarve, in the south of Portugal, is the perfect coastal area for those looking for beach, nature and sport. Unlike the neighbouring b...

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16 - Benagil Caves

   16 km away
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17 - Praia do Carvalho

   17 km away
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18 - Silves Cathedral

   20 km away

The Silves Cathedral is a former cathedral in the city of Silves, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. A mosque, built during the Moorish rule of the Iberian Peninsula, was originally located in its current place, and was later mostly restructured and converted into a Catholic cathedral after the Reconquista.

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19 - Loulé

   20 km away

Castle of Loulé is a castle in the municipality of Loulé, in the Portuguese Algarve. Classified a National Monument, since 20 June 1924, three towers remain within the cordon of walls, the remnants of the alcaldaria located within the structure.

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20 - Carvoeiro

   20 km away

Carvoeiro, or more commonly Praia de Carvoeiro, is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality of Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Lagoa e Carvoeiro. The population in 2011 was 2,721, in an area of 11.66 km². It is located about 5 kilometres south of Lagoa.

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21 - Praia da Rocha

   26 km away

Praia da Rocha is a beach and built up area on the Atlantic Ocean in the southern section of the concelho of Portimão, Algarve, southern Portugal.

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22 - Portimão

   26 km away

Portimão is a town and a municipality in the district of Faro, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,614, in an area of 182.06 km². It was formerly known as Vila Nova de Portimão. In 1924, it was incorporated as a cidade and became known merely as Portimão.

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Why should you visit Albufeira ?


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How to visit Albufeira ?

Albufeira, a coastal city in the southern Algarve region of Portugal, is a fantastic destination for travelers seeking sun, sand, and a lively atmosphere. The city boasts beautiful beaches, a picturesque old town, and a vibrant nightlife scene, making it an attractive getaway for families, couples, and groups of friends alike.

To reach Albufeira, the nearest airport is Faro Airport, which is well-connected to many European cities. From the airport, you can rent a car, take a taxi, or use public transportation (bus or train) to get to Albufeira. The journey usually takes around 45 minutes by car or 1.5 hours by public transport.

When planning your trip, it is highly recommended to book your accommodation and any tours or activities in advance, especially during the peak summer months. Popular options like dolphin watching, boat trips to explore the coast, and guided visits to nearby caves can fill up quickly, so secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

The costs of a trip to Albufeira can vary depending on your preferences and travel style. Budget travelers can expect to spend around €50-€75 per day, while mid-range travelers might spend €75-€150 per day. Luxury travelers can easily spend over €150 per day. Keep in mind that prices for accommodation, dining, and activities are generally higher during the peak season (June to August).

Among the best things to do in Albufeira are relaxing on its stunning beaches, such as Praia da Oura and Praia dos Pescadores, wandering through the charming Old Town, and experiencing the lively nightlife on "The Strip" (Rua da Oura). Don't miss the chance to take a boat trip to visit the nearby Benagil Caves or enjoy a day trip to the beautiful nearby towns of Lagos and Silves.

For dining options, consider Vila Joya, a 2-Michelin-starred restaurant offering delectable Portuguese cuisine with stunning ocean views. Alternatively, Dom Carlos Restaurant offers an intimate fine dining experience with a focus on local ingredients. For a more casual option, try O Manjar, a local favorite serving traditional Portuguese dishes at reasonable prices.

In terms of accommodation, Albufeira offers a wide range of options to suit all budgets. For a luxurious stay, consider the São Rafael Atlântico, a 5-star hotel located near the beach with top-notch amenities. For a mid-range option, try the 4-star Hotel Sol e Mar, situated right on the beach and close to the Old Town. Budget travelers can opt for the Agua Marinha Hotel, a charming and affordable guesthouse.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and less touristy experience, consider visiting the Salgados Lagoon, a nature reserve located just outside Albufeira. This wetland area is home to a variety of bird species and offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city. Rent a bike or take a leisurely walk around the lagoon, and enjoy a different side of the Algarve's natural beauty.




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The beautiful Albufeira is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Algarve. In addition to its abundant tourist offer, the city has a charming historical center and its beaches are all more beautiful than the others.
An excellent base for visiting this beautiful region, transfigured by its golden limestone cliffs and the bright blue ocean.

Albufeira is a town near Faro in the Algarve, Portugal, where tourism and fishing are the mainstays of the economy.
This pretty town is full of life day and night, with low white houses set between parallel streets lined with shops, bars, restaurants and sports clubs.

The town of Albufeira has about 30 km of coastline and is the municipality with the largest number of Blue Flag beaches in Portugal, the most famous being Santa Eulalia Beach, Praia da Gale Reste Beach, Praia dos Orios d'Agua Beach and Maria Luisa Beach.

The old town of Albufeira is a busy place on summer evenings and is the venue for large open-air concerts with fireworks throughout the year.

Nearby you can explore the natural caves and tunnels, such as the Xorino Cave.

The most emblematic monuments of the town are the Church of Matris, the Tor de Leroggio and the Chapel of Misericordia, each of which gives a little insight into the history of the Algarve.

Near the centre of Albufeira is also Zoumalin, one of the most fun and lively water theme parks in Portugal, with a maritime pavilion, aquarium.

If you are looking for an ideal destination for families or groups of friends, then don't hesitate and discover Albufeira.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Albufeira

How to get to Albufeira?

To get to Albufeira, simply land at Faro airport, the closest airport to the city.

Albufeira is a very sunny city, with clear skies all year round.
In winter, temperatures are lower (12°).
If you want to avoid the crowds and don't mind the milder temperatures, spring can be a good time.













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