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Albufeira

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Garden of Portugal
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from. This area ranges from rustic natural coastlines to pristine sand beaches and contains significant historical and archeological sites. When the sun is up, days are best spent walking along the scenic shorelines under rugged sea cliffs or exploring the old town, home to bright Moorish architecture, ancient fortress walls, and charming cobbled streets lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops. Though this district contains many side streets, the city's best nightlife can be found in São João. Add Albufeira and other destinations in Portugal to your travel itinerary using our Portugal trip itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Albufeira

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Theme Park
Zoomarine Algarve Guia
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Beach
Falesia Beach Olhos de Agua
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Albufeira

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Beach
Praia Da Rocha Praia da Rocha
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Marina
Marina de Vilamoura Loule
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Lagos
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Albufeira

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Beach
Praia dos Olhos de Água Olhos de Agua
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Praia Sao Rafael
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Praia dos Salgados Gale
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Praia da Coelha
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Albufeira

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Beach
Praia Gale Gale
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Safari
Zebra Safari Tours
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Praia da Oura
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Praia dos Pescadores
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Albufeira

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Lagoa dos Salgados Gale
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Albufeira

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Beach
Praia de Santa Eulalia
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Praia da Falesia Olhos de Agua
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Praia dos Alemaes
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Food Tour
Andre Tuk-Tours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Taxi / Shuttle
Enjoy Albufeira Drivers
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Water Park
Aquashow Park Quarteira
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Alvor Boardwalk Alvor
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Albufeira

Renowned for its extensive beaches and rugged coastal landscape, Albufeira represents one of the nation's most popular destinations and offers a wide array of accommodations, both luxurious and more basic. Reserve a room in one of the city's upscale hotels in order to make use of pools, lounges, gardens, and amenities during your stay. Not only do they offer in-house luxuries, but generally these hotels place you within easy walking distance of the city's famed Praia dos Pescadores beach. While there aren't as many inexpensive options in town, staying at an inland bed and breakfast or a guesthouse in one of the smaller nearby towns can be both a relaxing experience and an affordable one.
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