Albufeira Holidays

Cheap Holidays, Hotels & Apartments Albufeira:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Albufeira:
Albufeira is one of the most popular and liveliest holiday resorts in the Algarve. As well as the many great beaches on offer on a holiday in Albuferia, there are some beautiful churches and pretty cobbled streets that are well worth a visit. On your cheap holiday to Albufeira you will find a large selection of cheap bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, plus a great range of all inclusive hotels.

Albufeira has for many years been the most popular holiday resort in the Algarve. Split into 2 main areas known as "The Old Town" and "The New Town".

The old part of Albufeira is a pedestrianised maze of cobbled streets centred round the main square. In and around the main square of Albufeira you will find lively holiday bars and fantastic restaurants where you can sample the local dish of cheap grilled sardines caught fresh from the famous Albufeira Fishermans beach.

In stark contrast there is the New Town of Albufeira, centred around the lively "strip" area, packed with late night cheap bars and discos. For even later night action on holiday in Albufeira you should visit the famous Kiss Nightclub, where you can dance until the sun comes up!!

At the very end of the Albufeira Strip, and down "cardiac hill" you will find the beautiful Oura beach. All in all Albufeira is very popular for couples holidays, family all inclusive holidays, the young and lively and, of course, the young at heart. Albufeira offers fantastic bargain holidays for everyone!

Beaches on Holiday in Albufeira:
Stretching for some 30km the Albufeira coastline has around 25 beaches for you to enjoy on your holiday, from secluded spots ensconced by walls of rock to long stretches of golden sand backed by countless bars and restaurants.

Set in front of the old town of Albufeira are two beaches; the Fishermans Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and adjoining Albufeira Beach (Praia do Tunel, accessed via a tunnel in the cliffs and a few steps). Both Albufeira beaches are backed by many bargain shops, cheap bars and restaurants and are extremely popular during the height of the holiday season.

The Praia da Oura (Oura Beach) is the nearest beach to the Albufeira strip area and along with the ample sunbeds and umbrellas to hire there are watersports aplenty; pedal boats, banana boat rides, parasailing and windsurfing to name a few. On a holiday in this area of Albufeira there is a paved promenade behind the beach lined with all the expected holiday bargain shops, cheap cafes and restaurants.

Things to do on your Holiday to Albufeira:
There are 3 golf courses to enjoy on a holiday in the Albufeira area (Salgados Golf 9km, Pine Cliffs Sheraton 9km and Balaia Golf Village 6km) and one Golf Academy, and there are many more within easy reach from your holiday in Albufeira such as the Vilamoura golf courses just 12km away.

The Aqualand Waterpark is situated 15km outside of Albufeira and is open for the main Albufeira holiday season from the beginning of June to the beginning of September. Features of the waterpark include a variety of water-slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and two children's play-pools.

Just outside of the holiday resort of Albufeira in Guia is the 'Zoomarine' sea-life amusement park, featuring dolphin, seals and sea lion presentations; and a shark aquarium. It even offers a large pool and waterslide making it a great holiday day out for all the family.

Out and about on Holiday in Albufeira:
There are two areas in Albufeira good for holiday nightlife, the 'street of bars' in the Old Town and the 'Strip' in Oura. Popular with those wanting to party till the early hours, the Albufeira Strip is packed with cheap shops, themed pubs, cheap bars and clubs, and restaurants offering the ubiquitous all day English breakfast.

The usual souvenir and tourist shops can be found all around Albufeira, or for a more 'high-street' experience there is a large shopping Mall in Guia, 5km away. Mainly an open air mall the 'Algarve Shopping' features a supermarket, cinema, a large food hall and numerous clothing, accessory, electrical and home furnishing shops, including many well known names.

Getting around on a holiday in Albufeira is easy thanks to the efficient and cheap Albufeira buses travelling between the Strip and other areas of Albufeira. There's also the quaint tourist train which travels between the Strip, Fishermans Beach and the Modelo supermarket, it runs throughout the day at regular intervals until late at night.

Nearby attractions on Holiday in Albufeira:
Albufeira has the remains of a castle dating from Roman times, most of which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. The most visible remains are the clock tower (Torre do Relogio) found in the old town of Albufeira and part of the old castle wall in the Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora.

The Albufeira marina is the starting point for many popular holiday boat trips, fishing and diving excursions, lined with shops, cheap bars and restaurants it's also a great spot to simply sit whilst on holiday and watch the boats go by.

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