The picturesque fishing town of Albufeira
has become the tourist capital of the Algarve. Lagos
is located 30 km (19 mi) to the West, and Faro
45 km (28 mi) to the south-east. Seaside accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals are all available at this leading tourist resort of the region. Most tourists arrive via Faro Airport.
The great variety of restaurants offers everything from regional dishes to the more refined specialties of European cooking. This region is closely tied to the ocean with many fish and seafood dishes on offer. Sardines, flounder and bass are always fresh and delicious. Lobster and prawns are a must. "Caldeirada" is a typical stew with several varieties of fish, potatoes, green peppers and parsley, being one of the dishes primarily appreciated and prepared by fishermen. A villa rental, apartment rental, condo rental of vacation rental will be the perfect place to practice authentic Portuguese cooking.
Albufeira is famed for its beaches,
for the countless shades and tones of its rocks and cliffs. The town's two beaches, Praia dos Pescadores, or the Fisherman's beach, and Praia do Túnel, or the tunnel beach to the West. There is also a modern marina, which offers a variety of boat trips along the Algarve coast and fabulous accommodation villa rentals and vacation rental and apartment rental options.
After sunset, the centre of Albufeira comes alive with bars, restaurants, and shops
to suit most tastes, from authentic Portuguese-fare to Irish pubs. "The Strip", includes popular bars such as Erin's Isle, Matt's Bar, Pacha, Cuica, Café del Mar, Garage, Zoo, BJ's, Garage, Reno's, La Bamba, and Wild & Co and sultan bar. There is also an extremely popular nightclub, Kiss.
Book your next holiday and choose to stay in any of the authentic Algarve oceanside villas, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, accommodations or in any of the popular town centre condo rentals.
There are 3 golf courses
in Albufeira and around, Salgados is already one of the symbols of the Portuguese golf. In fact, the proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills. Pine Cliffs, is a 9 hole course and one of the country's most original golf courses, built in a pine wood at the edge of spectacular cliffs, overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Algarve and the Atlantic beyond. Balaia Golf Village is based on a 9-hole (all par 3) loop, the Balaia Golf Village is an ideal course for beginners or for perfecting distance control.
Just a few miles inland everything changes. The green of the countryside is dotted with almond, fig, orange and pine trees and decorated chimneys stand out against the tiled roofs.
There really is a destination for all with different lodging options available; vacations rentals, apartment rentals, condo rentals, budget accommodation and luxurious villa rental options.