Albufeira Portugal guide including best things to do and top holiday deals

Albufeira is one of those destinations that caters to a wide array of holidaymakers from families with small children to stag and hen parties.

Tucked along the southern coast of Portugal’s Algarve region, the city is renowned for its varied nightlife, beautiful beaches and bustling resorts.

There’s plenty for families too from a host of water parks to family-friendly beaches and hotels to be found.

We take a look at some of the best things to see and do in Albufeira, and we’ve also searched out some deals not to miss for an extra helping hand.

Looking for more? We’ve also got a guide to finding cheap Portugal holidays.

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Top Albufeira holiday deals

  • Absolutely Travel offers seven nights from £277pp based two people on departing from Manchester on Monday 17th June.
  • Teletext Holidays offers seven nights from £479pp based on two adults and two children departing from Liverpool on Sunday 14th July.
  • TUI offers seven nights from £515pp at the 3T Cerro Da Marina on a bed and breakfast basis, based on two people departing from London Stansted on Thursday 11th July.
  • LoveHolidays offers seven nights from £142pp at the 3* Monica Isabel Beach Club on a room only basis, based on two adults departing Manchester on Thursday 21st November.

We’ve also got a guide on finding cheap all-inclusive Portugal holidays and top all-inclusive Algarve hotels, as well as top tips for cheap flights.

Albufeira offers some brilliant beaches


Best things to do in Albufeira Portugal

Albufeira offers a plethora of fun attractions and things to visit, but to help you narrow it down here are a few of our top picks… 

Enjoy a beach day

If you’re planning to make the most of Portugal’s best beaches then Albufeira won’t disappoint.

Boasting sandy shores and swim-friendly waters, it’s here that you’ll find some great spots such as Falesia Beach, Praia dos Salgados and Sao Rafael Beach which not only boast beautiful views but are family-friendly too.

Wander around the Old Town

Looking to pick up a few souvenirs or want to sample some of the delicious local cuisine? Then head to Albufeira’s picturesque Old Town where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, shops and bars.

In the evenings there are plenty of bars and clubs for those who plan to party long into the night.

Albufeira’s Old Town


Head to a water park

Looking for a fun day out with the kids? The Algarve has plenty of water parks on offer, and most are within easy reach of Albufeira.

Aquashow Park and Aqualand Algarve are both popular spots as they offer a good mix of toddler-friendly splash pools and thrilling rides for the older kids.

Discover the nightlife

If you’re looking to make the most of the nightlife then you’ll want to head to the Albufeira Strip in the New Town where bustling bars and restaurants line the streets, and parties continue into the early hours of the morning.

Albufeira Marina is also a good spot with plenty of bars and nightclubs, which can also make for great places to unwind during the day.

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