Cheap Albufeira holidays
With around 140 kilometres of beaches, we think that’s about 140 reasons if not more to take a trip to Albufeira. It’s long been a favourite with sun seekers, with a beautiful marina area, fantastic golf courses, a huge variety of activities and of course a whole tonne of sandy beaches to keep everyone happy. Talk to the expert team at Purple Travel now for the best deals in cheap holidays to Albufeira and make your dream happen.
Praia dos Pescadores
Close to the Old Town of Albufeira, Praia dos Pescadores combines breathtaking views with great access and a golden sandy beach with impressive rock formations. A multitude of bars, clubs and shops dot the area providing you with plenty of options in case that you want to spend some time off your sunbed. The friendly waters, cleanliness and accessibility make this a great place to stay for families with young children and the organised beach provides lots of seaside activities to follow.
A short distance from the Praia dos Pescadores and the old town, Olhos de Água is another great place to stay if you want to take in the postcard perfect sights of the beach while enjoying what holidays in Albufeira are about. The amenities on offer like gear hire and watersports are ever present and the surrounding area is bustling with life, ideal for a vacation combining some of the beat beaches in the area and vivid nightlife perfectly.
Praia de Sao Rafael
In case that you prefer enjoying life away from the hassle and bustle of overcrowded resort areas, the Praia de Sao Rafael located a 15 minute drive from the busy tourist centre is the one for you. Home to one of the most impressive and photographed beaches in Portugal, Praia de Sao Rafael is a great place to enjoy. The dramatic rock formations, soft, golden sand and overall calmness of this resort are hardly matched by anything else. Its close proximity to the centre of Albufeira make it ideal in case that you want to enjoy one of the best party vibes around without going too far.
Albufeira holidays always include its magnificent beaches. From the imposing cliffs of Falesia beach to the Calm Praia de Sao Rafael, the soft golden sands, impressive rock formations and clear blue Atlantic Ocean waters make the coasts around the area irresistible. Hike or bike to the nearby town of Faro and follow the Ecovia do Litoral coastal cycling path which takes you through some of the most amazing sceneries on offer around the area. If you feel a bit more adventurous and in order to satisfy your inner explorer, a visit to the Xorino cave or any of the other coastal caves in the area will provide you with an experience worth remembering long after your holidays in Albufeira are over.
Significantly developed with tourism in mind, Albufeira is a great place for family vacations. The numerous resorts on the area cater for everything such as watersports, pool access and kids’ clubs, whereas some of the most famous water parks are located in the area. Visit the Zoomarine Aquapark and enjoy the impressive animal shows on display or opt for the Slide & Splash waterpark in case that you want to enjoy a day splashing around in the rides and pools. For the adrenaline seekers amongst us, give your holidays to Albufeira a high octane twist by going go-karting or renting a jet-ski and riding the waves.
Food & Drink
Portuguese cuisine is similar to the Mediterranean with plenty of fresh fish, vegetables and legumes making up for a fulfilling palate to tickle your taste buds. Try freshly grilled fish and seafood straight from the Atlantic Ocean or opt for one of the numerous dishes based on salted cod, widely available all over the country. The Portuguese are famous for their pastries and jam so do not forget to try small treats that will fill you up a bit in case you get hungry before dinner. For those looking for a taste of home or are less adventurous in general, a wide selection of restaurants and bars will treat you with tasty international cuisine. Make your holidays in Albufeira even more unique by bringing a distinct taste of Portugal to your glass. Try one of the locally produced wines and beers and feel the difference.
Ranging on an average of 12 to 23 degrees Celsius, Albufeira holidays are almost always warm. From the beginning of May to the end of October the season is in full blow with lots of people enjoying the sun, sea and sand whilst the winter months tend to be a bit rainier and cold but nonetheless pleasant.
Albufeira is well known for its nightlife. Plenty of bars, clubs and discos operate in the area, providing you with lots of entertainment when the sun goes down. Let your hair down and enjoy the vibes under the warm Portuguese climate while enjoying big events, live acts and karaoke nights, guaranteed to provide tonnes of fun for everyone involved.
If you happen to book your Albufeira holidays during the month of February, the Al-Mutamid music festival is certainly something to keep an eye out for. Taking place in the vicinity of Algarve, this festival commemorates Al-Mutamid, the poet king of Seville hosting lots of cultural happenings. Dance and music events are the main attractions whereas art exhibitions, theatre, markets, gastronomy and craft fairs make certain that you will never run out of things to see and do throughout its duration.
Albufeira Artisan Fair
This event showcases the best handmade crafts of Albufeira’s artisans. Ranging from shoes and clothes to statues and anything in between, the colourful stands fill up with people enjoying and buying the offerings. Live music and performing art acts take place, contributing to the overall atmosphere.
Albufeira municipal holiday
August 20th is devoted to commemorating the town of Albufeira by hosting sports events and entertainment throughout the day. When the night falls, the sky lights up with fireworks providing a magnificent spectacle.
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Reviews for Albufeira
Stay near falesia beach, absolutely excellent. It's good sand and good for swimming, there's a lifeguard and cafe. If you want to walk the whole length of it, it could take all night though. Albufeira is a great town. I've been there 4 times already - good nightlife especialyl on the strip, good choice of accomodation and plenty of restaurants. Good thing is the restaurants serve a huge mix, from chips and stuff to fish you choose yourself. Already looking forward to my next holiday in Albufeira.
Very lively resort. If you're staying at the Strip that is. Millions of bars, temperature was perfect, loads of cocktails and people watching. If you need a night off the old town is nice, good restaurants and more family orientated.
Many thanks for all your help with our recent booking to Albufeira. We had a fabulous break and found the way in which Purple Travel handled everything to be very efficient.
This is our second booking with you and it won't be the last!
It's a town of two halves - there's definitely a busy nightlife on one side, but my wife and I stayed in the quieter part of town which was lovely. Taking a dip at the beach every day, strolling in the town, some lovely seafood restaurants. Albufeira is a lovely town, with a lively atmosphere.
Brilliant time, great prices for drinks, had a girls holiday last Summer, was epic. Beaches are great, loads of fun.
From the lovely restaurants near the beach, a couple of brilliant bars and of course the beach was super. We tried a bit of surfing and everything.