Albufeira is a coastal city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It’s known for its beaches, resort-filled oceanfront with bars and restaurants, and shopping. In town, narrow Moorish alleyways with pastel-color homes wind through the oldest section, around Castelo dos Governadores (Castle of the Governors). The town center has a pedestrian-only zone with shops, galleries and cafes.
Things to do in Albufeira:
Bars and Nightclubs in Albufeira
Albufeira is a lively nightlife destination, with many bars and nightclubs lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The mpst popular place for drinking is known by tourists as ‘Albufeira Strip’.
Many bars and nightclubs are located along the beach. Some clubs include Plastik (Rua da Oura), Club 7 (Rua Sargento-Mor Jose Gomes Ferreira) and the Old Town Bar (Rua Cândido dos Reis).
Both Albufeira Tennis & Sports Club and Tennis Albufeira are just a 5-minute walk from Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach).
Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach) is the closest beach to Albufeira’s Old Town. It’s known for its brown sand and calm waters, and it’s lined with cafes and restaurants.
Praia da Oura is a popular stretch of white sand fringed by dark cliffs, mountains and rocky outcrops. The beach is directly southwest of the center of Albufeira. There’s a taxi stand, showers and shaded areas with sun loungers for hire at Praia da Oura.
Wine tasting Albufeira tours are available through various wineries in the area. Red and white wine is produced in the region, but the red wines are the most popular. Most wineries are within 40 minutes drive of Albufeira so you can easily book a tour with a driver who will pick you up directly from your hotel.
There is a small but very popular wintery in the Quinta. Here you will also be able to visit orange groves and beautiful gardens. Another popular option is Morgado do Quintão.
Boat trips in Albufeira
Albufeira is well known for its ferries that often carry visitors across the river to Vilamoura and Benagil Caves (one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in Portugal. Boat trips are available for both day and evening cruises, with entertainment on board. Dolphin watching is a popular activity in this area.
Adventure Sports and Activities
Adventure sports such as Quad biking, Jeep tours, Jet skiing and mountain biking are very popular in the region of the Algarve. So if you are a thrill seeker who enjoys outdoor activities you will totally love Albufeira.
Have you ever been to Albufeira? What is your favourite thing to do there?