Albufeira is the Algarve’s largest and most popular resort and caters for every type of holidaymaker due to its wide range of accommodation and attractions. It retains a great deal of old-fashioned Portuguese charm in its cobbled Old Town area, but also has all the modern benefits of a region that makes most of its money from tourism, such as great shops and hotels. There are loads of beaches so, even during peak time when there is a high volume of tourists, there are quieter areas for those bringing young children on a family holiday as well as lots of lively beaches set up for beach games and sports. With cafés and restaurants to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful to the luxury market, as well as great entertainment for all the family, Albufeira is one of those places that give excellent value for money if you choose to go all inclusive.
Great for holidays all year round
If you booking a holiday well in advance via A1 Travel, you can take advantage of our Early Bird Discounts or grab yourself a last minute holiday bargain and head to the sunshine for a welcome break from the British weather. Although the hottest temperatures are experienced during the months from June to August, Albufeira is still very warm and dry during the Autumn months of October and November, but at that time the peak season is over, so the beaches are less crowded and there’s much less chance of having to queue for the water parks or other attractions. In fact, the Algarve’s largest water park, Aqualand, is in Albufeira along with one of the area’s most popular attractions, Zoo Marine: a fantastic zoological park with dolphin shows and a fine collection of other sea animals and birds as well as the chance to actually swim with the dolphins.
Of course, a lot of your holiday time is likely to be spent enjoying Albufeira’s stunning, award-winning beaches and, with over twenty of them to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that’s just right for you. Fisherman’s Beach, or Praia dos Pescadores, is hugely popular, with a good selection of watersports available, sunbeds and parasols for hire and plenty of restaurants close at hand; it is one of Albufeira’s many accessible beaches.
Nightlife & Events
There are several lively bars in Albufeira, such as La Bamba and Linekers as well as some great nightclubs, which come to life at sundown. The most dynamic clubs are ranged along ‘the strip’, which is how the locals refer to Avenida Dr Francisco Sà Carneiro in the nearby São João district; it’s a very handy arrangement because you can easily move to another club if the one you’re in is too packed or playing the wrong kind of music.
Music plays a large part in Albufeira’s calendar of events, with an international jazz festival in September and open-air concerts of all genres of music taking place in a large square near to the waterfront. Throughout July and August, there are many sporting competitions on the beaches, timed to maximise the participation of visitors. There are a great many other events throughout the tourist season, running from early April to Late October, including several saints’ fiestas, folklore – or folclore – festivals and even a three-day festival dedicated to eating chicken!
Book Cheap Albufeira Holdiays with A1 Travel
A1 Travel can arrange the perfect package holiday to suit your needs, whether you want to stay in one of the large complexes, where an all-inclusive deal is almost certainly the best value for money, or in one of the smaller apartment blocks in the town. There are over a hundred hotels in Albufeira, so if you let us know what you’re looking for, A1 Travel can help you to get the best Algarve holiday accommodation possible at a price that will pleasantly surprise you.