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Things to do in Albufeira

Once a Moorish stronghold, later a fishing settlement, today Albufeira is one of the liveliest, most popular holiday resorts on the Algarve.  Most of the charming Old Town centre, with its pretty, whitewashed buildings, is car-free, although today there are of course extensive modern developments  scattered across the hills around the resort. Albufeira has some great sandy beaches, backed by ochre cliffs.  There are developed beaches east of the town and some quieter coves to the west, although even these get pretty busy in July and August.  The resort offers a wide selection of places to eat and drink and a vibrant nightlife.  Whether you’re looking for somewhere to party in the sun or for a family holiday destination, you’ll find that Albufeira has something for everyone.

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  • São Sebastião, Albufeira

    The aesthetically pleasing, whitewashed church of São Sebastião (Saint Sebastian) on Praça Miguel Bombarda is thought to date back to the early 18th century, having been re-built on the site of a 16th century church.

    It...

    Albufeira
  • Zoomarine Algarve

    Promoting conservation, environmental education and FUN! Zoomarine combines an important message with hands on shows and a huge water park.

    Located just a few kilometers from Albufeira, here you can see presentations with the parks animals...

    Albufeira
  • Aqualand - Algarve

    Aqualand is one of Europe's largest outdoor water parks and features a range of chutes and slides suitable for all ages.

    The park is home to several notable rides suitable for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. The "Kamikaze" is the...

    Armação de Pêra
  • Cerro da Vila - Bathhouses

    The Cerro de Vila museum is located near the Quarteira suburb of Vilamoura, on the Algarve coastline.  Some pretty interesting Roman archaeological excavations are to be found here, with most of the ruins...

    Vilamoura
  • Vilamoura Casino

    If you fancy a flutter or a chance to rub shoulders with the footballers who have homes nearby, the Casino in the Quarteira coastal suburb of Vilamoura might be worth a visit. 

    The casino has twelve live table...

    Vilamoura
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Central on the Algarve coast and only 40 minutes away from the Faro airport, Albufeira has been the most popular holiday destination in the south of Portugal since the 1970s. Originally a...

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