Albufeira is probably the most popular holiday resort in the Algarve and it's easy to understand why!
With over 20 beautiful beaches to choose from, activities for all the family to enjoy, restaurants galore and a nightlife that will have you partying into the wee hours, an Albufeira holiday really does have it all!
Albufeira holidays are a great choice for families, couples and groups of all ages and they can be as relaxing or as action-packed as you want. Areas such as Olhos de Água, Salgados, Galé and Seismaris are ideal if you are just looking for lazy days at the beach, dining out and exploring. Or if it's an activities and nightlife holiday to Albufeira that you are after, Areias de São João and Montechoro are home to 'the Strip' and 'Old Town Albufeira' has plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, with Fisherman's Beach offering water sports, summer events and great fish and seafood restaurants.
You can holiday in Albufeira on any budget too, because of the huge variety of accommodation on offer! There are literally hundreds of hotels in Albufeira, from budget 2* hotels to exclusive 5* luxury resorts, and you can enjoy the flexibility of self-catering accommodation or the ease of an All-Inclusive hotel. Many of the hotels are perfect for families, with facilities such as children's pool, kids club, play areas and entertainment, and with so many activities on offer, including the Algarve's most popular attraction Zoomarine just a short distance away, a family holiday to Albufeira is the perfect choice!
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Where will you choose for your holiday in Albufeira?
Is the hustle and bustle of Areias de São João, the livest spot in Albufeira and home to the famous Strip for you? If you are looking for a cheap holiday to Albufeira, staying near to the Strip, look out for deals to 3* Vilanova Resort!
Or is nearby Montechoro the place for your Albufeira holiday? This is where the northern end of the Strip runs through, but it's a little calmer than the São João end. 4* Hotel Montechoro is right at the end, offering a lovely base for this part of Albufeira.
Maybe you would prefer a more relaxing break close to Old Town Albufeira, with Fisherman's Beach, restaurants and shops all on the doorstep (so no need to hire a car!) and places of cultural and historic interest to visit too? For a cheap holiday to Albufeira staying near the Old town, look out for 2* Hotel Baltum!
If you're looking for total relaxation in elegant 5* Albufeira accommodation, with golf and idyllic beaches then Salgados is the place to stay. Salgados Beach, with its stunning lake behind, is really quite special and great for nature watching and walking.
Other popular areas of Albufeira include Galé, which has a stunning beach with easy parking and access and all the amenities you need close by and Olhos de Água, which is perfect for a chilling beach holiday (although probably not great for winter breaks because many places close).
For Albufeira villa holidays, areas such as Vale de Parra, Sesmarias, Pateo and Branqueira are a good choice!