Guide to Albufeira
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Sun, Beaches, Fun and Gastronomy
The summer capital of Portugal
, with 44,158 inhabitants (INE, 2021 1
), district of
, in Algarve
, it is
one of the sixteen counties
(municipalities) in this southern region of Portugal.
Albufeira Photo José Manuel/Images of Portugal
The visiting champion
The most visited city in the Algarve
hosts more than
6 million visitors. See The Best of Albufeira
The municipality (municipality) of Albufeira
alone, in 2021, hosted 11% of visitors to the
country, even more than the capital, Lisbon
, according to official statistical data (INE).
Old Fisherman's Village
It is no wonder that Albufeira
enchants its number of visitors.
"The fishermen's boats, painted in bright colors, rest on the sand as they go about their daily work.
old quarters of the people of the sea, a bar or a restaurant lurk around every corner. here we can
taste the freshest seafood or fish, simply grilled or in the cataplana, the specialty
Of region. Also very popular is the roasted chicken with or without chilli, which gained fame in Guia,
about seven kilometers" [Visit Portugal].
Praia dos Pescadores in Albufeira, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © /Images of Portugal
Albufeira, Beach and Night
Blue Flag Beaches
- which is also our favorite - is a special place to enjoy the Algarve
Beautiful beaches, most of excellent quality, which have received the Blue Flag
qualification, many services
available, gastronomy and busy nights.
Top beaches in Albufeira
See below a quick tour
of the best beaches in Albufeira
Peneco or Tunnel Beach
It is one of the beaches in the center of the city. Praia do Peneco or Túnel
has easy access,
on foot from the center of Albufeira
. Beautiful view, long and wide beach, waves
quiet. And this whole complex is framed by colorful cliffs from which the
white houses in the city. One of our favorites.
Find out more: Praia do Peneco or Túnel
Praia do Peneco (or Túnel) in Albufeira, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © / Images of Portugal
It is another beach in the city center of Albufeira
. The Fisherman's Beach
is one of the postcards of the Algarve coast. Also easily accessible on foot from the city centre.
An incredibly beautiful beach. In the background, the colorful cliff and the white houses of Albufeira
On the horizon, the blue sea is inviting for a swim. Another favorite beach of ours.
Find out more: Praia dos_pescadores_albufeira
Praia da Falésia
It is the easternmost beach in the municipality (municipality) of Albufeira
. The Praia da Falésia
It has a long stretch of sand framed by colorful cliffs (cliffs) as far as the eye can see.
Find out more: Praia da Falésia
What to see in Albufeira
In addition to the beaches, tours around the municipality allow visitors to discover the beauties of Algarve
Albufeira seen from above © Google Earth Pro
Holidays in Albufeira
A few km from Faro International Airport (45 km exactly), Albufeira offers its numerous visitors a summary of the Best of
Algarve: beautiful beaches, lots of sun, excellent hospitality (hotels, apart-hotels, accommodation in residences), world-class cuisine
and lively nights.
What to do in Albufeira
Discovering the beautiful beaches, walking around the county, hiking and water sports are some of the activities
that visitors can do in Albufeira
Find out more: What to do in Albufeira
Where to stay in Albufeira
There is a wide choice of accommodation in Albufeira
: luxury hotels or more
popular, rental of houses and apartments by season.
Find out more: Where to stay in Albufeira
The main tourist destination in the Algarve, Albufeira enchants its visitors with its beautiful beaches, its excellent range of services and a
of the hottest nights in the Algarve.
View of the beach in Albufeira © ek
Albufeira and surroundings
Resting in a chair on the beach, walking along the blue and warm waters of the sea or strolling around Albufeira are the activities
mentioned by the numerous visitors to the county (municipality). Albufeira has a party atmosphere for most of the year. In bars, in
restaurants and walks through its lively surroundings, everything is an invitation to make the most of your stay in this privileged place by
we are in a privileged place to taste the delights of Albufeira Cuisine
fish, seafood are the highlights. However, meat and poultry are also part of the specialties.
of the place. Algarve cuisine, traditional Portuguese, Mediterranean or international cuisine, enjoy
your stay in Albufeira
to taste new flavors!
These flavors can be tasted throughout the county (municipality) of Albufeira
"And in the old quarters of the people of the sea, a bar or a restaurant lurks around every corner. Here we can
taste the freshest seafood or fish, simply grilled or in the cataplana, the region's specialty.
Also very popular is the roasted chicken with or without chilli, which gained fame in Guia, about
Or the sweets - almond, fig and carob… and even the arbutus brandy or the bitter almond liqueur.
These delicacies originate in the villages of the interior" [Visit Portugal].
Find out more: Algarvian Cuisine
Where to eat in Albufeira
Take advantage of your stay in Albufeira
to taste delicious Algarve cuisine - based on
in fish and seafood - or Mediterranean and traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Find out more: Where to eat in Albufeira
Four parishes form the municipality of Albufeira:
- Albufeira e Olhos de água