Albufeira is known as the gateway to the Algarve, Portugal, and is most famed for the quality of its abundant beaches, which are backed by cliffs of a variety of colours. Just miles from the beaches leaves you in the lush green countryside where life revolves around nature and tranquillity. Self catering accommodation in Albufeira means that you can tailor your holiday exactly to your tastes, choosing a balance of sunbathing, walking, shopping, eating and enjoying the nightlife.
Many people take holiday accommodation in Albufeira primarily for the beaches. Along the Albufeira coastline, the still turquoise waters of the sea meet long, golden sand beaches, but each one along the coastline has a different atmosphere and style. The two main tourist beaches of Gale, Falesia and Baleeira have a wealth of facilities, but for shear natural beauty, Sao Rafael, Coelha and Vigia are among the best available from an Albufeira villa.
Walking around the city centre from an Albufeira apartment is a magnificent way to spend an afternoon. The Albufeira Castle, which contains the ruins if the hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao and the 17th century church make essential viewing from your accommodation in Albufeira.
There are some spectacular options for a round of golf from an Albufeira apartment. The internationally renowned Salgados golf Course and Balaia Golf Village (ideal for beginners) are just a few miles from an Albufeira villa.
Albufeira’s nightlife has made it a very popular holiday destination with those wishing to enjoy the beaches by day and explore the town by night. There are plentiful bars, restaurants and clubs which steadily fill throughout the evening until people spill into the narrow streets, giving the town an unbeatably friendly atmosphere by night.
The Clube Albufeira Resort is an all inclusive resort just outside the Old Town of Albufeira. Offering excellent facilities catering for all age groups, interests and tastes, the Clube Albufeira Resort is a great place to both relax and be entertained.
Albufeira is blessed with long hot summers which pull many people to the glorious beaches, averaging over 30?C during the days from June until September. Winters are remarkably mild, staying above 7?C for the vast majority of the time, and winter averages of around 17?C.
Just 40km from the travel hub of Faro Airport (FAO), a villa in Albufeira is both easy and cheap to reach. With such a vast array of cheap flights to Faro from the UK, finding a convenient flight should not be a problem, and transfers at the other end are very good value for money.