Albufeira is one of Portugal's most visited locations. Sunny and warm weather all year long paired with golden sand beaches is enough to draw thousands to this town each year. When contemplating a holiday in Albufeira, an apartment in Clube Albufeira is worth consideration, and HomeAway has several suitable options. For example, there are self-catering apartments available. These apartments can come equipped with a stove, microwave, or even a dishwasher, making one of these apartments in Clube Albufeira Resort a great option for the independent traveller. For those requiring a bit more space, HomeAway also has villas in the Clube Albufeira Resort for rent. Choose from rentals with private pools, balconies, WI-FI and more.
Apart from the beautiful resort, the town of Albufeira has plenty to offer. The resort is less than two miles from Fisherman's Beach and Albufeira Old Town. HomeAway has also got various options in the Faro region. Further west in the Algarve, holiday rentals in Carvoeiro are set in another popular tourist town.
Praia do Túnel:
Túnel Beach got its name from the 65-foot-long tunnel that cuts through the cliffs, conveniently linking Albufeira's town square to the beach. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer, the sand is clean, and the water is safe. Numerous cafés and bars line the beach to satisfy hunger and thirst.
The Clock Tower is located next to the architectural museum in Albufeira's Old Town. This 19th-century construction has become the main symbol of Albufeira. The bells ring every hour on the hour, so it is nice to grab a drink and listen when strolling through Old Town.
The Albufeira Strip:
For those seeking out some nightlife, the famous Avenida Dr. Fancisco Sa Carneiro, or 'strip', is the place to be. This hot spot is popular with locals and tourists alike. Choose from a multitude of bars, restaurants, and clubs, many of which are open until the wee hours of the morning.
The St. Vincent of Albufeira Statue:
This monument honours Brother Vincent of San Antonio. This famous monk was born in Albufeira in 1590. His missionary work took him around the globe before his death in 1632. His memory is celebrated as a national holiday every year on September 3rd.
St. Sebastian's Church was constructed in the mid-18th century and is today home to the Museu De Arte Sacra or Museum of Sacred Art. Amongst other relics, visitors can gaze upon a gold-covered wooden altar, wooden carvings of saints, and 16th-century stone sculptures.
Albufeira Old Town:
The charming Old Town of Albufeira is defined by its narrow, cobblestone streets and whitewashed single-storey buildings. There are plenty of traditional cafés and restaurants as well as great shopping. The Old Town is also a stone's throw from the beaches.
Albufeira boast ideal summer conditions: days filled with constant sunshine and an average temperature of 30°C in July and August. Rainfall is rare in summer. Cool Atlantic breezes keep the temperatures bearable. Spring and fall are also nice times to visit. Temperatures tend to loom around the mid-20s. Even the winters are pleasant. Temperatures average out around 16°C and often get as high as 20°C. December and February see the most rainfall.
Clube Albufeira is located a mere 35km from Faro International Airport (FAO). Car hire agencies are abundant at the airport, as are taxis. A ride to Albufeira only takes about 30 minutes. For those who wish to take public transportation, buses and trains run from Faro to Albufeira. Taxis are available to take guests from the station in Albufeira to their final destination.