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Destination guide

Seaside retreat in Old Town holiday lettings

Nestled in the bustling city of Albufeira is the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Old Town. Street cafes, restaurants and the central square lined with trees create a tranquil atmosphere for a soothing retreat, though still within reach of the attractions and nightlife in the surrounding city. Whether you’re looking for a rejuvenating seaside escape or a fun-filled adventure in this historic coastal area, you’ll find exactly what you need in the Old Town holiday lettings.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor sports near Old Town holiday homes

The beautiful beaches and azure waters of Albufeira are an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you want to surf the biggest waves, take a boat or catamaran out into the water for some deep-sea fishing, or try out thrills like kitesurfing or windsurfing, you’ll find a range of water activities near your holiday rental. If you prefer dry land, you can enjoy long walks through the historic streets of Old Town or the beaches of Albufeira, along with biking and sightseeing in the city.

Beaches

Best beach areas near Old Town holiday homes

The stunning beaches of Albufeira are one of the biggest draws for travellers. Holiday homes in Old Town put you within minutes of exotic beach locales like Praia de São Rafael, a scenic swimming beach with golden sand and dramatic rock formations, and Praia da Gale, a sandy beach with rock outcrops to explore. You may also enjoy Praia da Oura, a popular swimming beach for families with secluded coves, rock pools and beachside amenities, and Praia da Coelha, a swimming area with a small, sandy beach with plenty of opportunities for beachcombing.

How to get around

Transport to Old Town holiday homes

Old Town is a highly-pedestrianised location with open areas, walking paths and cobblestone streets to make walking or biking to your holiday rental and local attractions easy and convenient. If you want to travel beyond Old Town into Albufeira or neighbouring cities, you can hire a car by the day. Albufeira has taxis as well, making it easy to visit the attractions in the city. Tourist trains and double-decker buses offer sightseeing tours through the city, allowing you to hit all the attractions on your must-see list.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Old Town

Historically, Portugal has been responsible for introducing hot chiles to Asia, tea to England and tempura to Japan, but its own unique cuisine is best experienced within its borders. The roots of Portuguese cuisine come from native cooking and ingredients derived from trade routes from centuries past. Portuguese staples include bread, rice, spices, sausages, pastries and seafood prepared in creative and novel ways that reflect its multicultural influences. Whether you want to try a new dish or experience the delight of Portuguese cuisine on your holiday, you’ll find many restaurants near holiday lettings with the best this food culture has to offer.

How many holiday rentals are available around Old Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,348 holiday lettings around Old Town. From 217 villas to 895 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old Town?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Old Town. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Clock Tower: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Castle Wall Ruins: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Misericordia Chapel: 10,213 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 217 Villas in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 895 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 157 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 962 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Explore destinations around Old Town

Albufeira Old Town Square
10,213 holiday rentals
Clock Tower
10,213 holiday rentals
Municipal Archaeological Museum
10,213 holiday rentals
Castle Wall Ruins
10,213 holiday rentals
Misericordia Chapel
10,213 holiday rentals
Vilamoura Marina
3,109 holiday rentals
Albufeira Marina
10,202 holiday rentals
Vila Sol Golf
8,550 holiday rentals
Balaia Golf Village
9,742 holiday rentals
Pinhal Golf Course
2,800 holiday rentals
Algarve Shopping Mall
11,744 holiday rentals
Pine Cliffs Golf Course
9,362 holiday rentals
Marina Beach
8,840 holiday rentals
Gramacho Pestana Golf
9,064 holiday rentals
Pinheiros Altos Golf Course
7,850 holiday rentals
Portimao Marina
8,933 holiday rentals
Vale de Milho Golf
10,227 holiday rentals
Vale da Pinta Pestana Golf
9,069 holiday rentals
Vilamoura Tennis Center
8,841 holiday rentals
Loule Town Market
8,192 holiday rentals