Where to stay around Albufeira?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,386 holiday lettings near Albufeira. From 3,112 villas to 3,089 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Albufeira is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Albufeira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Albufeira:

  • Galé: 631 holiday homes
  • Centro Antigo: 551 holiday homes
  • Oura: 476 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 632 holiday homes
  • Correeira: 734 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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

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

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 8,807 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Marina: 8,798 holiday lettings
  • Gale Beach: 8,772 holiday lettings
  • Sao Rafael Beach: 8,719 holiday lettings
  • Balaia Golf Village: 8,398 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Albufeira listed on HomeAway 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 Albufeira?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,112 villas in Albufeira. Our other popular types of Albufeira holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 3,089 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 914 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 71 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Albufeira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,836 holiday homes with pool available in Albufeira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Getting under the skin of Albufeira

    You might be tempted to write Albufeira off as just another package-holiday town in the Algarve. Don't. Granted, there are the English sports pubs and the neon-lit bars of the so-called Strip. But beneath that top layer is an enchanting Old Town of whitewashed Portuguese cottages and traditional tavernas churning out stacks of sizzling shrimp and seafood. Then there are the beaches. Albufeira holiday rentals are your ticket to some of Europe's absolute best, whether that's boulder-studded Praia da Gale or wave-bashed Arrifes and its stunning rock stacks.

    Adventures by the sea in Albufeira

    Albufeira is a perfect base for exploring the wonderful southern Algarve. Hire a car and hit the open coast roads to find yourself weaving between shimmering yellow beaches, gravity-defying hoodoos rising from the sea and picture-perfect whitewashed villages. Just as you have the whole family wide-eyed with the views, you can pull over and discover your very own little cove where the sands glow ochre under the sun. Hop on a cruiser to see dolphins gliding through the water out at sea or hike along the clifftops for secluded glimpses of salt-washed bays, the choice is yours.

    History lessons in Albufeira

    Roman or Moorish, Visigoth or Almohad, take your pick. Albufeira sits in a seriously-diverse and cultured region of southern Portugal. Take the postcard-worthy town of Silves. Just a short drive from the doorstep of any Albufeira holiday rental, it's topped with a mighty castelo, thought to date back more than 2,000 years and home to a fascinating on-site museum. In the other direction are the ruins of Cerro da Vila. Head there to wander through the remains of an old Roman mansion that was built during the age of the Caesars.

    Sun-soaked summers in Albufeira

    Albufeira is one of the sunniest places in mainland Portugal thanks to its position on the edge of the Atlantic, right in the south of the country. Temperatures tend to get beach-worthy around May, which is perfect if you're pining to pull on your swimming trunks before the summer starts in earnest. Summer is when most folk look to bag Albufeira holiday rentals overlooking the sands or in the Old Town, eager to enjoy the scorching highs of 30 degrees and guaranteed rays. Like spring, autumn is great for bargains by the beach so why not pay a visit in September or October?

    Hitting the beach in Albufeira

    The whole length of the coastline surrounding Albufeira is a dream for beach lovers and there's nowhere else like it in the world. At one point, you'll spy out hulking cliffs soaring from the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. At another, you can wander wide bays of rust-coloured sand, stringing along for mile upon mile. Glimpses of dolphin pods springing through the swells are not uncommon, while trips inland reveal forested mountains peppered with rustic villages.