Destination guide

Check out beaches and nightlife from an Albufeira villa

The southern coastal city of Albufeira is a wonderful resort town for villas in Portugal. Albufeira has become a top holiday destination because of the warm weather that's perfect for a beach trip as well as an emerging nightlife scene. Locals and visitors to Albufeira frequent the marina for fishing excursions or to charter a boat to see dolphins. The beach stretches across most of the town's waterfront, but there are also scenic cliffs jutting out into the ocean that are covered in trees for a lovely dark-green backdrop to the light-blue sky.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Albufeira holiday lettings

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.


Things to do near Albufeira holiday homes

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.


Climate during your stay in Albufeira holiday homes

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?

Natural features

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.


Best beaches near Albufeira holiday homes

Albufeira is filled with beautiful beaches for sun and fun on your trip. Holiday lettings can be found near places like Praia da Marinha, a scenic beach with unspoilt beauty and soaring cliffs, and Beach Falésia Açoteias, a long, sandy beach with colourful cliffs and seaside amenities. You'll also enjoy Pescadores Beach, a popular beach with seafood eateries and opportunities for watersports.

How to get there

Transport to and around Albufeira

The nearest airport is in Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), located 16.4 mi (26.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Portimao (PRM), which is 18.6 mi (29.9 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Albufeira holiday lettings

Kids will love the beaches and attractions of Albufeira. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly places like Zoomarine Algarve, a marine park with seal and dolphin shows, an aquarium and a sandy beach, and the Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila, an archaeological site with the ruins of a Roman village and a museum with recovered artefacts. For a family day of fun, visit Family Golf Park to try out 2 different mini-golf courses with a Roman theme.

How many holiday rentals are available around Municipality of Albufeira?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,214 holiday lettings around Municipality of Albufeira. From 3,054 villas to 1,073 houses, 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 destinations to visit in Municipality of Albufeira?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Municipality of Albufeira. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Olhos de Água: 6,862 holiday homes
  • Galé: 1,469 holiday homes
  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,312 holiday homes
  • Clube Albufeira Resort: 71 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Municipality of Albufeira! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Municipality of Albufeira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Municipality of Albufeira with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ferreiras: 6,978 holiday lettings
  • Paderne: 13,636 holiday lettings
  • Alvor: 4,666 holiday lettings
  • Carvoeiro: 4,687 holiday lettings
  • Quarteira: 7,001 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Municipality of Albufeira? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Municipality of Albufeira. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday rentals
  • Albufeira Marina: 10,202 holiday rentals
  • Balaia Golf Village: 9,742 holiday rentals
  • Algarve Shopping Mall: 11,744 holiday rentals
  • Pine Cliffs Golf Course: 9,362 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Municipality of Albufeira listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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