It's time to discover Albufeira, one of the most popular and well-known areas in the Algarve. It has plenty to offer those from all walks of life, whether you are after total relaxation or some active excitement!
At SandyBlue, many of our lovely villas and apartments put you right at the heart of the action in Albufeira. So, what better way to get you settled in than to reveal the best activities and hot spots?
Miles of golden sand are a key characteristic of the Algarve, and the beaches in Albufeira offer this in spades! Some of the beaches truly are hidden gems.
Praia da Falésia is a must-see! It has colourful cliffs that begin in the Barranco das Belharucas Beach and extends to Vilamoura.
The gorgeous cliffs are a lovely sight, especially on Praia Olhos de Água! It's definitely more quaint, set in a traditional fishing town.
For a livelier vibe, you should definitely check out Praia de Santa Eulalia! Accessed by boardwalks, it offers beachfront restaurants, including Atlantico Bar and Restaurant, and water sports hire.
Praia da Oura is great for families, as it is known to be slightly quieter than some of the other beaches. You can take the little ones out on a pedal boat too!
Restaurants in Albufeira
Looking for places to eat in Albufeira is a hard task...because there is so much to choose from! With so many restaurants and bars, it's great to plan ahead and choose your ideal kind of food. Here are a few choices...
- Atlantico Bar and Restaurant (Restaurante Atlântico): Located in the aforementioned Praia de Santa Eulalia, you can enjoy sea views as you dine!
- Al Quimia: For a fine dining experience, this restaurant near Praia da Falésia ticks all of the right boxes.
- Dom Carlos: In Albufeira's old town, this chic restaurant offers some staple Algarve food. It will not disappoint!
- O Marinheiro: If it's seafood you're after, this is the place to be! Close to the Albufeira marina, they serve the seafood that the Algarve is known for!
- Vivaldo's: Food with a view! Overlooking Praia da Oura, it's considered one of the best dining terraces in Albufeira.
Things to do in Albufeira
When it comes to your villa holiday itinerary, you had better plan ahead when it comes to Albufeira. You will have so much to choose from! Here are some ideas...
Amazing golf courses
If you're hoping to play some golf on your holiday, you have many great choices. The Pine Cliffs Golf Course lies perched 200 feet above the golden sands of Praia da Falésia.
There is also the Balaia golf course, which is located on the east side of the town. For another unique golf experience, Salgados Golf in Guia is a popular choice!
Fantastic tennis courts
Who needs Wimbledon? You can enjoy a great game of tennis at Albufeira clube de ténis, which has a family-oriented feel. There is also the Albufeira Padel Clube!
Unbeatable Hiking and Cycling Routes
Albufeira is known for beautiful coastlines and cliffs, so there of course many hiking and cycling options. Starting at Olhos de Água, there is an intermediate hiking route that runs through to Praia da Falésia. You can get a lovely sunrise view on another loop that runs through Praia dos Arrifes from Orada.
There are many wine-tasting options in Albufeira. A popular choice is the Algarve Flashback Holidays tour. The wine & chicken tour will definitely appeal. A lively affair, you will hop into a private vehicle and be taken to a vineyard for a lesson in local wine making. This is followed by some...you guessed it, chicken!
Make time for the family
If you are bringing children with you to Albufeira, there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained! About 15 minutes drive from Albufeira to Guia, Zoomarine is a fantastic day out. Located between Albufeira and Lagoa, Aqualand offers the kids and adults a lot of fun! There are also many Dolphin watching tours in Albuefeira, which will give the whole family a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Book your trip to Albufeira with SandyBlue
There is so much to see in Albufeira, so staying here for your holiday will not disappoint! Explore our wonderful villas and apartments in Albuefeira and secure your getaway.