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Algarve - South Region
Albufeira <-> Lisbon:
256 km (159 miles)
Albufeira <-> Porto:
528 km (328 miles)


44,158 inhabitants
(data from 2021).


The warm Mediterranean climate of Albufeira is known for hot dry summers and soft wet winters.


A tourist destination (due to its coastal conditions), Albufeira expands to approximately 300,000 residents during the summer and during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

"Many holiday makers return year after year because of the lovely beaches, very good climate and the many restaurants, bars and pubs"


Once a small fishing village it has now developed to be a very touristic area. Many holiday makers return year after year because of the lovely beaches, very good climate and the many restaurants, bars and pubs.

Albufeira is made up of two parts: the atmospheric and pretty Old Town and the Strip, which contains most of the hotels, bars and clubs. Albufeira has stunning beaches, excellent nightlife and is a firm favorite with many tourists.

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy a family holiday then the Old Town of Albufeira is one of the best locations to choose in the local area. While many of the other areas of Albufeira have been developed to meet the needs of the ever-growing tourism industry, the Old Town retains the charm and traditions that first made it popular with visitors decades ago.

Areias de São João is where you will find the busy nightlife and is perhaps the most lively place in the Algarve. Because of the concentration of bars and reasonably priced restaurants, shops, tattoo parlors, nightclubs and fast food outlets, it is not surprising that “The Strip”, as it is known to the locals, is the most popular place for groups of friends, stag and hen parties and generally those looking to party until the early hours.

The most important monuments in this city are the Main Church, the Clock Tower and the Mercy Chapel where you might find a little bit of this region’s history. It’s also close to Albufeira’s centre that it’s located one of the most amusing, fun aquatic parks, with aquariums and many shows, the Zoomarine.

Did you know?

The actor Sir Cliff Richard, has a villa and vineyard just outside the village of Guia, near Albufeira. And, the former Chelsea football manager Jose Mourinho, footballers Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes, and legendary singer Bonnie Tyler are his neighbours.


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