With some of the world’s best beaches, great nightlife and fun activities to boot, Albufeira holidays knock the competition out of the park. Once a sleepy fishing village, this thriving coastal town at the heart of Portugal’s Algarve coast is now one of Europe’s most popular destinations, and it’s easy to see why.
First and foremost, there are brilliant beaches: a range of golden, sandy sweeps that come in all shapes and sizes. On the doorstep are those with shallow waters for paddling, while Praia da Falésia – a 20-minute drive away – is more of a surfers’ haven.
Another draw, particularly during summer, is the lively nightlife, with the neon-lit venues of ‘The Strip’ providing clubbers with plenty of opportunities to party. There’s also a peaceful side to this resort, though, and you’ll find ancient town walls and gorgeous views. So whether you fancy dancing until dawn or just unwinding on the beach, holidays to Albufeira are a winning choice.
Join the party
If clubbing appeals, go east towards ‘The Strip’ on Avenida Dr Francisco Sa Carneiro. For a more relaxed night out, head to the Old Town.
Relish the beaches
The Algarve has many beautiful, Blue Flag-certified beaches, and you’re really spoilt for choice in Albufeira. Two nearby gems include lengthy Praia da Falésia and rugged Praia de São Rafael.
Visit an adventure park
The area is home to lots of water and adventure parks, and a day spent zip-lining through the canopy or whooshing down water slides is sure to please the whole family.