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An excellent destination for an unforgettable vacation exploring various places of great beauty is Albufeira, a touristic town in Portugal that is strategically located in the Algarve region.

Albufeira has long ceased to be just a fishing village, and thanks to its charming landscapes, recreational facilities for young and adults, and fantastic attractions, it has become a major touristic attraction in Portugal.

Something to note is that in Albufeira you can find a wide variety of restaurants and attractive places to spend unforgettable moments with family or friends.

 

Albufeira, Portugal

Off the southern coast of Portugal lies Albufeira, a charming town with beautiful beaches, a historic center with cobbled streets, wonderful beaches, and a quiet atmosphere that conveys relaxation and fun. 

The highlights of Albufeira are its many beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear water, with an ideal climate in the summer. Moreover, in this city you can enjoy a variety of activities: from making cultural visits, tasting the typical gastronomy of the region, to parties at night.

This is due to the fact that the city has two distinct areas: the Strip, the street to experience the nightlife of the place, and the beautiful historic center, allowing the city to adapt to the tastes of tourists. 

 

Albufeira: what to do?

 

For tourists who arrive and don’t know what to see in Albufeira, although it is a small town, there are several attractions that everyone should see. It also has wonderful accommodations for rest and relaxation during your vacation.

For example, enjoying the beaches, strolling the streets, and water sports are just a few of the things to do in Albufeira; in case you don’t want to venture too far, there are countless areas of natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes to discover, making it a great destination for all ages.

 

Albufeira:beaches 

 

As mentioned above, Albufeira’s main attraction is its beaches, and in this part we will detail the characteristics of the best beaches in the city:

Praia do Peneco:This beach can be accessed by a tunnel or by a 28-meter-high elevator (the Peneco elevator), from where you can get a stunning view.

Praia dos Pescadores: It has a large area of golden sand where you can relax. There are sun loungers and parasols at the bottom of the stairs, as well as stores, restaurants, and bathrooms.

Praia dos Alemães: Its appearance is similar to that of a virgin beach, with crystal clear water and very fine sand, which is why it is so popular. Here you can observe a fascinating landscape thanks to the protection provided by the beautiful cliffs. 

Praia da Coelha: This family-friendly beach is very comfortable and has a large, free parking area. It is sheltered by cliffs and is only a 5-minute walk away. It also has an area with sun loungers, parasols and a restaurant.

Praia de São Rafael: This is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches in the Algarve, surrounded by beautiful golden cliffs. Here you will find a famous local restaurant with free parking. 

Praia da Falésia: With fine sand and a large extension, it is considered a favorite of many for the intense reddish color of the cliff, which gives it protection and beauty. Some other names by which this beach is known are: Praia da Rocha Baixinha, Praia dos Tomates, etc. 

Praia da Ponta Pequena: It is recommended to visit this beach during low tide, as the space tends to get very small. It is located next to Praia Secreta, but has a beautiful landscape with refreshing crystal clear waters and fine sands.

Praia dos Arrifes: It is a beach with stunning views, perfect for taking pictures, as there are five rocks that make up the unique landscape of the beach.

 

Albufeira: hotels

 

Albufeira is probably the city in the Algarve that has the largest variety of accommodation available due to the large number of tourists that come to visit. Those who stay in the various hotels in Albufeira will be able to enjoy their low prices in both high and low season.

In Albufeira, the hotels are spread along the coast, seeking proximity to the beaches.

One of the most recommended accommodations to admire the beauty of the ocean are the houseboats offered by The Homeboat Company, an accommodation with all the services and amenities for a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

Albufeira, lodging with The Homeboat Company

 

Staying in the Algarve will not be a worry and a unique way to do so is to stay at this three-star houseboat that provides its guests with a variety of accommodation options.

Its spacious and comfortable rooms have air conditioning, furniture, simple decor, coffee maker, refrigerator, minibar, TV with satellite channels, bottled water, desk, bathroom with shower, hair dryer, and more. 

Other hotel options include private patio, dining area, microwave, kitchen area with grill and utensils. All the necessary elements to spend an unforgettable vacation.   

In Albufeira this accommodation has free Internet access in common areas, terrace, barbecue area, seating area with flat screen TV, multilingual staff, among other services.

Homeboat Company in Albufeira is within easy reach of a shopping center, supermarket and convenience stores. In the morning, a rich continental breakfast can be enjoyed.

For sports enthusiasts, the hotel offers free bicycles for a tour of the surroundings, the area is perfect for hiking.

Car rental is also available, and for those traveling with a vehicle, parking is free and private. If you would like to know more about this, please contact us.