Albufeira

Going to visit Albufeira? Discover the best things to do on your trip to the Algarve. Top tours, travel tips and verified reviews!

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Have you ever been to Albufeira?

Albufeira is a great place to live and to spend your holidays. Its location is in the center of the Algarve, allowing for an easy and quick travel to any other area in the south.

If you like the beach and the sun, this is the place to be. Albufeira is known for its many beautiful beaches and nightlife.

In summer, Albufeira is the main tourist city in the Algarve where many Portuguese and foreigners spend their holidays. Beach, sun, Mediterranean food and a cool drink to help when it's hotter… yes, it's paradise!

Here there are also several hotels of the most reputable, a mall for those who like shopping and can't live without them, and a water park that combines the fastest and most violent attractions for the most courageous and true fans of adrenaline, with others more calm for those who prefer to relax! And there is also space for animal life in this park!

But don't you think that it's only in the summer that Albufeira is fantastic! Throughout the year the cold is something that rarely appears, and the temperatures do not have drastic drops in the winter months.

Top 10 things to do in Albufeira

1 - Benagil Caves

If you are in Albufeira and want to visit Benagil's impressive caves, don't worry. There are several tours from Albufeira, you only have to choose if you want to go by boat, kayak or Stand Up Paddle!

2 - Stand Up Paddle

Do you remember us telling how can you get to the famous Benagil caves? We do not think of a better way than by SUP. Imagine yourself standing in the middle of the sea, gently paddling through the crystal clear water!

3 - São Rafael Beach

Albufeira's strong point: its beaches. The one in São Rafael is one of the most beautiful, and if we could only choose one, this was the one we would recommend to you. Enjoy this and many other beaches!

4 - Rua Da Oura

If you like nights out, this is the right place for you! Rua da oura is a long street full of restaurants, bars and clubs that is rocking all night long.

5 - Zoomarine

Relaxing slides, ferris wheel, faster and more violent attractions, and several animal shows like the one with the impressive dolphins. All of this in one park. There is no better way to spend an afternoon!

6 - Safari

Discover the depths of the Algarve with a 4x4 Jeep tour, learn about its interior, and enjoy delicious traditional gastronomic tastings and incredible landscapes.

7 - Salgados Lagoon

A walk that is pleasant throughout the year. You can see the salgados lagoon through a long walkway that crosses it and observe several species living free in their natural habitat.

8 - Horse Ride

Enjoy nature with a horse ride through the dunes, along the beach next to the water (in winter) or through the countryside. Get to know the Algarve better with a smooth and majestic walk.

9 - Arborism

Venture yourself into the trees and complete various challenges. If you are brave, choose the last of the 3 levels available - curious, adventurous and fearless! In the park you can also play Paintball!

10 - Paderne Castle

For history and nature lovers. Although a little damaged since the 1755 earthquake, it is a historic visit to make to one of the 7 castles that are represented on the flag of Portugal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 2 minutes from the city center it has a long coastline of beaches to which you can go either on foot or by any type of transport

No. The only way to access Benagil's caves is through the sea. To get there you can go by boat, kayak or Stand Up Paddle. There are several tours that promote a visit to the caves.

Yes, but with some cautions. Rua da oura is an entire street full of bars and in the summer it is full of people, which can cause some confusion at times. But along the street, there are several security forces ready to intervene if anything unusual happen.

There are several ways to get from Faro to Albufeira. You have at your disposal several and frequent public transport such as bus and train. There are even buses with a direct connection to the airport. You can also choose to take a taxi or, a more viable option, a transfer.

In Albufeira there is a Shopping Center, Albufeira Shopping, located in the city center, with some shops and a large supermarket. Then there is the Algarve Shopping, in Guia, which is bigger and therefore more complete.

What People Are Saying

★★★★★
"This was a fantastic experience, and we felt really close to the dolphins on this particular boat. The staff were charming and good at explaining things. Seeing the caves was a magical experience too, we didn't stay long in each cave, just enough to marvel and admire. Definitely recommend this super boat trip to young and old alike."
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"Everything was organised very well. The trip lasted 4 hours as announced. 45 minutes by boat one way, 2,5 hours of kayaking including short stay in Benagil cave and 30 minutes by boat back to the harbour. As promised some phonographs were taken by organiser in the cave and while kayaking for free. Even if you never tried kayaking it felt safe and easy. Not too many people on the boat which allowed social distancing. I am very pleased with my experience and would recommend it to others It is much better than just a boat trip along the coast. Meeting point is easy to find by car and free parking available "
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"Great guide and vineyards. Made some new friends, tasted some good wines and had a wonderful time. Highly recommended "
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"We went for a 4-hour guided tour with kayaks and SUPs. After checking out the first, most famous Benagil cave we went on to see other amazing caves and beach spots in the area. It was an amazing day with beautiful weather and nice group. The guides were helpful and kind! We recommend it to anyone looking for a little bit of adventure! "
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"Thanks for this great experience, the Tour was perfect organized and we had a lot of fun on the boat and in the kajaks. Great view in the caves."
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"The staff were friendly and helpful and was worth the money although the conditions made it very difficult "

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