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Welcome to Albufeira

The butter-coloured beaches for which the Algarve is famous are within easy reach of Albufeira, a popular holiday resort that boasts a vibrant nightlife scene. Exploring the Atlantic by boat is one of the top things to do in Albufeira, as is searching for bottlenose dolphins and admiring the dramatic cliffs that dominate the coastline. The Benagil Cave is most photogenic—the swirling sandstone structure is reminiscent of a Dali painting. After a day at sea, visitors with a taste for glamor head to nearby Vilamoura, a marina famed for its high-end restaurants and sleek yachts.

Top 3 attractions in Albufeira

Praia Gale

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A favorite among locals due to its golden sands and calm, swimming-friendly waters, Praia Gale should be at the top of any beach-lover’s Albufeira itinerary. Steps away from the resort town of Gale, Praia Gale offers more than just sunbathing opportunities: you can spot marine life in natural pools between the rocks or explore the sandstone caves on either side of the sand.More

Armacao de Pera Beach (Praia Armacao de Pera)

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With its golden sands and sandstone-carved coves, Armacao de Pera Beach (Praia Armacao de Pera) epitomizes the coastal beauty of Portugal’s Algarve. Backed by a fishing village of the same name, the beach is an ideal choice for both families and sun-worshippers: umbrella-shaded sunbeds offer respite from the midday sun while the rocky coves on either side of the beach make for a fun day of exploration.More

Praia dos Salgados

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Backed by ochre cliffs, the seemingly endless shoreline of Praia dos Salgados exemplifies the picture-perfect beauty of The Algarve’s coastline. Steps away from the sand, you’ll find a golf course and reserve that cater to nature lovers and families alike. Meanwhile, the calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean provide a safe place for kids to swim.More

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How to Spend 1 Day in Albufeira

How to Spend 1 Day in Albufeira

Top activities in Albufeira

Caves and Coastline Cruise from Albufeira to Benagil
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Albufeira Dreamer Boat Trip
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Albufeira Dreamer Boat Trip

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Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira
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Seville Day Trip from the Algarve

Seville Day Trip from the Algarve

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Dolphins and Benagil Caves from Albufeira - Allboat
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full day Wine Tour from Albufeira
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Fatima Day Tour from Algarve

Fatima Day Tour from Algarve

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Benagil Caves Boat Cruise
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Benagil Caves Boat Cruise

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Full Day Jeep Safari in Algarve

Full Day Jeep Safari in Algarve

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Parasailing from Albufeira Marina by Boat
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All about Albufeira

When to visit

The beating heart of the Algarve, Albufeira sees an influx of European holidaymakers between June and September, when the sun shines down on the golden sands of the beaches. If you’re going to surf the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find the best swells between September and April.

Getting around

Albufeira’s small size and quaint marina means that it’s easy to explore on foot. Albufeira and the wider Algarve area are serviced by a regular and well-connected train service that stops at all major towns between Faro and Lisbon. It’s a great way to hop between beaches.

Traveler tips

The Algarve is famous for its golden beaches and the dramatic sandstone cliffs that surround them. To beat the crowds, hire a car and head off the beaten path to the clothing-optional Praia Joao de Arens—you can also use this as a jumping-off point for the cliff walk that showcases some of the area’s best coastal scenery.

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