Albufeira

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    Albufeira on the Algarve coast in Portugal

 
Albufeira in the Algarve
 

Location  

Albufeira is located in the center of Algarve, in the Southern region of Portugal, it belongs to the district of Faro, which is around 39 km away. With an area of 140 sq km. There is a population of around 45 thousand inhabitants. Hot summers, and dry winters make Albufeira a popular resort for tourists. With annual medium temperatures

Attractions  

Albufeira is located in the center of Algarve, in the Southern region of Portugal, it belongs to the district of Faro, which is around 39 km away. With an area of 140 sq km. There is a population of around 45 thousand inhabitants. Hot summers, and dry winters make Albufeira a popular resort for tourists. With annual medium temperatures being around 17,5 C. Albufeira is now one of the main tourist regions of Portugal with the arrival of International tourism. With 25 beaches of fine sand and crystal waters. Tourism has brought much business to the region and most of the area has been restored by the council. At night the streets become animated and is the busiest resort in all the Algarve. Plenty of parking can be found in the streets or at the P6 multi storey car park. The beaches are very clean and easily accessible, and with a wide choice such as Olhos D´agua, Santa Eulália, Oura beach and Salgados. Also lets not forget the food! With many typical portuguese restaurants in Albufeira cooking time old recipe´s, along with many international restaurants you are spoiled for choice. Albufeira has long been a fishing village and the fish arrives fresh in the harbour every day, making fish a big star of the kitchen! Typical plates such as Caldeirada, roasted fish from the BBQ,  cataplana, shellfish rice, and tuna with onions, all the best flavours of the sea!  but its not just fish on the menu, there are also varied dishes of fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Events  

Albufeira is host to some big events with special highlights for the summer, live concerts in front of thousands of people. With artists such as Nelly Furtado, cliff Richard, Melanie C, Joaquim Cortés, Bob Sinelar, The Scorpions, Caetano Veloso, among many others. New year is also a big night in Albufeira and the streets are filled with thousands of people, with live bands and shows its a great night.
But even with such a large gathering of tourists from all around the globe you can still find a quite place to relax and watch the world go by. During the summer months there is a lot of security provided by the local police. Also available are plenty of sporting activities for those who are looking for a more physical holiday. Water sports, Golf, Tennis and countless other activities are available for those who wish. Albufeira occupies over 30 kms of the Algarve coast and with the countless beaches, many with the blue flag, can provide you with a unique experience for sporting activities. At nightfall Albufeira is transformed, the walkways and squares are filled with friendly toutists, with many markets, cafes, bars, and restaurants its a great place to pass your vacation. The Main night life can be found on the stip in Montechorro, where the streets are lined with bars and restaurants.

Night Life  

The night continues and rarely stops until the early morning. Albufeira has everything to offer, the nearby Algarve Shopping has many modern shops and is well equipped, but most folk just like to amble around the many typical street markets and fairs, where you can find local workmanship for gifts and souvenirs. The region produces wines of good quality and flavor, very fruity with a velvety texture with less acidity than most wines. There are excursions available to visit some of the local Wine Cellars, including the most famous “Cilff Richards”, where you can participate in wine Tasting and buy some of the local wines produced. Albufeira also offers a wide range of supermarkets and local produce stores. There are many hotels, villas , apartments, camp sites and caravan parks to chose from for holiday accommodation and most offers very good deals. Albufeira as with the rest of the Algarve has good local transport connections with 168 stops between the center and the Albufeira marina, the camp site, montechoro and Santa Eulália.

Activities  

The night continues and rarely stops until the early morning. Albufeira has everything to offer, the nearby Algarve Shopping has many modern shops and is well equipped, but most folk just like to amble around the many typical street markets and fairs, where you can find local workmanship for gifts and souvenirs. The region produces wines of good quality and flavor, very fruity with a velvety texture with less acidity than most wines. There are excursions available to visit some of the local Wine Cellars, including the most famous “Cilff Richards”, where you can participate in wine Tasting and buy some of the local wines produced. Albufeira also offers a wide range of supermarkets and local produce stores. There are many hotels, villas , apartments, camp sites and caravan parks to chose from for holiday accommodation and most offers very good deals. Albufeira as with the rest of the Algarve has good local transport connections with 168 stops between the center and the Albufeira marina, the camp site, montechoro and Santa Eulália.

Restaurants  

The night continues and rarely stops until the early morning. Albufeira has everything to offer, the nearby Algarve Shopping has many modern shops and is well equipped, but most folk just like to amble around the many typical street markets and fairs, where you can find local workmanship for gifts and souvenirs. The region produces wines of good quality and flavor, very fruity with a velvety texture with less acidity than most wines. There are excursions available to visit some of the local Wine Cellars, including the most famous “Cilff Richards”, where you can participate in wine Tasting and buy some of the local wines produced. Albufeira also offers a wide range of supermarkets and local produce stores. There are many hotels, villas , apartments, camp sites and caravan parks to chose from for holiday accommodation and most offers very good deals. Albufeira as with the rest of the Algarve has good local transport connections with 168 stops between the center and the Albufeira marina, the camp site, montechoro and Santa Eulália.

 
“By Jamie Mcloughlin
 

Place Categories: Resorts.Place Tags: Albufeira and Algarve.

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