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Book a cheap holiday to Albufeira with Best4Travel! Located on the southern coast of Portugal, the beautiful city of Albufeira was once known only as a fishing village, but now has become one of the top holiday destinations in Algarve!


Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a vast array of exclusive special offers, to suit any budget or occasion, for the top hotels and resorts in Albufeira.


For more information on Albufeira, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels and resorts in the area which are featured on Best4Travel.ie , please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or call our expert travel guides today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.


Attractions


Beaches

Albufeira is home to one of the largest coastlines in Portugal, stretching a whopping 30 kilometers, and containing 25 beaches and bays! While in Albufeira, make sure to check out the following beaches:


  • Praia dos Pescadores
  • Also known as ‘The Fishermen Beach’, Praia dos Pescadores, located in Albufeira’s Old Town, is ideal for families! The Fishermen is not only known for its gorgeous stretch of golden sand, but also for the great variety of local restaurants and cafes available along its promenade.


  • Praia da Oura
  • If you’re a fan of water sports, make sure to visit Praia da Oura! Here you can take part in jet skiing, parasailing, and a number of other water-based activities. If you’d prefer to watch from the sidelines, what better way than to stretch out and relax on this stunning blue flag beach!


Zoomarine Algarve

For a fun and educational day out, Zoomarine Algarve is the place to go! Located just outside Albufeira, this marine features a rehabilitation centre for marine species with an aim of eventually releasing them back into the wild once they have recovered.


At the Zoomarine Algarve there are marine exhibitions on throughout the day, and private sessions which you can book to scuba dive with the dolphins! There are lockers and free parking onsite, along with sun lounger rentals, restaurants, food kiosks, a beach, ferris wheel, wave pool, slides, and a souvenir shop.


Restaurants


To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in Albufeira, divided by price to cater for all budget types.


  • Low Cost
    • Albufeira Gourmet Churrasqueira Take-Away, Rua da Cotovia 4, Albufeira 8200-286
    • Il Cappuccino, Rua Quinta da Correeira, Albufeira 8200-353
    • The Wander Inn, Áries São João, Praia do Oura, Albufeira 8200 - 271

  • Moderately Priced
    • Jaipur, Rua 1 de Dezembro, No 28 / 30, Albufeira 8200-172
    • The Cockerel Country Kitchen, Rua Alexandre Herculano 29, Areias de São João, Albufeira 8200-271
    • Stews & More, Rua Almeida Garrett 40, 3 Palmeiras roundabout, direction Areias de S. Joao, Albufeira 8200-272

  • Expensive
    • Restaurante Dom Carlos, Rua Alves Correia, 100, Albufeira 8200-090
    • Al Quimia, Praia Da Falésia, Olhos de Água, Albufeira 8200-636
    • Vila Joya, Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Faro Airport straight to your hotel! The approximate transfer time from Faro Airport to Albufeira is 45 minutes


For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or apartments in Albufeira featured above, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000


Best4Travel Tips


  • Capital: Faro

  • Currency: Euro

  • Language: Portuguese

  • Time Difference to Ireland: None

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

  • Average Weather:
    • 18-24°C May to October.
    • 12-16°C November to April

  • Local Phrases:
    • Hello: Olá
    • Good morning: Bom dia
    • How are you?: Como estás?
    • Good afternoon: Boa tarde
    • Good night: Boa noite
    • Goodbye: Tchau
    • Please: Por favor
    • Thank you:
      • Obrigado (Male)
      • Obrigada (Female)
    • You’re welcome: De nada
    • Where is…? : Onde fica…?
    • Do you speak English?: Você fala inglês?
    • I am from Ireland: Eu sou da Irlanda

  • Public Holidays
    • 1 January: New Years Day
    • 30 March: Good Friday
    • 25 April: Freedom Day
    • 1 May: Labour Day
    • 31 May: Corpus Christi
    • 10 June: Portugal Day
    • 15 August: Assumption Day
    • 5 October: Republic Day
    • 1 November: All Saints Day
    • 1 December: Restoration of Independence
    • 8 December: Immaculate Conception
    • 25 December: Christmas Day