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Holiday houses & apartments in Albufeira

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Sunny Relaxation with a Holiday Apartment in Albufeira

Albufeira is a small city located in the Algarve region of Southern Portugal, best known for its agreeable year-round climate, sandy beaches, and plentiful bars and restaurants. While a holiday apartment in Albufeira is suitable for anyone, the destination is especially popular with young families and couples, who can enjoy long afternoons on a sunny beach and warm evenings outside. It’s an area that affords visitors a “classic summer holiday,” with ice-creams, watersports, golf, and sea-swimming all part of the fun.

Albufeira: Southern Portugal’s popular sunny destination

Those looking to book a holiday apartment in Albufeira will find that it’s a destination that offers plenty by way of relaxation, fun, and all-round good times. The biggest draw of the region is its extensive coastline, where you’ll find some of Europe’s most stunning beaches. These range from large, wide sandy beaches to small, rocky coves. Take a stroll along the coast and, unless it’s the height of summer, you might just snag a beach all to yourself. For the most part, however, the beaches fall into the classic European getaway category: wide, spacious, with a stunning view of the water, and providing the opportunity for a pleasantly warm dip. Holidaymakers spending a week or more at their holiday apartment in Albufeira will find there’s much enjoyment to be had in exploring the coastline.

Why book a holiday home in Albufeira?

A holiday home in Albufeira gives families and couples the chance to enjoy all that’s great about a trip to this corner of the world. Because of the relatively small size of the city, day trips to the beach and other excursions can be arranged without much difficulty. You won’t necessarily need to leave your rental, however, to enjoy the magic of Albufeira. With an authentic and private holiday home, you’ll be able to spend long days soaking up the sun or cooling off in your very own pool. In the evening, you’ll be able to sit under the setting sun - and into the warm night - in your private garden, playing cards, talking, and enjoying being together in such a beautiful destination.

What to do in Albufeira

There’s a reason why Albufeira is such a popular option for families and couples: it’s a guaranteed good time. When the weather is fine, as it is year round in the Algarve (it receives 300 days of sunshine), holidaymakers can simply pack up their supplies and take a trip to one of the many stunning beaches that line the coast. These beaches, the region’s biggest draw, are noted for the cleanliness and quality of the sand and water. When you’re not enjoying the beaches, you’ll be taking in the sunshine and the local delicacies in one of the bars and restaurants on the seafront. For a more active day, take a trip to the nearby water park or play a round of golf at the internationally acclaimed golf courses.

What to eat in Albufeira

As you might expect from an old fishing village, there’s plenty of delicious meals to be enjoyed in Albufeira. In most places you go, you’ll find fresh fish and seafood on the menu. The area is particularly noted for the quality of its codfish, prawns, lobster, and crab. It’s not all food from the sea, however; the chicken Piri-Piri is a modern favourite, and you’ll find plenty of high-grade restaurants offering delicious steak, too. Not that you necessarily need to sit in a restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal. One of the joys of staying in a holiday apartment Albufeira is that you’re able to buy your own fresh fish and local ingredients, prepare them yourself, and enjoy them on your balcony.

Nearby destinations to Albufeira

Book a holiday apartment in Albufeira, and you’ll also be able to enjoy three other popular traveller destinations, which are located nearby. In Lagos, you’ll be able to wander the old streets and get a taste of the region’s traditional architecture. You’ll also find an old lighthouse, and the fish market, where you can pick up some delicious foods to cook at your rental. In Portimão, you’ll find a large concentration of shops and bars, as well as Praia da Rocha, one of the Algarve’s most popular and beautiful beaches. For a quieter experience, head over to Carvoeiro, where you’ll find more beaches and a touch of the area’s history in the Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, the ruins of a once-great ancient fort.

How to get to Albufeira

The Algarve’s reputation as one of the UK’s most popular sunny destinations means there are many flights from all across the UK. The flights arrive into Faro; from there, you’ll want to hire a rental car and make the short trip west to Albufeira. It’s a simple journey as there is only one main road, and so long as you’re heading west and keep an eye out for the turnoff for Albufeira, you’ll get there. If hiring a car isn’t an option, then there are buses that connect Faro airport to the major cities and towns of the Algarve, which don’t take long.

When to travel to Albufeira

Albufeira does get year-round sunshine, but temperatures can be chilly during winter, though still warm by northern Europe standards. The best time to visit is spring or late summer when the weather is perfect, and the crowds are fewer. If you’re taking a trip during spring, you can expect temperatures of around 25°C. During the height of summer, the temperatures climb to about 30°C. Because of the lack of rain, golf is a popular option during late spring and summer. The water is pleasant enough to swim in from around March until late October.

Location reviews

Total rating of Albufeira

4.0 out of 5 (236 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Albufeira 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    Customer Norbert wrote
    on 15/11/2019

    “The house is located in the district Olhos de agua, which is quiet and has a small beach that invites for a short swim.
    Good starting point for excursions and infrastructure is within walking distance.”

    This review has been given for property no. 970037 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 1.0 out of 5
    A customer has submitted the following rating
    on 06/11/2019, travel period: October 2019

    not recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 1504202

  • 2.0 out of 5
    A customer wrote
    on 04/09/2019

    “it was so much more commecialised than we had hoped.
    we could only find two traditional restuarants and all others were sports bars/americam diners/Fast food places catering for groups of young people. We were hoping for a more authentic version of Portugal”

    This review has been given for property no. 901159

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer has submitted the following rating
    on 21/08/2019

    highly recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 1474198

  • 5.0 out of 5
    Customer Allpha bangura wrote
    on 08/08/2019, travel period: July 2019

    “Shops, city and beach are very close”

    This review has been given for property no. 1350444 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language


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  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Property no. 1558592
    + 8 more
    from USD 694
    for 1 week
    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Wifi, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 650 m,
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  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday home for max. 17 persons

    Property no. 1483222
    from USD 2,202
    for 1 week
    7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property,
  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Property no. 938697
    from USD 739
    for 1 week
    Approx. 72 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 100 m, ,
    4.4 out of 5 (15 Customer reviews)
  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 219977
    from USD 875
    for 1 week
    Approx. 95 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sea approx. 3 km, , ,
    3.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
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    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 488207
    from USD 850
    for 1 week
    Approx. 160 m², 3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 800 m,
    5.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1319212
    from USD 705
    for 1 week
    Approx. 85 m², 2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 300 m,
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    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    Property no. 930158
    from USD 1,559
    for 1 week
    Approx. 198 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 550 m, , ,
    4.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
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    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 1436950
    4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets not allowed, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, ,
    5.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
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    Holiday apartment for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 798721
    from USD 1,155
    for 1 week
    Approx. 103 m², 3 bedrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 350 m,
    4.3 out of 5 (3 Customer reviews)
  • Albufeira, Algarve (Western Algarve)

    Holiday home for max. 12 persons

    Property no. 1490118
    from USD 1,871
    for 1 week
    5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property,
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    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 437802
    Approx. 100 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sea approx. 10 m, ,
    4.6 out of 5 (15 Customer reviews)
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    Holiday home for max. 10 persons

    Property no. 1437241
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