Interesting facts about Albufeira!
Albufeira is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Portugal. Previously a fishing village, Albufeira is now one of the premier vacation destinations in Portugal. It's proximity to Lagos (30 kilometers) and Faro (45 kilometers), as well as the famous Paderne Castle, make it a favourite amongst visitors.
Albufeira became a hub for tourism in the 1960s and has only grown in popularity since then. From dolphin-watching, boat trips, and plenty of outdoor adventures -- visitors have their pick of exciting activities. In fact, over 25 beaches fly the Blue Flag here, more than any other municipality in Europe.
Not to mention the picturesque surroundings in the form of its colourful apartments and beautiful ocean views. At the end of your day, you can take your pick of incredible Albufeira bars, restaurants, and dance clubs along Avenida Francisco Sa Carneiro, the city's main strip.
Things to see and do!
- Old Albufeira - Historic Old Town
- Praia da Galé - Natural Beach
- Zoomarine Algarve - Family waterpark
- Igreja Matriz - 18th Century Neoclassical Church
- Praia dos Salgados - Lagoon and Beach
- Museu Municipal de Arqueologia de Albufeira - Archaeological Museum
Made our holiday
Initially I was worried about landing with my family and the car not turning up, then the flight was delayed by over an hour and that added more worry. Whilst i was still waiting to board I received a text message from the taxi company saying that the flight was delayed and they were tracking it. When I landed I received a text message with the driver contact details, his arrival time and his photo!! When we came through he was standing there with our name on a smart looking tablet! He was great, he ran us around during our stay a few times and we had him again when it was time to leave. Michelle
Booked my transfer with ridetransferdirect.com and the process couldn’t have been easier, One thing that surprised me was that I could track the vehicle in real time from the SMS message they sent me when the car was dispatched, impressive! Steve.