Albufeira Holidays

Guide to Albufeira holidays and resort information for the town.

Guide to Albufeira and What to Expect From Albufeira Holidays

Albufeira Holidays - Portuguese holidays are a firm favourite for everyone and the town of Albufeira offers a great deal to the holidaymaker. Albufeira is situated in the Algarve region of Portugal and in the district of Faro. Once a quaint fishing village, Albufeira now boasts a modern seafront for a lively evening out. In fact, the nightlife is so good here that you could hardly miss it! However, if drinking and dancing are not your thing, the cobbled streets in the old town have traditional venues for a more peaceful evening.

The beach at Praia d`Oura is home to many acres of golden sands combined with crystal clear waters. Or you may prefer to head further east where you will find quieter, smaller coves tucked beneath cliffs. Albufeira holidays are hugely popular with families who have small children and they also attract couples both young and old. There is something for everyone in this lovely area!

The name Albufeira`s has Arab links which date back to the eighth century when the Moors were in Portugal. They named it Al-Buhera which is the `Castle on the Sea`. For five centuries Al-Buhera, as well as Faro, was a hotspot for trade influenced by the Arabs, particularly with North Africa. If you wander around the old town in Albufeira, look around and you will see connections between the narrow streets and the Moorish influence.

Faro International Airport is the gateway to the Algarve as it is only 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from Faro – and more than five million passengers use this modern airport on their way to the resorts of the region. The airport is operated by Aeroportos de Portugal.

Clientele in search of up-market holidays are attracted by the high standards of many of Albufeira`s hotels. You may prefer self-catering and in this area you will certainly find villas or apartments to suit all budgets and requirements. Albufeira Holidays - Whatever your type of holiday, you are sure to enjoy Albufeira as it offers sunshine, sandy beaches, secluded coves, historical sites and an amazing nightlife.

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