First and foremost, Albufeira is famed for its beaches and for the countless shades and tones of its rocks and cliffs. This is a place where people live to the rhythm of the great holiday destinations, sunbathing during the day and at sunset flocking to enjoy the restaurants, bars and discos that enliven the night-time hours. Just a few miles inland and everything changes. The green of the countryside is dotted with almond, fig, orange and pine trees and decorated chimneys stand out against the ochre of tiled roofs.
Albufeira boasts beaches where the sand is fine and the sea is a turquoise blue sheltered by cliffs which are canvasses painted with a whimsical palette of natural hues. It is for its beaches that Albufeira is internationally renowned, because all of them are different... and they are all equally enchanting.
An expanse of sand that stretches for miles, between cliffs. It is equipped with a wide variety of tourist facilities. In the direction of Albufeira there are two small beaches that are quiet and little visited.
A cove that is protected by the rock formations. Great natural beauty.
A small beach between colourful cliffs.
So Rafael and Vigia
Beaches of great beauty separated by rocks. Tourist facilities. Nearby Albufeira Marina,Ponte Pequena and Ninho das Andorinhas are fascinating rock formations
A long strip of sand with the city surrounding it like an amphitheatre, it is made up of three beaches: Peneco, Pescadores and Inatel.
Oura, Balaia, Maria Lusa and Olhos de Agua
A series of beaches each sheltered by colourful cliffs. Tourist and sports facilities
Endless miles of beaches fringed by the green pines and the many reddish colours of the surrounding cliffs. Tourist and sports facilities available.
Marina Albufeira is situated in a tranquil setting with direct access to all amenities and yet the vibrancy of the old town is only a few minutes walk away. The architecture of Tom's Taveira, the inspired urban planning of Sidinio Pardal and the gracious landscaping designed by Broadway Malyan, come together as extremely colourful and daring creation is designed to be seen and create architectural discussion. On the marina there are bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, traditional Portuguese, Italian, fish, sushi etc. Take a boat Daily Cruise, Cave Exploration, Diving, Parasailing, Jet Skis, B.B.Q and Sunset Cruises, Big Game and Reel Fishing all booked from the marina. The marina also offers a children's play area with crazy golf, hire bikes for all ages, or hire a Segway or scooter.
Orada apartment front line Cafe on quayside Front line apartment block Marina moorings
The complex is serviced by the Giro bus link leaving every 30 minutes, or why not catch the tourist train which runs every 30 minutes from the marina to the Old Town.10mins by car to zoo marine, water parks and Algarve shopping mall with English film cinema and bowling. Excellent beaches such as Fisherman's Beach, Praia da Oura, Praia de Santa Eulalia, Praia de Sao Rafael are all close by.