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holidays in Albufeira on the sunny Algarve coast in Portugal
its 120 km of gorgeous coastline and warm and sunny weather, the Algarve
is the perfect destination for a family holiday. All along the coastline,
with its stunning beaches and scenic rock formations, several resort towns
offer everything the family could need in the way of fun in the sun for
both parents and kids.
hotels and well-equipped self-catering accommodation make visitors feel
at home, while the many restaurants, shops and cafes of the Algarve towns
offer the best for a family
holiday in Portugal.
– fun, family destination on the Algarve coast
the recommended destinations for families is lively and fun Albufeira.
Once a tiny fishing village, Albufeira has grown to become the largest
of the resort towns on the southern Portugal coast, offering a gorgeous
beach and a great selection of both restaurants and nightlife to suit all.
are more than 25 beaches to enjoy on the Albufeira
coastline, including Praia dos Peascadores (Fisherman's Beach), close
to the Old Town with its many restaurants and popular water sport activities.
While lacking in many of the usual facilities, Praia do Barranco das Belharucas
is a quieter spot away from the busier areas. One of the most popular beaches
is Praia da Falesia, with its 5 km of sand, perfect to let the kids run
and have fun. Some areas of this beach do offer restaurant facilities and
activities in Albufeira
is not just about the beach, however, as the Old Town makes a fascinating
place to explore with its narrow, cobbled streets and quaint souvenir shops.
There are also many restaurants and cafes, offering traditional cuisine,
as well as dishes from all over the world. In fact, it is estimated that
there are more than 160 different eating establishments in Albufeira, offering
a huge choice for every meal.
adults, an area of the Old Town dubbed “the strip” offers endless bars
and nightclubs, perfect for partying the night away. The area also offers
world-class golf courses for the avid golfer to enjoy.
the older children entertained while in Albufeira
a bucket and spade are the ideal choice for small children, older kids
and teenagers will probably want more activity. While Albufeira has no
theme or water parks itself, there are regular shuttle buses to all the
most popular parks along the Algarve coastline.
a bus to Zoomarine in Guia for a great day out, enjoying a combination
of fun water park and aquarium offering dolphin displays. For those who
enjoy the more extreme water rides, try Slide and Splash in nearby Lagoa,
with its amazing flumes, slides and rides.
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to Albufeira, the family can visit
the 12th-century Castle of Paderne. This well-preserved building was built
by the Berbers in the late 12th century and is around 8 km from the centre
is easy to access from Faro Airport, 40 km east of town. The low cost airlines
regularly fly into Faro and the airport offers connections to all the popular
destinations in Europe. There is little in the way of public transport
between Faro airport and Albufeira, and a journey would involve two separate
buses. Most families prefer to either rent a car or pre-book a transfer
from the airport to town.
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