Travel advice for the western Algarve: the coastal strip between Albufeira, Armação de Pêra, Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha, Alvor and Lagos with fantastic sandy beaches, impressive rock formations, hidden bays and grottos
Travel advice for the Golden Triangle of the Algarve between Faro and Albufeira: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura
The prestigious area between Faro and Albufeira is host to three world famous holiday and golf resorts: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura. These three resorts have cemented the Algarve’s reputation as one of the best golf destinations in the world.
Museu Municipal de Arqueologia de Albufeira
Praça da República, n.º 1
Municipal Arquaeological museum of Albufeira
The museum present the history of the area in 5 thematic blocks: Pre-historic age, Roman, Visigotics and Moorish periods, and Modern times within the former town hall. Historic old town of Albufeira
Museu de Arte Oriental de Albufeira
Rua do MFA7
Museum of oriental arts in Albufeira
Private collection of oriental artes from the Near and Far East, some items are for sales. Albufeira
Parish: Albufeira e Olhos de Água
The most popular holiday destination in the Algarve
Albufeira is a city (cidade) and municipality (concelho) in the district of Faro (Algarve). Conveniently located approximately 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport, Albufeira is one of the most popular and internationally famous holiday destinations in the Algarve, the most southern and sunniest region of continental Portugal. The resorts and hotels extend from Olhos d'Agua to Galé along the beautiful rocky coastline of the area. This former fishing village has been transformed into a tourist hot spot.
Olhos de Água
Parish: Albufeira e Olhos de Água
A great place for family holidays between Albufeira and Vilamoura on the coast of the Algarve, Portugal
Olhos de Água, picturesquely located on the coast of the Algarve between Albufeira and Vilamoura, belongs to the parish (freguesia) of Albufeira e Olhos d’Água. The name, meaning “eyes of water”, is derived from the sweet water springs rising on the beach and under the surface of the sea. It is thought that because of these springs the area around Olhos de Água was populated by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and salt pans dating from the Roman times have been found. Until the 1960s Olhos de Água was a small fishing village. Due to the rapid development of the mass tourism it is now a very busy place during the summer season. Today hotels, holiday villas and apartments stretch along the entire coast reaching the outskirts of Albufeira. East of Olhos de Água on the border with Vilamoura, you find one of the greatest golf and holiday resorts in Portugal, Pine Cliffs. The resort built on a cliff top comprises the 5star hotel Sheraton Algarve, several luxurious apartment complexes, a 9hole golf course and many sports and leisure facilities for an unforgettable holiday stay. It is also very popular for international business events.
Marina de Albufeira
The Marina of Albufeira is located at the western exit of the city in an artificial bay, built in 2003, disposes of berths for 475 vessels with a size up to 32 m. The Yacht Harbour Assosiation awarded Albufeira Marina as the 2nd Best Internacional Marina 2015
Praia dos Pescadores (Albufeira)
The so called "beach of the fishermen" is one of the main beaches in front of Albufeira.
Pine Cliffs Golf
9holes golf course of the Pine Cliffs Resort between Albufeira and Vilamoura
Location and access The luxurious Pine Cliffs Resort is said to be one of the finest and most complete golf and holiday resorts in Portugal. It is situated east of Olhos de Água on a cliff top above the beach “Praia da Falésia” between Vilamoura and Albufeira. From the EN125 in Boliqueime it is only a six kilometers drive, three more km from the exit 11 of the A22 motorway. Golf course This compact 9-hole golf course is surrounded by magnificent old pine trees and requires a precise game. The world famous “devils parlour”, a challenging PAR3 crossing the cliffs, offers breathtaking views to the nearby Atlantic Ocean. A handicap certificate is not required. Services & facilities The practice area includes a driving range with 9 different flag positions, a chipping & pitching area and a large putting green. The terrace of the attractive clubhouse overlooks the first and the last hole. Noteworthy Due to its excellent practice facilities this course is a very popular destination for groups of golfers with their Pro.
18holes golf course in the Herdade dos Salgados Resort between Albufeira and Armação de Pêra
Location and access The Salgados golf course is situated between Galé und Armação de Pêra behind the dunes of the Praia dos Salgados beach. The nature reserve Salgados (salt marsh) in the bay Ria de Armação is a unique biotope and habitat for many bird species and other animals. It is a 4,5 km drive from the EN125 in Pera and almost eight kms from the A22 motorway, exit 7 near Alcantarilha. Golf course The course, originally designed by Portugal’s Pedro Vasconselos and later on refined by American Robert Muir-Graves, is one of very few typical links courses in the Algarve. The low lying wetlands of the landscape have been skilfully used in the layout, which incorporates 14 water hazards! Accurate shot selection is therefore of extreme importance. Sea and land breezes across the low laying terrain often affect playing conditions, making it an even more challenging course that demands your full concentration. Services & facilities The club house of Salgados offers everything golfers may need before or after an enjoyable round of golf, and the driving range is located nearby. Noteworthy The original marshland terrain is an absolute treasure-trove of rare birds which can be best observed at dawn and dusk. This particular experience of pure and unspoilt nature may compensate for the loss of some golf balls in one of the many water hazards.
Mercado mensal, Albufeira
Gipsy market in the municipality of Albufeira
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Location: Albufeira, Caliços
Feira de Velharias, Albufeira ( Caliços)
Largo do Mercado dos Caliços
Flea market in the municipality of Albufeira
Date: 2nd & 3rd Saturday of the month. Location: Albufeira, in front of the market hall in Caliços