Welcome to Albufeira


But even if this isn't your sort of place, don't give up on Albufeira – it has good transport links to lovely beaches, such as Praia da Galé to the west, there are heaps of activities to enjoy and there's a relaxed holiday atmosphere away from the British pubs. To explore the pretty inland villages and the area’s high-quality restaurants, you will need your own transport.


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Albufeira activities

$41.24 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Albufeira

Visit the grottos or sit back and relax on the deck. Returning to Albufeira the boat travels away from the coast to begin the dolphin search. Keep your eyes on the water surface for the playful schools regularly spotted in these waters. The most common species seen are common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

$25.92 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

'Leaozinho' Pirate Ship Cruise from Albufeira

Half Day Cruise with Caves - 3.5 hours Cruise into the Atlantic, as the sails are set as you head westward along the cliffs and sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo and Praia da Gale. Pass the fisherman's village of Armacao de Pera, the rock chapel Senhora da Rocha and reach the beaches of Marina and Benagil.You will stop for free time to try your hand at fishing, visit the caves or have a swim in the warm, clear water. You may prefer to relax on deck with a drink from the "Pirate Bar" which offers a variety of beverages (beer, water and soft drinks). Returning to the Albufeira, keep your eyes open on the lookout for dolphins which will sometimes swim near to the boat. Captain Hook Cruise - 2 hoursCruise into the Atlantic under motor and head westward along the cliffs and sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo and Praia da Gale. All eyes are on the ocean surface in search of the friendly local dolphins. A short stop will be made to allow time for a quick swim before setting sail for the return trip to Albufeira.

$35.34 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Algarve Countryside and Villages Jeep Safari

Discover a hidden Algarve aboard a 4wd Jeep "off the beaten tracks" in the Algarve countryside. This tour highlights the most beautiful landscapes, regional architecture and gastronomical tastes of Algarve. One of the can't-miss experiences of this tour is the gastronomical tasting of honey, and licours as well as the visit of an old firewater distillery and tasting of the famous Medronho drink. Discover a hidden Algarve aboard a 4wd Jeep "off the beaten tracks" in the Algarve countryside. Visit the ancient villages, Arab castles, waterfalls, spectacular / stunning scenery, passing streams and knowing the customs and traditions of rustic villages with a highly professional guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape. The tour includes: Amazing views; Spectacular / stunning scenery; stop at a beautiful waterfall for a swim in crystal clear water; a friendly guide; visit a small moorish farm to taste the famous firewater – medronho, liqueurs and honey; explanation about the cork process, pickup and drop off transportation.

$56.55 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Jeep Safari in Algarve

Discover a hidden Algarve aboard a 4wd Jeep "off the beaten tracks" in the Algarve countryside.Visit the ancient villages, Arab castles, waterfalls, spectacular / stunning scenery, passing streams and knowing the customs and traditions of rustic villages with a highly professional guide, who knows all about the local history, nature, lifestyle and landscape.The tour includes: Lunch, Amazing views; Spectacular / stunning scenery; stop at a beautiful waterfall for a swim in crystal clear water; a friendly guide; visit a small moorish farm to taste the famous firewater – medronho, liqueurs and honey; explanation about the cork process, pickup and drop off transportation.

$41.24 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Albufeira Dreamer Boat Trip

Enjoy the beautiful Algarve coastline with its caves and rock formations, where only this boat, due to its manoeuvrability, can provide you the greatest thrills and excitement.                                                                                       The dolphin watching will be accompanied by one of our marine biologists, who will promptly provide you with the necessary information about this wonderful species. The dolphins are wild animals, the supplier does not always guarantee its observation.

$21.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Albufeira City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Often thought of as the jewel in the Algarve’s crown, Albufeira has culture, history, sights and beaches by the bucket load. The lofty arches and elegant architecture in the Old Town hark back to Albufeira’s Moorish roots, and the pristine city beaches and parks are all world class. Throughout your adventure on a City Sightseeing Albufeira bus tour, passengers will experience beautiful sea views as the tour approaches the coastal line, as well as access to countless points of interest! Furthermore, you can discover all you need to know about the beautiful town of Albufeira from the on-board audio commentary, accessible in many languages! The first tour stop, the Rua do Municipio, is conveniently located around many shops and eateries, so if you’re waiting for the next tour there’s plenty to keep you occupied! Hop-on as the tour continues to attractions including the Santa Eulalia Beach, where you can hop-off to enjoy a spot of sunbathing or simply admire the views from the bus’s top-deck. Next up is the Pau de Banderia, which is arguably Albufiera’s most impressive viewpoint – hop-off here and visit the attraction to enjoy high-up views of the Old Town and the coast. Dive into the culture of the city at the Mercado, hop-off and enjoy tasting traditional Portuguese cuisine and beverages or find the perfect memento to take home! One of the most picturesque spots worthy of exploring is the Old Town, hop-off and enjoy this village’s gothic-style architectures, cobbled streets and some of Albufiera’s oldest structures. The full list of tour stops along the route are: Rua do Municipio, Strip Santa Eulália, Oura, Inatel, Pau da Bandeira Câmara Municipal Mercado Herdade dos Salgados Salgados Praia dos Salgados Lagoa Monte da Galé Galé Castelo Evaristo São Rafael Marina de Albufeira Rua 1 de Dezembro Avenida da Liberdade (Centro Antigo)