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Albufeira is the main district in central Algarve. One of the most popular places to visit for young families, and single youngsters, due to the fact of the night life with many bars and restaurants. Albufeira holds many places of interest to visit for those who are looking beyond nightclubs. With Museums, Churches, Galleries and Flea Markets. Albufeira remains the main tourist destination for central Algarve due to coastal location. Just a 35 minute drive from the main airport of Faro.The parishes within proximity of Albufeira are Guia, a quaint village that has become well known for celebrated medal and award winning wines. The winery owned by Sir Cliff Richard, (Adega do Cantor). Nearby are Ferreira’s, Olhao de Aqua, and Paderne with a Castle sitting on the top of the village? Architecture of Albufeira ranges from typically Algarvian narrow streets with pale white and sometimes tiled houses, to modern tourist developments. Apartments near the newly built marina can be seen from many parts of Albufeira due to the bright vivid colours of pinks, blues, and yellows. Dubbed "Legoland" by the locals. Nightlife on the strip located near the Montechoro section of Albufeira, proves popular during the summer with all ages, especially the younger tourists. Going towards the strip the most popular bars often stay open until 4-6: am.
Nightclubs, cafes, and snack bars are abundant. since 2011 the prices have reduced due to the European recession. Everything is more expensive with a Galao (Lartay style coffee) always served in a tall glass can be €2.50. Since inland it costs around €0.90 cents. Meals are often cheaper from as little as €4.50 for mixed grill or omelette & chips, in the many snack bars. But expect to pay around €15 per head for a restaurant meal off the main menu.
Albufeira has everything you could want for a holiday, without the need for car hire,
those wanting to see the real Algarve have a good choice of excursions with buses covering the whole of the Algarve. Albufeira old town has a more relaxed feeling, and has a central square decorated with trees and colourful shrubs. With many street cafes, bars, and restaurants for a quiet meal or a cool drink. The streets leading off the square offer many sorts with clothes shops, leather goods gift shops, street stalls and many mini supermarkets for daily necessities. On the outskirt of Albufeira to the east is Olhos d Aqua. It bears a similar resemblance to Albufeira more popular with the older generation, having many four star hotels and plentiful restaurants.
Beach through the tunnel
Parade of bars/restaurants