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Restaurants/bars in Albufeira
Albufeira Central Algarve Portugal,Albufeira is a main district in Central Algarve, it is one of the most popular places to visit for young families and single youngsters due to the fact of its night life with it many bars and restaurants , but it also holds many places of interest to visit for those who are looking beyond nightclubs, with museums and churches ,galleries and flea markets. It is a main tourist destination, due its coastal location. It is a 35 minute drive from the main airport of Faro.
Within its parishes are also within close proximity of Albuferia are Guia a very quaint village that has become well known for it celebrated medal and award winning wines the winery owned by Sir Cliff Richard,( Adega do Cantor )also nearby is Ferreiras , Olhos de Aqua and Paderne with its Castle, The architecture of Albufeira ranges from typically Algarvian narrow streets with pale white and sometimes tiled houses to very modern tourist developments. The apartments near the newly built marina they can be seen from many parts of Albuferia due to the bright vivid colours of pinks, blues, and yellows, dubbed "Legoland" by the locals.
The nightlife on "The Strip", located near the Montechoro section of Albufeira, proves especially popular during the summer with all ages, especially the younger tourists. Going down "The Strip", the most popular bars often stay open until 4-6am
Nightclubs, cafes and snack bars are abundant. Since 2011 the prices have been reduced considerably due to the European recession. Everything is a bit more expensive with a Galao ( Lartay style coffee)always served in a glass. can still be €2.50 where as inland it would normally be 0.90 cents, but meals are often very cheap from as little as €4.50 for mixed grill or omelette and chips in the many snack bars, but expect to pay around €15 per head for a restaurant meal off the menu.Albufeira has everything you could want for a holiday without the need for car hire,but those wanting to see the real Algarve have a good choice of excursions and buses covering the whole of the Algarve
Albufeira old town has a more relaxed feel and has a pretty central square decorated with trees and colourful shrubs with may street cafés and restaurants for a quiet meal or a cool drink. The streets leading off the square offer all sorts with clothes shops, leather goods gift shops, street stalls and many mini supermarkets for daily necessities.
Town Tourist Office - Information Albufeira 289 585 279
If parking make sure you park in a legal area, often in the summer month you will find beggars trying to give you a parking space in return for a few cents or a euro
The main square has been known in the past for the selling of drugs,as well a type of time share scratch card these are illegal and should be avoided,
Albufeira council has employed many security guards to patrol the areas as well as a good police presence and figures show that in 2010 street crime has fallen dramatically making Albufeira a safer place
Main Square old town
Many restaurants & bars
Old town beach bay