Shopping, nightlife and chicken piri piri
If you’re looking for a little bit of culture, then head into nearby Silves, with historic settlements and an imposing castle offering an insight into the history of this fascinating area. Albufeira is a golfer’s paradise with 12 excellent courses nearby, some championship standard with many people choosing this reason alone to spend their holidays in Albufeira, and making it the ideal destination for last minute golf holidays to Europe.
Shopping, of course, is another favourite pastime for many and Albufeira won’t disappoint, with everything from souvenirs and beachwear to designer handbags. The Gypsy Flea market hits town twice a month on a Tuesday and offers the chance to haggle for locally made jewellery and colourful pottery. Nightlife in Albufeira is really whatever you want to make it, there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants offering family fun, live music and karaoke singing, with the party atmosphere of Montechoro close to hand and a Casino in Vilamoura if you are feeling lucky.
Restaurants offer varied menus with plenty of English choices, but the favoured dishes here are grilled sardines, lobster, octopus and the famous chicken piri piri. Accommodation is extremely good value for money, with hotel board options, self catering apartments and pretty white washed villas stretching back from the beach. Strict building rules have ensured that Albufeira has remained a very pretty resort, and families, couples, the young party crowd and golfers flock back year after year, whichever kind of holiday you are looking for, Albufeira will certainly fit the bill. Book late deals and last minute holidays to Albufeira online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Places to Visit
Slide and Splash
– Considered to be one of the biggest and best water parks in Europe, Slide and Splash has something for all ages from the Black Hole and Kamikaze for the daredevils to smaller slides and splash areas for the little ones.
– Located in the town of Guia, a few kilometres from Albufeira, the whole family can enjoy a day out at Zoomarine with its water slides and pools, sea lions and sharks, parrots and birds of prey, but the star of the show, has to be the chance to swim with the dolphins!
4×4 Jeep Safari
– Take an exhilarating jeep safari through the Algarve’s stunning countryside. This all terrain trip will take you off the beaten track through rivers, over hills and past fig, orange and eucalyptus groves. Stop at a traditional village for lunch before heading back to base. Not one for the feint hearted as the terrain can get quite rough.