Self service launderettes are not common in Portugal. Albufeira does have at least three in town itself.

Self Service laundries/launderettes

Lavomatique self service - up the two sets of steps next to McDonalds.

Open daily 0800 - 2200.

This has nine washing machines of various sizes and four big dryers. Take a lot of coins with you, besides coins it does take some note denominations. One central payment machine to activate washing machines dryers and washing powder.  (McDonalds is almost opposite the Brisa Sol hotel and within walking distance of Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa, Paladim, Solaqua, Real Belavista etc etc.)

Aldeia da Roupa Branca - at the Montechoro and  'strip' end of town, see below

Open daily 0800 - 2200

Six machines of various sizes, four dryers. Also offers an ironing service.

This one is located on the Avenida dos Descobrimentos, about 100 metres west of the traffic lights where the 'strip' crosses it, near the bus shelters and is among the various shops and restaurants there.

Wash Station Laundromat at Parque Corcovada. In the shops around the corner from Roberto's (formerly Rei dos Frangos) chicken takeway between the two roundabouts.

Open daily 0900 - 2100. Five washing machines and two driers.  Also offers service washes.

Farol de Baleeira Marine Service Centre - at the Albufeira Marina, lower level by Sharky's Bar HAS CLOSED DOWN

Service Laundries and dry cleaners.

These are inexpensive and efficient. They are not open on Saturday afternoons, Sundays or Holidays unless listed. Many require pre-payment.

Lavandaria 5 á Sec (below the Lavomatique place above and thus one floor above McDonalds)

open 0900 - 2000 weekdays, 0900 - 1300 Saturdays.

Not sure of the name of it but there is a self service laundry facing the Bombay Palace Indian  restaurant just before the Worms roundabout (coming from The Strip side) on Avenida Doscobrimentos(main dual carriageway from The Strip to Old Town)

Lavandaria Nelly, Rua Coronel Aguas, 35A. This is near the Rocamar and Belver Boavista Hotels.


Lavandaria Cerro Grande - within the Cerro Grande Centro Comercial behind the Arte Bar. Close to 'Windmill Hill' etc.

0900 - 1300 and 1500 - 1800 weekdays, 0900 - 1300 Saturdays.

Lavandaria Ultra Seco, Caliços - this is above and behind the Ali Supermarket opposite the health centre. Close to Eden Resort and Caliços area. Opening hours unknown 

Lavandaria Preto & Branco ,  Areias Sao Joao, Rua Alexandre Herculano No 24  This is situated just off The Strip on the street . just higher up from where the Post Office & Kilt & Kelt Bar are. Opening hours: Mon - Sat:09:00-19:00

Continente/Modelo Shopping centre, Avenida dos Descobrimentos

There is a service laundry and dry cleaners inside the Continente/Modelo shopping centre. Open every day. Within an easy walk of many major hotels eg Brisa Sol, Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa, Solaqua, Cerro Branco, Paladim, Paraiso

Lavandaria Victor - Rua Miguel Torga near Ondamar Hotel, almost opposite Valmangude Jardim and 3 minutes walk  from Paraiso de Albufeira. Open 0900 - 1900 daily except Sundays and Holidays.

Guia - Lavandaria Gota d'Agua, Estrada da Albufeira. This is between the two roundbouts not far from the indoor market and the primary school. Open weekdays 0900 - 1300 and 1500 - 1830 also open Saturday mornings.

Vale de Parra - along the road towards Guia at the top of the hill opposite the supermarket there is Lavandaria Ricobaú. Open 0900 - 1800 weekdays.

Close to the roundabout with the cart on it, in the centre of the village, is Lavandaraia Serlave. Open 0900 - 1500 and 1600 - 1830 weekdays, 0900 - 1300 Saturdays. Observed in 2015 to be closed January 'for holidays'.

Açoteais - Lavandaria Algarva, at the Mira Parque Residencial (hotel) on the main road, not far from the Falésia Hotel and Sheraton Pine Cliffs.Opening hours unknown.