Things to Do in Albufeira

Things to Do in Albufeira, Portugal - Albufeira Attractions

Things to Do in Albufeira


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  • Exiled_rider
    Calgary, Canada35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and relaxing. Good access with wooden stairs and benches along the way but you need to have reasonable mobility and strength. There are reasonable priced loungers with umbrellas for rent at the bottom of the stairs if you don't want to carry yours down.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • Kevin C
    Cramlington, UK152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited here for the day while on holiday in Portugal. Its a lovely place, great animal shows (the dolphin show was the best we have seen), loads of rides for young and old. Loved the dhino rapids. And plenty of food options. Lovely little beach and smimming area. And a great little picnic area. With entertainment happening while you were there. The big wheel gives you great views at the top. If your in Portugal its a must visit!.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Shhalgarve.com
    Albufeira, Portugal4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    taking my mind off the busy life and enjoying the ride! One of the activities that are organised all year round!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK2,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can see them primarily in the two small coves sandwiched between Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas. Most of the reviews already posted on this listing are not for the springs but specifically about the two beaches Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, both of which have their own Trip Advisor listings under beaches. The one with the beach huts is Praia dos Olhos de Água for example.
    The small cove that takes its name from the springs Olheiros de Água Doce is a small, sheltered cove which is accessed by a large black wooden staircase entered from the road just before the Tui Blue Falecia hotel. It is not the staircase shown on the photographs as this is the one for the Praia do Barranco das Belharucas next door which leads from the 3HB Falecia Garden and the Porto Bay Falecia hotels.
    This particular cove is a lovely, sheltered spot but with no facilities and no shade, so if intending to spend some time here make sure you bring what you need and especially a beach umbrella. The sea is lovely and it’s safe to swim here, but you will need to step over rocks to get in the sea here, unlike the two larger public beaches either side.
    The small sister cove next door is known as Praia dos Cruz as is equally as nice. You can climb and scramble over the separating rock cliff between the two, but it’s not straight forward, and Praia dos Cruz is probably better accessed from the Miradouro da Praia dos Olhos de Água, the lookout point at the eastern end of Praia dos Olhos de Água.
    You have probably gathered it by now anyway, but just to confirm, neither of these two small coves are suitable for those with mobility issues. For wheelchair users Praia dos Olhos de Água is probably the best, but there are still issues with this one.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • KTB
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Obsolutely lovely secluded spot..could and would spend a day here easily. If only we were here longer and weather hadn't changed.
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • Nicole W
    Manchester, UK32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on a family holiday here and we loved it!
    The guys who run the water sports hut were so lovely too. So many options from jet skiing, paragliding etc. Good prices too!

    The beach was so clean and had plenty of food and shop options available too. Would definitely go back every chance i can.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • kirsteen r
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful,I so enjoyed a non overcrowded day at this beach , went for a walk along it took longer than I thought but was just lovely
    Will go again
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK2,815 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the same way that the Costa’s are not representative of the true Spain, the Algarve and Albefuira in particular, is not representative of the true Portugal.
    The historic centre does give you a glimpse, but you need to search it out away from the tourist focussed sections and If your experience of the Old Town is just the central square and it’s surrounding streets with its tourist tackiness and lack of culture, then I can understand some of the reviews below.
    However you have to explore a bit further to find the remaining untouched bits. You are looking for the streets between the Porta do Norte and the Portas Da Villa Antiquity Bar, and if you need a Google reference point then I would suggest to use the Três Coroas restaurant or the Capela da Misericórdia and then explore the streets surrounding these. Then the area around the clock tower and the Catholic Church Igreja Matriz de Albufeira is worth exploring also.
    If you want to escape from the bland bar scene then these areas are nice to explore during the day.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK2,815 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent area of fine sand located at the bottom of the escalators from the elevated view point. It combines with the beach next to it, Praia de Peneco to form the main beach area for the Old Town. Several sun bed rental areas along its length and if walk to the far end you can always take the Elevator do Peneco back up to the Old Town itself.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • AM
    Galway, Ireland17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go, enjoy, swim, experience the beauty, there is a cute on-beach café/bar. If you like collecting unusual shells🐚 this place is for you!
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • BrookeMorales
    London, UK1,812 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice shopping centre near Albufaira. Mostly open air style, with many stores , clothing, shoes, jewelry etc..a big supermarket, cinema and a food court. You have a few stores here that you won't find in the MAR shopping mall. E.g The Body Shop..
    Written October 13, 2023
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  • Lorraine K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was super cute and more amazing than expected. We booked last minute the night before and there were no issues.
    Everyone was very welcoming and I had a great time with my friend. The tour was informative as was the wine tasting. A family run business with impeccable attention to detail and care for sustainability.

    We opted for the lunch (usually available for 4 people during off season) and there was plenty of food and delicious!
    I would highly recommend going here the wine was amazing along with the experience!!
    Written February 23, 2024
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