I have been reading lots on these pages this past week and I feel like I still havent really 'understood' Albufeira - if that makes any kind of sense??lol Albufeira looks huge - is it broken down into different areas? I keep reading about places and then I realise they are a 'part' of Albufeira! (I think!) I have grasped the 'strip' and the 'old town' but are there different beaches or is it all 'Fishermans beach'? We are staying in the Solario Sao Jose - what part of Albufeira would that be classed as?
Is there a promenade area (as in Spanish Costas) where we can stroll along or does everything happen on the strip or old town in the evening? I watched a you tube video of the old town and it wasnt really what I was expecting!lol I thought it was a quaint cobbled area and the lively bit was the strip but the video showed it heaving with people!! We are traveling with our 3 young children so dont want to be in the thick of the action!lol Would there be a less busy area we could head to in the evening?
I hope this all makes sense??!! I am grateful for any advise (infact I am trying to decide if we should hire a car - but thats a whole other post!haha)