Albufeira Car Hire

This once upon a time fishing village has expanded since the 1960s into a major holiday resort and now has over 12,000 permanent residents. The centre of Albufeira town changes its character after sunset with a plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs well suited for the young and families on a hard earned holiday. Albufeira is the most popular resort on the Algarve for package holidaymakers from the UK – so it can get lively !!. There is a good selection of lovely Albufeira sandy beaches which run both to the east and west from the town. Albufeira beaches include; Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo, Praia de Falésia, Praia de Galé, de Olhos d’Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, and Praia de São Rafael. Like all Algarve beaches they are kept beautifully clean and shelve gently into the sea, except nearer to the cliffs. Remember of course that this is the Atlantic and a gentle swell may be strong for young children, particularly in the smaller coves near the cliffs. Watersports (both motorised and non ) are available on some of these beaches.

There is a small museum of 15th and 17th century Ming ceramics and a Municipal art gallery that holds regular exhibitions during the season. A further addition to the town is a new Virtual Arqueológico Museum. There is also a new Marina of Albufeira witch is nearing completion on the west side of the town.

This new Shopping Center is located directly on the N125 (the main road which runs right along the Algarve) a few minutes drive from Albufeira, just near the village of Guia. It is well sign posted, but the entrance from the main road can be confusing. More than hundred shops and a supermarket occupy two levels. Upstairs there are several restaurants and there are sufficient parking slots available even at busy times. There is also a cinema complex and a bowling alley. Opening hours daily from 9am to 12pm. Next to Algarve Shopping is a large Nike Outlet Store.