Albufeira, a stunning holiday destination in Portugal’s Algarve region, offers a variety of unique areas to stay, each with its own distinct charm and atmosphere. Whether you’re planning a family getaway, a lively party holiday, or a relaxing beach escape, Albufeira has something for everyone. 

We have some lovely properties in and around Albufeira, making your stay even more special in this stunning part of Portugal. 

Which Part of Albufeira is Best?

Old Town: Historical Sites

The Old Town of Albufeira is a perfect choice for families seeking a traditional holiday experience. With its cobbled streets, winding alleys, boutique shops, and traditional cafes and restaurants, the Old Town retains the charm and traditions that first made it popular with visitors decades ago. 

The heart of the old town is the Jardim Público de Albufeira, where you can find open-air restaurants, cafes, and bars. The Old Town is also home to historical sites like the Sant’Ana Church and the Museum of Sacred Art.

Areias de São João (The Strip): Lively Nightlife

For those looking for a lively nightlife scene, Areias de São João, also known as “The Strip,” is the place to be. This area is popular with groups of friends, stag and hen parties, and anyone seeking a party atmosphere. The Strip is busiest in June, July, and August, but you can still find a bustling nightlife scene even in the low season. 

With its concentration of bars, reasonably priced restaurants, shops, tattoo parlours, nightclubs, and fast food outlets, The Strip has an “adult” feel to it.

Montechoro: Family-Friendly Accommodation

Montechoro, located at the north end of “The Strip,” offers a quieter atmosphere while still being close to the nightlife. This area is popular with budget travellers, thanks to its wide range of reasonably priced accommodation options. Montechoro has a feeling of space, with municipal gardens and green areas separating the buildings.

Oura: Beach Lovers’ Paradise

For beach lovers and families, the Oura area of Albufeira is an excellent choice. This area is close to the coast and boasts a beautiful cove beach. Oura has a wide choice of restaurants, cafes, and shops, making it the best place to stay in Albufeira for anyone wanting to experience a beach holiday.

Olhos de Água: Traditional Fishing Village

Those seeking a more low-key holiday should consider staying in Olhos de Água. This traditional fishing village has quaint cobbled streets and a golden beach still home to fishing boats and huts. 

Olhos de Água has a large expat community and is favoured by older visitors and families wanting a relaxing holiday while still being close to the hustle and bustle of the new town of Albufeira.

Albufeira Marina: Modern Development and Boat Trips

Lastly, Albufeira Marina is a recently developed area to the west of Albufeira old town. The Marina is known for its distinctive candy-coloured buildings and is a popular spot for boat trips along the coast. 

In addition to boat trips, the Marina offers a charming atmosphere with little touches like brightly coloured dolphin statues and a go-kart track.

Algarve Villa Selection: Your Perfect Holiday Accommodation in Albufeira

No matter which part of Albufeira you choose, Algarve Villa Selection has a fantastic range of villa rentals to suit your needs. Our villa rentals in Albufeira are carefully selected to ensure that you have the best possible holiday experience. 

Get in touch today – our knowledgeable team is always on hand to help you find the perfect villa and assist with any questions you may have about your holiday. 

Algarve Villa Selection has a range of properties across the Algarve to suit everyone. Visit our properties page to see our portfolio of Algarve Villas and apartments. 

Contact us today and have a little sunshine to look forward to.

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