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Destination guide

Sun-soaked days in Albufeira

Albufeira draws vacationers to its wide swaths of golden, sandy beaches, where sun-soaked days are spent lounging by the sea on the southern Algarve Coast of Portugal. Once a fishing village, the city now boasts a ton of amenities and family-friendly attractions along its colorful streets, from bustling shopping centers and tasty restaurants to golf courses, waterparks and zoos. When it's time to select your Albufeira vacation rental, you'll find an array of luxurious villas and cozy apartments await, many within walking distance of the best beaches, with sweeping views over the sparkling blue ocean and refreshing pools for cooling off on hot summer days.

Things to do

Uncovering the history of Albufeira

Though the streets of Albufeira are now full of modern amenities, the town has a fascinating past, preserved at spots like the Municipal Archaeological Museum, which presents a collection of artifacts and exhibits from the prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and modern eras of Portugal. The remains of castle walls can be spotted in the city, but head just outside of town to see Paderne, a 12th-century Moorish structure, once built of mud and sandstone, with a centuries-old church and Roman bridge among the ruins. Pack a picnic and enjoy the hilltop views.


Get out on the water in Albufeira

While it may be tempting to spend your entire vacation relaxing on the soft, sandy beaches of Albufeira, carve out some time to explore the waters beyond, where coastal vistas and a range of sea life await. Several tour providers are on hand to take you on catamaran cruises or high-speed boat rides, where you can admire the dramatic cliffs and caves along the spectacular coast line. When you get further out to sea, be on the lookout for the dolphins that swim in these waters. Some excursions provide an opportunity to jump in the sea for some snorkeling or paddle boarding, too.


Long summers in Albufeira

Summers in Albufeira draw vacationers to the pristine beaches, where golden sands are perfect for afternoon naps and enjoying gorgeous sunsets over the sea. Temperatures rise into the 80s during the peak of summer, so refreshing dips in the ocean are a must. If you visit during this time, choose an Albufeira vacation rental with a pool for fun-filled afternoons spent splashing around with the kids. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, opt for a stay in spring or fall, as afternoons still average temperatures in the 70s during May, June and October.

Natural features

Hitting the beach in Albufeira

Thanks to its coastal location, the local beaches are the best way to enjoy the outdoors in Albufeira. With a mild, year-round climate, there's no bad time to walk along the soft shores and watch the sun dancing on the waves. Falesia Beach's long strand of sand boasts a gorgeous backdrop of colorful cliffs in shades of red that contrast with the green ocean beyond, where you might spot sea creatures playing in the waves. Another popular spot, Fisherman's Beach, is just steps from downtown streets filled with shops and restaurants, and close to a number of Albufeira vacation rentals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Albufeira

The nearest airport is in Faro Intl. Airport (FAO), located 16.1 mi (26 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Portimao (PRM), which is 18.8 mi (30.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Albufeira - Ferreiras Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Albufeira?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Albufeira:

  • Around 40 miles from the center of Albufeira, you'll want to keep coming back to "Luxurious And Contemporary Villa With Heated Pool". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a dishwasher and a washing machine.
  • "Charming Villa With Heated Pool And Large Garden Near Sandy Beach" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, an oven, children's games and more. It's around 25 miles from Albufeira.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Albufeira vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Albufeira?

Punching above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Albufeira offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Close down your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact stays:

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "New 2022 Charming, Comfortable Tiny Home With Great Views Of Farm". Amenities at this hideaway in Lagoa e Carvoeiro include a garden and golf.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Tombstone Silver Nickel Cabin - "tiny House With A Big View". Situated in Tôr, this little gem comes with an oven and a washing machine.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Albufeira?

Your Monday to Friday will be much easier to face if you've got something wonderful set up for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Albufeira:

  • Book a few nights at "Flat Pé Na Praia Ocv - Ocean View", around 0.1 miles to the west of Albufeira, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend escape. You'll have nature hotspots like Faro downtown and Sao Miguel Peak on your doorstep and amenities like a beach view and a nearby beach to make the most of.
  • Another great option is "1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Minute Beach And History Center", which is around 0.1 miles west of Albufeira. When you're not relaxing in your rental making use of a porch and a nearby beach, be sure to visit Vale da Pinta Pestana Golf and Xorino Cave.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Albufeira?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to character, convenience and location. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Albufeira and experience the local culture:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Flat Pé Na Praia Ocv - Ocean View". Amenities including a nearby beach and a beach view help make guests feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Minute Beach And History Center", which comes with conveniences including a fridge and a nearby bay.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and sightsee, there's loads to keep you amused around Albufeira. Enjoy cultural attractions? Swing by Archaeological Museum of Faro and Museum of Sacred Art.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Albufeira?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Albufeira. Kick back for a night or two in a cool condo, a budget studio apartment or a home that'll fit the family. Whatever sort of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll find the perfect place with Vrbo. These are a few of our favorites:

  • Located close to the heart of Albufeira, "Flat Pé Na Praia Ocv - Ocean View" is great for a short and sweet break. While you're in the area, make sure you visit top attractions like Carmo Church and Faro Old Town.
  • Roll out of bed, make some breakfast and then plan what to see around "1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Minute Beach And History Center". Faro Marina and Hospital Faro are must-do's if you stay at this short-term vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Albufeira?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetie off for a few days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Albufeira:

  • Located around 25 miles from Albufeira, "Charming Villa With Heated Pool And Large Garden Near Sandy Beach" is an ideal place for adoring couples. A fireplace and beauty services are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Walk To Beaches And Marina. Large Townhouse In Quite 12 Unit Resort. Free Bikes - Atlantico Resort (Townhouse)" is another option that'll impress. It's about 8 miles from Albufeira and comes with a resort and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Albufeira?

You'll find some incredible mansions for rent in and around Albufeira. If you're looking for somewhere with plenty of room as well as wow factor galore, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Located around 8 miles to the east of Albufeira, "Portuguese Mansion Close To Marina" is the ideal place to relax in the lap of luxury. Amenities offered here include a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a few days at "New - Unique And Romantic Mansion". It's located approximately 17 miles to the west of Albufeira and comes with a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Albufeira?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Albufeira and get everybody together under one roof:

  • You'll have ample space to move around at "Vacation Specials". Around 1 mile north of Albufeira, this generously sized property has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a swimming pool and off-street parking options.
  • "Casey Villa, Pool, Wifi" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 1 mile to the east of Albufeira, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more memorable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Albufeira?

Whether you're hosting a big event like a wedding or a getaway with the special people in your life, we'll help you find the ideal space to fit your group. Corral your gang and check out these large vacation rentals in or near Albufeira:

  • "Massive Villa With Heatable Pool": With 13 bedrooms accommodating up to 50 people, there's space enough for everybody. You and your group will have access to a multitude of amenities including a kitchen and a water park.
  • "Luxury 15 Bedroom Quinta Por Do Sol Ideal For Large Groups Or Family Holidays": Offering the trifecta of space, comfort and privacy, this attractive home houses as many as 36 people in its 15 bedrooms. A kitchen and an ocean view will help keep your squad comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Albufeira?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Albufeira and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your flamingo floatie:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "Beach House Private Rooftop With Ocean View Ac". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a balcony and a dining table.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "The Dream House By The Sea". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of a separate dining area and a dining table.

Wondering what the weather is like in Albufeira? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Albufeira vacation rentals.

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