Albufeira is a resort that caters to people of all ages with all interests. It is a perfect resort for touring and there is something for everyone to try. The transfer time from Faro airport is around 1 hour meaning you have plenty of time to look at the surrounding scenery as well as well gaining an understanding of the location of your resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. There are seven beaches in Albufeira. Many are backed with picturesque cliffs and covered in golden sands. Some are also manned by lifeguards. You will find both self-catering apartments and 3-4-star hotels in Albufeira. You will find half-board and all-inclusive in many of the hotels.
Albufeira is home to some brilliant water sports. These include windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, water-skiing, paragliding, jet-skiing, sailing and fishing. You can also hire pedalloes at some of the beaches. A popular choice with both adults and children is the large marine park. Here you will see dolphins, walruses, sea lions, swimming pools and fair rides. Many of the holiday complexes also have their own sporting facilities so you will always find something to do. Aqualand is a popular choice with many rides and swimming pools to choose from. Golf is popular in the resort with first-class courses that are perfect for everyone from beginners to experts. There are also plenty of excursions for you to try, such as a tour along the coast of Spain, going on a Jeep safari or heading to Lisbon for some historic monuments and shopping.
Albufeira has a number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. These include Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, British, French, Japanese and a lot of seafood. There is also a lot of fast food available in some areas. There is plenty of nightlife in Albufeira with a number of bars, pubs and several nightclubs. Many of the hotels also have evening entertainment programmes. There are many shops in Albufeira offering art such as oil paintings as well as jewellery, ceramics, clothing, crafts and food. The buses that operate in Albufeira will take you anywhere on the Algarve until early evening. Taxis are also available and some people also choose car hire.
The weather in Albufeira is what attracts to many people each year. The summers in Albufeira are long and dry with winters continuing to stay mild with limited rainfall. July and August are the hottest months in Albufeira with average temperatures reaching 30°C. You will also find up to 12 hours of sunshine a day meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy the day. The coastal breezes tend to keep the temperatures slightly lower to enable you to feel more comfortable in the heat. The spring and autumn is still warm with temperatures at 17-19°C. The coldest winter months are January and December although the temperature is till at around 15°C. There is also still around 6 hours of sunshine a day. From November to March is when most of the rainfall comes however on average there are only around 50 days of rainfall a year.