Best Things To Do in Albufeira, Portugal

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  • Zoomarine Algarve- One of the most important tourist attractions in Albufeira.
  • Praia da Falesia
  • Praia Gale
  • Olhos de Agua Beach
  • Parque Aventura - Albufeira
  • Praia dos Pescadores
  • Montechoro Strip- a scenic place to visit in Albufeira.
  • Praia do Oura
  • Praia Sao Rafael

Other Places to see in Albufeira:

  • Albufeira Riding Centre
  • Hot Wheels Raceway
  • Avenida da Liberdade
  • Clock Tower
  • Xorino Cave
  • Sant'Ana Church

Below we have a list of things to do in Albufeira and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Albufeira getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Albufeira with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Albufeira

Here is the list of things to do in Albufeira and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Zoo Marine Algarve

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    Zoo Marine Algarve

    Zoo, Water Park, Aquarium, Educational Site

    Often touted as the biggest attraction around Albufeira, the Zoo Marine Algarve water park is situated in Guia, a couple of kilometres from the city. Block a whole day in your roster for this park! It offers you much more than the average water park experience with a myriad tropical fish, seals, sharks and dolphins as well as tropical birds and birds of prey from across the globe showcased here...Read more
  2. Praia Da Falesia

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    Praia Da Falesia

    Bar, Beach, Golf Course, Walking Area

    The Praia da Falesia, a magnificent 8-kilometre-long beach, boasts of golden sands, transparent waters and a rolling sky marking the horizon, in uncanny resemblance of the generic escapist postcard. A relaxing getaway, this beach is fringed with spectacular orange-red cliffs (from which it gets its name, ‘falesia’ meaning cliffs) and comes with poignant sunset. Clean and impressivel...Read more
  3. Olhos De Agua Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Water Sport, Nature

    The Olhos de Agua beach is just made for those who love running, especially in the wee hours when it is generally empty. Fishing boats mark one end of this exquisite beach, as pristine in the day as it is beautiful by night. The waters are inviting and clear, shallow enough for some idle frolicking a fair distance from the shore. Another reason this is a great beach for families as there are a ...Read more
  4. Montechoro Strip

    Bar, Beach, Food And Drinks, Coffee House

    Dissected by the main road to Albufeira, the Montechoro Strip runs from the Hotel Montechoro right until the beach. This is the ‘north strip’ with the southern one falling in Areias de Sao Joao. Catering mainly to Irish/English tourists, the Montechoro strip is bustling with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, designer boutiques and wine shops. The potential for people-watching is imme...Read more
  5. Praia Do Oura

    Bar, Walking Area, Restaurant, Old Town

    A charming seaside town on the Algarve coast in southern Portugal, Praia d’Oura is speckled with quiet bars and excellent restaurants serving fresh seafood, all of which can be enjoyed overlooking the sea. A mere 20-minute walk from the old town of Albufeira, Praia d’Oura is the place for you if you are looking for a timeless beach experience where the peace is resounding and vibe o...Read more
  6. Praia Gale

    Bar, Beach, Cave, Walking Area

    Praia Gale is actually a continuation of the beach at Armacao, about 4km west of the old town of Albufeira. The beach itself is on a small headland, spanning about 5km with a few bars and restaurants. The sand here is soft and golden, very safe for families with young children. The western part is wide and open and walking towards the west features a view of the Nature reserve of Salgados on yo...Read more
  7. Parque Aventura

    Outdoors, Beach, Trail, Park

    Located in Santa Eulalia, near Santa Eulalia Beach, the Parque Aventura is an adventure park dedicated to outdoor recreational activities. These include rope courses and a paintball field with an area of 2500 square metres, including several natural and artificial objects in it. This rooftop acrobat park is a perfect place to have fun in communion with nature while imbibing a set of life skills...Read more
  8. Praia Sao Rafael

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    Praia Sao Rafael

    Beach, Cave, Bridge, Walking Area

    Come away from the maddening crowd to Praia Sao Rafael, one of the more secluded beaches with fine, silky sand serenaded by golden, limestone cliffs that arc over the waters to form little coves. Located about 4km west of the town of Albufeira, the beach has a lot of limestone rock formations on the beach itself, a result of years of corrosion that have resulted in fascinating shapes. Some popu...Read more
  9. Albufeira Riding Centre

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    Albufeira Riding Centre

    Beach, Entertainment

    Enough with the beaches already! The Algarve coast is dotted with numerous sandy beauties, and the Albufeira Riding Centre, or Vale Navio, is the perfect place to come to, to take a breather away from shore. The owner, Georgie, is British and has a qualification from the British Horse Society and also has Portuguese qualifications in tourism riding and has competed in England and Portugal both....Read more
  10. Hot Wheels Raceway

    Go Carting, Entertainment, Race Track, Adventure Sport

    The Hot Wheels Raceway in Albufeira is the place for you if you’re looking for a little bit of an adrenaline rush. Very popular with families and stag do’s alike, this is touted as the fastest track in the Algarve, well known for its hairpin curves as well as the long straight challenging you to successfully pull off overtaking your competitors. Rev up your engines and buckle down, ...Read more
  11. Sant'ana Church

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark

    The old town of Albufeira has a long and riveting history behind, a part of which constitutes this 18th-century church, every nuance in its architecture speaking volumes for the seasons it has weathered. The Sant’Ana Church is a quite a feat of architecture, with its intricately-patterned ceiling and pinnacles contributing to the sense of an enduring faith. There are also hints of the Moo...Read more
  12. Clock Tower

    Landmark, Observatory, Tower, Architecture

    The Clock Tower of the old city of Albufeira, also known as Torre do Relogio, is one of the major landmarks in the city. Originally a part of one of the castle towers, the view from the top of the beach and the North Atlantic Ocean beyond is breathtaking. The tower stands on top of a Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora along with some remains of an ancient castle wall, and despite its age, continues to ch...Read more
  13. Xorino Cave

    Cave, View Point, Adventure, Town

    The Xorino Cave gets its name from a curious story that states that when it rains, it appears as though the cave is crying. This is also the cave where the Moors took refuge in the 13th century following the Christian re-conquest of the town of Albufeira. Today, the cave is a beautiful place to visit in the summers when the tide is low enough for boats to sail through, and if you’re lucky...Read more
  14. Avenida Da Liberdade

    Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Street Food

    This is a beautiful place with a plethora of bars and restaurants.
  15. Mercado Municipal Dos Calicos


    Mercado Municipal Dos Caliços is the place where you would be able to get your hands on fresh food items. Local merchants set up stalls and sell a wide variety of items here. The market is small but vibrant and everything right from squid to octopus, fresh fish to local agricultural products, freshly baked bread to fruits, olives and so much more can be found here. The environment here a...Read more

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  • has anyone stayed at Patroves Albufeira. as i am booked to stay there in June

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    • I haven't stayed at Patroves, Albufeira but you can consider contacting the villa in case of any queries regarding your stay. 

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  • is it safe in albufeira to walk around as we are going in june.

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    • I don' think it is any dangerous to walk around in Albufeira. The clifftop walks may require you to be cautious but otherwise, it is quite safe to walk around. I suggest you ask the locals as they would be the best source of information. 

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