Located in the middle of the popular Algarve, Albufeira is only a short drive from Faro Airport so within 40 minutes or so you can be in your accommodation and getting ready to explore the area. Make sure you rent a car so you can visit all the attractions in this glorious region.
Make sure you arrive early to get the best spot so you can spend the day relaxing. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in some water sports so why not rent a boat or Jet Ski? Take a stroll around the old town and soak up the historic atmosphere before grabbing a bite to eat in a small café. You can also enjoy the fantastic nightlife at the many bars, restaurants, and clubs that Albufeira has to offer.
Discover the Algarve
There are lots of attractions in the area which make for fantastic family days out. Particular highlights are the Zoomarine Theme Park and the popular Aqualand Water Park, both of which are great fun. There are also numerous places where you can observe the local marine life. For example, you can take a dolphin watching trip from various locations along the coast.
Golf is hugely popular here and there are a number of golf clubs in the area. Amongst the most popular courses are Oceanico Faldo and Pestana Alto which are suitable for all standards of play.
Further afield you could take some time to visit the town of Portimao, just a short drive to the west. There are lots of sights here and the Fort of Santa Catarina is of particular interest. The historic fort has great views over the ocean so take some time to get some great photos. The town also has a stunning beach, beautiful marina, and the Algarve International Circuit race track.