Destinations / Portugal / The Algarve / Albufeira
Albufeira, with its charming Moorish character, is an extremely popular Algarve holiday destination for Irish holidaymakers. Many of its buildings retain this exotic influence and the cobbled streets are simply charming. Probably the most well-known of the Algarve's seaside towns, this resort has universal appeal.
Old Town Albufeira
The Old Town in Albufeira is full of atmosphere and character. Day or night, the buzz here is infectious!
Fisherman's beach is picturesque with a cliff on each side protecting it and the old town just footsteps away. Between water activities and a long stretch of golden sand, it has everything to keep children of all ages amused.
On the other side of the Old Town, a contemporary marina brings everything up to date and adds bursts of colour to this town. The marina keeps Albufeira's fishing tradition alive as you can still see the fishermen mend their nets on colourful upturned boats.
Nightlife in Albufeira
As evening falls, the mosaic style streets of Albufeira come alive. The town square is buzzing with life from the surrounding bars, bistros and restaurants and the array of street entertainment and stalls. You can watch fado dancing, get a portrait drawing, braid your hair or sit, watch the world go by and soak up the atmosphere.
Albufeira Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
Distance: 46km from Faro Airport to Albufeira
You can get a shared shuttle from Faro Airport to Albufeira. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Faro Airport to Albufeira. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.