Albufeira is known as the Gateway to The Algarve and is located in the middle of the south coast of Portugal. From its historic beginnings under the Romans, who named the city Baltum, Albufeira has grown into the favourite holiday destination it is today. Blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate and the two main sandy beaches of Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's beach) and Praia do T'nel (Tunnel beach), Albufeira is the biggest tourist destination in the Algarve.
The resort caters for holidaymakers of all ages and there is always something to please everybody. The vibrant and exciting nightlife is found in an area the locals call The Stip - Areias de Sao Joao and is packed full of bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. The old town of Albureira is much quieter and more relaxing, and is particularly suitable for those seeking to explore the local culture, traditions and history of this delightful city. Sightseeing should include the Marina, the many old Churches, the Castle Walls, Xorino Cave and the Bell Tower.
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