Located in the centre of Albufeira, this beach can be crowded in the summer. There is a small port for fishing boats and departures for visiting the shoreline's caves. There are restaurants that serve typical dishes and nearby quite a lot of liveliness at night.
Built at the end of the 18th century, the main church has an imposing bell tower. On the high altar there is an 18th century valuable image of Our Lady of Conceição and a retable, painted by Albufeira's artist Samora Barros. On the side altars and in the sacristy, there are images dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
A sandy shell between cliffs with cal, good quality waters, where one can swim at ease. It has a high-priced restaurant that serves typical dishes and one of the most famous discos in the Algarve, the Locomia.
A beach with two different areas, with a blue flag on the eastern side. Located in between woods and cliffs, it is quite pleasant, with straw parasols for rental and a wider area. The sea is usually calm and the water is of good quality. There are small restaurants/bars.
The Municipal Museum of Archaeology is located in the building where, during the 80s, was the town hall. This space has areas of study, preservation, restoration and storing of the materials. There is also a small thematic library. The museum’s collection is deeply in touch with Albufeira’s history, from the most remote pre-historic days to the 17th century. The collection is divided in five thematic parts: pre-history, Roman period, Visigoth period, Islamic period and modern ages.
Occupied by the romans at the middle of the 2nd century aD, it was turned into a political and administrative centre. Conquered by the Moors in 713 it was then taken by the Portuguese crown in 1248. The castle was restored by Dom Dinis. The walls are of stucco with battlements and a watching path that leads to the watch tower. There are vestiges of parts of the walls, of the entrance tower and, inside, th ruins of a church with gothic and manuelin vestiges.
Located by the typical village of Olhos de Água, in the Algarve, this is a sandy shell taken mostly by the fishermen's boats and by many tourists. It has nice quality waters and curious submarine springs.