enemies/friends wrote:Anyone been to Albufeira?
Nice enough for a week of doing not very much?
I was there last year, its grand. The town itself is very, very touristy. Good for food and drink though. I was in a village a few miles out, nice and quiet. Use trip advisor when looking for grub and try to hit the back streets for a bit more of a quaint local vibe.
Edit: read the last page. If you want a touch classier try Vilamoura. Same region, bit nicer. Instead of English lager louts you get a load of middle aged Irish men in golf wear.
Was there last year too, and i'd go along with all this. There's two parts to Albufeira. There' the older windy pedestraian streets side of town, with all the touristy shops and stalls, grand for a walk around.
And there's the strip, which is a short bus ride away. Thats where all the pubs and clubs and free shots on the doors are. Knocked a great messy night or two out of that.
very resorty, but great rooms/suites for a great price.
You can get boat trips that go up the coast and in and out of some caves and that, but all in all there's not a massive amount to do in Albuferia. But i happily spent a week ad a bit drinking by the pool, and reading a book.
Villa Moura is much nicer too look at, marina with a lot of big boats, a big golf destination. Middle aged men holiday heaven as eucric said.
The whole of the algrave is all a bit meh. It is what it is i supose, a sunshine holiday destination.