Exploring Albufeira

Located on the coast, about 36 kilometres west of Faro, Albufeira is synonymous with tourism and features some of southern Portugal’s best beaches. The region was once a fishing village, and it still holds something of its classic character. A labyrinth of steep, narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and fishermen’s cottages leading down to the astonishing beaches is what the town of Albufeira looks like.

 

The city’s original Arabic name, Al-Buhera means “castle on the sea” and there are some beautiful Moorish arches in the towers. Modern Albufeira is, nonetheless, the Algarve’s tourism capital, a thriving centre with hotels, restaurants and stores.

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Exploring Albufeira

Transportation

A major transport point from and to the town is the Albufeira Terminal Rodoviário (the provincial busses terminal). Albufeira links the main cities along the Algarve by Trans Rapido Express buses and Carreiras Interurbanas, which run along the coastal villages longer and slower. You can also get the bus, operated by Giro Bus Network which serves the entire town with four separate colored routes.
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A major transport point from and to the town is the Albufeira Terminal Rodoviário (the provincial busses terminal). Albufeira links the main cities along the Algarve by Trans Rapido Express buses and Carreiras Interurbanas, which run along the coastal villages longer and slower. You can also get the bus, operated by Giro Bus Network which serves the entire town with four separate colored routes.
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A major transport point from and to the town is the Albufeira Terminal Rodoviário (the provincial busses terminal). Albufeira links the main cities along the Algarve by Trans Rapido Express buses and Carreiras Interurbanas, which run along the coastal villages longer and slower. You can also get the bus, operated by Giro Bus Network which serves the entire town with four separate colored routes.

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Things To do in Albufeira

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These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff.

These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff. These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff.

Castle of Silves

The Castle of Silves rises above the town, and is about 30 minutes drive to the northwest of Albufeira. Since the Moorish rule, which started far back in the 8th century, the castle has been crowned on the slopes of the Algarve. It is one of the best-preserved Arab castles in the world.

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These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff.

These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff. These ultra sleek and contemporary new villas are situated on a seafront cliff.

Castle of Silves

The Castle of Silves rises above the town, and is about 30 minutes drive to the northwest of Albufeira. Since the Moorish rule, which started far back in the 8th century, the castle has been crowned on the slopes of the Algarve. It is one of the best-preserved Arab castles in the world.

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