Albufeira is located in the center of the Algarve, the most southern region of Portugal.
With the area of 14,800 ha and a population of around 50 thousand inhabitants, Albufeira is divided in four parishes: Albufeira/Olhos d’Agua, Ferreiras Guia, and Paderne.
At this time, Albufeira is one of the most touristic places of Portugal.
Geographically, the region has a coastline of 30 kilometres distributed by 23 sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
The area is nationally one of the largest concentration of blue flags (European symbol of the quality of beaches)
Derived from the influx of tourism other services were created.
The restaurant and bars are expanded all over the county and the nightlife is one of the busiest and the best of the Algarve.
Coming on holiday or business trip to Albufeira without bringing your own vehicle, you will need surely the local transports to travel and meet the region. Taking a taxi is undoubtedly the better option.
Let’s discover Albufeira
Albufeira comes from Arabic Al-Buhera, which means “Castle of the Sea”, name that can be connected to the fact that its proximity to the sea or the lagoon formed in the downtown.
In the first decades of the twentieth century, there was a marked increase in exports fish and nuts. The village then had five factories employing 700 to 800 people,
However, from the 1930s to the 1950s, there were times of decay, fishing facilities were ruined, factories closed, vessels disappeared and many houses were abandoned.
The population has been halved and fishing has subsistence.
In the early 1960s, Albufeira awoke to the tourism, when it was sought by national tourists, but it was mainly with the English which prospered.
The coast is of cliffs cut by beaches of markedly Mediterranean climate: summers dry winters and mild winters, with reduced rainfall, especially the months
of October to March and with an average annual temperature around 17.5ºC.
One of the main tourist regions of the country, Albufeira almost lacks presentation. Tourism is the most important activity of the municipality of Albufeira.
In the 1960s a real economic expansion began in the Municipality.
With the arrival of international tourism, Albufeira became part of the main tourist routes. Today, Albufeira is undoubtedly one of the most important
tourist centers of the country.