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Albufeira

The preferred destination in Algarve

Albufeira, which means "small sea or lake" in Arabic, is only half an hour's drive from the main airport of southern Portugal. This coastal town is one of the most visited in the Algarve region by foreign tourists, mainly British who want to enjoy the warm southern sun and really good temperatures. Albufeira has everything to everyone. Whether you are looking to buy an apartment in Algarve or want to buy a house in Albufeira, there is a great variety of properties and activities that will make Albufeira your new home. Where to start? Well, if yours are the dream beaches, take a dip in any of its wonderful beaches such as Praia de Santa Eulalia, the endless Praia da Falésia or, finally, the Praia dos Pescadores located a few steps away from the historic old town. However, if you prefer to spend time with the family, at the Albufeira Marina you can enjoy a long list of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a wide range of water sport activities such as safaris in search of wild dolphins or tours by boat towards inhospitable caves. The Albufeira Marina is also well known for its recent construction and its buildings full of colours.

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If so much activity and things to do overwhelms you, enjoy a drink at the marina while you wait for your most active companions to come. Although, if the wait is longer than expected, ask locals for "The Strip", where you will find the greatest concentration of bars, cafés, and restaurants. Here, you can enjoy some lively hours with your friends deep into the night. Finally, do not forget to take the children to the Zoomarine in Algarve! It is one of the most important aquatic theme parks in Europe and is only a few minutes drive from Albufeira.

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