The home of perfect beaches, gorgeous weather and delicious food, Portugal really is the holiday destination with it all. With plenty to do and attractions to suit every kind of traveller, it’s easy to see why Portugal has holidaymakers flocking to its shores year after year. Trust us it really is piri piri nice.
A former fishing village on Portugal’s southern Algarve coast, Albufeira is now one of the country’s best-loved holiday hot spots. With a lively town centre, endless stretches of golden sands and a diverse nightlife to rival even the largest party destinations, Albufeira has everything you could want for your next holiday.
Beach bums will fall head-over-heels for the Portuguese coast – think rugged coastlines that shelter beaches with large cliffs, deep golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Praia dos Pescadores – or Fisherman’s Beach – sits just outside of Albufeira’s picturesque Old Town. A picture-perfect (and totally Instagrammable) town with quaint cobbled streets and a beach that is dotted with fishing boats make for a truly authentic Portuguese break. Head to Praia da Oura for a relaxing beach day out. A gorgeous beach located at the bottom of a steep cliff, this sandy stretch is lined with restaurants and bars (great for a spot of lunch). It has also been awarded Blue Flag status, making it a great place to take the kids, as this indicates the beach is safe, clean and packed with facilities.
Fancy a day off the beach? Albufeira and the surrounding area is jam-packed with attractions and fun days out just waiting to be discovered. Why not cool off with an adventure-filled day at one of Portugal’s best waterparks? Or – if you’re more of a culture vulture – head to the Old Town for a wander around the historic streets and take in a museum or two. There are plenty of watersports available for those adrenaline junkies out there, too. Explore Albufeira’s gorgeous coastline by kayak or get your flippers out and snorkel through the turquoise waters. There’s something for everyone in this sun-drenched destination.
Where to stay?
With so many great hotels, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Portugal’s southern coast. MGM Muthu Hotels have a total of five outstanding properties in the Albufeira region – and with a long list of facilities, top-class service and stylish accommodation – every MGM hotel makes the perfect base for your Portuguese adventure. Take a peek at two of our favourites below.
A beachfront beauty, this four-star property is a perfect choice for a family break in Albufeira. The hotel features two sparkling swimming pools as well as an outdoor Jacuzzi and sauna. There’s a whole programme of activities for all ages, five fantastic bars for refreshments and a delicious buffet restaurant. Perfect for little ones, the hotel also features a kids club, separate children’s pool and playground.
This gorgeous, five-star hotel offers luxury accommodation with stunning ocean views. Perfect for a romantic getaway, guests can enjoy a large split-level swimming pool, an on-site spa, gym and a hairdressing/beauty salon. There’s also an option to stay in apartment-style accommodation here, so you can enjoy a five-star hotel with the comforts of a home away from home.
Tempted by a Portuguese getaway? Check out more MGM Muthu Hotels here, located in Albufeira and beyond!