Golf Holidays In Albufeira – The Ultimate Travel Guide

It’s no surprise that millions of people find Algarve, the southern region of Portugal, the best golf destination in Europe. If you think it’s possible to cover the whole region in just one golf vacation, you’re sadly mistaken. Algarve is home to numerous golf sub-regions, each with attractions to lure the most demanding of golf tourists. Albufeira – a famous tourist attraction in Algarve attracts scores of golf enthusiasts as tourists every year. This charming town draws tourists because of the fantastic golf courses, restaurants, clubs, bars, architecture, warm sunny climate, and sandy beaches. Here is your guide to Albufeira.


The golf courses in Albufeira attract golf novices and experts from far and wide. There are several championship class courses; we suggest you don’t miss the chance to play at Salgados Golf Course, Pine Cliffs, and Balaia Golf Course. Most of the golf courses here have resorts nearby. And there are many hotels, villas, and holiday apartments in and around Albufeira. So, finding an affordable accommodation won’t be a problem for you.


Albufeira was once a well known fishing town, but now it has become a famous tourist destination. The fishing villages and coastline here are major attractions. If you visit Albufeira during summer you’ll find a large number of people sunbathing and enjoying water sports at the beaches.

A little far from the Old Town is the famous Praia da Oura beach, and closer to the Old Town region of Albufeira you’ll find Praia do Peneco and Praia dos Pescadores. You’ll find these beaches packed with tourists during summer; to experience the scenic beauty of the Algarve beach without the crowd, visit Gale which has the Praia da Gele and Praia do Lourenco beach, and Sao Rafael that has Praia de Sao Rafael and Praia dos Arrifes beach.

Restaurants and Bars

Being a fishing town, tourists are sure to experience the best seafood cuisines at restaurants in Albufeira. The options here are plenty; shellfish varieties such as crab, lobster, and prawns, and fish recipes involving codfish are famous in the restaurants in the Old Town part of Albufeira. The restaurants in the new town area called STRIP offer both traditional Portuguese and international cuisines. Some of the must visit restaurants in Albufeira are Vila Joya Restaurant, A Ruina, Teodosio (famous for chicken dishes), Bom Garfo, Dream Wave, Cabana Fresca, and Blue Sky.

The calm and sleepy old town comes to life in the evening and you’ll find bars, cafes, and nightclubs packed with tourists.

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