Albulfeira, the popularity queen of the Algarve, attracts the highest number of tourists to the region every year. Combining a picturesque old town with a modern resort scene and beautiful beaches that are part and parcel of any trip to the Algarve, Albufeira's popularity is well deserved.
To avoid the majority of the noise and crowds that come hand is hand with such a prominent tourist hotspot, stay nearer to the old town, away from the neon light of the strip in the Areias de São João district.
The town has two beautiful beaches on offer, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Túnel, although they can both be crowded in the summer months. Albuferia's location at the heart of Algarve also means that the region's more secluded coves are never too far away. If you don't have a car, why not hire a boat from the modern Marina?