Monday, May 18, 2009

Albufeira Algarve Portugal

Located in the most souther region fo Portugal, in the heart of the Algarve, Albufeira is the administrative district of Faro and a perfect vacation destination. Spanning an area of 14,800 ha with a population of approximately 40 thousand inhabitants, Albufeira is divided into five parishes: Albufeira, Ferreiras, Guia, Olhos d'Água and Paderne.

The Albufeira coast is marked by it's breathtaking cliffsides and beaches. Unlike the Northern part of Portugal, the Albufeira climate and geography is markedly and Mediterranean on. The summers are intensely hot and dry, while the winters are mild and pleasant.

Tourism is the most important activity of the municipality of Albufeira and the Algarve as a whole. Albufeira is one of Portugal's major tourist centers and one of Europe's best kept secrets.

Geographically, the region has a coastline of 30 km with about 23 beaches of fine sand and azure water. Albufeira has one of Europe's largest quantity of 'blue flags' (European symbol of the quality of beaches) making it ideal for eco-tourism as well as traditional tourism.

Complimenting it's excellent touristic lifestely, Albufeira has also expanded on it's range of restaurant and bar life, making it an exciting hot spot for a young vibrant night club crowd. Don't miss Albufeira, one of the beautiful gems of the Algarve, on your next Portugal Vacation.