Albufeira is the perfect destination for a holiday full of variety. With 25 different beaches, a picturesque old town full of pavement cafes and boutiques and a bustling main strip that comes alive at night, there's something for everyone. Spend days at the family-friendly Fisherman's Beach, try watersports at Praia d'Oura or explore the ochre cliffs of Praia da Falesia. In the old town, explore the cobbled alleyways and churches dating back to the 1500s, and enjoy al fresco dining and drinking in the main square. An hour's drive away is Lagos, the epicentre of Portugal's maritime past, with the site of Europe's first slave market a reminder of its sombre history.
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