Just got back yesterday (15th) & just had to say what a brilliant time we had we last stayed two years ago & we were not disappointed with the area. I panicked a bit before going re. the weather as I noticed there had been a bit of rain but no problem there as the sun shone each & every day. The beaches, people, bars all spot on & if anyone is just ready for flying over & are worrying about prices, then don't. I honestly don't think the majority of prices have gone up in two years & that is a credit to the Algarve people. 2 euros for a large beer, 3 to 5 euros for a breakfast if thats what you are after & eating out on a night again very reasonable.
In a nutshell we would go back in a flash Albufeira & the Algarve are such beautiful areas & a credit to Portugal.
Hope everyone has a good a time as we did!