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Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

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Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

Excuse my ignorance in the title!

We have been looking at booking an apartment for next August in Albuferia.

I mentioned it to some friends and they likened it to Benidom, which is not what we are looking for.

All comments will be appreciated

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1. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

Hi

If you could tell us your likes and dislikes and what type of holiday you are looking for then the destination experts will be able to advise you accordingly.

Incidentally August is the busiest month of the year.

I have just come back from two weeks in Vilamoura and it was perfect both for the weather and not as manic as August

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2. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

Have a look at the website www.albufeira.com, there is a gigapixel tour of the old town. Other option go to google earth and you can "walk" around the town in street view, either way you'll see that its not a bit like Benidorm. The strip area of Montechoro is where the young and lively crowd go with bars and clubs lining the street, every resort has an area like this. The old town is more relaxed and attracts a more family/mature holidaymaker.

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3. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

Going to Albufeira this week and looking forward to it. Have been to Benidorm several times and I love both Benidorm and Albufeira, but when in Benidorm last September we did not feel very safe there. Lots of Pea-men around and generally an uncomfortable atmosphere.(This was our personal view). We feel a lot more secure in Algarve region. Also find Portugese people more friendly. (again only my personal opinion).

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4. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

The skyline will be different since Benidorm is full of high rise buildings.

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5. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

SteveB has a good suggestion, please share what you are looking for?

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6. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

There are hotel, restaurant and STREETVIEW pages at

www.albufeiraguide.yolasite.com/

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7. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

I find Albufeira fine for a visit but still return to my Base in Vilamoura much more refined but then I am Bias.

all depends on your Age and I think previously mentioned your likes and dislikes. Iwould certainly not compare it to Benidorm.

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8. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

Benidorm is nothing like Albufeira, not even close

Benidorm has a flat strip of a beach with no tide and little distinction

Albufeira and surrounding area has possibly the best beaches in the world; The Sea is tidal and keeps the beaches clean and beautiful with cliffs coves and fauna.

Benidorm is loud a brash with lots of working man type clubs much the TV programme

Albufeira is more restaurants and bars but not loud

Benidorm is high rise hotels, apartment

Albufeira is mainly lower rise and villas.

Benidorm has little history and built for the purpose of loud nights out

Albufeira has lots of history built from a original fishing village and there are orange groves olive groves etc

Benidorm is like Blackpool

Albufeira is more like Cornwall

I could go on forever. My wife and I love both places. We now live in Albufeira but take a weeks holiday in Benidorm every February. When everywhere else around the Mediterranean is dead.

Food and beer is cheaper in Benidorm than Albuffeira.

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9. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

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10. Re: Is Albuferia 'just like Benidorm'?

I'd be amazed if the beach at Benidorm is defying gravity by having no tide.

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