Head to the coastal city of Albufeira, the crowning jewel of the Algarve in Portugal. While the town may be on the Atlantic, thanks to its laidback atmosphere and perfect climate, it feels magically Mediterranean.
Things to do
If you’re looking for the area’s best bars and clubs, stay in Areias de São João. Home to Albufeira’s famous strip, you’ll also find plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as the beautiful beach of Oura just a stone’s throw away.
Albufeira is spoilt for choice when it comes to good beaches. One of the city’s most popular beaches is Praia dos Pescadores. With a variety of nearby restaurants cooking up some of the region’s best seafood, you can smell the tempting aroma of grilled fish in the air. Throughout the day you’ll even see local fisherman going about their business, proving just how quick the catch of the day can arrive on your plate!