Villas in Albufeira

Once a quiet fishing village, Albufeira is now a popular coastal holiday spot and gateway to the Algarve, Portugal. Visit Albufeira to enjoy its beautiful sandy beaches, sea views and bustling atmosphere. Praia dos Pescadores - or Fisherman’s Beach - lies in the heart of the Old Town and is a picturesque spot to swim and relax. Or venture a little further to the gorgeous beach of Praia da Rocha and the popular bars that overlook the sands.

We have hand-picked a selection of luxury villas to make your time in Portugal as special as possible. Most of our holiday homes are air conditioned while others boast fabulous facilities such as private pools, games rooms and access to golf courses. Located in Albufeira, many of our gorgeous villas are just a minute walk from the vibrant nightlife and attractions, while others are situated in quieter spots like Olhos de Água just 10 minutes if driving from the centre.

Albufeira holidays offer something for everyone. And you don’t need to book a package holiday to plan an easy getaway; we’re here to help you find the perfect villa for your sunny escape. Our friendly customer service team can advise you on the best time to visit and will ensure you find a villa that caters to your needs, whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or friends. Booking through Villa Holidays couldn’t be easier.

Albufeira Villas

  • Villa Bellegarde by OCvillas


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  • Vila de 4 Quartos em Albufeira


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  • Your Nest in Nazaré - Ocean View Villa


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  • Villa Marisol by Sunny Deluxe


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  • Vila Marina


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  • Villa Albufeira SUNSHINE


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  • Albuhera CIP


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  • Quinta das Laranjeiras


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  • Dunas CIP


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Are villa holidays cheaper than hotels?

Villa holidays provide the perfect combination of affordability and comfort. Villa holidays are often much cheaper than staying in hotels, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of self-catering accommodation without spending a fortune. You can choose from a wide selection of villas, all of which offer spacious living areas and fully-equipped kitchens. You'll have the perfect space to relax and unwind without relying on the extra charges and amenities of a hotel.

What is the difference between a villa and a hotel?

A villa and a hotel are both popular vacation lodging choices, but there are some key differences that set them apart. Villas offer more in the way of privacy and seclusion, with spacious rooms, dedicated outdoor areas, and larger kitchens allowing for relaxed in-home meals and entertainment. Moreover, villas are often located in residential areas, with access to the local community and amenities. In contrast, hotels offer a more traditional and convenient lodging experience.

When is the best time to visit Albufeira?

The best time to visit Albufeira is during the summer months when temperatures are warm and the days are longer.

Where are the best areas to stay in Albufeira?

The best areas to stay in Albufeira offer many activities, bars, and restaurants. The Old Town area is popular for its stunning beaches, promenade, and stunning traditional architecture, while the Oura and Montechoro area are well known for vibrant nightlife.

How to get there

To get to Albufeira from the UK, the nearest airport to fly into is Faro Airport, which is located in the Algarve region of Portugal. From there, you can take airport transfers such as buses or hire cars to reach the city of Albufeira. Additionally, you can take a taxi or an Uber directly from Faro Airport to Albufeira.


The currency used in Albufeira is the Euro (EUR).

Time difference

The time difference between the UK and Albufeira is one hour ahead.


The official language spoken in Albufeira is Portuguese.

Things to do and see in Albufeira

Albufeira is a rich and vibrant city offering plenty of things to do, places to see and attractions to explore. Visitors can take in the stunning beaches while dining at vibrant restaurants offering fresh seafood and local dishes. Popular attractions include the Zoomarine waterpark, the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and the ancient castle of Silves.

Food and drink

Albufeira offers a variety of delicious food and drink options. From traditional Portuguese dishes and seafood, to international cuisine and craft beers, there is something for everyone. There are many bars and restaurants located around the city and along the waterfront providing an array of options for an enjoyable dining experience.

Beaches in Albufeira

Albufeira is a stunning coastal city in the Algarve region of Portugal, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From the popular Santa Eulalia beach to the more secluded Praia da Oura, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you want to relax in the sun or just enjoy the warm waters, a visit to one of Albufeira's beaches is certainly a must.

More locations in Portugal

From the stunning coast of the Algarve, to the vibrant cities of Porto and Lisbon, Portugal has it all. If you need some inspiration before booking your summer break, we’re here to help!