The name Albufeira is taken from Al-Buhera, meaning Castle of the Sea, which is what the Moors called this old fishing village. It’s a noble name fit for this most vibrant of resort towns on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Here you’ll find great beaches and coves with plenty of clifftop hotels and resorts from which to enjoy them.
If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay, why not book into on of the best hotels in Albufeira? For more inspiration, check out the top things to see and do while you’re here, including the best restaurants for a true taste of the Algarve.