Whether you’re looking for a holiday home or a forever home, Albufeira in Portugal ticks countless boxes. The gateway to the beautiful Algarve, it continues to be a firm favourite with foreigners looking for sun, sea and sand. We’ve listed just a few reasons why it’s the perfect place to buy a property.

  1. The climate

If you’re looking for a holiday home in Portugal, chances are that you’ll be wanting to buy somewhere offering a warm and sunny climate, no matter the month or season. Thankfully, Albufeira delivers just this. With mild temperatures in the winter and hot, dry summers, temperatures can reach 29 °C in the warmer months. Complete with a gentle sea breeze, this is the perfect climate to enjoy a day by the beach or pool. When the weather gets cooler, you can enjoy sightseeing and exploring.

  1. A variety of beaches

Talking of beaches, Albufeira has 25 beautiful ones. There is a real variety, with some being great for family outings, whilst others are perfect for couples. Praia dos Alemaes is a popular beach offering water sports and fun for all the family. Praia dos Arrifes, however, is secluded and quiet, the perfect place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle. Other beaches are frequented into the evening for parties and nightlife. Whatever you’re looking for, Albufeira has the right beach for you.

  1. Plenty of things to do

Aside from enjoying the beautiful beaches, there are plenty of other things to do in Albufeira. You could explore the quaint old town and wander through the meandering streets of whitewashed buildings. The town has museums to visit and a variety of outdoor activities to take part in. With many places to shop, eat and 20 golf courses, you’re sure to stay occupied!

  1. Family-friendly

Whether you’re planning to share the holiday home with family or wanting them to visit, Albufeira is certainly a place that the whole family can enjoy. Aside from the great beaches, there’s also an aquarium, an adventure park and a water park nearby.

  1. A range of properties on offer

From apartments to villas and townhouses, Albufeira boasts a wide range of property. It has to be said that compared to the rest of Portugal, buying in the Algarve isn’t cheap. However, the beaches and weather make this destination extremely popular, hence the higher prices. Despite this, you can still get more for your money than you can in some parts of the UK. Prices per m2 in Albufeira in 2020 range from 2,300€ to 2,700€.


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