To the west side of the town is the brightly coloured marina, which is home to some stylish yachts, several cafés, restaurants and an ice cream parlour. Sea fishing trips, dolphin safaris, diving and other water activities are available from the marina and in the summer there are open-air concerts and fashion shows. The Cerro Grande is a residential area overlooking Albufeira Marina with a supermarket, restaurant, café/bar and is a short walk from the town centre. The road around the edge of Albufeira leads to the newer suburbs, where the daily fish, fruit and vegetable market is located.
The eastern side of Albufeira eventually becomes the popular resort of Praia d'Oura, not for anyone who wants to experience the Portuguese way of life but a hive of bars, nightclubs and shops - all catering very much to holidaymakers. Praia d'Oura is home to Indigo Divers where several of our staff have completed their PADI courses Indigo Divers. A little further east are the areas of Santa Eulália and Olhos D'Água which were originally small fishing communities and have since become bustling resorts. One of the trendiest clubs in the Algarve - Le Club - is located on the Santa Eulália beach, which also has two restaurants. These resorts have lovely sandy beaches with attractive rock formations, creating rock pools at low tide. Most of the villas we offer here are in prime positions within walking distance of a beach, shops and all the attractions. Some are set in extensive grounds, allowing privacy even at the height of the season. Pinecliffs Golf Course is close by (Algarve Golf Desk), as is the smart Sheraton Resort, with excellent (if expensive)restaurants. An added bonus to the general area is the Algarve Shopping Centre, located just to the north of Albufeira near Guia. It has numerous and varied shops, fast food restaurants, cinemas showing English speaking films and ten pin bowling, as well as a large hypermarket.
These are good choices for young people or families as many of our properties are within walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches.
These resorts become crowded in the peak season and are more likely to be affected by building work than rural areas.