The Strip, Albufeira (Guide)

The Strip or Monte Choro Strip is the colloquial name given to the long road, Avenida Sá Carneiro, that runs from the Monte Choro neighbourhood to the Areias de São João neighbourhood in Albufeira. It’s a long road of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and cafés serving full English breakfasts that’s buzzing all day and stays that way well into …

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Albufeira (Guide)

With plenty of cheap restaurants, souvenirs shops, and sunburnt British tourists, Albufeira is the quintessential beach resort town. Although this is definitely Albufeira vibe, it tends to attract just about every kind of tourist including families, stag and hen parties, backpackers older travellers, and just about everyone else. Albufeira has a lot going for it, …

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12 Hotels Near The Strip in Albufeira

For those who want to be close to the action, Albufeira’s strip offers a buzzy atmosphere with its neon-lit bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Popular with stag and hen dos, this part of town is perfect for those looking for cheap drinks and all-night partying. There’s also a quieter side to the area, though, where families …

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Living in Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Praia da Rocha is a seaside resort located around 2 km from Portimão City Centre. Technically Praia da Rocha is part of the City of Portimão, but the two areas are quite different and so they’re often split up: Portimão is a functional small city whereas Praia da Rocha is a seaside resort town.   …

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Guia (A Guide)

According to local oral history, the town of Guia was established after the Virgin Mary appeared to some people there. It’s difficult to know whether that was actually the reason Guia was established. The Nossa Senhora da Guia hermitage was built sometime in the 1600s and Guia became a Parish in 1617 but, aside from …

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The Algarve (Guide)

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, and more than 100 beaches dotted along the coastline, the Algarve is one of the most popular destinations to visit and move to in Europe. Despite its popularity, it’s also very affordable, particularly if you visit outside of July and August. Then there’s the fact that …

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