The Strip, Albufeira

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  • darren hargreaves 8 months ago

    Does anyone know if the strip is currently open. Thinking of going with some lads in a few weeks

    1. James Cave Post author8 months ago

      It’s open.

      Obviously, this year will be different to other years but it’s open.

  • Lou 9 months ago

    Looking to have my 30th there in March, been Albuferia a few times but never in March.

    Was just wondering if it would still be busy? Strip will be open ? I assumed there would still be stag and hen do’s.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. James Cave Post author9 months ago

      Hi Lou,

      The majority of places should be open by then. March is normally a quieter month on the Algarve, but there would probably still be a few stag and hen dos and small groups. I don’t know how many, though.

      Who knows what things will be like next March, though. It has definitely been a lot quieter this year.

  • Sarah Jane Partington 10 months ago

    Hi. I was just wondering if anyone knows if vila nova resort will be open in October and if lizas pizza and karaoke bar is still open. We have stayed there a couple of times and love the place. We wouldn’t book anywhere else. It’s right on the strip and just across the road from the tourist train or wally trolley as we call it.

    1. James Cave Post author10 months ago

      Hi Sarah,

      October is a long way away so it’s hard to say what life will be like then. It’s possible that bars could still be closed. Maybe the pizza side of the business will be open though.

      As for the resort, you’d best get in touch with them and ask.

  • Mandy 10 months ago

    Looking to stay in Old Town near everything do you know any good places

  • Jeff Gillen 1 year ago

    Is wild and co open again now it used to be open only thurs to sat in the winter

  • Paul Simpson 1 year ago

    I am coming to albuferia in March 4men what is the night life like then we are stopping in the minanove resort hotel how far will we be from the stripp

    1. James 1 year ago

      Hi Paul,

      I don’t know the “minanove resort hotel” unfortunately. Do you mean the Vilanova Resort, by any chance? If that’s the case, it’s incredibly close: a few minutes’ walk.

  • Margaret Olynn 1 year ago

    Is the old town far to walk to the strip planning on going in Oct next near is the nightlife still gd that that time off year kind regards maggie

    1. James 1 year ago

      Hi Margaret,

      It’s about a 2.5-3km walk. It is walkable and plenty of people do. There are also buses, taxis, and a tourist train as well.

      As for the nightlife, it’ll be less manic than the summer but the bars and clubs will still be open. The season doesn’t officially end until the end of October.

  • stuart taylor 2 years ago

    Looking to book a stag for September, what’s the nightlife like then and also how busy?

  • Billy 2 years ago

    The strip is a sleezy road full of pick up bars. Any women frequenting this place are there for one thing and it’s not karaoke. If your guy is heading here on a stag or your girl is on a hen, rest assured when the shots start they will wake up with a guilty conscience. Slumville city.

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  • Tricky 2 years ago

    Hi, I was thinking of booking 3HGolden Beach until I read about “cardiac Hill” in this post. Is it that bad? How many steps would there be to climb up?

    I am looking for somewhere central, near to everything but not in the middle. Was initially thinking of self catering as I hear there are lots of nice places to eat?
    There is around 10 in our party & 1 or 2 children.

    Thank you for your advise x

    1. James 2 years ago

      Hi Tricky,

      Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad and calling it cardiac hill is definitely a cute exaggeration. It’s a stretch of around 250 metres that gets a bit steep, and your legs will feel it a bit after a long day at the beach but I’ve been in plenty of towns and cities with roads that are steeper.

      There are usually tuk tuks at the bottom of the hill if you have a day when you’re feeling lazy.

  • Rachel 2 years ago

    Hi I’ve been to Portugal a lot of times in the a few years ago used to go when the carousel was there. I was just wanted to know if anyone knew what happened to two djs called mark and Ricardo who were at the carousel used to go every year a few years ago if anyone knows anything could you please let me know would be appreciated thanks Rachel.x

  • Ani 2 years ago

    Does anyone know any good places to go for karaoke on the strip?

    1. Ami 2 years ago

      Sorry should of said for a Saturday night in Albufeira strip.

  • catherie 2 years ago

    how much would it be in a taxi from faro airport to hotel de aldeia ?

    1. James 2 years ago

      I think you’d be looking at between €30 and €40, but that’s just an estimate based on looking at a couple of taxi websites.

  • Thomas 4 years ago

    was at the strip earlier this year, mainly stags and hens, if thats your thing then great, but maybe other people would like albufeira old town better

    1. James C. 4 years ago

      From speaking to people who visited the Algarve a few years ago, the strip wasn’t always like this. I don’t know if these people are looking through rose-tinted glasses, or not. It seems it was always cheesy and full of places that you could get full English breakfasts and fish & chips, but wasn’t as rowdy.

      Albufeira Old Town is a better option for those that want Albufeira, but not as extreme a version. Other Algarve coastal towns like Carvoreiro and Armação de Pêra are also worth considering.

      1. Rachel 2 years ago

        Hi James can you remember when the carousel bar was there.?x

        1. James 2 years ago

          I don’t, sorry! Hopefully someone else will remember and leave a comment here.

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