Located in the middle of the south coast of Portugal, Albufeira offers holidaymakers the perfect location to relax and soak up some Mediterranean sun. Popular with the young and old alike, the wide selection of beaches and facilities available has been pulling in holidaymakers to Albufeira for years. Originally a Roman town called Baltum, the name Albufeira originates from Arabic and means 'castle of the sea' - a suitable name considering Albufeira's location amongst the sea lined cliffs of the Algarve as well as its reputation as a Mecca for holidaymakers.
Not all of Albufeira has been modernised for holidaymakers, the old town still retains its old fishing village charm and it is very easy for you to lose yourself on holiday amongst the charming architecture of the winding alleys and roads that make up the old town. Of course, saying that there are also plenty of facilities for all types of holiday-goers to Albufeira from the wide selection of restaurants and bars to the quieter inland with Albufeira's peaceful Orange groves and golf courses only a short trip away.
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The Algarve region of Portugal is the sunniest, driest, and warmest part of the country, although it is rarely unpleasantly hot. Sea temperatures here are also warm. The region has a typical Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild, and have higher rainfall, although this is still very low - the maximum is 70mm in the month of Jan, June - Aug have the lowest rainfall with just 1mm per month!