Those of you who are planning a tip to Albufeira should also consider employing our Albufeira car hire services as a means of better exploring the place. This used to be nothing more than a seaport, and a small one at that although rather thriving, but it has seen incredible growth and development thanks to the tourism industry.
Like most other settlements in the area, Albufeira has been around since at least Roman times, when it was called Baltum, and just like most of the other settlements in the area, Albufeira has seen its ownership going back and forth between the Moors and the Christians throughout the centuries. Its history is even more tumultous than that, as the place has been destroyed by earthquakes twice, once in 1532 and then again in 1755, and then later the town was set ablaze during the “War of the Miguels, the place has only rebounded in the second half of the 20th century thanks to the tourism industry.
What used to be a struggling fishing village has expanded into one of the major holiday resorts of the region with over fifteen thousand permanent residents. The town features a number of great beaches which extend to the east and the west of town, the main ones being Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo, Praia de Falesia, Praia de Gale, Praia de Maria Luisa, Praia de Olhos d'Agua and Praia de Sao Rafael. Once the sun sets, the beaches start to clear up of the sun revelers and the wide array of bars, restaurants and clubs which start filling up with people.
These are just the major things that the resort has to offer, there are many other things to see and do, so make sure that you employ our Albufeira car hire services while on your trip there. It is not only the best way of seeing as many beaches as you want but also an ideal method of visiting nearby locations if you want to, places like Armacao de Pera, Guia or Boliqueime, they all offer all sorts of other interesting visiting opportunities.
Av. da Liberdade, Edifício Brisa, 8200-003 Albufeira
Tel: 289 580500 Fax: 289 587780
Phone: +351 302 099 910
Phone UK: +44 5601 566 045
Phone: 22 6053197/8/9/200
Fax: 22 6053219
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