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Albufeira away from the crowds

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there is more to Albufeira than the old town &the strip.Just step away from the crowds and you can find some hidden gems ,good views and cliff top walks and great food

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

9 Places

2 City Tips

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9 Places

The Cockerel Country Kitchen

Restaurants

Il Cappuccino

Restaurants

Grand Muthu Forte do Vale

Hotels

Snack Bar Coelha Dois

Restaurants

Wild & Co. Steakhouse

Restaurants

Praia Sao Rafael

Beaches

Praia da Coelha

Beaches

La Bodega 1 Restaurante

Restaurants

Olhos de Agua

Destinations

Kim H's City Tips

  • don't overlook the smaller "snack bars"these are places the locals eat and you can get fantastic meals for a fraction of the price
  • you can buy a daily / weekly / monthly bus ticket from the bus station a lot cheaper than the tourist open top hop on hop off bus
  • The Cockerel Country Kitchen
    Restaurants (European, British)
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    Kim H Says:

    This is a must for good quality & large portions,great atmosphere

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • 100%need to book
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 766 restaurants in Albufeira
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A hidden gem 20/11/2018
    • Excellent 18/11/2018
    • The Cockerel Country Kitchen
    Address:
    Rua Alexandre Herculano 29
    Areias de Sao Joao
    Albufeira 8200-271
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 289 542 609
    Other:
  • Il Cappuccino
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Portuguese)
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    Kim H Says:

    hidden away from the crowd opposite the library you would walk right past it if you were not looking for it. get in early if you can or else go as late as you dare otherwise it gets so busy there is little chance of a table

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • beef stew to die for
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 766 restaurants in Albufeira
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Exceptional value for money and good service 17/11/2018
    • Still as great as ever 15/11/2018
    • Il Cappuccino
    Address:
    Rua Quinta da Correeira
    Albufeira 8200-353
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 917 460 643
  • Grand Muthu Forte do Vale
    Hotels
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    Kim H Says:

    Large spacious apartments, friendly welcoming staff & fantastic Spa all make this no one on our place to stay list.The only downside is the balconies are a little small no sun loungers but adequate fro 2 - 4 people to sit out for breakfast or early evening drinks

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • pool side room best views
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 146 Accommodation in Albufeira
    • Very nice hotel 11/11/2018
    • Honeymoon from Heaven! 06/11/2018
    • Grand Muthu Forte do Vale
    Address:
    Rua Dunfermline
    Areias de Sao Joao
    Albufeira 8200-278
    Portugal
  • Snack Bar Coelha Dois
    Restaurants (Bar, Portuguese, European)
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    Kim H Says:

    a way out of Albufeira but worth checking out the prawns

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 19 restaurants in Sesmarias
    • Great Place 02/09/2018
    • Always a pleasure to dine here 17/08/2018
    • Snack Bar Coelha Dois
    Address:
    Si Sesmarias
    Sao Rafael
    Sesmarias, Albufeira SN8200
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 289 591 326
    Other:
  • Wild & Co. Steakhouse
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, European, Portuguese, Grill)
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    Kim H Says:

    good for a "wild" night out , they have a house Rock Band who are excellent & when the right mix of people are in the mood is electric .If you don't want the latest pop & trends this is the pace for you

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #232 of 766 restaurants in Albufeira
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic 04/11/2018
    • Very good, until the bill came 02/11/2018
    • Wild & Co. Steakhouse
    Address:
    Av. Sa Carneiro The Strip
    Albufeira
    Albufeira 8200
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 289 583 545
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Praia Sao Rafael
    Beaches
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    Kim H Says:

    one of the many small beaches ,great for a nice walk along especially earlyin the morning before it gets busy

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Albufeira
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Beach, great beach side restaurant 30/10/2018
    • A beautiful gem 18/10/2018
    • Praia Sao Rafael
    Address:
    Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael
    Albufeira 8200-613
    Portugal
    Other:
  • Praia da Coelha
    Beaches
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    Kim H Says:

    another of the more secluded beaches , great cliff top views as well

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • take a picnic
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 57 things to do in Albufeira
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just spectacular 06/11/2018
    • Stunning beach. 19/09/2018
    • Praia da Coelha
    Address:
    Sesmarias, Gale
    Albufeira 8200
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 968 849 318
    Other:
  • La Bodega 1 Restaurante
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue)
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    Kim H Says:

    Bring on the BBQ for the meat lovers out there, better to go on a busy night as the meat is much fresher & you get a little longer between the choices

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • take it slow
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #391 of 766 restaurants in Albufeira
    • Great food 06/11/2018
    • Flavourful meat 24/10/2018
    • La Bodega 1 Restaurante
    Address:
    Estrada de Santa Eulalia
    Albufeira 8200-269
    Portugal
    Phone:
    +351 963 578 325
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Olhos de Agua
    Destinations
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    Kim H Says:

    lovely little fishing own , great beaches , nice cliff top walks & plenty of places to eat & ddrink

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • plan t stay all day
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Olhos de Agua
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