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Thanks to Albufeira's reputation as a hip and happening holiday destination, and easy international access with Faro Airport just 40km away, buying property in Albufeira is a worthy investment.
Albufeira isn't just a holiday resort that depends on the annual influx of tourists during high season (June to September). Pleasantly less crowded during low to mid season, it's an area that's alive and kicking throughout the year with a busy cultural agenda to please both residents and holidaymakers.
With the sun out most of the year and pleasantly temperate winters, you can spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, catching rays on Albufeira city's own beaches, including the much-loved Praia dos Pescadores, trying your hand at watersports or playing a round of golf at one of the many fig, almond and olive tree-ensconced courses.
Cultural highlights include:
► the annual Paderne Medieval Days in January
► July's Festa do Frango no Churrasco festival held in honour of the local delicacy of barbecued chicken.
Time is also well spent exploring the old town of Albufeira city and the surrounding villages of Paderne, Olhos de Água and Guia with their charming cobbled streets, quaint buildings and neighbourhood cafes serving tasty Portuguese pastries and fresh seafood.
Kids never risk getting bored with the plethora of water parks, sports centres, cinemas and shopping opportunities in the vicinity. Adults will be pleased to know there are plenty of services available in English from banks to medical centres.
Those considering Albufeira property for sale will be spoilt for choice. Looking to splurge on a second home? Take your pick from the numerous luxury villas in Albufeira, many of which overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
Smaller budgets can also be catered for. You may be interested in the apartments for sale in Albufeira, quite a few of which boast gardens and pools.