Albufeira Attractions & Things to Do in Algarve
The Algarve is a treasure trove in shades of blue and green. With its stunning coastline, beautiful year-round climate, and unique landscape, Algarve is home to many natural attractions, outdoor experiences, and—of course—beaches. In addition to golfing, beaching, hiking, and exploring, there is plenty more to do and experience in the Algarve.
NAU Sao Rafael Atlantico is conveniently located near the Albufeira city centre, where visitors will find shopping, dining, and local charm. The hotel is also central to the most popular attractions in Southern Portugal, from action-packed racing tracks and amusement parks to insightful animal sanctuaries and world-class golf courses. Discover some of our favourite things nearby and plan for your stay in Algarve to be one you'll remember.
São Rafael Beach
Framed by limestone cliffs, this beautiful beach on the Algarvian coast is a natural paradise a short distance from Albufeira. Named the best beach in Portugal and the fourth best in Europe, São Rafael offers playful ocean waves for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. The Blue-flag-certified beach features a restaurant, lifeguards, showers, and sun loungers for hire.
Cork Museum of São Brás de Alportel
The Cork Museum in São Brás de Alportel, Algarve, showcases the history and uses of cork. Visitors can take guided tours to learn about the cork extraction process and see examples of cork products. The museum also hosts special events and is located in a beautiful historic building in the town center. It's a unique and informative cultural experience worth a visit.
Algarve Motorsports Park & Kartodromo
A thrill-seeker's playground and one of the most popular racing complexes in Portugal, the Algarve Motorsports Park is home to professional and amateur racing and go-karting tracks—and so much more. Visitors can rent go-karts and drive a professional course, ATVs to race offroad, watch professional races, and take part in unique racing school events.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind attraction that combines the fun of a theme park, the splashes of a waterpark, and the remarkable science behind nature conservation. Zoomarine offers plenty of experiences no matter your interest, including aquatic attractions, animal shows, an aquarium, and a variety of amusements and rides.
Slide & Splash
A favourite of kids and adults, this popular waterpark offers over 10 hectares of aquatic fun. Thrilling slides and water rides, lazy rivers, and kids' zones are just a few of the attractions you'll find. Others include marine exhibits and animal shows, such as live falconry, plus a spa, children's activities, and dining and picnic areas.
Lagos Surf Safari
If you've always to learn how to surf or are looking for a new way to ride the waves, this popular surfing school is the perfect opportunity. With daily trips to the famed beaches of Portugal's West and South Coasts, Lagos Surf Safari offers group lessons that include everything you need to get started, as well as advanced instruction and tours of Portugal's most exciting surf destinations.