The Algarve is full of great towns and villages to visit during an <a href=”http://www.prestigeholidays.co.uk/algarve”>Algarve luxury</a> holiday, and one of the best is Albufeira. This delightful city is packed full of things for the whole family, making it the ideal place to stay or to visit during your holiday. Here are four of the highlights to check out when you next visit Albufeira.
<strong>1. Marine Zoo</strong>
Marine Zoo is an excellent place to spend the day during your trip to Albufeira. If you are looking for things to do for the whole family on your Algarve luxury holiday, then you can’t go far wrong when you head to Marine Zoo. Packed full of marine creatures and birds, including seals, sharks, dolphins and birds of prey, there really is a whole world of excitement on offer. Fun is mixed with education, as kids learn all about endangered species and conservation issues. There is a huge aquarium, a 4D cinema showing environmental films, and lots of theme park rides as well, making it an excellent day’s entertainment on any Algarve luxury family holiday.
2. Sail on a Pirate Ship</strong>
The Algarve has a rich maritime history, and you can really get to experience the full thrill of that during your Algarve luxury holiday by taking a trip out to sea on a full-sized pirate ship. Operated by Dream Wave, the pirate ship is known as the Leãozinho, meaning the Little Lion.
When you head out on a tour you can choose to go for a two-hour tour or a half-day tour. You’ll visit beautiful spots along the coast, including sandy beaches and attractive rock formations. You are normally given the opportunity to go swimming in the sea, and often you will see dolphins as well. It all makes for a fantastic day out.
<strong>3. The Old Town</strong>
If you’ve been to the Marine Zoo and taken a trip on a pirate ship, the next thing you may want to do on your <a href=”http://www.prestigeholidays.co.uk/algarve”>Algarve luxury</a> holiday is to take a bit of a break and relax. The Old Town area is perfect for doing just that. With its quaint pedestrian cobbled streets, pleasant restaurants and bars, and numerous cafes, it is perfect for walking and relaxing. Evening is the best time to visit as the Old Town really comes to life. You’re certain to catch some street musicians performing, and there are plenty of shops to explore. If you are looking for interesting places to visit then there is the Archaeological Museum, but if you’d rather just chill out by the sea then there are a couple of pleasant beaches to choose from – Praia do Peneco, and Praia dos Pescadores (The Fisherman’s Beach), which is probably the most popular.
Aside from the two beaches in the Old Town, there are lots of other beaches to explore in Albufeira. Whether you want to stay in the city, or you’d rather take a short drive to the outskirts for even more options, there are plenty of beaches where you can relax, hire an umbrella, lie on the sand or take part in some water sports.
Enjoy all that Albufeira Has to Offer
Albufeira is a fantastic place to visit for an Algarve luxury holiday. With so much to do for all the family, it is ideal as a side trip for a day or two to enjoy all the many activities on offer.
John Dixon is Managing Director of Prestige Holidays, a specialist travel company who have provided a wide portfolio of <a href=”http://www.prestigeholidays.co.uk/algarve “> Algarve luxury</a> holidays, as well as many other destinations around the world, for over 30 years.