If you are tired of the sun or perhaps want to do some shopping there is a variety of shops here from food to clothes, electrical, food courts etc etc, mostly based in doors

Cliff Richard's vineyard -yes the very man. The winery is behind the Algarve Shopping Centre and is open for tours and taster sessions.

Not for everyone but for those who wish to see it there is a ring in Albufeira

In the centre of Albufeira the strip leads down from the Hotel from whom it takes its name right to the beach, lined with bars and shops, latte or a sangria whatever your choice you will find it here.

Fantastic food, lots of shopping, wine/champagne bars or if you wish a swift pint but this is where you drink in style. The yachts line the marina competing for their place in "the biggest and best competition". Great people watching. Huge range of food available from full a la carte to an Indian; something for everybody here

Gale market is home to all kinds of wares usually on the last Friday of the month, local fisherman as well as leather shoes and bags - good for bargain hunting.

This is a great exhibition and close to the apartment in Pera near Guia. (note the seasonal opening times)

Zoo Marine is about 10 minutes from the apartment by car and gives all the opportunity to swim with or simply watch dolphins, seals, crocs etc. There is a huge swimming pool should you choose just to relax or fairground type rides, all included in the very reasonable entrance fee.