Albufeira is a vibrant city just 15 minutes from Gale in the car catering for everyone.  It has a marina, not quite competing with Vila Moura but is has a great atmosphere in the summer sitting on the decked area watching the yachts whilst being served a cold drink.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants on the marina opposite the modern apartments built in what we call "Ballymoury" style - extremely colourful.  From the Marina down the road into the old town with narrow streets and typically Portuguese restaurants secreted in the walls.  You may choose to go further into the centre where you can find the square, edged with restaurants at all levels, you can sit on the ground level and watch the many entertainers in the square or indeed be above it all in some of the roof top restaurants where you can continue to enjoy the sun until it leaves for the day.

There is choice for all, English, Spanish, Italian, Indian and of course Portuguese.  The beaches are wide and edged with restaurants, in the evening boasting the sand sculptures.   The strip, as it's known, is renowned for its bars spilling out onto the pavement, with loud music and a party atmosphere.  Albufeira offers something for everyone old, young, quiet or wild!