The train station is 6 kilometres from the centre. There is a city bus that can take you into town. Trains to Lagos & Faro(about one hour each). The train to Lisbon takes 3-4 hours. A student fare costs €17.
Long distance buses, however, go the city centre.
There is a great variety of beaches in Albufeira.
There are many restaurants to choose from, as Portugal has a long tradition on good food and twice-a-day hot meals. There are also fast-food or self-service restaurants.
O Bom Garfo, in the Oura zone.
Teodosio In Guia. Specializes in Chicken Piri-Piri.
Vila Joya Restaurant , +351 289 591 795, Praia da Galé, One of the top Michelin Restaurants in Portugal, Vila Joya resembles a small oriental palazzo and is nestled in a breathtaking garden setting on a cliff with stunning views facing the sea.
Nightclubs, cafes and snack bars are abundant.
Colina do Mar, Rua Maria Teresa Semedo Azevedo, 3, Albufeira 8200-155, Portugal
Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa , (+351) 289 583 100, (+351) 289 583 100, Rua do Munícipio, Lote 26 8200-916 ALBUFEIRA, Located in the banks of the Ria Formosa and its decor recreates an arabian ambience, well in tune with the past of southern Portugal. Online booking
Vila Galé Atlântico , (+351) 289 570 800, (+351) 289 570 800, Praia da Galé, Lote 7 - Apartado 108 8201-902 ALBUFEIRA, An ideal Hotel to enjoy a beach holiday, is located only 300 meters away from Praia da Galé and only 6 km away from the centre of city. Online booking
Theres also a pascha which is very nice, only 3 euros to get in! ....
Walk to the beach
Lisbon: From the Old Town to the railway station the easiest route is by taxi (it's 6km). This can be bought quite reasonably for 8-10 Euros, get your hotel to ring one for you, journey time is 5-10mins. The first train leaves for Lisbon at 07.19am and this takes 2h 40m, other services take 3h 20m so be sure to check when the trains arrive/depart. Definately book tickets in advance, www.cp.pt (there's an English version, just click the flag). Return journey cost 32 Euros. It's well worth the money and you see lots of Portugal on the way.
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