Albufeira - Surroundings
Image gallery of the surroundings of Albufeira: Zoo Marine, Guia Shoopping, Olhos de Agua, Paderne, Galé, Salgados,...
Aerial view to the Algarve coast at Olhos d'Agua east of Albufeira. The multicolored sandstone cliffs stretch for many miles towards Pine Cliffs and Vilamoura.
Pine Cliffs: Praia da Falésia
View from the so called "Devils Parlour", a Par 3 hole of the Pine Cliffs golf course, down to the colourful sandstone cliffs of Praia da Falésia. Pine Cliffs, located a few miles east of Albufeira, boasts to be the most complete golf and holiday resort not only in the Algarve, but in Portugal.
Praia da Falesia-Pine Cliffs
Above the cliffs you can see the roofs of the 5star hotel Sheraton Algarve, operating within the Pine Cliffs Resort.
Castelo de Paderne
Today only a few ruins are left from the Moorish castle, built by the Arabs on a rock and overlooking the valley of the Quarteira river. Paderne was finally taken from the Moors in 1248.
Paderne Ribeira de Quarteira
The riverlet of Quarteira flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Vilamoura
Based on the theme "The Life of the Oceans", Zoomarine, located at the EN125 near Guia, at present occupies over 8 hectares, where, with a single ticket, the visitor has access to an area of leisure, entertainment and education
The roundabout at the entry to Guia from the EN125 demonstrates that this village is considered the "Capital do Frango", i.e. the capital of chicken.
Guia Shopping Center
The shopping centre is conveniently located on the EN125 between Ferreiras and Guia. It boasts numerous shops and restaurants, excellent parking facilities and many additional customer oriented services, only several miles north of Albufeira
Vila Joya on the beach of Galé is one of the jewels of the Algarve. The boutique hotels offers a small number of individually designed suites and rooms. The restaurant was the first in entire Portugal awarded with two Michelin stars.
Praia do Galé
Aerial view to the coastline of Galé with the long sandy beach Praia da Galé and the hotel and holiday apartments of this popular holiday destination near Albufeira.
Ria de Armação: Salgados
The bay "Ria de Armação" is situated between Galé and the tourist centre Armação de Pêra. The salt marshes provide a refuge for many bird species, and the flat sandy beach, protected by dunes, stretches over several miles. In the background you can see the Salgados golf couse with its unique design.