Trip Start Jan 03, 2007
33Trip End May 19, 2007
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Albufeira is about 2 hours away from Sevilla by car, so it worked out to be about 5 hours by bus. It is very deceiving... you think your so close but you never account for all the stops! Anyways - we got into town and discovered the benefits of less frequented cities - €8 per night got us our own 3 bed room with private bathroom and kitchen. They even threw in a pool - which wasn't used with the beach only 100 meters away. We quickly settled into a happy beach routine of relaxing on the sand & dipping into the refreshingly cool Atlantic.
The town was very, very touristy - we could hardly find any traces of the host Portuguese culture. English was spoken everywhere and tourist dives abundant. Fortunately the beach was the star attraction; else it would not have been such a good experience.
After 2 days of relaxing and taking it easy we were ready for our next destination in the Algarve - Lagos.
Where I stayed