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Nightlife on the strip located near the Montechoro section of Albufeira, proves popular during the summer with all ages, especially the younger tourists, know as “ the strip” the most popular bars often stay open until 4-6: am. Restaurants , cafes, and snack bars are abundant. since 2017 the prices have reduced due to the European recession. Everything is more expensive with a Galao (Latte style coffee) always served in a tall glass can be €2.50. Since inland it costs around €0.90 cents. Meals are often cheaper from as little as €5.50 for mixed grill or omelette & chips, in the many snack bars competing for competition during the tourist season. But expect to pay around €15-20 per head for a restaurant meal off the main menu, one restaurant that opened in 2020 is the Staar in old town Albufeira and has already gained a good reputation from diners on many social platforms for it’s quality and presentation.
Albufeira has everything you could want for a holiday, without the need for car hire, but depending what part you stay do expect some steep hilly roads.
those wanting to see the real Algarve have a good choice of excursions with buses covering the whole of the Algarve. Albufeira old town has a more relaxed feeling, and has a central square decorated with trees and colourful shrubs. With many street cafes, bars, and restaurants for a quiet meal or a cool drink. The streets leading off the square offer many sorts with clothes shops, leather goods, gift shops, street stalls and many mini supermarkets for daily necessities. On the outskirt of Albufeira to the east is Olhos d Aqua. It bears a similar resemblance to Albufeira being more popular with the older generation, having many four star hotels and plentiful restaurants.