Why Choose Albufeira for Your Hen Party?
From deciding who to invite to organising, there are so many amazing Albufeira hen do ideas for you to choose from. Hugging the bottom of the Algarve is exactly where you’ll find sandy beaches, blue waters and a whole lot of Albufeira ideas to feast your eyes on. We have some amazing activities that would be perfect for any type of group. From weekend trips to a short city break we can help you with all of your Albufeira needs. From picking the best activity to choosing the perfect hen party games.
If you’re looking to jet away for a loved one’s last few days of freedom, do it in style and chill out in this quaint but popular town in the Algarve province of Portugal. Step away from Spain, try something different and be surprised with the amazing activities, experiences, nightlife and more that Spain’s little sister can offer a group of giggling girls looking for fun. This impressive Portuguese city can provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable weekend.
When you opt for a Albufeira, you’re guaranteed one thing – sun! The best part about an abroad hen party is basking in the warm rays and catching a stunning tan before the big day. Vibrant and friendly, just walking the streets of Albufeira is a great way to spend the afternoon, dipping in and out of little shops in between your activities and experiences.
Soak up all the Portuguese sun at Praia Dos Pescadores. Right on the coastline you will be able to enjoy a day full of adventure as you explore way up high at the nearby Parque Aventura. If you and the girls are wanting something adrenaline fuelled, try out this unique tree top adventure park experience. Whatever you plan on including into your weekend you will be able to enjoy the rugged coastline, quaint towns and a pretty impressive nightlife front!
- Country: Portugal
- Language: Portuguese
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of a pint: €7-10
- Airport: Faro Airport
- Flight duration: 3 hours
Top 10 Hen Do Activities in Albufeira
Out of the many Albufeira activities on offer, we’ve pulled together the top 10 that have proved popular with groups of girls. If you want some inspiration for your own Albufeira activities, you’ve come to the right place!
A sexy add on for any celebration, you and the girls will be treated to some major eye candy as you sip of drinks and nibble on food served to you by a hunky butler in the buff!
Dive head first into the rich culture with a saucy salsa dance class. No prior skills are needed as a dance instructor teaches you the basics in this energetic experience!
Dance, drink and soak up the hot Portuguese sun whilst on a catamaran party cruise that provides a free bar, a talented DJ and plenty room for you girls to dance the day away!
The ultimate girl’s night out that includes a tasty 3 course meal, a bar crawl, an exclusive strip tease from a hot and hunky male stripper and entry into one off the hottest nightclubs!
Shake things up as you learn some new mixology skills by mixing and muddling your own classic cocktails that are bound to get mouths watering during your weekend!
Skip the long queues and be treated like a VIP all night long in one of the hottest clubs with your own private table area, bottles of spirits and mixers.
The perfect activity for wine loving girls, take a tour around beautiful mountainside vineyards and sample plenty delicious wines fresh from the venue.
Start your day off right by spoiling yourself to a relaxing cruise where you will discover caves and rock formations whilst spotting dolphins with the helping hand of a Marine expert.
Cruise along the Portuguese sea in style on a party boat with all the tasty drinks and upbeat music you could ever wish for! Finish off the cruise with entry into a major nightclub.
Explore Albufeira whilst in a powerful 4 wheeled jeep as you and the girls experience four hours of adrenaline pumping and muddy fun under the hot Portuguese sun!
Aside from this list of the top Albufeira activities, there’s many more to choose from. No matter what your budding bride enjoys you can find one or a few experiences to create the ultimate weekend.
Places to Eat in Albufeira?
Portugal caters for almost every taste and offers a whole host of cuisine in and around Albufeira town. Up and down Albufeira and the Algarve, you can find traditional Portuguese restaurants with one thing in common – unbeatable fish dishes. Whether you’re a huge fan of fish or you want to try a few new things on the weekend in Albufeira, Portugal is the place to experiment. As well as traditional dishes, Portugal has built itself to cater for everyone, so even if you’re more of a margarita pizza and cosmo kind of girl you’re bound to find a familiar restaurant down the little streets of Albufeira.
Enjoy your delicious food with some incredible views at the extremely popular restaurant The Waterfront. If it’s local seafood you’re after you can enjoy dining right near the crystal blue seas. And since this restaurant is right near the centre you will be able to enjoy the sunset and a tasty meal before heading back towards the town for an unforgettable evening.
Or if you are wanting to stay right in the town try out an expensive dining in restaurant like Dom Carlos. This restaurant can provide you with a variety of different dishes. From your traditional Portuguese meals to a margarita pizza and everything in between. Another great restaurant that can also provide you with amazing views is The Ruin. Sitting nicely inside the ruin of the castle wall and tower, you can enjoy some amazing beach views with a variety of amazing dish options.
Where to Shop in Albufeira?
No matter what plans you have during your time in Albufeira there is always room for some shopping right? Luckily for you there are so many amazing areas all around Albufeira and the Algarve that are perfect to give you your shopping fix. First up is Albufeira Shopping, a shopping centre that has 41 quality shops inside including a Zara and H&M along with plenty of food stops and car park spaces if you end up driving here.
Another shopping centre that’s right in the centre of Albufeira is Shopping Avenida da Liberdade. Here you will find plenty of shops to explore along with plenty of places to stop and enjoy some food and have a drink.
When you start exploring all around Albufeira and the Algarve you will find plenty of shops scattered all around the place. If you head down from Shopping Avenida da Liberdade, you will find what the locals call shopping street. A place where you will find all of your souvenir shops along with all the local shop owners. Whilst your wondering around the shops you will be able to stop at a bar or two along the way.
Guide to Albufeira Nightlife for Hen Weekends
It wouldn’t be complete without a night or two hitting the town, and Portuguese nightlife might just surprise you. Although not always the first to spring to mind, a night out in the Algarve is just what you need to give the bride to be the send-off she deserves.
The Strip in Albufeira
Not like this will come as a surprise to anyone but The Strip is where you need to head for a wild night out in Albufeira. If you are wanting to make the night out one to remember with the best bars, clubs and places for food when the night is over then this is where you need to head. During the day this is still an extremely popular street where you can enjoy a meal and explore some of the local shops. But by night it comes alive and is always buzzing.
If you follow The Strip all the way up, you will have yourselves one incredible night out to remember (or forget!) So if you are wanting to find the ultimate party experience for you and the girls head over to Albufeira 66. This bar serves up food during the day and by the night, has one of the liveliest parties on the entire strip. It’s a great place to try and explore to start off the celebrations.
Another great bar with some amazing atmosphere and entertainment is Wild & Co. A great venue where you can enjoy live music from the bar’s resident band and DJ sets later on in the evening. They also have a great cocktail selection on offer for you and the girls to test out whilst enjoying the entertainment and the interior.
To help make this a night out to remember we suggest you stop off at Matt’s Bar. A bar that is known for being extremely welcoming to hen and stag groups so what better place to go to? There are a variety of different events and themed parties for you and the girls to enjoy. Make sure you check out their site or stop by in the day to see what type of event they have on whilst you are there for the weekend. You won’t be disappointed.
And what better way to end the night than by heading to a nightclub or two. There are some incredible nightclubs in Albufeira but the two main ones are the ones on The Strip. Club Heaven Albufeira is one of the best party hotspots if you want to dance until the sun comes up. It has the largest dancefloor out of anywhere on the South Coast with a great variety of music that plays.
If you aren’t convinced by one club, try out The Strips other big nightclub. Whether you want to try out both of them or explore one or the other you will have an unforgettable night out. Club Vida Albufeira is famous for its Dutch DJ summer line ups that attract party goers from everywhere and anywhere. All the girls won’t be able to resist getting up and dancing here.
If you are all about taking in history during your celebration in Albufeira then you might want to start your night at one of the oldest bars in the Old Town. Opened way back in 1963, Sir Harry’s Bar is a great place to start if you want a drink or two, and it’s a favourite of many tourists so you will feel right at home here.
In the heart of the bars in the Old Town you will find Bar Twist. If you want something fun with an unbeatable party atmosphere, then this is a great place to start. Bar Twist specialises in some amazing, unique cocktails. It’s also open until the early hours of the morning so if you fancy staying here all night you can!
Another great bar that has some of the best atmosphere and welcomes everyone and anyone inside is Classic Bar. Here you will find amazingly priced drinks, amazing décor and a huge dancefloor. You and the girls will be able to enjoy a drink or two (or three) and dance the night away in style inside of Classic Bar.
Praceta dos Aveiros (Street)
This area of Albufeira is a slightly quieter area that not many people head to. But here you will find some amazing areas to enjoy a drink and a dance. In fact, most people usually head to Praceta dos Aveiros for one venue in particular…Kiss Nightclub. Although you have to head just outside of the main town for this nightclub it’s an extremely popular place to go and so many people do make the journey. So if you want to head somewhere extremely popular for your night out then this is the place to go.
If you want somewhere nearby to head before you hit the club try out Zoo Bar. Sitting nicely right beside Kiss you will be able to enjoy everything and anything here. Fantastic drinks, a great selection of food and an outdoor area where you can watch the sunset.
What Are the Reasons to Visit Albufeira?
Most already know, but the rugged cliffs and breath taking sea views make Albufeira an unbeatable place when it comes to its coastline.
Portugal is known for a lot of things, one being its incredible food. If seafood is your cup of tea, then the Algarve is the place to be.
All Year Round Sun
Since Albufeira is on the edge of the Mediterranean you will be able to enjoy the warm weathers all year round, which means you can head to Portugal whenever you want.
Great Hen Do Activities
There are so many incredible activities that you and the girls can enjoy during your hen party in Albufeira.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Albufeira Hen Party
No matter what plans you already have you want to make sure that you make the most out of your Albufeira weekend. Whenever you have a few hours free make sure you take the time to explore this beautiful area of Portugal as there is so much to see and do. Take in some breath-taking views as you get involved in some water sports, from blow up UFO’s to fly boarding there are so many crazy experiences for you and the girls to enjoy.
One thing we definitely recommend that you have to do is taking a short trip over to the Vilamoura Marina. It’s the next town over from Albufeira and once you get there you will see why it is so popular. The marina itself is completely full of expensive boats and superyachts that are docked from all over the world. Seeing these are an experience in itself. But there are also some amazing places to eat and drink around there too.
How to Get Around Albufeira?
Depending on how much of Albufeira and the Algarve you want to explore depends on the best way of getting around. If you are wanting to explore then the easiest choice of transport would be car. There are excellent road networks that span across the Spanish border so you can easily cover a large area of the coast and countryside.
If you are wanting to stick to public transport then Albufeira and all major cities around the area has a reliable bus, train and taxi service. You will find taxi ranks dotted around the along with a bus and Albufeira train system that can link you to all the neighbouring towns.
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