A Albufeira Stag Do
On the outskirts of the Algarve, you’ll find the beautiful yet lively city of Albufeira, neighbour of the popular Vilamoura marine.
If you’re looking for sun, laughs and a whole load of beaches to cure your hangovers on, it doesn’t get much better than this impressive Portuguese city. Jet your groom to be away from all the weddings stresses and set your sights on the blue waters, surprisingly great nightlife and a whole weekend just for you and the lads to celebrate the upcoming nuptials. It may be controversial, but we say forget Spain! Try something new and you might even find your new favourite holiday destinations along Portugal’s coastline.
We can guarantee a few things when you endeavour on an Albufeira stag party – lots of sun, lively bars and boat trips galore. Albufeira, and in fact the whole Algarve region, can give you that classic stag weekend abroad that so many soon-to-be weds crave, and usually at a cheaper price than your Balearic islands!
- Country: Portugal
- Language: Portuguese
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of beer: €2-4
- Airport: Faro Airport
- Flight duration: 2 1/2 hours
Food & Drink
Because Portugal is so heavy on tourism, you’ll be able to find nearly every type of cuisine along the coast, no matter what you’re peckish for. Of course, you might as well try a cheeky bit of Portuguese nosh while you’re there – you never know, you might love it! One specialty that Albufeira is known for is unbeatable fish dishes. And in between your Albufeira stag activities you will be quick to realise that! From salmon to sardines, and oysters to mussels, you can enjoy insanely fresh fish and most Portuguese style restaurants. If fish isn’t quite your pick of the day, the Portuguese version of tapas, ‘Petiscos’ as it’s known, will give you a variety of meats, cheese and potatoes to nibble at.
You can also pair your delicious eats with stunning views at popular restaurants like the Waterfront, or go in town for some more expensive dining in restaurants like Dom Carlos. As well as traditional dishes, Portugal has built itself to cater for everyone, so even if you’re more of a margarita pizza and Carling kind of guy you’re bound to find something a little more familiar down the little streets of Albufeira. If you’re going to dive into anything while you’re there, we suggest you take a trip to the ever-popular Arroz Doc dessert place!
Best Bars in Albufeira
You might be surprise to know that the nightlife scene of Albufeira is basically a hidden gem in Portugal and the Algarve, and if you haven’t ventured into this part of town before it’s definitely worth a try during a stag weekend! Fill your stag weekends in Albufeira with a bunch of eclectic bars, from the casual and cosy Bloopers bar to the piano bar that’s great for groups. The whole nightlife vibe around the little towns that litter the south of Portugal is vibrant yet chilled, and you’re bound to have a friendly night in the warm weather.
If you’re more of a party all night kind of group, the Montechoro area of Albufeira (also known as The Strip) is exactly where you need to head. Here, you can spend the whole night in and out of the row of bars and venues and end your night in the popular Kadoc nightclub.
Why a Albufeira Stag Weekend?
Albufeira and basically the rest of the Algarve has everything you’re looking for in a stag weekend in the sun, but that’s not all the quaint little town offers stag weekends in Albufeira. For a splash of culture (when you’re not chugging beers), you can head over to Igerja de Sao Sebastiao. A little church in the town, it’s known as a great Portuguese spot to chill and get to know Portugal a little better. For a more classic stag do kind of activity, test your driving skills with the popular ‘Off the Beaten Track’ experience. This 4x4 driving takes you across Algarve’s countryside, and is noted as ‘all terrain’ – so prepare yourself, ladies!
Lastly, an Albufeira stag do wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the smooth and sandy beaches. From the popular and bustling Beach Inatel, to the secluded and rocky Aveiros Beach, there is something for everyone along the south coast line of Portugal. One last thing – before you jet off to Albufeira, make sure you check out the many fairs, festivals and live music that goes on in the town square so you can get in on the action while enjoying a hen party in Albufeira!