A city and a municipality in
the Faro District of the Algarve Region, in
southernmost Portugal. It is a main tourist
destination, due to its coastal location.
The municipality population in 2011 was 40,828,
in an area of 140.66 km².
The city proper had a population of 13,646 in
It is 250 kilometres
(160 mi) from Lisbon, and is within close
proximity of Paderne
Castle. Lagos is located 30 kilometres
(19 mi) to the west, and Faro 45 kilometres
(28 mi) to the south-east.
A tourist destination, Albufeira expands to
approximately 300,000 residents during the
summer and during New Year celebrations, owing
to the number of hotels and lodgings in the
district, that includes marina facilities, golf
courses, restaurants and bar for the annual
flood of visitors.