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  • How much does it cost to store luggage in Albufeira?

    The price for luggage storage in Albufeira starts from just €5.00/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage in Albufeira?

    There are multiple locations all around Albufeira which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Praia de Benagil, Praia da Quinta do Lago, Praia da Rocha and many other areas.

  • Is it safe to store your bags in Albufeira?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage in Albufeira.

  • Are there storage lockers in Albufeira?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and luggage drop off points in Albufeira. Storing your luggage with Bounce is as easy as using a storage locker, except a real person is there to watch over your things. If you don’t want to worry about lockers being full or remembering the code for your locker, you can drop off your luggage at any of our convenient locations in Albufeira.

  • Where are the best places to stay and eat while in Albufeira?

    The most popular restaurants to visit are Praia da Galé, Restaurante Antiquários dos Leitões, and Roberto`s Chicken piri-piri. Additionally, the highest ranked hotels within Albufeira are Paraiso de Albufeira, Casa Algarvia Boutique & Suites, and Apartamentos Herdade dos Salgados.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions in Albufeira?

    Albufeira offers several scenic parks including Parque de Vale Faro, Parque Infantil Urbanização Nosso Tecto, and Parque Ambiental de VILAMOURA.

  • Where can I find tourist information and guideposts in Albufeira?

    You can find local tourist information at Dream Wave, Zebra Safari - Actividades Turísticas, and Posto de Turismo de Albufeira.

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About Albufeira

Located 160 miles from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and 28 miles from the larger town of Faro, Albufeira isn’t a big place. That being said, the city is always full of life and energy. Tourism is by far the main industry in Albufeira, and it’s no mystery as to why. Blessed with sunny weather, sandy beaches, and a dramatic rugged coastline, Albufeira draws visitors from all over Europe and around the world to enjoy a beach vacation.

The name Albufeira comes from the Arabic Al-buhera, meaning Castle of the Sea. This place was indeed a Moorish settlement, like many of the towns along the Portuguese coast. Beginning in the 12th century, Christian forces began to retake the Iberian Peninsula, and Albufeira was eventually conquered in 1249.

For most of its history, Albufeira relied on fishing and agriculture to support itself. However, in the mid-20th century, the fishing industry began to decline. As fisheries closed, the population of the town halved. Beginning in the 1960s, however, the fortunes of Albufeira began to change thanks to an influx of tourists. Today, it’s still a great vacation destination with many attractions to please its visitors.

No matter the reason you’ve arrived in beautiful Albufeira, you’ll enjoy the city much more if you’re traveling light. Strolling the cobbled streets is easier without heavy bags and backpacks in tow. Store your luggage and non-essentials with one of our convenient luggage storage facilities. Found near all the top spots to see in Albufeira, we’ll store your stuff so you can see and do more.

Luggage storage in Albufeira

As a small town built around tourism, Albufeira is highly walkable. Thanks to the warm weather and gorgeous scenery of this part of Portugal, walking is really the best way to get around. But heavy bags can quickly turn a pleasant stroll into an arduous struggle. That's why we offer luggage storage in Albufeira. Drop off any unneeded bags before you hit the beach, the Old Town, or other local attractions. You'll be glad you did.

Using our luggage storage service is easy and super convenient for busy travelers. You can complete a booking registration from anywhere using the Bounce luggage storage app, allowing you to skip the lines at storage lockers and ditch your heavy luggage in no time. The hotels, local shops and other businesses we work with are convenient locations close to Albufeira’s most popular attractions, so there’ll always be left luggage facilities where you need them. Contact our customer support team with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Top things to do in Albufeira

What makes the region so special is its natural beauty. This is an unapologetic resort town, and it makes the most of its fortunate location on a stunning coast to keep visitors occupied. There’s still lots to see and do throughout the city; look at the attractions we’ve listed below and start planning your itinerary.

Activities and attractions near Albufeira

Silves

Only half an hour's drive from Albufeira, Silves provides a welcome break from the beach for those looking for more culture. Silves was once the capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve and is best known for its hilltop Moorish castle. Explore the history of the region and take in stunning views from this ancient fortification. Take the time to check out the town while you’re here.

Lagos

Westward along the coast from Albufeira, the coastal town of Lagos is well worth the 45-minute journey. The old walled city and the famous lighthouse make it an atmospheric place to visit, and the views over the Atlantic Ocean are stunning. Don't miss the castle that bears witness to the historic importance of Lagos, too.

Faro

Chances are, you'll pass through Faro on your way to or from Albufeira. But the Algarve's capital is more than just a stop along your way. The ancient cathedral, municipal museum, and charming cobblestone streets of the old town are all worth at least a day of exploration if not more.

Praia de Marinha

Get your beach time at the Praia de Marinha. Often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe—and the world—this stretch of golden sand is surrounded by rugged cliffs. As well as stunning rock formations, the beach has been recognized for the outstanding quality and clarity of its water. All in all, it's an absolutely beautiful place to spend some time.

Zoomarine Algarve

Have a blast with the family at Zoomarine Algarve. This amusement park combines water slides and a wave pool with dolphin shows, an aquarium, and its own sandy beach. Let the kids blow off some steam while you relax with a cool drink at this exciting attraction.

Zoomarine Algarve bag policy

Suitcases and backpacks in Zoomarine Algarve will only get in the way of your fun, so you’ll have to find somewhere to store your luggage for a few hours. Use the Bounce app to see our partner locations. You can quickly drop your things off at one of our Algarve luggage storage facilities and spend as much time as you want at this unique attraction. If you want to enjoy Albufeira for longer, leave your belongings in our care for the entire day.

Marina de Vilamoura

See the glamorous side of Albufeira at Marina de Vilamoura. This upscale neighborhood has developed around Portugal's largest marina. Shop local boutiques and prestigious international brands, dine in some of the best restaurants around, or try your luck at the casino.

Algar Seco

Explore more of the Algarve coastline at Algar Seco rock formations. A clifftop walk on an elevated walkway leads to these intriguing caves and limestone rock formations. Visit at sunset for an extra photogenic scene.

Algar Seco bag policy

It’s not safe to bring your suitcases on a clifftop walk, and the uneven terrain will make it an unpleasant journey with bags. Instead, store luggage at a Bounce partner’s left luggage facility. We know many tourists will want to see these cool rock formations, so we’ve put plenty of luggage storage options nearby.

Shopping in Albufeira

AlbufeiraShopping

AlbufeiraShopping is a local shopping centre located close to the city centre that stocks all sorts of things. Pay this mall a visit to find clothing, electronics, stationery, jewelry, perfumes, and more. There’s also a supermarket and many cafes and restaurants in the area, so you can stop for a break whenever needed.

Rua 5 de Outubro

If you’re in a browsing mood, take a relaxing stroll down the Rua 5 de Outubro street in Albufeira. This pedestrianized stretch of road is lined with local shops on both sides, selling everything from fashion clothes to Portuguese pottery. A supermarket and pharmacy are also found here, so you can get everything that you need in one place.

Avenida da Liberdade

You’ll find many retail outlets around Albufeira’s Avenida da Liberdade, making it a nice spot to window shop and do some retail therapy. The street has both a traffic and pedestrianized section with independent stores on each end, many specializing in apparel and accessories like sunglasses, footwear, or handbags.

Top restaurants in Albufeira

Restaurant Palacete

Sample the local cuisine at Restaurant Palacete. This Albufeira institution serves delicious traditional Portuguese cuisine, emphasizing fresh seafood and local flavors, offering meals like salada de polvo or bife do lombo. Finish your meal with a glass of local wine for a truly Portuguese experience.

Restaurante O Marinheiro

Make a reservation at Restaurante O Marinheiro for refined European and Portuguese dishes. This restaurant focuses on seafood, serving meals of shellfish, octopus, salmon, prawns and more. Of course, every dish is glazed with a tasty sauce or marinade to create unbeatable flavors. They also have a wine cellar on site; ask your waiter for curated wines to go with your meal.

NIKAIA

NIKAIA has a fantastic menu with meals for brunch, lunch or dinner since they’re open from late morning to midnight almost daily. Come try their fried egg breakfast, handmade pizza and herb-filled risotto, or just stop by for tapas. Their charcuterie boards are also delicious, and the restaurant’s setting is right by the marina.

Transit options in Albufeira

Faro Airport

There are no airports in Albufeira itself, and the nearest airport is in Faro. You'll need to travel first to Faro's main bus station before boarding a bus for Albufeira. It’s not that far away from the city and can be reached in under an hour by car or public transit.

Bus

The express bus from Faro to Albufeira takes around an hour, while the regional bus takes about an hour and a half. Giro is the local bus company in Albufeira and runs five bus routes through the town, serving all the major beaches and tourist attractions. Bus tickets are affordable at €1.40 for a single ticket and €4.00 for a day pass.

Bike

Getting around Albufeira by foot is one of the best ways to get around, but if you want to travel quickly, you can also rent a bike. You can use them to get between tourist attractions or go for a ride on one of the bike paths by the coast. There are some nice ones above the Northern Strip towards Albufeira Ferreiras. The bike rental fee varies depending on which company you use, but the daily rate usually ranges between €20.00 and €30.00.

Tourist Train

There’s a cute trolley-like train that travels on a loop around the Southern Strip and Old Town and is a great way for a traveler to reach all of the city’s top attractions. The train runs about every 20 minutes and tickets cost €5.00.

Albufeira Ferreiras Train Station

If you want to take your sightseeing outside of the city, you can simply catch a train from Albufeira to different cities along the coast. The trains travel to places like Faro, Porto, Braga, and Coimbra. Train tickets to Faro can cost as low as €3.00, and it only takes about half an hour.

Taxi

Need to get somewhere fast? Taxis are your way to go. The taxis in Albufeira are either white or black and green, and can be flagged down at any point as long as they’re vacant. Taxi fares usually start at about €4.00 for up to 1.1 miles, and an additional €1.00 is added for each 0.6 miles traveled after that.

Use a luggage storage option in Albufeira

When you’re visiting somewhere new, you’re bound to be busy. If you want to go to the beach before spending a late night out on the town, leave non-essentials at a Bounce partner baggage storage facility. Our customers can sightsee worry-free, knowing their belongings are insured under our BounceShield™ Protection and will be secure until they’re collected. Unlike luggage lockers, we always have availability, and you don’t have to pay more to store larger bags with us.

As you explore more of Europe, Bounce has convenient luggage storage in cities such as Aveiro, Quarteira, and Peniche. Check out our guides to learn more.

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