Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Albufeira (Portuguese pronunciation is a city and a municipality in theFaro District of the Algarve Region, in southernmost Portugal. It is a main tourist destination, due to its coastal location. The city proper had a population of 13,646 in 2001. The municipality has a population of 40,828, in an area of approximately 140.6 square kilometres (54.3 sq mi). 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.