Getting Around



Taxis are relatively cheap and are easily recognisable by their colours – either light beige or black with a green top.  The local Taxi company (Rádio Taxi de Albufeira) has more than 100 cabs and over 20 ranks at various central points across Albufeira area. It is possible to order a Taxi by telephone but be aware that during high season, long queues are common particularly in the Old town and around the Strip / Oura area, mostly at night.

Hop On/Off Bus

Double decker open top buses run around every half hour (daytime).  See Albufeira’s most famous sights with a recorded multi-lingual commentary (available in several languages including English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish and Italian).   Hop on, hop off and choose between a 24 hour or 4 day ticket.


Tourist Train

The tourist train is a great way to travel around a town and really helps to get a feel for the area.  Usually departing every 20 minutes in the summer and runs until just after midnight, it runs in one direction between Areias de São João (just off the Strip), the Old Town and then to a stop close to the Albufeira shopping centre and then back to Areias de São João. The round trip takes about three quarters of an hour.

Giro Buses

The local bus network is called Giro. It covers all the city, with five different routes, identified by different colours.  This bus network connects the Bus Terminal, the old town and other districts of Albufeira, including the train station. Buses on these routes run every half-hour, seven days a week.
There are five lines, red 1, red 2, blue, green and orange, all of which start from and return to the bus station, with over 100 stops.  The buses run east as far as the top and bottom of the strip, to the west as far as the new marina, and to the north as far the Ferreiras Train Station.


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Quinta De Barracuda offers a wide variety attractions and places of interest, all within a short travelling distance of the apartment.

City Sight Seeing

Getting Around

Taxis, cars and busses are never hard to come by if you don’t fancy driving.



From water parks to sea life centers, you’ll never be short of something to do.

Places to visit - West

Places to Visit (West)

Explore the cultural spots and experience Portugal at it’s best.

Places to visit - East

Places to Visit (East)

From bustling towns to sleepy fishing villages, there’s lots to explore.

Places to visit - Inland

Places to Visit (Inland)

Visit or medieval castle or relax and play some gold. Its all here!


Golf Courses

Play a game of golf on one of the many courses in the area.