Finding Cheap Accommodation For A Golf Tour In Albufeira

Albufeira’s modest population rockets during the summer months to around 300,000. To think it was once just a small fishing village until flights to the warmer parts of Europe became commonly available. Some holidaymakers go purely to get a suntan and enjoy the beaches and warm seas. Others have sport on their minds and the Algarve has become popular for golfers wanting to play the game in good conditions, even shorts. Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s golf centres and is located less than an hour from the airport of Faro. There are a few golf courses to choose from. The question is where to stay.

The main courses

Three of the original golf courses in Albufeira are Balaia, Salgados and Pine Cliffs. Balaia is close to a holiday village complex while the Sheraton Algarve Hotel manages Pine Cliffs. Pine Cliffs Residence is another place to consider when looking for accommodation though the costs may stretch the average budget.

Salagados Dunas Suites is also geared towards golf and group accommodation and will not test the budget so much.

There are all-inclusive deals available in Albufeira though golfers may feel their priority is the golf more than staying on site and eating and drinking for ‘free.’ After all, there are excellent local restaurants and dining out is very much part of the holiday experience.


Alfagar II Aparthotel has large apartments many with wonderful views. There is everything on site tourists might need when not on the course. Hotel Apartamento Brisa Sol has nice apartments close to the Old Town and many good restaurants.

Other alternatives

Sensimar Falesia Atlantic offers comfort and value for those deciding that they want to eat in local restaurants each night. ClubHotel Riu Guarana also bears examination; it is a fairly large hotel and that should be taken into consideration when looking for suitable accommodation. Adriana Beach Resort Hotel and the Eden Resort are other places to look at when deciding on where you want to stay.

Different people want different things from their holiday accommodation. Albufeira has experience in welcoming guests over quite a period now and there is general understanding from the locals as to what tourists expect. The golf locally is excellent and the cuisine offering fresh fish is an extra pleasure. The season is long and hotels will be open twelve months of the year. Many people return time again because of the quality of what is on offer.