Wintering in Albufeira is an ideal and inexpensive escape from the dreary winter season. Enjoy the warm and deserted beaches of the Algarve as soon as possible after devouring the Christmas turkey. I did this in the winter of 2009 leaving a snow covered Vancouver behind, I arrived at Faro airport on January 3rd.
After visiting Albufeira for 2-1/2 months I would recommend that you plan a visit even if it's only for 31 days. (Minimum stay for discount accommodation) I have put together some suggestions on places to visit in the Algarve along with some history and their respective GPS coordinates.
Hope you enjoy this Algarve visit through my photos, and that you find the information on places where to shop, dine out, accommodation etc. useful.
I now have 6 travel books, Kites over Kovalam, Portugal's Grey Wave,People In high Places, People along the Way, El Camino de Santiago and Kayaking in Halong Bay Vietnam. Facing the Water, flot home lifestyle... Hope you enjoy these books on Tibet , Portugal, Spain and Vietnam as much as I did during my adventures cycling and kayaking in these magnificent countries. .
Oma Mueller's Cookbook Published December 15, 2014
Facing The Water Published June 07, 2013
El Camino de Santiago Published July 29, 2008
Kayaking Halong Bay Vietnam Published July 09, 2008