For the first half of our time in Albufeira, we hadn’t really done much exploration. We aimed to fix that by taking a wonder down through the marina and into the old town. The walk was lovely and the views were stunning.
The buildings in the marina are all painted a variety of bright pastel colours, giving the whole landscape a distinctly Balamory feel.
After our walk into the Old Town and having a charming lunch in a little cafe over looking the ocean we decided to jump on a catamaran for a three hour trip into the coastal caves.
For all the tourism that has stamped out the traditional Portuguese culture in Albufeira, I still have to admit it is beautiful.
This is one of my favourite holiday snaps because Josh is such a poser but he looks like such a dork in this hat – love you Joshy!
As we turned back towards the marina we made a pit stop to give passengers the opportunity to swim in the middle of the ocean and of course we leapt at the chance.
That evening, back at the villa, whilst it was someone else’s turn to cook, I put my feet up and put my head in my book.
The next day we ventured to another beach, can’t blame us for making the most of the many many stunning little spots within walking distance of our accommodation.
On our last night it was Row and Ida’s turn to host and they had a plan up their sleeve. They not only cooked us delicious salmon but they set up a little candlelight haven on the roof. So we all put on our funky, comfy trousers and we settled in for an evening of card games and mojitos. A fitting end to an amazing holiday.