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Gorgeous sandy beaches, an electric party scene and guaranteed good times!

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Albufeira hen do guide


Albufeira is like something out of a dream. With stunning beaches like the Praia de Marinha it’s perfect for sunbathing. The cobbled streets of the Old Town are full of charm and are perfect for those who love to explore the local culture. One of the best parts of visiting Portugal is the amazing food. Seafood takes top billing in this maritime nation but you could also try its famous custard tarts if you have a sweet tooth. either way meal time will always be a treat on a hen weekend in Albufeira.

When the sun goes down and the legendary Algarve nightlife comes out, Albufeira is fantastic for those who love totally memorable evenings. Whatever your hen party style, this is paradise.

The combination of endless sun, stunning surroundings and amazing nightlife make it easy to see why Albufeira is such a popular destination and with activities from epic sunset boat parties to sophisticated vineyard tours, there are endless amounts of fun for you and the girls to explore. This part of the world is famous for its beaches and stunning landscapes. The best way to explore these is one of the boat trips which will allow you to get up close and personal with the impressive cliffs and caves

Whether a weekend of chilling by the beach or partying hard until the early hours, Albufeira offers it all and our party planners are experts in the area – ideally suited to finding a hen party that suits your style.

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Great if you are looking for

  • Perfect for beach relaxation by day with the hens
  • Experience Albufeira's lively party scene on the famous strip
  • Get stuck into some incredible activities that will equip you with unforgettable memories!

Getting around

Making your way around Albufeira is easy peasy - you'll just need to remember that this popular resort is split into two. The Old Town and the vibrant Albufeira Strip, where you and the rest of the girls will be spending most of your time. There's plenty of taxi's available in Albufiera, in addition to a local bus service to get you from A to B. If you fancy it, you could even rent a car, but do remember that the roads in Portugal can be hard to navigate, even for expert drivers! If it's relaxing on the beach that you and the girls are after, then you'll be able to make your way around by foot. As for activities, we'll be able to help out with transfers, as we offer them for most of our hen activities and destinations, making things a real doddle.

Tips and ideas

If you and the girls are looking for something with a little more character, or just a little off the beaten path, beaches such as Praia da Coelha, Praia do Castelo and Praia do Evaristo don’t get quite as busy as the more popular beaches, and they’re a great way to see all of Albufeira’s expansive coastline - all whilst topping up your tan! As for activities, we've got a great selection of available; from boat parties to quad bikes and parasailing experiences, there's a plentiful variety that you and the rest of the girls will love!

Albufeira boasts a fantastic and laid back beach atmosphere, so pack a few of your favourite bikinis or swimwear, but remember it's a rather casual affair dresswise, so no need to go overboard on the packing front for your lazy beach days. As for the evening, those long hot summer nights are perfect for showing off your tanned pins in a gorgeous dress!

There are loads of great places to eat out in Albufeira, but do remember, that it's customary to tip an additional 10% if you've received good service - tips are not usually added onto the bill and are only comprised of the items that you've drunk or eaten. Like with other countries, the Portuguese are big on politeness, so snapping fingers at waiters and waitresses is a no go (unless you want to be ignored of course!) and a simple 'Please' (por favor or se faz favor) or 'Thank You' (obrigado/obrigada) will go a long way! 

If you're looking for a typical souvenir, then why not purchase a 'Rooster of Barcelos'? The rooster is the symbol of Portugal (and Nandos) and this type of souvenir is considered to bring good luck to anyone receiving them.

 

Nightlife

If you're looking for a good time, then you won't be disappointed with the fantastic choice of nightlife on offer in Albufeira. The Strip (Avenida Sà Carneiro, running through both Montechoro and Areias de São João) is where the night-time hen antics start and is the heart of Albufeira's electric party scene. Expect a brilliant array of restaurants, clubs and themed pubs and bars, where you'll be able to enjoy some nice cheap drinks and party right through to the early hours! The Northern part of the strip is somewhat quieter and is the place to go to check out designer clothing boutiques, wine shops and sunglasses stores. The southern part is far more typical for your big last night of freedom. Bars serve giant exotic cocktails while the dancefloors provide plenty of space for you to show off. This is where those unforgettable moments will be taking place on your Albufeira hen weekend!

Make sure that you book both your evening eveing activities like bar and club entry through Hen Heaven, as we'll ensure that you and the girls enjoy the best of what Albufeira has to offer - we won't be sending you off to any mediocre clubs, that's for sure! 

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