Albufeira Weather March Averages, Portugal
What's the weather like in Albufeira in March
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
Albufeira Hotels in March
Couples and families searching for low-cost accommodation in Albufeira should take a look at Villas Rufino. Guests can choose from a number of studios and villas, all of which come with a fully-equipped independent kitchen. You'll find many onsite amenities to enjoy, such as swimming pools, sun terrace, playground, tennis court and bar.
Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa is perfect for couples in search of a romantic spa break. This complex provides several classic and premium rooms, as well as real and junior suites, all of which are equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your holiday. There are plenty of facilities to take advantage of, including swimming pools, restaurants, bars and gym, as well as a large spa.
Lageado Sol Apartments
When it comes to self-catering accommodation, Lageado Sol Apartments are some of the best. Just a short walk away from the centre of the resort, this complex offers 26 studios and apartments, each of which comes with a complete kitchen. The list of amenities is extensive and includes swimming pool, daytime entertainment, bowling alley and excursion booking.
The three-star Balaia Sol complex is ideal for couples and families looking for accommodation during their holiday in Albufeira, Portugal. Here you'll find a selection of studios and apartments to choose from, each of which comes with kitchenette, bathroom and balcony or terrace. The facilities are numerous and include snack bar, games room, swimming pools, private parking and WiFi access.
If you're searching for family-friendly accommodation, take a look at Ponta Grande. This four-star resort features 60 villas, each of which can sleep up to 6 people. There is a wealth of facilities and services available onsite for guests to enjoy, such as playground, giant chess board, mini golf, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.
Albufeira Beach for March
Make the most of any warm weather by spending the day at Praia Gale. This Blue Flag beach is open and wide, creating the ideal environment for children to play in the sand. Toward the eastern side of the beach you'll find several caves, grottos and rock pools which are perfect for exploring. There is a great selection of facilities for the whole family to enjoy, such as bar-restaurants, sun loungers, parasols, water sports, lifeguards, showers and toilets.
Praia do Castelo
For something more secluded, visit Praia do Castelo. This small beach is made up of a mixture of fine golden sand and large rocks which provide shade when the sun is shining. Due to its remote location, there is only a handful of amenities available at this beach, including sun beds, parasols and a small beachside bar-restaurant open throughout the day and evening.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're looking for something cheap and cheerful, be sure to head to Il Cappuccino. This popular café-restaurant offers a varied low-cost set menu every day, featuring local cuisine. Diners can choose a soup or salad for their starter, followed by a main course, dessert and a drink, all for one low price. All the meals are freshly prepared and are made from locally-sourced ingredients.
Tres Palmeiras is the place to go for traditional Portuguese seafood, where reservations are a must. Inside this eatery you'll find a large fish counter where you can pick the fish you want the chef to prepare. If you're dining with people who don't like fish and seafood, you'll be pleased to hear that there is also a selection of vegetarian and meat-based dishes available.
When it comes to evening entertainment, Steps Bar is one of the best places to go. Found within Old Town, this bar boasts one of the best resident performers in the whole of Albufeira. Guitarist and Singer Martin Jonathan knows how to get the crowd going and makes an effort to play every request given.
Oura Bar is a great place to enjoy a drink after a long day in the sun. Serving a wide selection of affordable beers, wines and spirits, this bar is run by two friendly owners who are always up for a chat. There are several TV screens throughout the bar which can show a number of different matches at once, making it a popular hotspot for sports fans.
Things to do in Albufeira in March
Igreja Matriz de Albufeira
With so many things to see and do, you'll be spoilt for choice during your holiday in Albufeira. History buffs and art lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit Igreja Matriz de Albufeira. Built in the 18th century, this neo-classical chapel features an impressive painting depicting the patron saint of Albufeira, displayed above the high altar.
If you want to explore the resort and surrounding areas, sign up for a quad bike excursion with Quad Ventura. On this tour you'll get away from the main tourists areas and will have a chance to see some parts of Albufeira that most tourists don't even know exist. Suitable for anyone aged eight and above, the quad bike excursion comes in the form of two off-road itineraries which offer different durations and cover different areas.
Dates for the diary
Easter is often celebrated toward the end of March in Albufeira, when the locals hold a number of religious processions and services. During this event, most of the churches throughout the resort hold special masses to mark Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Keep an eye out for posters detailing times and venues of parades and religious re-enactments.