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Albufeira
Location, Climate:
Albufeira is a wonderful coastal city in southern Portugal. It lies within the region of Algarve and features a Mediterranean subtropical climate. Albufeira enjoys plenty of sunshine all-year round, but expect sudden rain anytime of the year. If you are planning to hit the beach, it is best to book a discount hotel between June and September when there is less rain. There are discount hotels and luxury hotels available online.

Brief History:
During the Roman period, the town was originally called Baltum and it grew into a city that boasts of its aqueducts which can still be seen in the area. The name of the city was derived from the Arabic word “Al-Buhera” because of the North African traders.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
There are many interesting festivals held in Albufeira annually, but the most unique are the Festival of the Smoked Sausage in January, Feira da Serra in April, and Medieval Fair in August. There are numerous beaches in Albufeira, but the most famous is the Marina Beach which boasts of its magnificent rock formations. Must-see historical attractions in Albufeira include The Clock Tower, Sao Sebastiao Church and St. Ana's Church. Kids would surely have fun at the Zoomarine and Krazy World while the more mature parties all night at The Strip.

Transportation:
The most convenient way to get around Albufeira is by riding a taxi, but those who want to save up can ride the local bus. Renting a car not advisable because it is quite expensive and there is lack of street signs.

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