This popular Portuguese plot has been a place to party since partying was invented, but it’s not all bright lights and late nights – we’ve got resorts for all sorts here in the Algarve.
New to VIBE? You're going to love it, and the Algarve’s no exception. So, whether you’re after an upbeat party place just seconds from the strip or luxe surroundings and Bali bed-lounging are more your thing, this spot’s got the answer.
Want the lowdown on the Algarve by resort? Here’s our handy guide…
Praia Da Rocha
Best for: PARTYING
Festival goers, we’re looking at you. Praia Da Rocha’s summer calendar’s usually bursting with R&B, hip-hop and electro dates like Afro Nation Portugal, Rolling Loud and EDC Portugal festivals, so have a peek at what’s happening and tie in your travel if these sound right up your street. If you’re here for the party, the pulsing promenade with its cafés, clubs and bars won’t disappoint.
Best for: PARTYING/CHILLING
Check out Vilamoura for beach clubs, boat trips and marina-side cocktails. There’s a real mix of lively and laidback around these parts, with lazy dusk dinners on the harbour a great place to start. After dark, sip something chilled under the stars on Bliss Vilamoura’s open-air dancefloor or head to LICK for live acts, guest DJs and theme nights. NoSoloAgua’s sunset parties are the stuff of legends while Purobeach knows how to party.
Vale do Lobo
Best for: CHILLING
Turn the luxury up a notch in Vale do Lobo. Sundays are big business in this postcode, with Instagrammable brunch spots, cool cocktail lounges and sunset DJ sessions as standard. Celeb-spotters, Monty’s restaurant is a fave with footballers so keep an eye out for those big names while you’re tucking into dinner or dropping by for a live music set.
Best for: PARTYING
When it comes to the Algarve’s nightlife, everyone knows Albufeira, and no one more so than stag and hen groups. Centring around the Strip, this is your typical neon-lit stretch. Think big screen sports bars, old school tunes blasting from the bars and karaoke for the bravest.
Posted: 4th Jan 2021. Updated: 7th Jun 2023.