Once a small fishing village, Albufeira has developed into a lively bustling resort, which is undoubtedly the most famous destination in the Algarve. To the east of town is Praia da Oura , which is a more cosmopolitan area, whereas Praia da Gale is a short taxi ride away and has its own quiet beaches. The charm of the old style town, combined with the vibrant new life in Montechoro and an excellent beach, make Albufeira an ideal destination.