Praia Sao Rafael, Albufeira

4.6
#3 of 25 in Parks in Albufeira
Set along the coast of Portugal's famous Algarve region, Praia Sao Rafael showcases golden sands, restaurants, and imposing limestone cliffs. Visit what is perhaps the country's most popular beach and wander along the secluded waterfront, wading through the shallow water. The gently sloping sand shelf keeps the sea relatively warm. You may want to rent an umbrella and relax for a while, enjoying the view of eroded rock formations and dry bluffs. The beach features restrooms, showers, coffee shops, bars, and a sizeable parking lot for visitors, all easily accessible via boardwalks and stairs. Before you head to Albufeira, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Albufeira vacation tool, to make sure you see all that Albufeira has to offer, including Praia Sao Rafael.
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  • and quiet at this time of year. Rocks behind the beach are reddish in colour and extremely beautiful in photos. Beach is pleasant with an arch shaped like a door. Rather cute. Coupe of staffs. One...  more »
  • We stayed at São Rafael Atlantico so the beach had private access from hotel. It was public beach but very quiet in December. Beautiful views and clean beach.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful beach. I feel like I should give it a one star review so people will stay away. Really awesome.
  • Good place to visit. Enjoyed swimming. Restaurant close by is very good. Parking the campervan was also possible. I highly recommend it.

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