Friday, May 16, 2008

Albufeira, Portugal (May 10-12, 2008)

Albufeira is a busy seaside resort on the southern coast of Portugal. Popular with British tourists, the town is packed with pubs boasting full English breakfasts and featuring the latest football matches on satellite TV.

The golden beaches of Albufeira are dotted with huge seashells and colorful rocks that wash up from the blue and turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Bougainvillea and other flowering vines brighten the whitewashed houses with red-tiled rooftops that overlook the water.
From near to far: Praia do Peneco, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Inatel
Looking back from Praia do Inatel to Albufeira's downtown area
A lone sailboat
The Marina de Albufeira
A secluded cove north of Albufeira
Bright purple flowers soak up the sunlight

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