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Praia Sao Rafael

Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful beach with a lovely bar area and kayaks to hire. Very reasonable rates. Not so easy to get to, small car park that gets full quickly, so be early.

Thank happytourer209
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fancied a change from Albufeira beach so spent a day here. We weren't disappointed. It's a gorgeous beach with crystal clear water and lovely sand. The rock formations are stunning. It wasn't too busy when we were there. It's quite sheltered so it gets...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The head concierge at our resort highly recommended this beach, and he did not steer us wrong. Beautiful white sand, clear green and blue water, gorgeous rock formations, and convenient available services (sun beds, restaurant, restrooms). One of the nicest beaches on the Algarve

Thank icopnick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved being at this beach, it's clean, it isn't overcrowded and it's so relaxing. Beach bar is great for snacks and drinks, and sunbeds are 16 euro for the day.

Thank JessicaHall26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenery, comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas, snack bar. Fabulous waves ... water cold but refreshing!!

Thank marf6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal venue if you have a car or if not like us get a taxi. The beach is superb and the cliffs stunning and easy to walk to enjoy some great views. The guy who runs the sunbed concession made us so welcome, spoke again...More

Thank silavent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Favourite beach in albuferia ❤️ stone is amazing, beautiful view and also a nice restaurant definitely recommend a visit.

Thank JessicaAlexander690
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the beach with my wife, lots of locals in quite a small beach, but I guess they know the best spots! Little off the beaten track but easy to park and 3 minute walk from parking. Was very relaxing not noisy at all, (hardly...More

Thank Mark_Archway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some locals gave us the hint to go to this beach and it was the best decision doing that! I am not a fun of big overloaded beaches and this one was exactly for my taste! It is a small cute beach with an amazing...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way out of the Algarve toward Lisbon. Glad we stopped. Go to the West end of the beach, and snorkle around the end. There were a ton of fish and maybe not the best coral, but once you got around the...More

Thank Jebasisson
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11 August 2017|
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Response from ALBERTO T | Reviewed this property |
About a kilometer distance
24 April 2017|
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Response from NorthWestUK1 | Reviewed this property |
Have seen people being dropped off by taxi / tuk-tuk at the car park above the beach, but no taxi rank nearby as it's a pretty quiet suburban area of town.
Clint K
5 March 2017|
Response from Manx K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one small outdoor shower by the toilet facilities, just good enough to wash the sand off