There is a reason the population of this city grows from 39,000 to 300,000 in its summer season. What was once a quiet fishing town on the coast of Portugal, Albufeira has grown to be one of the hottest group destinations for the besthen weekends.
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Whilst keeping it’s small town charm, with narrow streets and hilly backdrop, the city now boasts glorious sandy beaches and an amazing nightlife scene. From all hour beach bars, bring your beach wear for relaxing days under the sun, Albufeira offers the perfect setting for to fill your days with exciting hen activities and nights out!
Exploring a city with no preconceptions can sometimes add to the experience, but Albufeira is a tourist hotspot and so being prepared beforehand means you can ensure all the girls a great time.
Put together by our hen party experts, this guide will take you through everything you need to know ahead of your big event! Whether you are a maid of honour looking for the best sunny location for the hen, or a bride who has just booked and wants to know more the city, this guide, along with our team who are just a phone call away, will have you hosting the hen party of the year!
Sun, sea, shots or strippers, Albufeira has all the essentials for a hen weekend away!
The key thing to remember is that the city is made up of two distinct districts, the Old Town and the New Town. Each with their own purpose and each you are sure to visit during your stay, they offer the perfect blend to the city making it an ideal hen destination.
Find a spot to set up and soak in the morning sun on one of the Old Towns golden sands, this quieter side of Albufeira will allow you to sleep off the hangover before heading onto one of their beachfront bars. Here, you will notice everything is a lot more relaxed making it an ideal daytime destination between activities.
Curating an experience unique to Albufeira, the New Town is a hive of neon lights and wild nights out. Abuzz with live music, cheap drinks and high energy, The Strip will be the hotspot for hen and stag parties alike for your evening entertainment and all the best bars. A hen party rite of passage, it is here you can find yourselves apart of the ultimate Ladies Night, where you can surprise your bride to be with a private strip show after your evening meal! The perfect way to get the party started.
Offering a unique experience, Albufeira is a sunny destination that promises a good time for all hen groups!
Guaranteed to exceed expectations, Albufeira hen weekends are bursting with potential for an iconic time in the sun for you and the girls. Start building your own Hen Do Package now by simply choosing from our top Albufeira hen activities, adding nightlife and accommodation. Then our hen parties team will be in touch to advise, and to help you put the finishing touches your hen do!
Party like never before! Between chilling on a reserved sun lounger to dancing with a drink in hand, you will be dancing to chart toppers. An upgrade to your usual party experience, soak up the sun in the best way possible!
Your hens will be thanking you for adding this activity to your event! Choose to keep it a mystery from your attendees to surprise them with the after-dinner delight… A three course meal followed by a private strip show for your group. And we have thrown in 2 beers each too!
The ultimate summer activity, head to one of the top water parks in the area for a day of adrenaline pumping games! Rollercoasters, waterslides and wave machines are just the beginning!
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Algarve with a scenic tour through the country in open top jeeps! Stop off at quant villages along the way and learn more about the impressive riverbanks and land you are exploring.
Start your Algarve hen weekend the right way with a 2 hour cocktail making session, where the girls will get to shake, make, and drink a minimum of 2 cocktails each! Add in a professional bartender and use of a hot tub, and it isn’t hard to see why this is one of our bestselling hen activities.
Someone else steers whilst you sip chilled prosecco, take in the sights and enjoy the ride! See the city from a whole new view whilst you take the party round with you.
Golden sand and crystals water is great, but this is a whole new view to admire! Sit and sketch a naked male model with the girls in this classic hen activity.
Our national sport with a twist? It is genuinely hilarious! Bounce and barge your way to the points playing (or trying to play) Bubble Football on your Albufeira Hen do! Some people think the idea is to score goals...we are not so sure!
Perfect for your group getaway, boat parties will complete your amazing Albufeira hen do as you enjoy a 3 hour boat trip with an onboard DJ and 2 free drinks each. As if that was not enough already, you will be able to swim in the gorgeous oceans Portugal is known for and we have even included transfers!
For when you need some down time between the water parks and cocktails, Albufeira’s old town is the place to head. Surrounded by gorgeous views and exquisite Portuguese dining, you are sure to find somewhere to relax with a pint or a sangria with only the best sea views.
Just in front of the Old Town you will find Praia do Pescadores and Praia do Peneco, two of the best beaches to visit during your hen weekends away.
Full of shops, bars and super yachts, The Marina is an up and coming part of Albufeira. A different vibe to the Strip, it may be a welcome break away after a heavy night on the town.
Let’s get the party started! The New Town district will probably be where you find yourselves spending the majority of your time if a party weekend is what you are after. Where the Old Town is where you head to relax, the New Town is streets of neon signs, cheap drinks and where the wild night will start.
For an experience away from the Albufeira party scene, just a hundred metres across the sea you will find this stunning tiny island! Tavaria is perfect for adding some sunbathing and snorkelling to your party agenda.
After an amazing night on the town, we know exactly what your hens need to get ready for the day ahead. Good grub and plenty of it!
Whilst we know it can be difficult for groups larger than 6 to find tables on the go, which is why we have made it easy for you to book in advance with our Dining options ranging for Bottomless Dinner to a 3 Course Mexican Meal, after a day of classic hen, is no need to be hunting around for where is best to eat. We have done that for you!
This venue is truly deserving of it’s 5 star reviews! With over 24 of the some of the best pizza’s in the capital to choose from, Senhor Frog’s not only promises a great atmosphere but food for everyone, as they are known for their gluten free and vegan pizza options too! Whether you stumble in or schedule a visit into your itinerary, Senhor Frog’s ensures a hearty meal!
A highly recommended bar and eatery, Johnny Hopper’s Bistro is all about the entertainment. A guaranteed great night, your group will get to enjoy great food and drinks whilst listening to the ultimate throwbacks, taking part in quizzes and enjoying the live music performances.
What will keep you coming back in the amazing staff and great pub vibes that Invictus offers. With hearty grub and great cocktails, between the regulars and the staff, you will be up and joining in with the infamous karaoke in no time! Popular with hen groups!
If you are looking for incredible food and an equally amazing backdrop, then look no further. Porto de Abrigo. With it’s outdoor seating boasting the best views of the Albufeira Marina, you will get to watch the fishing boats bob on the crystal blue water and get to pick your own fresh fish to enjoy under the sun. A stunning venue that is sure to be a hit with your whole group.
With regular flights between the UK’s major airports and Faro Airport taking under 3 hours, Albufeira takes the lead as a sunshine hen destination.
When it comes to getting your hens from A to B and back again, there are a few different factors to consider. Such as arriving at night will decrease the options and increase the price of getting transfers on the day. If you are coming out of season, there will also be less choice for your group to take. Not to threat, there are still lots of great ways to get the party started asap with the below transfer options!
The most popular and hassle free option is to plan and book your transfers ahead of time. These can be added onto your package meaning you pay and we arrange.
The journey between Faro Airport and Albufeira takes around 40 minutes, and so if you want a budget option for your group, taking public transport could be for your group. Added to the schedule this year, the number 56 route (Aerobus) will take you directly into Albufeira before carrying onto Lagoa, Portimao and Lagos. These run six times a day Monday – Friday in peak seasons, reducing after and on the weekends. Tickets costing just €8.00, if you don’t mind the waiting around then the price could be worth it!
Whilst there is lots within walking distance of your accommodation, trains are a tried and tested method of getting around. Cheap, quick and reliable!
With so much to see and do in Albufeira, most groups decide to stick to on foot when in the city centre. Take in the views as you down the drinks, go a walking tour and bar crawl, the options are endless.
With a city bursting with potential for the best hen weekend, we truly believe that your accommodation will be a place to sleep off the beers and get ready for the adventure ahead. Based in central Albufeira, secure and suiting to your budget, we have some fantastic group accommodation available to your hens!
Just start building your Albufeira Hen Parties Package and choose an accommodation to suit your groups wants, needs and budget. Our expert party planners will take care of the rest!
One of the main reasons to come to Albufeira is to take full advantage of the incredible summer months and stretches of golden sand. You can be guaranteed the opportunity to relax in the sea or spend hours sipping drinks outside a bar as you take in the views when visiting June through to September where the temperature is at it’s highest and the season is in full swing.
December through to February where Portugal experiences it’s lower weather and the season isn’t quite the same experience.
Widely known as one of the top hen do destinations in Europe, Albufeira boasts the perfect mix of great weather, cheap drinks and a fantastic range of activities to suit your budget and needs!