From its lofty position, on the hillside above Albufeira, the Hotel Cerro Mar Colina and Apartments have breathtaking views over the Old Town to the glittering Atlantic Ocean beyond. The rooms here look bright and fresh with oodles of natural light streaming in from the small balcony. Friendly staff help to create alluring ambience that envelopes these apartments and their helpful local tips are a good place to begin your holiday explorations. You'll find plenty of peace and quiet at the Cerro Mar so spend your days unwinding by the pool. The hotel and apartments are the excellent choice for a calming holiday in the heart of the Algarve.
Hotel Cerro Mar Colina And Apartments is to be found near the resort of Albufeira which makes an excellent base to take a holiday if you intend to explore the Algarve. It's central position in the Algarve makes it fairly close to visit other Algarve resorts and towns.
Before the sixties the resort of Albufeira was just a charming fishing village, but since the influx of tourism the town has expanded to become one of the bigger and argueably the finest resorts on the Algarve. The town is occupied by under 14,000 year round residents and the wider municipal area (including Albufeira) has just over 35,000. The general concensus is that in the main summer months tourists outnumber the locals by around 8 or nine to one.
Although Albufeira has expanded rapidly in recent years however the centre of town retains plenty of charm with narrow streets aplenty as a reminder of bygone days. But dont get the impression that the town is stuck in the past. As the sun falls the main drag of Albufeira changes it's character. You will find a wide collection of restaurants, bars and clubs which invariably begin to fill-up with people, frequently spilling into the narrow streets. In short the Albufeira is a lively place especially the Summer months.
When visiting Albufeira sun worshippers can choose from a wide selection of beaches radiating both ways along the coast from the town. The Portuguese name for beach is Praia so keep an eye out for the the main beaches are called Praia de Castelo, Praia de Balaia, Praia de Galé, de Olhos d’Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, Praia de Falésia and Praia de São Rafael. The boating fraternity are now also comfortably looked after in Albufeira in the new marina which was developed to the west of the resort bringing in a new wealthy clientele to the resort. Those looking at local culture could be interested in visiting the exhibitions held by the municipal art gallery or the small town museum. The town now offers a Virtual Archaeological Museum if you wish to blast through the past. If you book up for Hotel Cerro Mar Colina And Apartments you will have time to explore Albufiera to your hearts content.