Book a last minute holiday to Albufeira and you could soon be enjoying the best of Portugal's beautiful Algarve region. Our affordable late getaways are the perfect way to swap the normality of everyday life for a lovely break in the sun.Sitting on the south coast of Portugal, the Algarve has some of the best weather anywhere in Europe. Throw in a vast array of great beaches and it's little wonder that Albufeira's grown so much. The resort has humble origins as a quiet fishing village, and is now one of Portugal's most popular holiday destinations.Sink your feet into the soft white sands of Salgados Beach, or gaze up at the golden cliffs of Falesia Beach. There are so many spots to pick from when it comes to relaxing along Albufeira's 30 kilometre stretch of coastline. If you need a bit of action, then have a go at some of the water sports just off the beach, or head further out to sea on a sailing or fishing trip. The kids will be most thrilled if you take them to the Aqualand Algarve water park.No matter what your taste or budget is, you can choose from a great selection of hotels when you book a last minute holiday to Albufeira with Thomas Cook.