Clubbing heaven in the Algarve

Hedonists rejoice! A brand new niche in the European clubbing scene is being carved out in Albufeira in the Algarve, and this slice of Portuguese dance heaven promises to make the Summer of 2013 one to remember.

Nightlife in Albufeira revolves around the throbbing heart of the resort, known locally as The Strip. Home to tonnes of bars and clubs, this is one long street running from Montechoro in the north to Areias de São João in the south.

Bar crawls

With hundreds of bars in Albufeira, it’s no surprise that there are seemingly hundreds of bar crawls taking place each night too. Many of these are arranged by the bars themselves and are advertised via Facebook, so it’s worth doing a bit of research before heading out in order to make the most of these events. As well as being great places to kick start a night and meet like-minded people, many of these bars offer free shots and cocktails – a surefire way to get the party started!

Big names

The Kiss Club, located at the south end of The Strip in Albufeira, is one of the region’s biggest and best-known clubs, attracting some of the most prestigious names in dance, dub step and drum and bass. The club is also home to a number of infamous themed nights, such as the pink party. Pre-season warm up parties are in full swing now and die-hard clubbers often head out for the opening parties that launch the clubbing season in the Algarve.

Where to stay

When the main objective of a holiday is going out until the early hours, party animals will need a hotel that caters towards clubbers. The Real Bellavista Hotel and Spa is one of the best hotels for this kind of holiday.

When the sun comes up

Once the clubs have closed for another day, it’s good to know there is plenty of entertainment on offer to keep the party vibe going through the day. Whether your cup of tea is watersports on the beach or lazing with cocktails by the pool, Albufeira is the ideal place for clubbers to recharge their batteries and get ready for another night out on the town, raving with their fellow partygoers.

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