Guia

Village near Albufeira, stretching from the EN125 to the Algarvian coast
Guia
  • District: Faro > Municipality: Albufeira > Parish: Guia
  • Population: 3.630
  • Distances: Faro Airport 44 km, Lisbon Airport 252 km
  • Tourist Info: Albufeira Tourist Info

Guia is a parish (freguesia) in the municipality (concelho) of Albufeira in the district of Faro (Algarve).

The village is located on the national road EN125 north-west of Albufeira. It is known as Capital do Frango (the chicken capital), because of the restaurants specializing in Chicken Piri Piri, spicy chicken from the charcoal grill - a gastronomic heritage from Mozambique. Expanding holiday resorts are spreading on both sides of the road to Albufeira.

Along the coast west of Albufeira the beautiful beaches Praia do Galé, Praia dos Salgados and Praia do Manuel Lourenço are situated against the backdrop of large holiday resorts and hotels. The golf course of Salgados situated on the border of the salt marshes of the bay of Armação is a challenge for players of every level, because water comes into play at each of the 18 holes.

Guia is home to Zoomarine, a theme park with a primary aim; to educate people about the oceans and the wildlife within them. Algarve Shopping, one of the largest shopping centres in the Algarve with a hypermarket, more than a hundred shops, a variety of restaurants and a 9 screen cinema, is a very popular shopping and leisure facility.


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