Praia do Túnel – General information
The beach can be reached via a man-made tunnel through the cliffs, coming from the old town of Albufeira. The tunnel links the old town to the beach and is situated near the tourist office. There are also other ways to reach the beach, for example by steps or by an elevator. This elevator also takes you quickly back up to the old town. It is one of the touristic attractions in the city.
Be warned that in summer, this beach can be very crowded.
Praia do Túnel is an ideal beach for a walk. From Praia do Túnel you can make a walk to Gruta do Xorino. This is a cave that was used as a shelter by the Moors to hide after the Christian conquest of the town, in the 13th century. This cave can be found by walking to the western end of the beach. There you will see a promenade, which will end at the cave.
It is possible to experience this beach from where you are right now, by viewing a 360 degree picture of this beach.
How to get there
To get to Praia do Túnel, you can enter the following address in your GPS: Esplanada Dr. Frutuoso da Silva 9, Albufeira.
Praia do Túnel – Facilities
There are many bars and restaurants near the beach. Many tourists spend the day relaxing at the beach, and in the evening they have dinner in one of the nearby restaurants in the old town. After dinner, there are many other things to do in Albufeira, as there is a vibrant nightlife.
Facilities in Praia do Túnel:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: yes
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: no
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: near the old town
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes