Bar Columbus - If you enjoy cocktails served by good looking barmen (who doesn't?!?) then Columbus has both on the menu. Although you're only supposed to sample the former while checking out the latter.
Kadoc - Lisbon's largest club can hold more than 8,000 party lovers. This incredible venue features a superb sound system, guest DJ's and party nights. A must for serious music lovers.
Bahia - If you just can't get enough of the laidback beach lifestyle the Bar Bahia is definitely for you. Great food, a relaxed vibe and great music will see you party within earshot of the waves lapping at the beach. Bliss.
Nah Nah Bah - Burgers with a big difference. There really is something for everyone at this super trendy burger joint. Using local organic ingredients, the food is all flavoured with the owner's love of music. Eat, chill, dance, whatever takes your fancy!
Maria's - Enjoy fine seafood at Maria's. Its stunning location is matched by the friendly service and superb menu. There's also a great selection of salads, pasta and meat as well as an incredible sticky toffee pudding. Mmmmmmm.....
Sights & Sounds
With so many incredible beaches to choose from it's hard to find a favourite, however Praia da Marinha and Praia da Rocha are considered to be two of the best beaches in Europe. Away from the sand the Water Park and Theme Park are both worth a visit for thrill seeking hens.
The winter garden at T-Cube is the perfect place to enjoy the summer nights and dance into the wee small hours of the morning. You'll also find a piano bar and restaurant if you fancy making a real night of it. If you enjoy your clubbing without the hassle speak to out team about Guest List Nightclub Entry. No queues, no fees, no fuss.
Top of the Shops
The Forum - The regions largest shopping mall will keep shoe lovers and fashionistas happy with a great selection of top brand names and designer stores.
Casa das Portas - No, it's not Mary Portas' holiday home, although she'd love this selection of independent shops and boutiques. Well worth a visit.
Loule Gypsy Market - Artisan and handmade goods including bags and jewellery.
Girls About Town - Getting around Algarve...
The only real viable method of public transport is by bus, however most things in the central areas are easily accessible by foot (or heels in the evening). Taxis are air-conditioned and licensed, however it is best to agree a price before getting in.
If you're heading to the Algarve you really should be soaking up some beach living, Horse Riding, Surfing, Beach BBQ Cruise, all make the most of being beside he seaside. Or for something quite incredible the girls will never forget you can enjoy a Dolphin Watching Cruise. See more...
You really will be loving the ‘hot summer nights' with some amazing nightlife at one of Europe's funkiest destinations . But don't leave it to chance, Dinner Reservations, Karaoke, Guest List Nightclub Entry or why not surprise the blushing-bride-to-be with a hunky Strip Dinner? See more nightlife options...
It's time for a hen party in Algarve!
Big enough to get fantastically lost in the maze of cobbled streets, but small enough to hop from bar to beach to bistro in a matter of minutes, an Albufeira hen do easily leads the laid-back way as one of GoHen's favourite picks in Europe. With more hours' sunshine per year than California, over 200km of glorious sandy beaches and crystal clear seas just a stone's throw from your accommodation, hen weekends in the Algarve are about as close to paradise as you can get! Fun-packed days melt into mellow evenings, castle towns give way to glitzy marinas and when darkness falls over Albufeira, the heady mix of classy, chic and super-club makes for some of the liveliest nightlife on the continent! And the great news, girls - it's all just a two hour flight from English shores!
Why celebrate with an Algarve hen party?
Well... there are the shoes for starters...! Not only is Albufeira stonkingly famous for its balmy climate, chilled-out way of life and stunningly beautiful surroundings, but Europe's sunniest locale proudly boasts to anyone who'll listen that ‘Portuguese shoes are the sexiest in Europe'! And considering Rihanna's superb collections have walked the world from their Portuguese roots, we think they might be onto something! But step outside the fashion boutiques, ladies, and you'll soon see why the Algarve is a favourite holiday haunt of celebs the world over. Spend lazy days on the beach, crazy nights in the pulsating clubs, shop till you drop among the vibrant market stalls and let your hair down with fun and frolics on the water! And when it's time to rest sleepy heads, your luxury accommodation is just a few minutes away from that final cocktail beneath the stars.
Algarve hen party adventures...
The fantastic fusion of chic, calm, crazy and impossibly cool that makes the Algarve so universally popular offers up an incredible selection of activities to fill your Albufeira hen do days. Banana boats and ringos always promise a few giggles out on the water (leave your dignity back at the hotel though, girls!) and nothing says luxury like a glass of vino on the deck of a suitably sleek yacht. Portugal has acres of lush greenery, mountain trails and dense woodland to explore, so why not take the muckiest route possible (of course!) with a mud buggy safari, before heading to the spa to unwind in style? And if you're looking for that something extra special for your fab bride-to-be, then a dolphin cruise has to be one of the most magical experiences you'll ever be privileged enough to enjoy. Laid-back, action-packed or downright classy, hen weekends in the Algarve have it all!
Shopping in the Algarve...
Between traditional open-air markets, funky beach stores, quirky boutiques and whopping great malls full to the brim with the mainstream brands we all know and love, you'll have plenty of opportunity to indulge in some well-earned retail therapy on your Algarve hen do! The Forum Algarve at Faro and Algarve shopping centre in Guia each boast a fantastic selection of high street names like Mango, Zara and H&M, as well as an abundance of restaurants and cafés perfect for you to regroup over a quick bite to eat. But the jewel in the modern shopping crown has to be the impressive Aqua Portimao. With an incredible 35,000 square metres and well over 100 shops to explore, we're pretty sure you won't be leaving empty-handed!
Where Algarve hen parties head after dark...
From Montechoro's infamous ‘strip', packed to the hilt with some of the region's liveliest bars and clubs, to the vibrant waterfront at Albufeira, glamorous Vilamour marina and cobbled streets of Old Town, Albufeira hen nights can be as big and bold, or chic, classy and chilled-out as you like! Beachside bars, buzzing clubs, cocktail lounges, gourmet cuisine - when balmy evenings give way to cool Portuguese nights, you'll have the pick of a brilliantly friendly, diverse and dazzling nightlife. Why not raise a final bubble-filled glass with a delicious slap-up meal at one of the region's finest eateries? Or get glammed-up to the nines, put your best poker face on and head to the casino for some glitzy high-rolling fun? Enjoy VIP access to the hottest clubs in town with our fab q-jump priority, dance till dawn to fresh summer sounds and sip cocktails under warm starry skies.
When should we go?
With the sunniest disposition in Europe, truly stunning natural surroundings, fantastic activities and a great line-up of festivals and events - from the Michelin-starred International Gourmet Festival to the Carnival at Loulé, Seafood Fest and Silves Medieval Fair - hen weekends in the Algarve are a brilliant choice all year round!
Why not drop us a line and start planning your Algarve hen party today? With more than 11 years' experience sending happy hens to whiter shores, we're confident we can help you get the very best out a fabulous location!