Albufeira is a city and municipality of Faro District in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The population in 2021 was 44,158, in an area of 140.66 km2. The city proper had a population of 28,645 in 2021. It is 250 km from Lisbon, close to Paderne Castle. Lagoa is 30 km to the west, and Faro 45 km to the southeast. A tourist destination due to its coastal conditions, Albufeira's population expands to around 300,000 in the summer and at Christmas and New Year owing to the number of hotels that includes marina facilities, golf courses, restaurants and bars.