Sao Joao Holidays

Sao Joao Holidays – Dance the night away or make like a water baby

Albufeira is one of the most popular resorts on the Algarve, and only a few minutes’ walk from its infamous ‘Strip’ is the disco Diva resort of Sao Joao. A holiday in Sao Joao is the place to go if you don’t like early nights and prefer something a bit more lively than lying around on the beach all day. The nightlife buzzes, with lots of bars and busy discos, but there is also space for more sedate night time fun, with plenty of excellent restaurants, (try the sardinhas assadas - sardines grilled over charcoal).

There are excellent sandy beaches embraced by typical red Algarve sandstone cliffs, and there is a plentiful choice of water sports in Sao Joao, including sub-aqua diving, although you may just be content with marking out your space on the glorious five kilometres of golden sands.

In the central square, street vendors banter and sell local handicrafts, and the more relaxed Old Town of Albufeira, only a short walk from the ‘Strip’, still maintains some of the traditional Arabic architecture. But if you are looking for something to entertain you once the yen for buying a souvenir has worn off, Slide and Splash is the biggest water park in Europe, where kids have to battle with adults for their turn to slide down seriously scary chutes.