So you have booked a stag or hen weekend to Albufeira and now its time to think of what on earth you are going to do while your there. Apart from the obvious sunshine, swimming, drinking, beaches and pools there are thousands of organised activities, trips and tours you can book to make your stag or hen party one to remember.
Albufeira is one of Europe's leading stag and hen weekend locations so you will find on arrival that there will be hundreds if not thousands of like minded stag and hen groups all out to do the same things on the same nights. Remember there are only a certain amount of strippers on the Algarve and only so many seats on our famous Sunset Boat Party so booking early is essential to ensure you and your fellow stags and hens get the places and activities you had planned.
Portugal Rocks are one of the largest and leading stag, hen and group holiday providers, we specialise in making your trip to Albufeira the very best it can be.
Albufeira nightlife is split into two main sections, there are obviously lots of others but for the sake of ease we will call the two areas of the town the new town and the old town. Most of you will find your selves booked into hotels in and around the new town, this can include Montechoro, Areias de Sao Joao, Vale Faro or Santa Eulalia. These areas surround the main strip, whose official name is Avenida Sa Carneiro, where you will find all the bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes that can supply you with gallons of beer, wine and cocktails and even a doner kebab or a curry on the way home.
The strip is the centre of the stag and hen world, there will be literally thousands of people floating from bar to bar, all in fancy dress, singing, shouting and generally enjoying themselves it is the only place to be seen during a proper stag or hen weekend in Albufeira. The strip usually doesnt sleep through the main season however bars will open and close at various times throughout the day depending on what they offer. There are daytime bars that open around 9am and will provide full English breakfasts and coffee for those who cant face food, then there are the sports bars that will open around 11am to show all the premiership games, rugby, formula one, golf and almost any other sport you can mention. Then there are the night bars that open at around 6pm and go right through until 4am and as if that wasnt enough the nightclubs open at 3am and stay open till 7am.
The other area of Albufeira, the old town, is the original part of the town before we invaded the Algarve in the early 90's. It is a little more sedate than the new town, although there are bars and clubs its a smaller version and the vibe is much more chilled, good food, views of the beach and sea from the famous Fishermans Beach, karaoke bars and live bands are the order of the day as appose to the DJ's of the strip.
The old town is also the home of Albufeira Marina where you can find all kinds of boat trips, watersports, go-karting, boat trips and parties, plus bars and restaurants for those of you looking for the marina feel to your stag or hen holiday.
When you are looking to chose a trip, tour or activity it helps to know what everyone else is doing, nobody wants to turn up to a bar or trip that nobody else is on, or in, if your a group of stags you definitely want to know where the hens are going, and hens you want to be sure to know where the stags are so you can avoid them (joke). Below is a list of things to do in Albufeira booked during the last 12 years we have been actively involved in selling Excursions to the tourists that visit Albufeira.
Our most popular activity is the famous Portugal Rocks Sunset Boat Party that runs from central Albufeira every Saturday, the trip includes transport, 3 free drinks, live DJ, a boat with a capacity of over 100 people, an after party and various shots and giveaways during the trip. Its Albufeiras very own answer to the Ibiza boat party scene, we meet in the afternoon at 16:00 so you dont have to worry about being up early you will have plenty of time to recover from Friday night before we get you going again.
Number two on the list is the Albufeira Bar Crawl, although a tried and tested classic Stag and hen activity it is still enjoyed by thousands of people each season. We visit all the main and busy bars on the strip in Albufeira, shots and games are provided, its a great way to meet people, see the best bars and get completely drunk as well as entrance into one of Albufeira's best night clubs at the end of it. The bar crawl starts at 21:30 and for thiose with the stamina ends at 07:00 the next morning.
No Stag or Hen holiday is complete without the obligatory strip show, on your stag or hen's last night of freedom we can arrange for you to either visit one of our clubs or we can send a stripper directly to your accommodation, the shows last around 20 mins and are hilarious and of course no holds barred, full strip.
Before you go out on the town its a good idea to line your stomach ready for a drink fuelled evening on one of Europe's most popular stag and hen destinations. We can book you into any style of restaurant close to the bars and clubs setting your evening up perfectly so you can go all the way.
Apart for the Portugal Rocks Boat Party we also run various other boat trips that are far more relaxing and less intense than the Boat Party. The favorite by far is the all day (5 hours) Beach BBQ Cruise it includes swimming, sunbathing, dolphin search, caves and grottos plus a BBQ on the beach with all your drinks included. Another popular trip is the 3 hour caves and coastline cruise which also stops for swimming and exploring the coastline and grottos and finally the shortest trip is the 2 hour sunset cruise which departs at various times during the season depending on the time of the sunset. All trips are available throughout the season.
Here is one for the hens, although stags are more than welcome to get involved if they wish, Learn the art of making a cocktail and then drink it. Its the perfect way to get your night started, we start off with a glass of bubbly to loosen things up then we make 2 cocktails from our list that you can drink plus various shots during the lesson as well as a chance to get behind the bar and have our bar man give special attention to your hen while you take photos and make memories that will never be forgotten.
The club scene in Albufeira starts late so if you wanna hit the clubs pace yourself or come out late as they dont even open till 3am and keep going till 7 or 8 in the morning. There are 3 main clubs in Albufeira and several others in Vilamoura however many of the bars are basically clubs with Live DJ's and dance floors so if you cant wait till 3 am dont worry we can still book you VIP lounge entry into one of the bar/clubs so you can start the party earlier.
Not to forget the stags need something of their own if the hens are doing cocktail making, why not get the boys together and go a shoot a load of stuff. Having a day out at our clay pigeon shooting range is a great way to start off your stag weekend. Great bit of competition to see who is the best shot in your group, then afterwards retire to the bar for a few beers and plenty of banter.
Although we are all awesome at chugging gallons of beer and wine while on our stag and hen holidays some of us want to know where all that delicious booze comes from. We can arrange visits to Cliff Richards Vineyard as well as our namesakes micro-brewery where they make Algarve Rock beer. Obviously there is copious amounts of tasting that needs to be done during your visits as well as the opportunity to buy a few bottles to take back to the apartment for later.
We have a great range of dance classes including Burlesque, Pole, Salsa and modern depending on where your staying. Our studios will provide a nice glass of bubbly to get you started and you will then spend an hour or so learning your moves, dressing up in costume and make up and generally having a great time showing off your crazy moves ready to throw some shapes on the dance floors later that night.
Portugal Rocks Stag and Hen holidays are easy to book, simple to understand and most of all off the chart fun regardless of what you are looking to do.
So dont be shy, get in touch and let us make your stag or hen do one to remember.