We had visited Albufeira and the surrounding area over 20 plus years ago on a family holiday. It certainly had changed with more apartments and a lot less picturesque. This is one of the main holiday destinations on the Algarve. However we did enjoy wandering through the streets and while Tony had a coffee, Daisy enjoyed a romp on the beach and a little play with one of the local dogs. The town had a number of good overlooks and seats in the sun.
From Albufeira we headed west along the coast stopping at Armacao de Pera with its extremely long beach and the drove through Carvoeiro (our base in the Algarve 20 plus years ago) and that had changed (for the worst in our opinion)out of all recognition- just a mass of apartment complexes etc.