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    Posted: 27/April/2010 at 16:20

ALBUFEIRA AND NEARBY - SMALL SHOPS AND CONVENIENCE STORES

Updated 7th June 2019 Many thanks to the several contributors without whom this list would not be so comprehensive.

This list is grouped by area. It will be updated as often as possible. If you have any contributions please send a personal message to cubsur. Opening hours are subject to change around major holidays eg almost all shops are CLOSED on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday even if they are open on other less important holidays. All these corner shops will be more expensive for many items than the bigger shops, especially for UK brands.

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Soares & Marrachino Mini-Market

Rua Fernando Pessoa by traffic lights.

0830 to 1900. Closed all day Sundays and most Holidays

Good for basic foodstuffs, wine, beer etc. Fresh bread and rolls every morning, Some UK brands stocked. Not so good for fresh fruit and veg. Sells cigarettes. Close to Páteo Village apartments.

CERRO GRANDE/WINDMILL HILL/ALBUFEIRA JARDIM




Intermarché Contact

Rua do Cerro Grande next to Arte Bar

0800 – 2000 daily

May open until 2100 in summer

Frutaria Albufeira

Rua do Vale de Santa Maria, near Albufeira Jardim I

0800 - 1800 daily, summer months 0800 - 2000

Small shop, limited stock but useful for things you forgot etc.

Ryan Supermarket

Rua 1 Dezembro, 32

0900 - 1400 may be longer in summer

Small shop specialising in Indian products. Next to the roundabout and Jaipur Indian restaurant, Avenida do Ténis.

Garraferia Bispo

Rua Sir Cliff Richard

Unknown but is open Sunday morning

Typical tiny 'hole in the wall' mini-market and bottle shop.

Garrafaria e Tabacaria do Rossio

Travesse Coronel Águas

0930 – 2000hrs daily except Sundays closed

Beer, wine, spirits, confectionery, ice creams.

MARINA




Mercadinho da Marina

Avenida da Convento, top level of Marina at the Albufeira town end

Open in summertime only, hours unknown


SPAR
Lower level next to Sharky's Bar
0900 - 1900 (winter)
Small but part of the reliable SPAR chain. Open later in summer.

OLD TOWN CENTRE




Supermarket Blue

Rua 5 de Outubro

0800 – 2200 daily

This the 'road to the tunnel'

Sipel

Avenida de 25 de Abril

Unknown but open every day

Near Hotel Baltum and beach.

Mini-Mercado Central

Avenida de 25 de Abril

0800 - 2100 daily

UK and other newspapers for sale. Small shop, well stocked

Jimmy's

Rua do MFA, 59

0900 – 2100 daily in summer, closes around 1730 winter

This is the road going downhill into the old town from the Cámara. UK newpapers, fairly cheap UP lines. Sells tobacco and cigarettes priced in £.

Exclusive Indian Grocery

Rua do MFA, 37 - 39

1000-1300 and 1400-2400 except Sundays

Exclusive Indian Grocery is what it is!

Frutaria Neves

Rua do MFA 10 - 14

0900 – 2100 closes 1300 Sundays

Fruit and Veg and a few other things. Opposite Cavern bar.

SPAR

Rua das Telecommunicações opposite the road up to Cerro Branco.

0830 – 2000

every day


Mini-Mercado

Rua 1 Dezembro, opposite Vila Recife.

Unknown

This small shop has no name!

7 Days Mini-market

Praça Miguel Bombarda, opposite Tunes bar and near Sol e Mar Hotel

Unknown but open every day until 8pm at least.


Mini-Mercado

Rua Joao de Deus 50 metres from Old Post Office

Unknown

Two doors from Casa da Fonte – classic 'hole in the wall' shop with no name.

Mini-Mercado Neto

Rua Samora Barros, corner of Rua do Ténis

0830 – 1300; 1500 – 2000

0900-1300 on Sundays

25 metres from Casa Mitchell

Supermercado

Avenida Da Liberdade

Unknown but every day

In the pedestrian zone between the square and the main Avenida.

SPAR

Avenida Da Liberdade near taxis and buses

0830 – 2000

every day


CERRO MALPIQUE




Mini-Mercado Cerro Mar

next to Cerro Mar reception

Unknown


CALIÇOS/CLUBE ALBUFEIRA




Pingo Doce

Estrada Alto dos Caliços opposite Health Centre

0800 - 2100 every day

Five minutes walk from Eden Resort and ten minutes from Clube Albufeira and Camping Albufeira

Clube Albufeira

Clube Albufeira site has a mini-market on site

Unknown but every day


Supermercado Favorita

At the entrance of Albufeira Camping

0800 - 2100

May be shorter hours in winter but is open all year.

CERRO ALAGOA/BRISA SOL AREA




Supermercado Coviran

Rua Bartolomeu Dias, 11, opposite Onda Sol apartments

0830 – 2030 daily


Mini Mix Russian supermarket

Rua de Mediterraneo, near Sol Aqua

unknown


VALMANGUDE/FORTE DO VALE




Mini-Mercado Tropical

Avenida Infante D'Henrique next to Restaurante O Lavrador

Unknown

Tiny shop. Opposite Villas Marisol

Supermercado Blue

Rua do Dunfermline, near Forte do Vale apartments

0800 - 2100daily

English newspapers sold.

Spar

Rua Dunfermline near Forte do Vale

0800 - midnight daily


Mini-Mercado Tropical Sol

Outside Tropical Sol/opposite Eira Sol

0900 - 2100 daily


BELAVISTA




Kalinka Mini market

Avenida das Ilhas near the skate park

1000 – 1400 and 1600 – 2100 daily


Janelas do Mar minimarket

Within the complex on the same side as the school

Unknown

Summer only I believe. There is a large Pingo Doce supermarket 500 yards away.

MONTECHORO




Intermarché Contact

Rua Antonio Silva

0830 – 2100 daily

Opposite 'Erin's Isle' bar and close to Hotel Montechoro

Supermercado Coviran

Corner of Rua Teixeira Gomes and Rua Vitorino Nemésio.

0830 – 2100 daily

Near Villa Alba, Solar dos Vilarinhos and Mirachoro, 5min walk from Novochoro.

Supermercado Oasis

Rua Texeira Gomes opposite Feliz Choro apartments

Unknown but closed Sundays

Near Mirachoro, Marina Sol and Choromar apts

AREAIS SÃO JOÃO/THE 'STRIP' AREA




Minimarket Vilanova

In the small shopping centre next to Vila Nova

0900 – 2300 except Sundays 0900 - 2200


Mini-market Rana d'Oiro

Rua Texeira Gomes almost opposite Corcovada

0900- 1300 and 1500 - 1930

May be closed on Sundays-

OURA/PRAIA DA OURA




Intermarché contact

Inside the small 'Centro Comercial' just up from the beach

0900 – 1930 daily


Coviran

Rua Ramalho Ortigao by Oura Village Apartments

0900 – 1900 (2200 in summer) daily

This is at the top of the hill leading down to the beach.

SPAR

Rua Vasco de Gama

0830 – 2000 daily


1 stop shop

Rua Vasco de Gama

Unknown

Near Kiss Disco, Hotel Topazio and Areias Village. Very basic and very small.

SANTA EULÁLIA




Minipreço


Also a small SPAR store

Estrada da Santa Eulalia, top end, junction with Rua Alexandre Herculano

Estrada de Santa Eulalia, near the Coyote Bar  and opposite the Casa Velha restaurant

0900 – 1300 and 1500 - 2000

0900 - midnight apparently!

Close to Albufeira Sol apartments and Corcovada.

BRANQUEIRA




Arco Iris

EN526 main road through the village

0800 – 1300, 1500 – 2000 closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays

Sells small gas bottles

BALAIA




Algarve Favorita

Main road near Balaia Golf, opposite Balaia Mar

0800 – 2100 daily

Open until 2300 May – September.

Alto da Colina

At the Alto da Colina / Algarve Holiday Village

0800 – 2000 daily

Closed in winter exact dates unknown

OLHOS D'AGUA




Algarvetalhos

Just off the main road near Cabana Bar and Shakes Bar.

0830 - 2000 daily


Supermercado Fátima 2

Caminho da Monte, Torre de Medronheira

0830 – 2100 daily

Close to Clube Maria Luisa and Villas Aguas resorts

VALE AZINHEIRAS




Mini-Market Vieira

Near the petrol station

Unknown


AÇOTEAIS




Intermarché Contact at Roja-Pé

Opposite the Sheraton Algarve and Falésia hotel entrances

0830 – 2000 hrs in winter

0800 – 2100 in summer


Coviran Mira Parque

At the Mira Parque resort on the main road

0815 – 2000 daily


FALESIA/ROCHA BAIXINHA




Coviran Varzea, Alfamar

Close to the Alfamar resort complex, on the main road

0900 - 1315 and 1500 – 1900 winter

0830 – 2000 daily in summer

Closed on Sundays in winter

Mini Mercado Várzea de Quarteira

On the Rocha Baixinha road

0900 – 1300 and 1300 – 1900 in winter

Closed on Sundays in winter. May keep longer hours in summer.

Supermercado Sol de Fálesia

Rua do Fálesia near Stella Maris, Epic Sana and Pine Sun Park hotels / resorts

0800 – 2030 daily.


SÃO RAFAEL/SESMARIAS




Mini-Mercado (seems to have no name!)

Estrada das Sesmarias between the View Bar and Curry Club

Unknown

Very small shop

Mini-Mercado Sesmarias

Estrada das Sesmarias at turnoff to Praia Coelha

Unknown


Mini-Mercado Octavio

Estrada das Sesmarias next to Dom Diniz restaurant

Unknown

Inside the bar/cafe Octavio so might be open bar hours!

Tommy's Supermarket

Estrada da Sesmarias, near turnoff to S. Rafael beach next to City Bar

0730 – 2330 the sign says!

UK, German and Dutch papers, fruit & veg, meat counter.

GALÉ




Apolónia Supermarket

Sitio Vale do Rabelho

0800 – 2000 daily

Well signposted from nearby streets, a well regarded but expensive medium sized shop.

Mini-Mercado Monte de Galé

Don't know but close to O Farol restaurant and Vila Galé Praia hotel

Unknown

Tiny place, it's a café as well. About 300 yards from beach,

SALGADOS VILLAGE AND BAYSIDE




Oceano Supermarket

Tucked away in the Salgados Village development

0800 - 2030 daily

Follow the signs from Bayside or Salgados Village. None of the roads have names. It's round the back

VALE DE PARRA




Favorita (on the Guia road)

closed down now a pet shop


Supermercado Meu Super  ex-Favorita

Estrada de Vale Rabelho (the road towards Galé)

0800- 2100 daily, until 2300 in summer

Small shop, well stocked. UK, German, Dutch news. About 100 metres from the roundabout. The giant new ALDI is being built next door!

PATROVES




Oceano

On the EN 526 between Patroves and Vale de Parra

March 2019 closed for renovation

Well stocked and an obviously popular place, Cafe and cash machine there also.

SPAR Supermercado Castelo

Estrada do Castelo, just off the EN526

0630 – 2200 except Sundays closes 1300

Open all day Sundays in summer. English newspapers sold.

GUIA




Mini mercado Freskfofo

Rua Joaquim Martins Rodrigues, in old part of village.

0800 – 1300 and

1500 - 2000

I noticed it sells Coviran branded products. Small shop, well stocked.

Talho Coelho

By the Chickens roundabout

0900 – 1300 and 1500 – 2000 closed Sundays

A small butcher's and 'convenience store'

Fruta Lovers

Rua de Albufeira about 100 metres from Chickens

0830 – 1930 weekdays

0830 – 1300 Saturdays

closed Sundays

Small shop, mainly fruit & veg

Meu Super
Round the back of the market hall,
road name not known!
0730 - 2100 daily
The little square seems not to have a name but is behind the market hall around a corner

FERREIRAS




Supermercado Fresca Auténtíco

Rua da Estação (about 100 yards from the railway station)

0830 – 1300 and 1500 – 2100 not sure if this includes Sundays

There's nothing in the centre of the village but there is a big Intermarché supermarket on the old N125 road about ½ mile from the village centre and about 5 minutes walk from the station.

Mercado Municipal

Av. 12 de Julho (the old N125)

Weekday mornings

Close to the village centre. Fresh fruit and veg.

PADERNE




Mini-market (has no name)

Rua 5 de Outubro (main street through the village)

Unknown

Small shop, has fresh meat and bread. Well stocked.

Supermercado Dias (Coviran chain)

Rua Miguel Bombarda near the church

0700 – 2100 but Sundays

0700 – 1300 only


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Another local shop has closed down. This time it is the Ali Super opposite the health centre, which was the nearest to Eden Resort, Clube Albufeira and Camping Albufeira. That means that excepting small, expensive on site shops there is nothing with a mile or so in any direction  for any of those places.

That makes at least four shops gone in the last six weeks. Sign of the times.
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The mini market referred to in the chart above on Rua Dunfermline, Areias Sao Joao, under the heading 'Valmangude/Forte do Vale' is indeed on the corner near the Tropical Sol Apartments and opposite the Eirasol Apartments and has certainly not closed down. I think it is actually called Mercado Tropical Sol. It opens from early morning to around 9-0 p.m. in the evening. Well stocked, but a tad dearer than Continente and Pingo Doce.

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Thanks. I will update. it certainly looked closed last time I passed by!
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Windmill Hill and Cerro Grande people please note that the Ali Super next to the Arte Bar has closed down for good.

Apart from the mini-market, it's a long way now to the shops!
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No suprise to be honest, when it re-opened it was really not well stocked and at NY it was dismal to say the least. A pity really cos it was in a catchment area of a lot of residential property not just holiday property and also one of the main high schools of albufeira, obviously they chose not to shop there.  I did support it when we were over but at NY the cheapest bottle of vinho on the shelves was about €8, thinking about it now, they were prob trying to sell off the stock they had. It's a pity and sadly I hope it doesnt have an effect on the other little businesses that are struggling there, like the little pattiserie and Artes Bar and the Cerro Grande restaurant as they are all really worth a visit and they really do try hard to make a go of their businesses!
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Just noticed this, thats such a shame, anytime i was in it it was usually quite busy aswell.
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Sign of the times. Almost al the Ali Supers that re-opened have closed down again - I was in Vilamoura yesterday and the one there is closed as are the former stores in Almancil and Quinta do Lago.

Any supermarket that relies on visitors for trade is going to struggle these day. Ali Super were apparently badly managed in the first place, plus most people now jump in their cars and go to the hypermarkets as they do everywhere.
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You may have read that the defunct AliSuper name has been bought by another supermarket chain (can't remember the name) and it does look as if the old AliSuper opposite the Health Centre and the fairly large one in Avenida da Liberdade near the bus and taxi stands are being repainted and made ready for re-opening. I shall have a closer  look later.

Whether a relatively small town can sustain so many supermarkets remains to be seen.
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I can confirm that the former Alisupers in Avenida da Liberdade and also the one at the Windmill Hill end of town next to Arte Bar are both being repainted into new company colours. I didn't see anyone actually working nor were there any notices concerning re-opening. Watch this space.
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The Alisuper in Acoteias, which is quite large and opposite the Sheraton/Pine Cliffs closed, for the second time last November. However, they did put a notice in the window at the time saying that it would be "re-opening soon"
"Soon" probably meant anytime now given that there will be more tourists about - no Portuguese in their right minds would shop there when there are far better & cheaper alternatives 10 minutes up the road in Olhos D'agua & Albufeira - it's just way too expensive, even for people who self cater at the Pine Cliffs.

Up until 5 or so years ago they were very busy & had a fish counter, a butchers, a good deli section & they baked their own bread section. However, this all dissapeared 3 or 4 years ago. For the last 2 years the shop has been very short of stock with loads of empty spaces on the shelves with even basic everyday things like Coke out of stock - lack of credit from the suppliers I assume. The fruit & veg was often rotting on the shelf so consequently they had very few customers last year even during the peak season.

There's another smaller shop about 500 yards down the road (Miraparque) that used to be an Alisuper too but it's now owned by the people who originally had the Alisuper franchise. Prices there are not cheap either but at least they're more competitive, it's well stocked so hence & it's quite busy.

If it does re-open, under Alisuper or another name, then they'll need to get their act together.

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The Alisupers in the old town had the same notice on their doors for two years! The Avenida da Liberdade one is still there.

Any updates gratefully received as I don't get over to Açoteais very often.
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It is looking good.  There's an article in the Portugal News today.  I tried to post a link earlier but it wouldn't work, possibly because of copyright.
 
The new owner is José Nogueira, who owns two fruit, vegetable and meat companies in Spain. The take-over follows "a government-brokered deal involving the Lamego-based Nogueira group and a series of banks". It's hoped that 26 stores will be re-opened by September, possibly with more to follow.  There's mention of "a rebranding exercise clearly intended to give the store a gourmet feel"!
 
I think the Vale do Lobo store has already opened.
 
 
 
 
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