Beach season in Albufeira stretched out

Official beach season in Albufeira this year has been stretched out from 18 May to 20 October to try and minimise the effects of seasonality, it has emerged.

Albufeira Beach car HireSpeaking on Monday Albufeira Mayor João Carlos Rolo explained the measure will hopefully reduce the effects of seasonality but also boost the region’s economic development.

“Albufeira is different to the rest of the country because we have our own specificities and conditions which allow us to make the most of beach season” he said.

The eighteenth of May was set as the first official day of beach season in Albufeira after a meeting between the council, the regional Algarve Hydrographical Board (ARH) and the captain of Portimão port.
In Mayor Rolo’s opinion, stretching the season out until October “will reaffirm the county as a place of reference, minimising seasonality and boosting economic development.”

“Albufeira is an Ambassador for Portuguese tourism and has added responsibilities in the matter”, he stressed, highlighting the “recognition of the quality of [Albufeira’s] beaches all around the world.”
Albufeira “is recognised as much as if not more than the actual Algarve on an international level and this prolonging of beach season brings with it a greater safety and vigilance for beaches and bathers.”

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