New Year success hailed in Albufeira
Around 350,000 people celebrated the arrival of 2024 in Albufeira, the Municipal Council has announced.
“We are very pleased to see our goals achieved,” said Albufeira Mayor, José Carlos Rolo. “In addition to reaching around 350,000 spectators, there were no accidents reported, and everything went joyfully in harmony.”
The local mayor highlighted the efforts carried out to “attract more tourists,” particularly Spanish revellers, and to make the town’s “iconic locations safe and enjoyable spaces.”
The success of the ‘Albufeira Carpe Nox’ programme means that it is here to stay, the mayor said, although it may need to be altered as the “physical space” available in the current Pescadores square may be too limited for the growing number of revellers.
Also hailed a success were the other events that are included in the end-of-year festivities, such as the Paderne Medieval fair, as well as the inaugural edition of ‘Street Food – No Borders’, a street food festival. The year also started with a ‘Pop’Art Parade’ on Avenida Sá Carneiro, described as a “dazzling” event.
With several visitors promising to return to Albufeira, the local council feels that the programme was an “excellent investment” for the municipality, having highlighted that many revellers took to social media to praise the event and describe it as “spectacular,” helping promote the name of the borough on an international level.