Once the matrimonial deed is done and it's all been signed, sealed and speeches delivered, your main man will pretty much need written consent to change the channel again, never mind leave the country for a jolly with the boys. So when it comes to Algarve stag nights, you want to be sure you give the groom the kind of final lads' weekend of which legends are borne, bonds are forged… and all knowledge strenuously denied from this day forth. You want your main man's bachelor days to go down in a blaze of sun-soaked glory, and with a little forward planning and preparation, the Algarve is the loudly thumping, all-singing, all-dancing cool coastal playground to bring it home in style.
Great beaches, fantastic weather, action-packed days and cool summer nights all add up to a fantastic destination tailor made for waving a fond farewell to the single life. And with that famous ‘we'll open the doors when we damn well please' continental attitude to clubbing (that's midnight-ish to the rest of us), there's plenty of opportunity to add a little something extra to the agenda to keep the party vibe alive and kicking well into the early hours.
With the evening breeze comes an incredibly cool and diverse night scene - stag nights in the Algarve arguably bring some of the most eclectic options known to stag-kind. From cocktails to pints, slap-up meals to pub grub, thumping clubs to jazzy bars to cheesy discos raucous, refined or racy, whatever your poison or venue of choice your Algarve stag night will have the pick of a famously friendly resort ready to toast your main man in true stag style.
Take your pick from a mouth-watering menu, wash it down with everything from Vinho (wine) to Cerveja (beer) to those essential stag dare staples (pink, fruity, umbrellas, you know the score..) and party the night away to fresh summer tunes among the bold and beautiful.
Albufeira needs no introduction. Hit the party-loving ‘Strip', chill out with a cold one in Old Town, or go cosmopolitan in Santa Eulalia. Top clubs, pubs, discos, cafes, sports bars, karaoke bars, Irish bars, wine bars, just…bars… You name it, Albufeira's your party-mad man.
Vale do Lobo. Top nod for soaking up cool summer vibes by the shore. Sip sundowners on the terrace, take in some great local bands and dine like kings in the Praça (square). We're talking trouser busting menus here, chaps when it comes to portions, this town means business.
Amancil/Quinta do Lago. Good old-fashioned pub grub, pints of the black stuff and traditional English style watering holes for stags who like to keep it meaty.
Vilamoura. This is the stag life. Mellow evenings, late night shenanigans, home to the Algarve's biggest nightclub, trendiest bars and a whole host of lively cosmopolitan venues ready and waiting with a warm welcome and cold beer by the marina.
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Between the banging clubs and pubs and stonkingly famous beach lifestyle, you can bet you won't be the only boys out for summer fun, and let's be honest, you don't want to set up camp only to find everyone from John to José turning up and suddenly you've got yourselves a hefty dose of manbags at dawn. Yes, we're still banging on about it, but preparation is essential - it really does pay to plan ahead and book early.