Algarve Shopping and Entertainment Complex is located on the N125 about 20 minutes from Sao Rafael and Albufeira. It is a modern shopping center with an excellent range of well known and designer shops including Zara, Massimo Dutti, Paul and Bear and Benetton.
There is a multiplex cinema and a very wide range of cafes and restaurants.
There is also a sun terrace on the roof where you can enjoy coffee and top up your tan at the same time.
If you have children and they are older than 2 then there is a creche on the first floor, just behind the main selection of Restaurants. It is very well equipped and the charges are only around €3.50 per hour. There are pushchairs, pedal cars and various other toys available for free hire, so three is no need to take your own pushchairs. All the restaurants have baby chairs.
TIP Park underground to keep you car nice and cool!
The center is open from 0900 to midnight with the shops open between 10am and 10pm.
Other shoppings centres you may want to visit are Faro Shopping, just near the airport, and Portimao shopping.