There are some well-stocked supermarkets within easy walking distance from the apartment where all the essentials for self-catering or barbecuing can be purchased.
A recently-built Aldi supermarket is nearby and further afield in Albufeira is a variety of shops and a Lidl supermarket.
Less than 10 minutes away by car, on the main N125 road between Guia and Albufeira, is the large Algarve Shopping and entertainment complex – a modern shopping centre with an excellent range of well-known shops, a large ‘Continente’ hypermarket, a multiplex cinema, bowling alley, and food court. There is also a crèche for over-2-year-olds.
Further away, beside Loulé (Jct 14 on the A22 motorway), is ‘Mar Shopping’, a recently constructed out-of-town shopping mall alongside a large Outlet Centre. Primark and other well-known stores and brands have a presence there, and there is a large Ikea store. There are a variety of eating places catering for all tastes.