Budens is a small beach town in the municipality of Vila do Bispo in the Western Algarve.
The village is located on the EN125 road from Lagos to Sagres on the border of the nature reserve of the Costa Vicentina.
Neighbours to Budens are the seaside hamlets of Burgau and Salema, located directly on the coast, as well as the beach Boca do Rio on the estuary of the creek Ribeira de Budens. The remains of a fortress, built in the 17th Century, Forte de São Luís de Almádena is there, built to protect the cottages of the local fishermen against pirates. Near Boca do Rio the ruins of a Roman villa and salt-water tanks for fish and seafood have been found that were used by the Romans to produce the famous garum, then a very popular spicy sauce.
The golf course Parque da Floresta of Santo António Villas, Golf & Spa is located near Budens. The hilly course with several precipitous fairways is a challenge for golfers of all levels.