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Alvor Algarve, Portugal Holidays

Located on the western coast of the Algarve, Alvor has grown from a traditional fishing village to a popular holiday resort while still managing to maintain its quaint village atmosphere. The buildings are mainly low-rise and the narrow cobbled streets of the old town leading down to the harbour still remain. The newer streets within the town boast several several bars, restaurants and shops.

Sunway offer a choice of accommodation in Alvor, from self-catering apartments to hotels with different board basis options. Choose an Alvor hotel and holiday apartment situated right on the beach, or select a quieter location away from the town.

Alvor is situated on the estuary of the river, Rio Alvor, with the Atlantic Ocean to one side and a freshwater lagoon on the other. The riverfront has been done up in recent years and is now fully paved and lined with palm trees and a selection of bars and restaurants to tempt you; be sure to try the barbequed fish in the restaurants down near the lifeboat station! All the while watching the fishing boats come and go, very relaxing indeed!

Alvor’s main beach, Praia da Alvor, is a lovely long sandy beach. The eastern end of the beach offers some shelter thanks to the magnificent rock formations and is known as Praia de Três Irmãos. Both beaches are spacious and offer water sports, snack bars and restaurants. The Meia Praia beach and the lovely coves of Dona Ana and Camilo are nearby too.

You will find plenty of restaurants to choose from in the town including Italian, Chinese, Indian and of course traditional Portuguese. Something for every taste and budget! A good variety of bars also for your evening entertainment, including Irish bars but of course!

There are a number of boat trips running from Alvor marina including coastal cruises, fishing trips, sunset cruises and Alvor Nature Reserve sightseeing trips. Golf is incredibly popular along the Algarve and Alvor is no exception with several courses to choose from both in and around the town. There are plenty of shops within Alvor but should you wish to venture slightly further afield Lagos is just to the west and Portimao just to the east. Both of these larger towns are served by bus regularly from Alvor. The historical town of Lagos is definitely worth a visit.

Plenty to keep the kids entertained too should they tire of beachside fun and frolics with Slide and Splash Water Park a short distance away in Lagoa, a zoo in Lagos and Zoomarine sea life park is approximately 30 minutes away.

Alvor Transfer

Transfer time from Faro airport approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.

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