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Mini guide to Alvor


Alvor is an ancient coastal village located on the southeast coast of Portugal, in the Algarve. The village is well located, facing a natural lagoon opening on to the sea; here, you have a choice of sunbathing on a long open sandy beach or walking along a number of small coves tucked under the cliffs.

Most of the life in Alvor centres on the wide, fine sandy tranquil beach that is one of the best in the Algarve and has been awarded the EU Blue Flag. Friendly bars and cafés are also to be found here, just a five minute walk from the town. Alvor has managed to retain much of its original style, with low buildings and open surroundings.

The charming old town centre has narrow streets and a small market. The old town is usually full of tourists, but fortunately does not have a tourist strip and is therefore a bit more Portuguese than many other towns of the Algarve. A trip to the little 16th century parish church on top of the hill is highly recommended, as is a visit to the lively fish market.

Water sports enthusiasts can choose between waterskiing, windsurfing and jet-skiing. Snorkelling is always a good option, particularly around the cliffs. There are two aqua parks in the area, Slide-and-Splash and The Big One, as well as a combined zoo/marine park and aqua park, known as Zoomarine.

Hiring a car gives you the opportunity to experience much more of what the Algarve has to offer. Visit the Monchique Mountains with their almond, orange and olive groves and fresh air filled with the aroma of eucalyptus. Also nearby are the famous beaches of Praia da Rocha and Praia da Vau; the town of Portimão; and the semi-nature reserve of Quinta da Rocha.

By car from Lisbon, the N2 highway services the southern region, and the E1 from Spain is the main artery for the Algarve area. The most convenient train station is at Portimão on the south coast line, which is serviced by the main line from Lisbon; from here, take a bus or taxi the short distance to Alvor. Faro Airport is the point of entry from the air and is about 70kms to the east, on the south coast regional railway.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Iberotel Alvor

Pestana Alvor Praia

Pestana Delfim Hotel

Pestana Dom Joao II Village Resort Hotel

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