Things To Do

Explore the Beaches

Explore the Beaches

This traditional fishing village of Alvor is set right at the mouth of the River Alvor estuary on the western Algarve, Portugal. The area offers some wonderful sandy beaches on which to enjoy the Portuguese summer sun and indulge in a variety of watersports, from the wide sandy expanses of Alvor Beach itself and the […]

Day at the Theme Parks

Day at the Theme Parks

One of the most exciting aspects of visiting the Algarve, Portugal, is the many leisure activities this stretch of coastline has to offer. Aside from the wonderful beaches and picturesque fishing villages just waiting to be discovered, the area boasts some of Europe’s most attractive golf courses, myriad sports facilities and also a few theme […]

Enjoy Local Nightlife

Enjoy Local Nightlife

Nightlife on Portugal’s Algarve offers something for everyone and Alvor is no exception, with plenty of evening entertainment for families, couples and groups, no matter what their age. Although more peaceful than nearby Praia da Rocha, Alvor is still well able to throw a party and there are many bars, restaurants and clubs to choose […]

Children in Alvor

Children in Alvor

If you are travelling to Alvor with children, there are plenty of activities for them and grown-ups alike. Here we give you a few suggestions, that will inspire you to make the best of your visit to Alvor and, if you get the chance, to surrounding cities.

Shopping Tour

Shopping Tour

Portugal’s Algarve is almost as famous for its diverse shopping facilities as it is for its golf and beaches. From boutique shops selling quirky handmade goods and a string of gypsy markets that travel the coast, to designer brands in large shopping malls and supersized hypermarkets, shopping in the Alvor area is sure to please. […]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Yellow Alvor Hotel

Yellow Alvor Hotel

The Yellow Alvor Hotel is situated just five minutes by car from the lovely village of Alvor on the western Algarve in Portugal. Alvor is a traditional fishing village located on a river estuary and flanked by wide beaches of golden sand. It is one of the most sought-after locations in which to stay in […]

Prainha Club Aparthotel

Prainha Club Aparthotel

Prainha Club Aparthotel is set within the famous Prainha Club resort, right on the fringes of the Algarve in Portugal. This is a complete home from home with everything you need for activity, comfort, rest and relaxation located right on your doorstep. Were it not for the delights of nearby Alvor and all the amenities […]

Pestana Dom João II

Pestana Dom João II

The Pestana Dom João II beach resort is one of the most popular hotels in Alvor, in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region. The hotel is situated in a sought-after location right on the fringes of Alvor beach, one of the best in the area with several miles of flat, golden sands. The Pestana Dom João II […]

Pestana Delfim Hotel

Pestana Delfim Hotel

The Pestana Delfim Hotel is one of the popular Pestana group which boasts several large hotels in the western area of the Algarve, Portugal. Located close to the town of Alvor and offering wonderful views of the Três Irmãos and Alvor beaches, Pestana Delfim Hotel is one of the most popular choices for guests choosing […]

Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf

Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf

The five-star Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf hotel is one of the western Algarve’s leading luxury holiday destinations. Perched on top of a cliff above the Três Irmãos beach, this popular Alvor hotel offers high quality accommodation in a breathtaking location. The Pestana Alvor Praia is laid out over six floors and comprises 195 […]

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Recommended Restaurants

Buzio

Buzio

Buzio Restaurant is located in a quiet, residential area in the Prainha development in Alvor, Portugal. Its situation could not be more idyllic, perched as it is above the wide sweep of golden sand that comprises Alvor Bay and offering extensive views across to Lagos. This is the place to come and enjoy a relaxed […]

Ruccula

Ruccula

Despite being one of the newer additions to the Alvor restaurant scene, Ruccula Restaurant has certainly taken the area by storm. Since its opening it has consistently been hailed as one of the best in town and many devotees, who return week after week and trip after trip, will vouch for its position as one […]

A Lota

A Lota

The harbour area in Alvor, Portugal, is simply bursting with lovely restaurants and is the perfect location for a meal of fresh fish or seafood, washed down with a glass or two of local Algarvean wine. Visitors in search of a tasty meal would do well to head for A Lota Restaurant. A Lota Restaurant […]

Cactos II

Cactos II

The Cactos II Restaurant is a popular additional to the Alvor bar scene and one that is sure to please the many visitors who flock to Portugal’s lovely western Algarve region every year. On first glance, one could be forgiven for dismissing the Cactos II as a simple poolside bar, or even for not coming […]

Salsa Bistro

Salsa Bistro is a relatively new addition to Alvor’s restaurants and it is rapidly building itself a strong reputation that belies its modest size. Located in the winding streets right in the heart of Alvor old town, Salsa Bistro appears on first glance to be a traditional little Portuguese restaurant – and while it is […]

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Useful Information

Map of Alvor – Portugal

Map of Alvor – Portugal

Below you can find a good map of Alvor, including all the major touristic sites and attractions, which will certainly be a precious ally to find your way around. Although the village is small, this will be a precious time saver. This map is provided by the local tourism office and you can download and […]

Weather in Alvor

Weather in Alvor

Visitors come to Alvor, in the southern region of Portugal, from all the country and beyond to enjoy the wonderful weather all year round. The weather in Alvor is lovely, with its amazing beaches to add up to the equation, making it a top destination for travellers and residents, especially in the summer. In fact, […]

How to Get to Alvor

How to Get to Alvor

Alvor, Portugal, is a small village lying on Portugal’s southern coast that has brought the attention of many travellers for its warm weather, cobblestone streets, and easy access. Read on for a guide on directions to Alvor from Faro and other ways of getting there. To Alvor by car Departing from Lisbon, directions to Alvor […]

Alvor Useful Contacts

Alvor Useful Contacts

Alvor is a popular tourist town located on the western Algarve in Portugal. The town offers many privately run amenities aimed at ensuring travellers from all over the world are able to enjoy the town to the full. It is also well furnished with a full range of public services. Alvor is located some 67km […]

Useful Information

Useful Information

If you are thinking of travelling to Alvor in Portugal, there are various pieces of information you will need in advance of your trip. Here we have gathered together some of the most important pieces of Alvor information to help you plan your time, from getting there and getting around to where to stay and […]

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