Alvor holidays 2020
Showcasing a gorgeous stretch of beach, a sleepy fishing village and a trendy harbour, it’s a fantastically diverse place to stay. Having kept its quaint charm, with cobbled streets and charming boutiques, there’s also secluded hidden coves and stunning views of the natural lagoon on offer. An array of harbour-side cafes and bars make Alvor holidays perfect for those looking for laid-back days and entertaining evenings.
Located in the south of the Algarve, this hidden gem is a postcard-perfect delight for holidaymakers, boasting beautiful natural beaches and striking views. With its cobbled narrow streets and stunning lagoon, Alvor exudes traditional charm and romance – making it an ideal destination for romantic getaways. For the ultimate in relaxation, take a stroll down to Torralta Beach – one of the top Alvor attractions. Marked by its unmistakable cliff tops and shallow waters, this is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy the Algarve’s year-round sunshine. When you’ve topped up your tan, refuel at some of the great beachside cafes on offer – serving up everything from grilled fish to cheeky cocktails.
While the beautiful historic surroundings might make you feel transported to a time gone by, Alvor’s extensive range of accommodation ensures you can relax and enjoy all that is on offer after a good night’s sleep. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly hotel a stone’s throw from the beach or want somewhere a little further out to make the most of the Algarve’s nature and tranquillity, there are hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Many hotels also offer spa facilities, so you can completely unwind and let your cares float away as you enjoy being pampered in the amazing Algarve region.
Alvor at a glance
Must-visit historical sites
See the ruins of the Moorish Castle of Alvor or visit the beautiful Igreja Matriz de Alvor
Discover the best beaches
Explore the dramatic beaches of Costa Vicentina
Perfect for watersports
Alvor boasts excellent surfing conditions
Lush natural wonders
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Popular with couples
Hop on a traditional Portuguese sailing boat for a fun day out
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Things to do in Alvor
With a history harking back to the Middle Ages, there are plenty of things to do in Alvor for anyone with an interest in the rich culture of the Algarve. Head over to nearby Lagos, an ancient maritime town with a history of its own. Here, you’ll find the spectacular Igreja de Santo Antonio, a golden church with ornately-carved woodwork and religious paintings – definitely worth a visit if only for the photo opportunities. For something further afield, head to Seville, otherwise known as The Golden City of Culture. Closer than you think, the Algarve nestles up against Spain’s western border, providing an excellent opportunity for sightseeing. Take in the splendour of the Plaza d’Espana before a close-up look of its grand cathedral – the perfect antidote for Alvor’s laid-back beaches.
What really makes Alvor special is its picturesque location. From the colourful fishing boats bobbing along the harbour to the dunes and cliffs which make the landscape here so unique, there’s no shortage of photo opportunities. Once you’ve taken your snaps, it’s time to choose which of the stunning beaches you want to stroll along. Alvor Beach is easily accessible and offers plenty of sunbeds to choose from, while Praia de Tres Irmados stands out thanks to its unique rock formations. Meia Praia is also close by and boasts a 5km stretch of golden sand.
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