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Highlights in Alvor
- Elevated walkways; beaches; boat tours; Zoo Lagos and Aqualand; historical remains
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Alvor
Bungalows, cottages, houses, villas and apartments. Endless possibilities where you can select your preferred holiday accommodation. Holiday homes offer you the possibility of a pool to enjoy the sun, a terrace for your summer barbeques or a patio where to admire the starry night sky from. Want to get away from the hustle of crowded places? These rentals are the perfect choice. This pretty fishing village is within walking distance of some of the finest beaches. It is replete with attractions for you to discover and activities that will make your stay in Alvor a lasting memory.Holiday rentals and accommodation
In Alvor you will find good rentals for medium-sized groups or families of up to 5 people. Some of the areas with the largest selection of accommodations in different neighbourhoods are Sesmarias, Telheiro, Valinhos or Galé. Staying in a cottage is also a good way to enjoy the views of this Portuguese village. All the landmarks around the area offer rentals, too. If your choice is to stay near them you should consider Alvor Beach, Alvor Boardwalk, tres Irmaos Beach or Hospital Alvor amongst others. An ideal place for self catering-holidays.
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The area and getting around
Alvor is a seaside resort in the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region. Faro is the main airport, located 43 miles away to the east. This is an inexpensive destination if you book far enough in advance. The best way to get to Alvor is in a pre-booked private transfer as public transport requires two buses and a long train journey that can take up to 4 hours. Once at your destination, you can stay in the area or hire a car if you wish to explore the surroundings. There is wide array of activities to choose from in Alvor. Pristine beaches easily reached within a walking distance and cobbled lanes lead down to the paved riverfront. Sports, cultural visits, a little marina that offers one day trips and raised footpaths that cross the lagoons of Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.
All styles of cuisine and dining are covered in the wide selection of restaurants.The evening meal is an important part of the Portuguese day and meals tend not to be rushed. You can choose from the beachfront restaurants and seafood restaurants. They offer not only good food but good views too. An absolute must is fresh fish brought in every day by the local fishing boats.
Travelers and related activities
This is a great destination for families and children as it is a family focused town. The beaches are safe with clean and calm waters. Are you passionate about history? Alvor’s history dates back to the 4th century BC. The port was very prosperous during Roman occupation and the became Al-bur. The earthquake in 1755 obliterated the place and did the greatest damage to the village and its castle, which is now a children’s play park. But you still can visit the 16th century parish church, Igreja do Divino Salvador. Need a bit of action? Practice some watersports, horse riding in Mexilhoeira Grande or canoeing on Ria Alvor. But if you are looking for relax and sun, take a short pleasant walk to Alvor beach, a vast expanse of golden sand with pristine appearance as there is a very little tourist development on the beachfront.
Want to see a submarine shaped rock? You can swim out around the corner of it and you’ll discover another inviting cave perfect to explore the secrets held within.
Top spots in the area
Praia da Rocha, one of the Algarve’s largest and most beautiful beaches. This is a busy resort town full with theme bars and late night venues. The promenade and yacht marina are always busy. Restaurants and bars offer you refreshments and local or international food. A nice fishing village near Praia Grande, another stunning beach.2.Três irmãos
The low sand dunes back the beach. There are caves and grottoes along with 3 sea stacks in the sand known as the Três irmãos (The three brothers). It’s a snorkelling paradise and a perfect spot for a wonderful sunset.3.Ria de Alvor Nature reserve
Located in Western Algarve, this is a 1,454 hectares landscape considered the most important wetland system. The famous wooden boardwalks running behind the beach, among the dunes, together with the river estuary form the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. Take a pleasant walk or a bike ride on these pathwalks with scenic views over the estuary. Flora and fauna have a perfect habitat provided by mud flats, salt marshes, a natural lagoon and both stable and mobile and dunes.4.Popular day trips
Portimaos, the second largest city with a vibrant waterfront, open cafés, restaurants and noteworthy museums. Lagos, a larger city where you can visit a fort, city walls, decorative churches or one of the Algarve’s best natural feature, the cliffs of the Ponte da Piedade. Silves a fortified town with cobbled streets, cafes, a huge red brick castle and a gothic cathedral. A relaxed pace, good and calm ambience and a bit of a taste of slow life.