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Book a cheap holiday to Alvor with Best4Travel! Located on the southern coast of Portugal, Alvor is a beautiful seaside resort. Once known solely as a fishing village, Alvor has become a popular beach holiday destination for young families and elderly people who may enjoy the quiet evenings this peaceful city in Algarve offers.


Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a vast array of exclusive special offers, to suit any budget or occasion, for the top hotels and resorts in Alvor.


For more information on Alvor, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels and resorts in the area which are featured on Best4Travel.ie , please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or call our expert travel guides today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.


Attractions


Alvor is the picture of a traditional Greek village, with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets giving way to a gorgeous beach. There are ample recreational spots throughout the city, the most popular of which are listed below.


  • Alvor Beach

  • Framed by the Odiáxere Natural Park and the sandstone cliffs of Prainha, is the glorious Alvor beach. This 3.5km stretch of golden sand offers plenty of room to lie back and relax on one of the many sun loungers available to rent, or for playing games of volleyball, football, or frisbee. The beach’s sand-dune-backed lagoon, and glistening ocean are ideal for a range of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.


    Although there is no physical divide on the strand, Alvor Beach is known as Praia de Alvor to the west, and Praia dos Tres Irmaos (Three Brothers Beach) to the east. Both sides are supervised by a lifeguard during the busy season, and are easily accessible for disabled persons entering from the carpark. The main difference between the two sides is that the eastern end has a series of rock formations, from which the name ‘Three Brothers’ came from, making it the more sheltered side of the strand.


  • Rio de Alvor Nature Reserve

  • In 2011 a miles long boardwalk was built to cross, without intruding on, some of the most fascinating habitats for wildlife in the Rio de Alvor Nature Reserve. The area covers close to 1500 hectares, and has been granted special environmental and conservation protection.


    There are numerous walks of various lengths available along the Alvor beach, the cliffs at Quinta da Rocha, and following the Alvor River, which hosts thousands of migrating birds every Spring and Summer. The estuary of the River Odiaxere is also an excellent bird watching site, and one of the best places to see flamingos!


  • Castle of Alvor

  • Established in the 7th century B.C.E., and reconstructed in 1300 C.E., the Castle of Alvor was once a significant military monument, and held an important political and commercial role in the area. In 1755, the Lisbon earthquake completely destroyed the castle, leaving only the remnants of a wall which are visible today.


    Inside the castle grounds today there is a modest playground which was built at the end of the 20th century, and some bathroom facilities, making it a nice spot for young families.


Restaurants


To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in Alvor, divided by price to cater for all budget types.


  • Low Cost
    • Made in Belfast, Rua Doutor António José de Almeida 12 B, Alvor, Portimao 8500-017
    • La Piazza, Rossio Grande Lote C R/c A, Alvor, Portimão 8500-531
    • Piccolo Mondo, Rua Marques de Pombal 49, Alvor, Portimão 8500-021

  • Moderately Priced
    • Restaurante Ruccula, Rua Poeta João de Deus, Alvor, Portimão 8500-026
    • Miss Pasta Pizzeria, Marginal de Alvor, Aldeamento da Prainha, Alvor, Portimão 8500-021
    • Restaurante O Arco Da Velha, Largo da Ribeira 6A, Alvor, Portimão 8500-023

  • Expensive
    • Adega d'Alvor, R. Marquês de Pombal 50, 8500-021
    • Restaurante Ruccula, R. Poe. João de Deus 9, 8500-018
    • The Old Arch, R. Pedro Álvares Cabral 6, 8500-015 Alvor

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Faro Airport straight to your hotel! The approximate transfer time from Faro Airport to Alvor is 50 minutes


For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or apartments in Alvor featured above, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000


Best4Travel Tips


  • Capital: Faro

  • Currency: Euro

  • Language: Portuguese

  • Time Difference to Ireland: None

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes

  • Average Weather:
    • 18-24°C May to October
    • 12-16°C November to April

  • Local Phrases:
    • Hello: Olá
    • Good morning: Bom dia
    • How are you?: Como estás?
    • Good afternoon: Boa tarde
    • Good night: Boa noite
    • Goodbye: Tchau
    • Please: Por favor
    • Thank you:
      • Obrigado (Male)
      • Obrigada (Female)
    • You’re welcome: De nada
    • Where is…? : Onde fica…?
    • Do you speak English? : Você fala inglês?
    • I am from Ireland : Eu sou da Irlanda

  • Public Holidays:
    • 1 January: New Years Day
    • 30 March: Good Friday
    • 25 April: Freedom Day
    • 1 May: Labour Day
    • 31 May: Corpus Christi
    • 10 June: Portugal Day
    • 15 August: Assumption Day
    • 5 October: Republic Day
    • 1 November: All Saints Day
    • 1 December: Restoration of Independence
    • 8 December: Immaculate Conception
    • 25 December: Christmas Day

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