Holidays in Alvor

Travel Information

Language: Portuguese (English and French widely spoken)


Local time: GMT/BST
Local Airport(s)
  Flight time Transfer time
(to resort)
Faro 2 hours 30 minutes 70 minutes

Enjoy holidays to Alvor

Alvor is a bustling resort town that has grown up around a small fishing village in the western Algarve region of Portugal, and which is popular with visitors because of its sandy beaches and wonderful view across the Bay of Lagos.  It is an idyllic spot for sunbathing, taking strolls and playing water sports, and frenetic nightlife is within easy reach at nearby Praia de Rocha.  There are regular flights to the Algarve region of Portugal from most major UK airports. Find out more about Algarve holidays with easyJet holidays.    

  • Who Goes There: Families, young people and sports fans can all be found in Alvor.  
  • When To Go: Summer is the best time to visit Alvor, with its great range of bars, water sports and traditional Portuguese restaurants.  
  • Best Attractions: Head down to the water for sailing trips. Afterwards you can wind down at one of the many beachside bars such as Michael's or the Mourisco Cocktail Bar.

Things to do in Alvor

All-year sunshine and an amazing choice of water sports, coupled with the magnificent sandy beaches and clear blue waters, are what combine to make Alvor breaks so attractive.  The resort also has easy access to a premier water park with exciting rides, the Aqualand Algarve, close by in Alcantarilha.  There are boat trips along the coast and horse riding to enjoy too.    

You cannot go wrong with the beaches on Alvor holidays as the famous Praia de Alvor is many kilometres long, consists of the finest golden sands and has more than enough space for all.  But if you want real space to yourself and a bit of exclusivity, try the Praia Dos Tres Irmaos with its almost iconic fluffy sand set against a stunning backdrop of vertical cliffs.    

Holidays to Alvor offer a range of activities on the beach and in the town, from water sports and sunbathing to sightseeing, pony trekking and taking day trips to other parts of the coast. Try a trip to the small town of Silves further inland, for its medieval winding streets and the biggest Moorish fortress in the area.    

There are plenty of eateries in Alvor, and you can easily lay your hands on some exquisite Portuguese cuisine such as piri piri chicken served up in a delicious fruit sauce, although there is also much more to choose from.    

One famous place to find a drink and watch the sunset is Canico Bar. Overlooking the beach, Canico is built into the cliffs and you get into it by entering a lift that cuts through the cliff-side. Once you're there, enjoy a range of local food and mouth-watering cocktails.    

Alvor itself is not too hot when it comes to the clubbing scene, but part of the beauty of a break here is that you can combine the peace and quiet of the town and beach with a hectic nightlife in nearby Praia de Rocha, which has acquired something of a reputation as having some of the best clubs in the Algarve. Learn more about Praia Da Rocha holidays.

easyJet holidays to Alvor

Alvor holidays are great value, and you can reduce the costs even more by booking accommodation and flights together with easyJet holidays. Deposits are also available on certain deals, so take a look and plan your perfect trip today.

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