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Alvor is a beautiful town located in Portugal’s Algarve region. Once a small fishing port, it is now one of the Algarve’s most popular tourist resort’s due to the town’s calm ambience, beautiful weather and its golden sand beaches. The perfect destination for those interested in a relaxed sun holiday.
As Alvor is in close vicinity to central Algarve there are plenty of activities in the area, including some of the best golf courses in Europe, surfing schools, beautiful beaches and even dolphin spotting boat tours! Although Alvor is a relaxed resort town, you will never be short for something to do when on holiday here.
As Alvor has a calm, laid back atmosphere, the majority of tourists who holiday in this town are families and older couples. If a party holiday is your preference, we recommend the nearby resort of Albufeira.
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Alvor is a quiet holiday resort in comparison to come of its neighbouring towns. The nightlife scene is very laid back with plenty of bars and restaurants to spend your evening in.
Alvor has many restaurants in the town serving tasty Mediterranean and seafood cuisine.
Slide & Splash waterpark is only a 20-minute drive from Alvor, a thrilling waterpark with attractions for the entire family.
If you fancy taking a break from sunbathing on the golden sands, explore the caves of Praia dos Tres Irmaos beach.
Aqua shopping centre in nearby Portimao is a modern shopping centre with many high street fashion stores and restaurants to choose from.
Alvor celebrates carnival festival like many other resorts in the Algarve. This festival usually takes place in February or March and during you will find colourful parades, fancy dress parties and a buzzing atmosphere all around the city.
Like the rest of the Algarve, Alvor experiences cool winters and dry, hot summers. The best time to visit is during the summer season as the resort hits its peak tourism season, and aside from the beautiful weather the town experiences, all of the local attractions stay open seven days a week to cater for this tourism influx.
Euro is the currency used in all of Portugal.
There is no time difference.
Flights from all of Ireland’s major airports (Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon) operate to Faro up to seven days a week during summer. The flight time from Dublin to Faro is on average a 2-hour 55-minutes. From Faro airport it is a 55-minute drive to Alvor. If you’d like to explore more of the Algarve region you can avail of car rental at affordable prices.