Holidays In Alvor
Alvor Holidays at a Glance
Holidays to Alvor are located on the western Algarve approximately 20 kms east of Lagos. This is an ancient coastal village that has a long, rich history which is plain to see in the nearby 13th century castle and the ancient roman ruins. There is a huge natural lagoon which leads into the sea. This provides safe bathing for all the family, particularly weaker swimmers who will find the gently sloping beach here reassuring.
Who goes to Alvor?
Alvor holidays are ideal for holidaymakers in search of a beach holiday with an abundant supply of sun, sand and sea. The beaches are wide and long with a safe shallow lagoon making it perfect for families with children. Alvor holidays appeal to a broad spectrum of holidaymakers and are amongst the most popular in the Algarve.
Key Facts - Alvor
- Dialing Code00 351
- Flight Duration2 hours 30 (Approx)
- Distance From Airport75 km
- Airport Transfer (Taxi)65 mins
Holidays to Alvor are primarily centred around the glorious beaches where aside from relaxing there are a wide range of watersports on offer including water-skiing, sailing and surfing. There is a waterpark and horse-riding centre nearby to keep the children entertained plus for golfers the local courses are world class and offer spectacular views.
Alvor holidays offer all the modern amenities that holidaymakers have come to demand while managing to retain a traditional Portuguese atmosphere. Although Alvor holidays nightlife is relatively quiet there are still no shortage of bars and restaurants and even the odd disco. The nearby resort of Portimao offers a much more lively evening out and there is a casino at Praia da Rocha for those fancying a flutter.
Holidays in Alvor and the rest of the Algarve are extremely popular among British holidaymakers due to its short flight time (approx 2.5 hours), warm and sunny climate and beautiful beaches.
Charter airlines operate regular flights to Faro Airport so holidays to Alvor are generally excellent value. Alvor is one of the Algarves most popular resorts conveniently located for access to a number of different attractions. Alvor holidays have a good choice of hotels so whatever your budget, book your Alvor holidays with Olympic Holidays and benefit from great savings today.
Holidays to Alvor - Olympic Holidays
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Explore Silves: If you are interested in history and culture, then spend some time discovering the Algarve's historical heritage. Start at the medieval castle at Silves, once known as the Moorish capital.
Explore Monchique: Take a walk around Monchique, just a short drive from Silves. Situated in the Monchique Mountains, this is a beautiful part of the Algarve and is an ideal place to stop for a meal or just a drink.
Boat Trip: Take a boat trip from Portimao harbour and enjoy sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the clear turquoise waters. You'll discover some of the hidden coves that people taking Algarve holidays don't always see.
Golf: Algarve holidays are a golfer's paradise. The region has a number of high quality championship standard golf courses. There are 20 golf courses in the Algarve, many set in stunning surroundings.
Splash and Slide: To keep the kids happy during Algarve holidays visit Splash and Slide, one of Europe's best water parks with rides for all ages including adults. The park is near Lagos, Carvoeiro and Portimao in central Algarve.
Eating/Drinking During Alvor Holidays
Eating during Alvor holidays offers a wide variety of cuisine catering for most tastes. Down by the harbour you can enjoy the 'catch of the day' cooked in the traditional Portuguese way, this rarely disappoints and the local wine is usually excellent.
Getting Around on Alvor Holidays
Car Hire: A really good way of getting around Alvor and the rest of the Algarve is to hire a car. There are plenty of car hire companies in the resort and there tends to be very little difference in price between them. To hire a car during your Alvor holidays all you need is your drivers licence, passport and credit card.
Taxi: A great way to get around especially if there are 3-4 people sharing is taxi. Abundant in supply, Taxis can be flagged down and are inexpensive, inform the driver on where you want to go and he'll give you a guide price.
Buses: Local buses are a great way of getting around during your Alvor holidays, they tend be quite regular, generally reliable and cheap. Bus timetables are widely available and can be picked up from your accommodation or tourist office.
Alvor Holidays Shopping
Shopping during your Alvor holidays tend to be of the souvenir and gift variety. You can also pick up all your holiday essentials and local goods such as pottery, leather goods, jewellery and linens.
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