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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.

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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 Algarve's 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

Experience the wonderful beaches of this Algarve resort and book your holiday to Alvor today with Olympic Holidays. 


  • Vast uncrowded sandy beach
  • Beautiful natural lagoon
  • Picturesque fishing village