Alvor Holidays

Alvor Holidays - Between the river and the sea

A holiday in Alvor has two faces, and both of them delightful. One face looks to the Atlantic, with its beach, the Praia de Alvor, forming a natural bay of the finest soft white sand. The other looks to the Ria Alvor estuary, a delightful setting where you can watch the fishing boats come and go along the newly restored riverfront before sampling their catch on one of the open air terraces at the excellent restaurants beside the lifeboat station.

You can take a boat trip on Portugal’s first solar-powered boat from the small marina, or follow the river walkway to the mudflats and marshland, which are a favourite with nature lovers, particularly bird watchers. If you feel the need to explore big city life, Lagos is just across the water, with its historic town centre surrounded by medieval walls and a fort at the harbour entrance.  Despite it being one of the region’s most popular resorts, Alvor, with its warren of winding cobbled streets, still retains its fishing village charm.