How to enjoy relaxing days in Alvor

Alvor is a fishermen's village with a friendly and fun vibe. A popular destination among family, retirees or anyone seeking a relaxed holiday, close to nature and beaches. Here are our top things to do in Alvor.



Things to do in Alvor


Fishing port and downtown Alvor


The downtown area of Alvor is relatively small but has everything you need for a good time out. Head to the fishing port to enjoy sunsets and sweeping views of the river and its sand dunes. From here, continue up the small hill and you will reach the more lively area. Here are a number of great restaurants, bars, and cafés.


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Alvor beaches


My favorite beach in Alvor is Praia dos Três Irmãos. I like it for its big beautiful rocks and small caves that divide the beach into smaller more private areas. If you prefer a long stretch of sandy beach without cliffs and rocks, then Praia de Alvor is a good choice.


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Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve


The nature reserve of Ria de Alvor is easily reached from the fishing harbor. The wooden boardwalk will guide you through this tranquil area. It is an excellent spot for bird watching. If you are lucky, you might spot some flamingos.


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Food and drink spots in Alvor

  • Great menu choices, cozy setting and delicious food at: Lusitania

  • Popular spot for fresh fish and seafood: A Lota

  • Cool spot for excellent pizza and pasta, my favourite Italian in Alvor: Pizzeria Pepperino


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