This was our first visit to Portugal and will definitely be back! Hotel was worthy of it's 4 star rating. You can't go wrong here unless you're a bit odd! Free internet, jacuzzi, pool , table tennis etc, etc..... Friendly helpful staff. We self catered and didn't use restaurants in hotel so can't comment on food. Free bus to Portimaio from hotel at 11.00 and back at 4.15pm.
10 minute walk into Alvor. Lovely harbour village with a good choice of restaurants. Board walk is well designed along the beach and estuary. Visit Lagos and try a boat trip up the coast to see grottos and caves. Beaches are fabulous. Loads of perfect sand and fantastic rock formations.
Try Big Reds restaurant just up the road towards Portimaio. Excellent big steaks, good value, friendly staff. Alvor restaurant in middle of town is good with great ice cream parlour nearby. Best in village. Plenty of places to see footie if that time of year. We usually head out around April after Easter when no kids about!! Cheap beer. Euros 1.50 per pint.
Went with lowcostholidays and couldn't believe the price! 12 days, 4 star hotel, + return flights for 2 = £650. No brainer!!
We'll be back!