Things to Do in Alvor

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Things to Do in Alvor


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  • BASHARON
    Norwich, UK49 contributions
    This was our first trip to the Algarve and Alvor did not disappoint. Access to the boardwalk was directly from the back of our hotel. What a beautiful place to enjoy warm winter walks - we walked along it every day we went towards the town or to walk across the cliffs to the next resort. Great views and you can continue on your the nature reserve to see local wildlife although we didn’t venture that far. We used it in the evenings to access local restaurants dotted along the back of the beach but there is no lighting so had to watch our step but were gifted the light of a full moon and there’s a sports centre near the town end so their floodlights helped to guide us. We walked along another boardwalk where they had solar lights - this would be a great bonus for Alvor.
    Written February 5, 2024
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  • DC_Joe
    Washington DC, DC168 contributions
    Gorgeous beach. Here in November and SUNY and 68 degrees. Not many people on the beach. Surf is rough-not for swimming- but fun to watch.
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland1,702 contributions
    The water is clean and has a transparent colour. However, the water of the Atlantic Ocean can be very cold in this area. Even so, it can be refreshing to swim here on a hot summer day. Beware that the current on this beach can be strong. Be careful in the water when you are visiting with small children. Also watch out on the eastern end of the beach, since there are some big rocks in the water. It is best to avoid swimming near the rocks. There are no rocks in the water on the western side and in the middle section. The beach can be crowded, especially during the summer months. However, there is always enough space for everyone. Also, the people are not evenly distributed on the beach. The beach has both crowded and quiet areas. The most crowded part is the middle section. The more east or west you go from there, the less crowded it will get. If you prefer to have more privacy on the beach, avoid the middle section. The beach attracts all kinds of visitors, including families with children. The sandy beach is quite popular with kids to build sandcastles and to play in the sand.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • david a
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    Amazing little beach. Yes it is a bit of a walk along the track to get to it but it is stunning. Plenty of nude and gay men bathing so you can relax and enjoy the water. While it is a sheltered bay, there is a current and a shelf that drops suddenly Into much deeper water.
    Written September 5, 2023
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  • Honest Opinion
    Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
    Such a beautiful 16th century church.

    Tranquil, steeped in history and serene.

    We met a lovely gentle lady, full of character, who was helping with donations for the roof restoration.

    We would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful historical church.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • natters14
    Portsmouth, UK2,549 contributions
    I only visited the area of the church in the evening so can only comment on the exterior which is simply beautiful.

    Located in the heart of Alvor.
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, UK1,749 contributions
    Sandpits make a pretty picture at low tide. Not a lot of birds in November but pleasant nonetheless for a good walk. The sand is fine and pristine clean from afar. You can see locals digging for seafood at low tide.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Hersha R
    Birmingham, UK108 contributions
    A lovely little winery only 30 minutes from where we were staying in Alburferia. Ana was helpful and knowledgeable. We went as the sun was setting and birds singing away. It was a lovely way to the end the day. Reasonable priced tasters amd tasty cheeses.
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • Caroline B
    3 contributions
    Fabulous service and excellent price. Clear instructions on where to meet and driver was there waiting for us and were ready and waiting for us for the return journey, Lovely drivers, cars and all round great service. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • TeresaXXX2021
    18 contributions
    Highly recommended. Beautiful calming experience and not over crowded. Lots of different jets in the pool to work on different areas of the body. Steam room, sauna, plunge pool etc. GO!
    Written October 27, 2023
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  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, UK1,749 contributions
    especially for kids. There is even a toilet for kids. A tiny one and ever so cute. Leafy and shady, a park worth going into to eat your ice cream or have a picnic. Clean toilets on site. Also ‘remains’ of the castle.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Neal Jones
    5 contributions
    I find it very interesting to visit grave site in old villages just to see the names and how far the dates go back in time, some beautiful headstones.
    Written February 10, 2023
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