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Alvor Beaches​

Praia de Alvor has everything necessary for a quality beach experience. The beach is several kilometres of the finest white sands and forms an immense natural bay with views across to neighbouring Lagos. Inland you can see the Monchique Mountains and the quaint village of Alvor. Access onto the beach couldn’t be easier – you can practically drive onto the sand. There are sundbeds and shades for hire and watersports are available. The beach is huge and can easily accommodate the many visitors, even at the peak of the season.

The beach is dotted with restaurants, many of them of excellent quality, serving wonderfully fresh fish. These restaurants have some of the best views around – perfect for enjoying sunsets.


To the east you have the smaller cove beaches of Praia dos Três Irmãos and the cliff top walk that leads to Prainha and eventually to Praia do Vau. To the west the beaches stretches out to where the Ria Alvor meets the sea. This eastuary is a very important nesting ground for many species of birds. The walk along the wooden boardwalk and trail, between the beach and the river is one of great natural beauty and tranquillity.

The water quality at Alvor beach is very good. It is usual to see schools of fish swimming in close to the beach in the calmer morning waters. The beach is popular all year round and is a particular favourite with families. 

The estuary and the bay itself is a favourite spot with kitesurfers.


Kitesurfing Alvor

Alvor is the original kitesurf spot in the Algarve That’s why the lagoon is named after the village. Different from other places, in Alvor everything is within walking distance, beach, lagoon or any other facility’s you might need. After all, we came up with the perfect setup for you to enjoy the best, hassle free, kitesurf/watersports holidays. Stage of the kitesurf world championship PKRA for 3 years in a row, Alvor was tailor made by nature to be the perfect kitesurf playground. With beautiful views over the harbor and river at sunset,  Alvor is the ultimate European Kitesurf get-a-way you have been looking for.


Slide & Splash Water Park Alvor

Water park Slide & Splash is located in Estômbar on the edge of Lagoa which means its near to Carvoeirio, Portimão (and Praia da Rocha), and Alvor.

Portimão - Alvor

A holiday to Alvor is often focused around the beach, but there is a lot to see within the region, including the lively resort of Praia da Rocha, the historic city of Portimão and the Algarve’s famed waterparks. 

From Alvor it is very easy to visit the towns of Portimão and Praia da Rocha, as these two destinations are connected by the inexpensive local bus network.


Praia da Rocha is a busy and hectic resort town that is situated on a beautiful beach. This is the place to head to for a big party night out, as the town is crammed full with themed bars and late night venues.


Portimão is a large residential city that offers a scenic harbour, good shopping, and a chance to experience typical Portuguese daily life. Portimão is a major transport hub and from here it is possible to catch further buses to the historic towns of Silves and Lagos.

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