When exploring Algarve holidays, consider Alvor for a slice of authentic Portugugal. While recent years have seen the ancient fishing village develop into a bustling tourist resort, it has managed to retain its charm, preserving the natural beauty of its popular beaches and trails, as well as its famed historical points, such as the Igreja Matriz Divino Salvador, a church that has been maintained since the 16th century. Undoubtedly, it is a town with a strong sense of history and culture, but its golden coastline alone provides enough reason to visit. The dramatic landscape and smooth shores deliver the perfect setting to enjoy the sunny Alvor weather, whilst its renowned fishing culture offers some of the Algarve’s most popular seafood restaurants.
There are plenty of things to do in Alvor if you're after a family holiday, from canoeing trips on the river to cycling along some of the popular scenic trails. There are several golf courses to try out and plenty of fishing trips on offer. While this town is modest in sizel, it is full of character and charm.