Destination guide

Travel to cosy Alvor

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Alvor. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its fishing and cocktail bars. Rocha Beach and Meia Praia Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Alvor

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like fishing and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Alvor a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Palmares Golf (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Golf Alamos (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Lagos Living Science Center (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Slide and Splash Water Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Alvor

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alvor

Alvor is famous for its beautiful ocean views and sandy beaches. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alvor is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocha Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Luz Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Alvor Boardwalk (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Alvor

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 34.8 mi (56 km) away.

Where to stay near Alvor?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,460 holiday rentals near Alvor. From 1,101 Villas to 2,494 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alvor for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alvor?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alvor:

  • Torralta: 341 holiday homes
  • Alagoas: 131 holiday homes
  • Patroves: 2,408 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 375 holiday homes
  • Areias Dos Moinhos: 355 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alvor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Alvor. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hospital Alvor: 7,361 holiday rentals
  • Le Meridien Penina Golf: 7,242 holiday rentals
  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course: 7,644 holiday rentals
  • Alvor Boardwalk: 6,751 holiday rentals
  • Tres Irmaos Beach: 7,361 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alvor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Alvor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,101 Villas in Alvor. Our other popular types of Alvor holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,494 holiday houses
  • Houses: 623 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 64 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alvor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,034 holiday homes with pool available in Alvor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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