Attractions in and around Alvor
Like all Algarve resorts the obvious attractions for visitors to Alvor are sun, sea and sand. Closely followed by the snack bars & restaurants. Be it for short holiday rentals or a long-term stay, the attractions of the easy going and laid back pace of life that is so famous is what keep people coming back to the Algarve.
But not everyone wants beaches and sun; a lot of people come to the Algarve with different things in mind. Here on the attractions page we want to try and show you a varied choice of things to do in your chosen resort.
For Golf lovers the Algarve is a very popular place regardless of what resort you are based in, all in all there are around 30 top class golf courses in the Algarve.
The resort is popular with water sport enthusiast and equipment can be rented for most water sports.
There are plenty of trips out that you can book with local agents or holiday reps and most reputable ones are good value for money. Some of these trips are listed below.
Zoo Marine Ideal for families and just for adults too.
Not far from Alvor you have Monchique and Foia (Highest points in the Algarve) - More suited adults and not children, though the views will amaze every generation. Also make sure you buy some traditional Algarvian firewater, which is called Medronho. Many people also love to taste the natural spring water that can be found in lay-bys along the climb to the top. The local Honey Cake is also well worth purchasing.
Water parks These are based along the Algarve and every resort provides bus rides.
Romantic Boat Trips These are provided in the evenings, mainly along the west side as the sunsets beyond Lagos bay.
Fishing Trips These again will be found all along the coast in every resort.
Other trips available to you will be going shopping to Gibraltar, the long haul up to Fatima for the more religious amongst you and also the city trip to Seville in Spain which undoubtedly has one of most amazing Cathedrals in the world.
The Algarve is literally 3 hours drive from east to west. So once a car is hired the world literally is your oyster. The new A22 provides a two-lane road that enables you to take things at your own pace, and stretches nearly the whole width of the Algarve.