Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Alvor - Algarve Travel Guide
Beautiful scenery, fantastic hotels and great Golf.
•What is Alvor like? There is a lovely old town with narrow streets of friendly bars leading to a harbour and a natural lagoon with riverside restaurants. The beach is unspoilt and uncrowded.
•Here are the opinions of two of our customers who have enjoyed great holidays in Alvor: “Alvor - The jewel of Portugal. We want to tell everybody about Alvor and yet we want to keep it our secret!” - “Alvor is a great place. Old and new mixed together but you still get a traditional feel. Fish fantastic, people great. ”
•Top Alvor Tip: Get here soon while it is still relatively undiscovered. The beach is quieter than those in the nearby resorts. It is long with golden sands.
•Beaches in Alvor? In a word, lovely. “The beach is out of this world - about 3 mile's of golden sand.” - “The lagoon and local beach were fantastic places to chill out, both were kept very clean and had good bar service!!” - “The beach at Alvor is fabulous and the restaurants with fresh fish excellent.” Just three of the many comments from our happy sunshine seekers lovin' the beaches in Alvor!
•To explore the area's lovely beaches, our holidaymakers recommend the following: “A great way to see the beaches and the local area was to hire mountain bikes. It was very safe and we got to see lots of sights, while staying in the sun!”
•Golf in Alvor and the Algarve: “If you are into golf and are staying in any of the Pestana group hotels in Alvor, you can get a fantastic discount on the Pestana golf courses Vale de Pinta and The Gramacho at Carvoiero. 50 Euros for 18 holes and in my humble opinion these are the best 2 golf corses on the Algarve. PS (13 handicapper).” commented one of our happy holidaymakers on a golfing holiday in Alvor.
•Things to do in Alvor: You can enjoy watersports at the nearby resorts of Praia de Rocha, Portimao and Praia da Vau. There is also a nature park at Quinta da Rocha. Explore the area around the church and Praça da República and the old castle which has 13th century relics; and a children's play area.”
•Eating out in Alvor and the Algarve: Our holidaymakers recommend: “A walk along the beach into the village of Alvor gave us an appetite to enjoy the wonderful fish and seafood available at the little restaurants near the old fishing harbour.” Grilled seafood, steak Portuguese and giant prawns piri piri are the local specialities.
•The best restaurant in Alvor? Judging by our holiday makers comments; there is an excellent choice but the beach café, the Captain's Table and Vagabondos have most votes so far. Tell your fellow Travel Republicans which restaurant in Alvor tickled your tastebuds when you get back.
•Best bar in Alvor: There is a good choice of bars in the narrow streets, many with live music. The current favourite with holidaymakers is Sancho Pansa - described as offering cheap beer and excellent music.
•Alvor and the Algarve are ideal for all ages, single, couples and families.
•Alvor is just over 2 hours or so from most UK airports. We have cheap flights to Faro and low cost hotels in Alvor .With transfers, bookable with us, by either private taxi or shuttle bus, from about 40 minutes.
•Holidays to Alvor: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Alvor.
•Hotels in Alvor: We have excellent hotels in Alvor, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Alvor: We have cheap flights to Alvor. The flight takes just over 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.
•Car hire in Alvor: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Alvor so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Alvor: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Alvor. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Alvor Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? Alvor experienced a huge earthquake in 1755 and the only building left standing was 16th century parish church.”
Posted by john at 06:02