Alvor is an ancient coastal village that is a very popular holiday location; the narrow streets ensure development is kept to a minimum. Most of the streets now boast bars with live music and different types of restaurants, fish and shellfish feature prominently on the menus with fish stews and grilled sardines being firm favourites.
There are still traces of the older fishing village. Alvor retains much of the charm of a picturesque fishing village, with streets of white houses and colourful boats making it one of the most picturesque places on the Algarve.
Alvor offers all the modern amenities that visitors have come to expect while retaining a traditional Portuguese atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to go to enjoy a relaxing seaside holiday in the knowledge that the sea and sand can be enjoyed in daylong sunshine. Alvor boasts one of the best beaches in Europe and averages only 17 days of rainfall a year … hot dry summers and pleasant winters making it a year-round holiday destination.