Destinations / October 24, 2018. By Paulo Tavares
My first holiday in the Algarve was spent in Alvor so I have very fond memories of the place. It was a very different then just a small fishing village with few inhabitants. Today it is a favourite with families during the summer season and this is why self-catering accommodation in Alvor is such a popular option. Alvor is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday, less hectic than many of the other resort towns in the Algarve, but plenty of good restaurants, cafés and bars, a pleasant riverside promenade and a vast sandy beach. If you are considering a holiday to Alvor during the summer season our advice is to book accommodation as soon as possible as the best places to stay in Alvor will sell out quickly. Many of our followers have asked me for recommendations for accommodation in Alvor, so I’ve put together this list of my best picks.
One and two bedroom apartments just a few minutes walk to the centre of Alvor with restaurants ranging from traditional Portuguese to international dishes. When you are not swimming in the pool relax in the landscaped gardens. We loved the Pingo Doce supermarket next door, how’s that for convenience.
Located on the outskirts of the village in a tranquil setting. This family- friendly aparthotel is about 2km away from the beach. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pools for children and adults.
If you’re looking to get the most out of Alvor than Club Alvor Mar ticks all the boxes. Located in front of the harbour just a few minutes walk from the beach. You can soak up the sun on the balcony, stroll to the beach, sample the nearby restaurants, cafés and bars all from this ideal Alvor home base.
Enjoy the best of both worlds at the Pestana Alvor park apartment hotel. You can choose the freedom of preparing your own meals or dine in the on site Adega restaurant. Relax by the pool or work out in the gym complete with sauna and steam room.
Newly renovated complex with 50 apartments. The location is great just a few minutes walk from shops, bars and restaurants and 10 minutes walk to the beach. All studio, one and two bedroom apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons and a balcony.
Great location it’s a 5 minute stroll from the beach or you can soak up the sun by the pool surrounded by a lovely garden with shady palm trees. The apartments in this complex are all privately owned to find the best prices click here.