Praia de Alvor – the complete guide
Praia de Alvor is a beach in Alvor, near Portimão.
Alvor is a traditional fishing village near the Alvor river, and has some beautiful beaches. When going to this beach, make sure you visit the village as well. It is a cute little village. Make sure you also check out the local church.
Praia de Alvor is quite a sandy beach, composed of fine white sand against a background of dunes. The beach is several kilometres long and has both crowded and quiet areas. The more east you go, the less crowded it will get. This makes the beach perfect for long beachwalks and for people who would like to have more privacy on the beach. The beach is clean and attracts all kinds of visitors, including families with children. The sandy beach is quite popular with kids to build sandcastles and to play in the sand. Especially in the summer it can be quite crowded on this beach.
How to get there
Go to the town of Alvor, and from there follow the signs to the beach. If you are in the village of Alvor, the beach is a walking distance away.
Praia de Alvor – Facilities
There are several hotels in the village of Alvor. On the beach there are several facilities available, especially in the middle of the beach. In Praia de Alvor there are also several shipwrecks. This makes this beach popular among divers. The beach is also accessible by wheelchair. Getting around the beach by wheelchair is also relatively easy, since the beach is quite flat.
Facilities in Praia de Alvor:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: yes
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: no
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: yes, lot of parking space
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: no