Praia dos Três Irmãos – the complete guide
Praia dos Três Irmãos is a beach in Alvor, near Portimão. The beach is on the eastern side of Alvor, while Praia de Alvor is on the western side of the town. A restaurant in the middle serves as the border between these two beaches. Alvor is a typical small Portuguese fishing village. When you visit Praia dos Três Irmãos, make sure you also check out the village of Alvor. The beach is the #3 thing to do in Alvor according to TripAdvisor.
Literally, Praia dos Três Irmãos means beach of the three brothers. This name was given because of the characteristic three rocks on the beach. These rocks give shelter, which can be nice when it is really warm.
The beach also has several caves, where children love to play. This is why the beach is quite popular with families. Praia dos Tres Irmaos is less crowded than the urban beaches of Portimão. However, in summer the beach can get a bit crowded.
Behind the beach are natural dunes. There are several walking trails in the dunes, which can be nice if you like to take a walk. It will give you a nice view over the beach and the rocks.
How to get there
On the N125 to Portimão, follow the signs ‘Praias’. On the last roundabout near Praia da Rocha, go left and take the M531 to Alvor. The next roundabout, turn left in the direction of ‘Prainha’. Alternatively, you can enter the following address in your GPS: Praia dos 3 Irmãos, Portimão.
Praia dos Três Irmãos – Facilities
Just behind the beach you can find the Pestana Alvor, a luxurious 5 star hotel. The hotel gives direct access to the beach by means of an elevator. The hotel attracts tourists who like to stay in a comfortable place near the beaches of Alvor. The beach is also accessible by wheelchair.
Facilities in Praia dos Três Irmãos:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: yes
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: yes
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: yes
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes