Destination guide

Travel to cozy Alvor

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Alvor. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its fishing and cocktail bars. Rocha Beach and Meia Praia Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Alvor

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like fishing and swimming. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Alvor a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoomarine (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Palmares Golf (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Golf Alamos (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Lagos Living Science Center (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Slide and Splash Water Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Quinta Do Frances Winery (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Alvor

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alvor

Alvor is famous for its beautiful ocean views and sandy beaches. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alvor is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rocha Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Meia Praia Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Dona Ana Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Luz Beach (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Alvor Boardwalk (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Alvor

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 34.8 mi (56 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Alvor?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,540 vacation rentals near Alvor. From 1,122 Villas to 2,535 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alvor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Alvor?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alvor:

  • Torralta: 346 vacation rentals
  • Alagoas: 134 vacation rentals
  • Praia da Rocha: 764 vacation rentals
  • Porto de Mós: 379 vacation rentals
  • Galé: 1,422 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Alvor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Alvor. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Le Meridien Penina Golf: 7,557 vacation rentals
  • Alvor Boardwalk: 6,967 vacation rentals
  • Tres Irmaos Beach: 7,692 vacation rentals
  • Hospital Alvor: 7,571 vacation rentals
  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course: 7,936 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alvor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Alvor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,122 Villas in Alvor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alvor include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,535 rentals available
  • Houses: 631 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alvor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,104 vacation rentals with pool available in Alvor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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