Alvor Reviews

What people think:4.5 out of 5

Alvor

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 4.5 out of 5
  Beaches 4.5 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4.5 out of 5
  For couples 4.5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5

The Magic of Alvor

By Jim from Mansfield Woodhouse
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

I have been going to Alvor twice a year for eight years and I believe there is no better place in the world in which to holiday. here is a "Magic" which captures all visitors and it soon becomes aware that all who visit return year after year. Alvors beach has to be the best in Europe and there you will find Edgar the best Customer Service provider in the Universe. That, may sound a little cras, but, if everybody put their heart into their job as Edgar does into Beach Relaxation and Comfort, then the Euro would not be under threat. Cheers Edgar and all at Cinco Quintas the best Restaurant on the Beach. Jim Smith

Useful Tips:

Sun, Sea, Relaxation, quality Customer Service, Quality meals.

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Fantastic holiday

By Angela from bristol
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

The resort of Alvor was fantastic, we stayed in the alvorferias apartments which were very very good, really spacious good balcony and about 10 minute walk into Alvor itself and about 20 mins to the beach. Plenty of great bars and restaurants and shops, couldn't fault it. We booked with On the beach and everything ran smoothly from the flight out to the transfer at the other end, we would definatly book with them again. As for Alvor we will be going back.

Useful Tips:

If you want open stretches of beach away from the crowds, walk along the decking over the nature reserve to the far right hand side of the beach which is what we did. When your 'fished out' - "Big Reds steak house" is the place to visit for that perfect steak!! Also get your 'freemap' which you can pick up around the town which is a good guide to the area.

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the best beaches and the friendliest people

By paul from south cave
Last month
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 3 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 2 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Romantic

Comments:

Alvor is away from the crowds and a jewel in portugals crown

Useful Tips:

fabulous beaches and great hospitality

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Lovely Memories

By sammi from Dublin
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

this was an unforgetable holiday from the moment we arrived the sunshine greeted us until the day we left. The many wonderful places to eat out and visit and of course the beautiful beach in Alvor which was not overcrowded at this time of year, blue skies, sunshine what more could you want. Our entertainment was laid on for us each night in the Black Stove Bar by the musician there, Keith Wilson from Co. Armagh, who never failed to entertain the crowds there each night, once we found it we made it our main port of call each night until the early hours, we didn't want to miss a note of Keith's music and we were never disappointed. Each night was as if it was our first night - Keith never let his standard drop, he was amazing and we can't wait to get back to enjoy his wonderful music and banter, he was wonderful and thanks to him we have many happy memories of our holiday. We will see you all in August.

Useful Tips:

Keith Wilson, musician in the Blackstove Bar, Allota, a portuguese owned restaurant on the left at the bottom of the strip,a visit to zoo marine, trip to Lagos, Portimao, boat trip

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James' 30th Birthday in Portugal

By Amy from Horsham, West Sussex
Last month
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 3 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

I decided on Portugal for my boyfriend's 30th Birthday surprise as neither of us had been there before. Alvor is a lovely town. Cobbled streets and hundreds of restaurants. Our favourite place to eat was by the harbour as you could see the local fishermen walk up from the beautiful bay and throw today's catch on the bbq at the restaurants - fresh as you like! We walked up and down the beach watching the tide. The climate is fantastic; hot with a cooling breeze. There are lots of restaurants and bars for all age groups. The sandy beach is about a 10 minute walk from the centre which is handy because the traffic is restricted, but this adds to the simplicity... There was a local market in the morning which sells fresh produce including bread & fish. The locals are very friendly too! I just love Alvor and would reccomend it to friends and family...

Useful Tips:

Algarve boat company down on Alvor harbour with traditional Portuguese boats. Chill Out Bar, Alvor for the ultimate relax! Bom Bom cafe for great value Slide and splash water park for children & adults!

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