On holiday in Alvor, you'll find that old and new go hand in hand. One minute, you'll be enjoying the day's catch at a rustic fish restaurant watching shellfish gatherers trawl the estuary for clams, the next you'll be tapping out the beat at a trendy music bar. One day climbing to the medieval castle ruins, the next splashing down the slides at a local waterpark. An old port and a modern resort – enough to please young and old alike on a summer holiday in Alvor.
We haven't yet mentioned the beaches. Great brushstrokes of golden sand, backed by gentle dunes and punctuated by gigantic islands of rock. No wonder the kids go wild for holidays in Alvor. Parents are impressed too, especially those that pick up the last minute bargains to Alvor with Thomson. However it's not just families that choose Alvor for their summer holidays. Couples appreciate the comforts at some of the more stylish hotels such as the Pestana Alvor Praia, or the Pestana Defim which has its own pampering health club.
Whatever you choose to do by day here, make sure you spend a few evenings at a quayside restaurant, with views over the natural lagoon. For this is the essence of Alvor.
A simple fish meal under the stars overlooking the sea, all washed down with a cold glass of local Portuguese wine.
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Based on 8 reviews
Written on 01/09/2008, Anonymous said...
This was our first time with Thomsons and our first trip to the Algarve. In both cases it won't be the last! From the outset Thompsons' little book which contained both air tickets and accommodation vouchers plus a guide to the resort was... more on this review
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