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.


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)

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Alvor?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,457 house rentals around Alvor. From 1,120 Villas to 2,455 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Alvor is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • Alagoas: 126 vacation rentals
  • Torralta: 332 vacation rentals
  • Praia da Rocha: 677 vacation rentals
  • Porto de Mós: 380 vacation rentals
  • Burgau: 94 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Alvor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Alvor Boardwalk: 6,924 home rentals
  • Tres Irmaos Beach: 7,523 home rentals
  • Pestana Alto Golf Club: 7,984 home rentals
  • Le Meridien Penina Golf: 7,455 home rentals
  • Hospital Alvor: 7,431 home 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 1,120 Villas in Alvor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alvor include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,455 lodging choices
  • Houses: 635 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 66 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 3,068 vacation homes with pool available in Alvor.

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