This is a place where memories are made and recalled.
This is a short description of two beaches in the lovely resort town of Alvor which is nestled in the sunny Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. Alvor itself is essentially an old fishing village which has transformed over the years into a lavish holiday destination. Like its neighbouring resorts of Lagos to the west and Praia Do Rocha to the east it has everything the discerning visitor would require for a wonderful holiday.
Of course it has great self catering apartments and holiday homes to suit all pockets. You can rent direct with another owner or agent via our website www.goholidaylets.com. If your idea of a holiday in the sun is sun and sand coupled with a chunk of water sports Alvor could be the place for you.
Within easy reach of your self catering accommodation they are two excellent beaches.
1. Firstly on the western side of town there is Praia de Alvor which is a long sandy beach. It stops at the mouth of the Alvor river which separates it from Meia Praia which in turn leads to the town of Lagos. It is a long open sandy beach, with rolling sand dunes that back onto the lagoon formed by the Alvor river. There is plenty of space for hours of family fun be it an energetic game of football or just building sand castles with a plastic bucket and spade. Great place to take a stroll in the surf or just lie in the sun loads of choices. This is a place where memories are made and recalled. Great day out for all the family to enjoy. The advantage of self catering is you can prepare that packed lunch for all members of the family. But if you want to a nice meal there are two restaurants on Praia de Alvor, One of them is at the entrance and another further along the beach. Food and drinks are served each day your are always welcome to just sit and have a relaxing coffee. If you are driving to the beach you will be pleased to know that there is plenty of shaded car parking directly behind the beach; which offers excellent disabled access because the car park and beach are at the same level so there are no steps to navigate. Access into the first restaurant is also easy, because it is right next to the entrance. If you are not going by car, it is just as easy to get a bus, because buses run regularly from Portimão and Lagos to Alvor. You find that the beach is supervised during the holiday season. Keep an eye out the red and yellow flags and the area the life guards patrol.
2. The other beach adjacent to Alvor is Praia dos Três Irmãos (named “Three Brothers’ Beach” because of the rock formations) it is the eastern end of the town. There is a restaurant at the start of the beach that signifies the ‘divide’ between Praia dos Três Irmãos and Praia de Alvor (although it hardly matters when you are faced with a gorgeous stretch of golden sand!). Praia dos Três Irmãos is a lot more sheltered than Praia de Alvor because of the cliffs and rocks that embrace the beach. As well as offering shelter on a blowy day, they provide a truly picturesque setting in which to relax. This is another great location as well as it is within easy reach of your self catering holiday rental accommodation. Similarly to Praia de Alvor, there is plenty of parking behind Praia dos Três Irmãos and again disabled access is easy because the beach and car park are at the same level.