The history of Alvor dates back to the year 436, when it was founded as a commercial port. Approximately 300 years later, the castle was built, and the ruins can be found in Alvor today. As well as the history and charming old buildings to experience, the village offers the curious tourist beautiful scenes along the riverfront. Delicious fresh seafood adhering to the village's traditional industry and unique shops combine with the modern resort to provide an element of tradition and culture to your holiday.
With easy access to beautiful beaches and a good selection of package holiday deals available, Alvor is an ideal location for family holidays. As well as the river and the Atlantic Ocean, there is a tempting freshwater lagoon for those who want to stay inland.
If it is nightlife you're after, the evening scene in Alvor has a little bit for everyone. It is fairly gentle compared to the busy clubbing scene that some tourists may be looking for, but there is a wide range of restaurants, live music, cocktail bars and even an Irish pub. Package holidays in Alvor offer visitors access to the glorious beaches, great weather and evening entertainment. There is a good selection of activities to enjoy during the day, including boat trips, a day spa in the village and the stunning Alvor boardwalk. The nearby town of Lagos is a popular place to visit for a day or two during your stay. It is larger and busier than Alvor and has its own selection of beaches, plus greater clubbing opportunities.