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A Alvor transfer from the Algarve airport is 60 mins covering 74 kms. Alvor has 6 154 locals in it's fishing community. Alvor has a extraordinary beach and a romantic sunset. The fishing activity offers daily the best fresh fish to the local restaurants and it is worth a trip on the boat seafaris.
Alvor's beach is just out of the village with a long stretch of fine golden sand with dunes. Some beach restaurants serve fresh fish and drinks. Alvor sits at the mouth of the river that has the same name. Although located between two larger towns Portimão and Lagos, it has, as a small port, changed very little over the years, despite the new marina.
This village is a maze of narrow streets made up of bright white houses backed up a gentile hill. The Church of Matriz, which is on the top, has a red stone carving on the outside. There is also a charming museum, next to the small church of Santa Casa de Misericódia, revealing the fishing activities of the locals.
Nature lovers should explore the Alvor estuary, home of many wetland birds where you may also find locals in shallow waters in search for shellfish. A raised footpath is available should you prefer to stroll on dry land or assist the spectacular sunset. Small grocer and handicraft shops abound in Alvor. Some restaurants and bars maybe closed in the winter, but there is great Portuguese International food and varied fresh seafood dishes with friendly service to offer.
After dark, Alvor has a cultured and cosmopolitan programme. Bars are clustered together and lead directly to the local habour, ranging from traditional Portuguese to themed bars.