Alvor - The Pearl of Portugal

Below are further views of the Village plus a few other places along the Algarve Coastline. Those to the right show a few of the activities on the Beach and Harbour at Alvor. Tap or click on any photo to enlarge.

     On the Promenade at sunset      Steps to a side alleyway      Pretty side street

     Busy Alvor - near harbour    Walking along the main street    Local children off to play football

Although this Ancient Coastal Village is now a popular Holiday location, the enclosed Narrow Streets have kept development to a minimum. Some of these Ancient Streets now boast Bars with Live Music along with many different types of Restaurant, however, as we wander through the alleys we soon come across the Older Fishing Village of yesteryear.

      Life Boat Station     Paddling across the Bay     Sports Gymnasium   

      Harbour view     Looking across the harbour    

The Village is beautifully located, facing a natural lagoon opening onto the Sea. There is a choice of a long open Sandy Beach or any number of small Coves, tucked under the Cliffs.

     View from the Harbour        Probably the best Italian in town - Angolo

    Alvor Habour      Caves across the Bay near Lagos      A house to one side of Alvor Harbour

The 16th Century Parish Church is a fine example of the great craftsmanship of the Manueline era of Architecture, and is the only building that survived the earthquake of 1755.

    House by the Harbour     A quiet moment on a cobbled street    Main Church

The massive Alvor beach in front of the village is one of the nicest Beaches in the Algarve.  It fringes the Eastern half of Lagos Bay with Sand Dunes leading to the famous Algarve Cliffs and is popular with Windsurfers. Acres of wide open Sand, offer plenty of space for Beach Volley-Ball, Football, Frisbee or just those long walks.

     Fishing Boats in the Harbour    Fisherman's Retreat    Full Rainbow at Lagos Harbour

Sun-Umbrellas and Sun-Loungers can be rented on a daily basis and there are car parks close to the Beach. Several Beach Restaurants offer traditional Grilled Fish, Lamb, Chicken Piri-Piri and many other local delicacies. Other facilities such as Tennis-Courts, a Football Pitch and a Bowling Green are in the close vicinity.          

      Mark and Jackie of Marco's Cafe     More Avor Beach     Alvor Church tower

    Another Beach View           

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Alvor - Beach & Harbour areas

Beach View

Beach - Wind surfing

Beach Kiting

Across the Harbour

The massive Beach in front of the village fringes the Eastern half of Lagos Bay. There are Sand Dunes leading to the famous Algarve Cliffs. Acres of wide open sand, popular among Windsurfers, offers enough space for Beach Volley-ball, Football, Frisbee, Walking and Talking. Sun-Umbrellas and Sun-Loungers can be rented on a daily basis. There are Car Parks close to the Beach. Several beach Restaurants offer traditional Grilled Fish, Lamb, Chicken Piri-Piri and many more delicious dishes. Other facilities like Tennis-Courts, a Football Pitch and bowling green are in the close neighbourhood. The Alvor beach is one of the best beaches on the Algarve.

Alvor Beach

Nature area

Fisherman's harour - Alvor


Some other places here: Vilamoura, a cow caught shopping and a wonderful sunset.


Club House - Vilamoura marina

Seen in Alvor

Sunset on the Algarve