Three of our apartments and our villa are situated on the Alto Golf & Country Club in the village of Alvor in the western Algarve. The other two apartments are located just on the outskirts of Alvor, just 2 km from the center of the village.
The region is known for its unique climate and offers beach weather from April to October. Even outside this period the temperature is quickly around 20 degrees. A beach or golf holiday or a combination, anything is possible. And for nature lovers, the area offers many wonderful things.
The history of Alvor is a wonderful holiday destination for young and old. You can visit beautiful historic buildings and the beaches offer many opportunities for true sun lovers.
Alvor is a typical village in the Portuguese province of Algarve. It is located about five kilometers west of Praia da Rocha and with its narrow streets and old buildings, a beautiful historic appearance. It is situated in a lagoon offering views on the Atlantic Ocean. The hinterland of Alvor has magnificent fig trees, vineyards and fields.
During Roman times Alvor was an important port. In the year 716 the town was the possession of Muslims and they built the Alvor Castle. 500 years later this castle was conquered by King Sancho II of Portugal. In the year 1755 the town was hit by an earthquake, so the castle was destroyed. From that time Alvor turned into a typical Portuguese fishing village. Today Alvor is also a beautiful seaside resort where many tourists spend their holidays.
In the historic center of Alvor you will find beautiful narrow and steep streets. You'll find souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Some buildings have beautiful inlaid mosaic facades. At the foot of the center you will find a picturesque fishing port. Here you have a beautiful view of the river Alvor.
Here also lies a new promenade with cafes, bars and restaurants.
The Alvor beach is wide and has a gentle slope. This is ideal for families with young children. Along the beach you'll see beautiful sandstone cliffs formations. On the east side the beach turns into little bays with rocky formations. About 500 meters from the boulevard you will find one of the finest sandy beaches of the Algarve.
Spend your holiday visiting Castelo de Alvor and the remains of a Roman villa. The town also has a sixteenth-century church. This church is the only building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Various boat excursions are offered from nearby Portimao and Lagos. Visit Monchique, the highest point of the Algarve on a clear day. And remember the most western spot of Europe, Cabo São Vicente, is just steps away.