The Algarve has a growing supply of quality golf resorts and has become one of the major destinations worldwide to practice this sport. For the golf lovers, in the surroundings of Alvor, there are a great set of excelent golf courses. The nearest (less than 15km of distance) are Alto Golf (18 Holes, Par 72), Penina (18 Holes, Par 73), Palmares (18 Holes, Par 71).
Alvor is a portuguese village that belongs to the council of Portimao.
It has an area of 15,25 km2 and 4.977 inhabitants (2001). Density: 326,3 inhab/km2. It is a place of fishing and sea traditions and deep religious belifs with its church and highly decorated main entrance.
Algarve gastronomy goes back to historical times the Roman and the Arabic presence. The ingredients used reflect the fresh flavours of the sea and pleasant and strong aromas of the country.
The Algarve is one of the most important tourist regions of Portugal and Europe. Its temperate Mediterranean climate, characterized by short mild winters and long Summers hot and dry. Warm and calm waters that bathe its southern coast, its natural landscapes, historic and etnographic and delicious and healthy cuisine are attributes that attract millions of tourists from home and abroad every year, and this makes the Algarve one of the more developed regions of the country.