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.

Nowadays the main economical activities are traditional fishing, restaurants, commerce and tourism. Alvor is well known for its beaches and the village is situated close to the mouth of the river. Currently the main industry is tourism.

Nightlife

For those who enjoy night life Alvor offers some of the most exciting nights in the Algarve. Our visitors enjoy roaming along the strets full of restaurants and bars in a secure and enjoyable atmosphere.

Beach

The main characteristic of this beach is it separates the Alvor river from the Atlantic Ocean with an enclosed lagoon and channels of slack water. The long strip of sand allows holidaymakers to choose the best place to bathe. Comfortable facilities and easy parking, huge diversity of flora and fauna makes Alvor beach one of the most famous in the Algarve.