Alvor Beach

Alvor Beach featuring a beach, tropical scenes and general coastal views
Choose one or more items to build your trip:
Choose one or more items to build your trip:
Kitesurf, head out on the water on a paddleboat or kayak around the surrounding coastline at this Blue Flag-awarded beach.

Spacious, sandy Alvor Beach is a good choice for those seeking a quieter alternative to nearby Praia da Rocha. Find a peaceful spot somewhere along the lengthy stretch of golden sand and take advantage of the beach’s many facilities.

The beach is known for its clean, clear and calm waters and its long open sweep of sand, which is backed by dunes. Enjoy a barefoot stroll along the sun-warmed sands in search of a spot to pitch your towel. The water quality and cleanliness of the beach has earned it Blue Flag status.

Because of its large size, the beach rarely feels crowded. Sun umbrellas and beach loungers are available for rent.

Relax on the beach for a few hours, enjoying the views of the blue water. To cool down, wade into the water. The beach slopes gently into the sea.

Stretch out your legs during a stroll along the boardwalk. It offers not only views of the ocean and rock formations, but also of the adjacent sand dunes and nature area.

Stay at the beach until sunset to witness the sky changing color as the sun sinks out of view.

For a more active day at Alvor Beach, consider trying some of the available beach activities. Play beach volleyball or kick around a ball on the sands. Choose between several watersports options too. Rent a paddleboat and pedal your way around the water, or sign up for a windsurfing or kitesurfing lesson.

Eat fresh fish at restaurants along the beach, which range from simple bars to more upscale establishments. Vendors also stroll up and down the sands offering snacks and drinks to sunbathers.

Find Alvor Beach around 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Portimão. To get to the beach, follow the signposts marked “praia.” Car parking is available at the beach and buses run regularly from Portimãoand Lagos.

Alvor Beach offers step-free access as well as a boardwalk and is therefore suitable for mobility-impaired visitors and for those with strollers.

Top Hotels Close to Alvor Beach

Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
4 out of 5
Praia De Alvor, Portimao, 8501-904
The price is $61 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Portimao. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (367 reviews)
"A very clean and modern property. The location is very walkable to shopping and great restaurants. Every floor has a large lobby with a fabulous beach view so even the rooms on the back get to appreciate it."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Portimao, 8500-001
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Portimao. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (118 reviews)
"Second time here and again fantastic hotel, food and staff excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
4 out of 5
Rua D. Sancho I, n 9 / 11, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-013
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Portimao. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 beach bars, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
Lovely apartment to stay in for Alvor
"We stayed for 4 nights. The apartment was very clan on ground floor very modern. The TV selection is very poor for a UK citizen for TV and radio so never used it. The pool is ok a bit small and we didn't use it. The location of the apartment is perfect for the main streets of Alvor."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Alvor Beach

Solar Do Castelo, a Lisbon Heritage Collection
Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa
Browns Central Hotel

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Alvor Beach

Popular places to visit


Best Lodging Options Near Alvor Beach

Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
3 out of 5
Praia de Alvor, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-088
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Portimao, 8500-001
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
4 out of 5
Rua D. Sancho I, n 9 / 11, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-013
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
4 out of 5
Praia De Alvor, Portimao, 8501-904
Pestana Alvor Beach Villas
Pestana Alvor Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Praia de Alvor, Portimao, Faro, 8500-088
Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
4 out of 5
Rua do Rossio de São Pedro, Alvor, Portimao, Faro, 8500-059
Pestana Alvor South Beach
Pestana Alvor South Beach
4 out of 5
Praia do Alvor, Portimao, 8500-088
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel
5 out of 5
Cruz da Bota Lote 28, Estrada de Alvor, Portimao, Faro, 8500-322
Pestana Alvor Park
Pestana Alvor Park
4 out of 5
Adega, Quinta do Ribeiro, Alvor, Portimao, 8501-904
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.