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Alvor is renowned for its golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, where Alvor beach, Praia dos Três Irmãos beach, Prainha beach, Torralta beach and Vau beach are among the options offering beauty and a relaxing environment for both residents and visitors alike.

The Ria de Alvor constitutes a vast estuarine area that provides a unique landscape, rich in wildlife, and is a sought-after location for bird watching and boat trips, having been designated a Natural Reserve due to its ecological significance. The seaside location offers opportunities for water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing, making Alvor a popular destination for enthusiasts of these activities. In the vicinity of Alvor, there are charming trails for hiking along the coast and through the countryside, providing opportunities to appreciate the lush nature of the region.

Alvor also encompasses the ruins of an ancient castle that contribute to its historical charm, offering a panoramic view of the village and its surroundings. A visit to the Mother Church, in the heart of Alvor since the mid-17th century, is an opportunity to explore local history and culture.

Among the cobblestone alleys of the old settlement and the remnants of the ancient castle walls, emerges Alvor's market where residents and visitors can purchase fresh produce, regional crafts, and souvenirs. The historic centre also features traditional architecture and welcoming squares.

Made up of structures that blend the charm of historical buildings with the modernity of contemporary constructions, the charming village of Alvor is popular for its fresh seafood restaurants. Typical dishes include grilled fish, cataplanas, and other delights of Portuguese cuisine.

Exploring the streets allows the discovery of local shops, restaurants, and taverns, and in the evening, Alvor comes to life with a variety of bars and clubs, offering live music, dance, and a relaxed atmosphere. In the vicinity of Alvor, there are several luxury residential developments, including high-quality apartments, exclusive residences, and villas, as well as hotel facilities and golf courses. The combination of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and leisure options makes Alvor a popular choice for those seeking an authentic experience in Portugal.

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