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Praia do Alvor

Alvor, Algarve

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Praia do Alvor stretches out between the two Portuguese coastal towns of Portimão and Lagos. The soft sandy beach is part of an extensive wetland and is situated to the south of the historic city with which it shares its name. The beach is several kilometres long and offers both peaceful seclusion and friendly tourist sections. In the centre you will find a broad range of water sports activities and restaurants. Windsurfers and kitesurfers particularly like it here because of the strong breeze. Shipwrecks lying in the bay make Praia do Alvor a popular starting point for diving trips as well.

Praia do Alvor - A spacious dune beach for all-round family holidays

Praia do Alvor is a long, wide sandy beach on the southern Algarve coast. It stretches out over approximately three kilometres and is part of the town of Alvor. This historic settlement is located between the towns of Portimão and Lagos on the mouth of the Rio de Alvor. The wetlands that have formed here are home to numerous species of waterfowl, small reptiles and insects.

Fine sand, cool water and a strong breeze are features of the spacious beach of Praia do Alvor. These conditions are what make the beach a top spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers, especially in the afternoon. Four shipwrecks lying in the seabed also attract the odd diver or two. On top of this you'll find a wide range of water sports activities on offer in the middle of the wide dune beach. Several operators await with jet skis, canoes, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats and much more.

If you've built up an appetite there are numerous places to eat. Restaurants with varying prices are situated a little distance away behind the dunes. In peak season lots of holidaymakers from Portugal, Great Britain and Germany come here. Very popular with families, the beach gets quite crowded especially in August.

To protect the delicate ecosystem an extensive network of wooden walkways has been built here to enable you to cross the dunes. The nature lovers among you can follow the circular trails that can be found in this unique natural landscape, with their several viewing points.

The further east or west you head on Praia do Alvor, the emptier the beach gets. You're sure to find a peaceful spot here where you can enjoy the seclusion of the natural, unspoiled dune landscape.

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Praia do Alvor is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 3/10 points
Place 105 of 107
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 7/10 points
Place 13 of 107
Water-sports conditions are so good that it is worth coming to this beach just for the surfing.
Party: 2/10 points
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Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

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Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Paddleboat
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Restinga

Offer: Snacks, Food, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Bar da Praia

Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Restaurante 5 Quinas

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Windsurf Restaurante

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Alvor Nautic Center
Offer:
Banana boat, Stand-up paddling, Sailing, Jetski

www.alvornauticcenter.com
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Alvor Kite Center
Offer:
Banana boat, Stand-up paddling, Jetski

www.alvorkitecenter.com
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  • Restinga
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    Offer: Snacks, Food, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Bar da Praia
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    Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Restaurante 5 Quinas
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Windsurf Restaurante
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 37.120265, -8.618074
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