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Alvor holidays take you to Portugal's western Algarve. This popular destination was, until the advent of cheap package holidays, a small fishing village on the Bay of Lagos. It has had a turbulent history dating from the fifth century but little of the early fortifications remain as an earthquake in 1755 decimated the port. Lying on a lagoon and river, it has wonderful beaches and warm, clear and shallow water. It is no surprise that visitors flock here in their thousands and it is a particular favourite with families. If you want a relaxing break interspersed with recreational activities, a low cost Alvor holiday would fit the bill.
Alvor is a delightful place where the pace of life is slow. The beaches are all sandy with long, inviting stretches, as well as sheltered coves beneath imposing cliffs, and miles of sand dunes. They are ideal for those wielding buckets and spades and great for giving novice swimmers confidence in the warm shallow waters. A variety of water sports are available for the more energetic visitor. Other activities include a water park with exciting flumes and slides; a zoo marine where you can swim with dolphins; horse riding and cycling; boat trips along the coast; inland excursions to the lives of Silves, once the capital at the time of the Moors. To visit Silves is like travelling back in time with its large castle, the best preserved Moorish castle in the country, and its thirteenth century church, Our Lady of Conception. Golfers have a choice of courses in the area.
Hotels and apartments, provide high standards of accommodation that caters for all budgets. Service is usually very good and you'll always receive a warm welcome. The narrow streets of the town are filled with small restaurants serving eclectic menus and catering for all tastes. Nightlife is low key so if you are looking for a lively time, head for neighbouring Praia de Rocha. Shopping is more than adequate and there is a market on the second Tuesday of the month and the first Saturday. There is a weekly market in Portimao.
Alvor holidays can be taken at any time of year as the winters are pleasantly mild and the summers are hot. If you fancy a break from the dark days of winter, you can be there in two and a half hours. Many low cost airlines have flights to Faro from regional airports. You can check on the Cheekytrip website for the availabilty of holidays from your local airport. Transfers from Faro take a little over an hour.
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