Alvor Car Hire

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Alvor in the western coast of the Algarve region in Portgual has grown from being a sleepy fishing village to an increasingly popular resort destination for local and overseas tourists from all over the world. The community has successfully kept development to a minimum allowing it to retain its natural charm rather than feeling like the typical overdeveloped tourist spot, although there are several modern hotels and residences catering to tourists, and several Alvor car hire companies for tourists to tour around the place.

Apart from offering beach lovers nearly 5 Kilometers of coastline to choose from, Alvor has a variety of other attractions ranging from sites of historical interest to areas of great natural beauty and local restaurants serving a wide assortment of indigenous and international dishes.  And since the locality has a Mediterranean climate with very mild winters, you can visit nearly all year round, not just during the summer.

Golfer’s Paradise

It is not just beach lovers who flock to Alvor, but serious golf buffs as well. The Algarve is well-known for its wide variety of world class golf courses, which draw golf enthusiasts from all over the world all-year round. The oldest of these courses is the Penina, located near Alvor, which is designated a Championship Course and has played host to a number of Portuguese Open Championships. The eighteen-hole course features two nine-holes, the Academy Course and the Resort Course, ensuring that there is something for golfers of all skill levels.

Another popular course is the par-71 Alamos, which opened in 2006 and is located just north of Alvor’s neighboring town of Portimão. The facilities include a driving range, golfing academy and putting green, as well as an in-house restaurant and bar.

Beach Lovers’ Dream

The flagship beach in Alvor is undoubtedly the Alvor Beach, located on the western side of its coastline. It is a great place not just for swimming and other water sports, but for beach sports as well. It is also ideal for just lounging and luxuriating in the natural beauty of the beach as there are lots of sunbeds and shade for rent, as well as many restaurants that serve meals and snacks.

If you want to enjoy luxurious accommodations during your beach holiday, the Praia dos Três Irmãos is the place to go. Located on the eastern end of the coast, the area boasts some of Alvor’s best hotels, such as the five-star Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel. In addition, sightseers can enjoy the many interesting natural rock formations around the beach, such as the “Three Brothers” from which the beach gets its name.

Dining and Nightlife in Alvor

Alvor has a lively nightlife that is shown in the many restaurants and bars available to choose from. Since the community is a family resort, nightlife might start a little earlier than what tourists might be used to in other destinations. But families will have no problem finding places that cater to mixed groups with children. Bar hoppers will find a great variety of cocktail bars to choose from, with an extensive drinks menu. And for hardcore drinkers, happy hour starts at one in the afternoon and continues until 7.30 pm.

You can easily hire a car in Alvor by using the booking form at the top of the page, or by visiting the main page of Yes Car Hire

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