Alvor is a small fishing village located on the estuary of Rio Alvor, famous as it is the place where King João II breathed his last in 1495, and today a well-known travel destintion. Even though most of the Moorish village was wiped off in the earthquake of 1755, one can still see the remains of the history of Alvor in certain places. There are no mosques or halal restaurants in Alvor but visitors can find a few vegetarian outlets in the area.
The beaches of Alvor are beautiful; the main beach is the Praia de Alvor - ideal for a lovely evening storll. At the eastern end of the beach there are some big rock formations known as Praia de Três Irmãos. The beaches are quiet and beautiful to just sit back and relax.
It is best for visitors to walk around the town and have a look at the shops. Alvor is sandwiched between Lagos and Portimão and is a great place to spend some time in. If travelling with children a visit to Aqualand Algarve is a good option. Apart from the beach in Alvor there are several other beaches around Alvor that are good to visit as well.
There are some good shops around the beach and the main road of Alvor where visitors can shop for basic items and also souvenirs.
The nearest airport to Alvor is the Faro Airport, which is about 74 Km away. From Faro visitors can take taxis or buses or car rentals to get to Alvor.
There are no halal restaurants in Alvor but visitors can find a few vegetarian restaurants in the area. Some good vegetarian places to eat in Alvor are Quinta Pintados and Amigos.
There are no mosques in Alvor.