The Algarve

With over 300 sunshine days per year, 200 Km of unsurpassed coastline, glorious beaches and superb golf courses, it is hardly surprising that the Algarve is one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations.

Under 3 hours flying time from most European airports and with excellent road and rail links, the Algarve is also increasingly the place of first choice for home-seekers and property investors.

The charming coastal town of Alvor possesses a wide expanse of luxurious beach offering a range of water-sports and activities. The old heart of the town with its low whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets has retained something of the atmosphere of the tiny fishing village it once was and the parish church possesses one of the finest Manueline (early 16th century) portals in the region.

Over recent decades, Alvor has grown to accommodate the ever increasing number of visitors that flock to the beach during the summer months and the town now possesses a range of quality restaurants and bars. Recently, work was completed on a splendid new boardwalk, offering excellent views over the harbour and estuary of Alvor Ria.