Alvor Boardwalk, Alvor

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Take the long, wooden Alvor Boardwalk through a rich estuary ecosystem teeming with wildlife, plants, and natural sights. Walk past large sand dunes and stroll along a zone of salt lakes, lagoons, and marshes. You'll pass traditional farmland to find spots sought after for shellfish--look for fishermen catching their food by a small country lighthouse. The 3 km (1.9 mi) boardwalk can also be used for cycling, running, and bird watching. It is connected to an additional 2.2 km (1.4 mi) of dirt and gravel trails, some of which will lead you to traditional restaurants. Using our custom trip planner, Alvor attractions like Alvor Boardwalk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Took a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and was amazed at the flowers that grew among the dry ground.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This is possibly the most famous of all beaches in Algarve, the most family friendly and waters were calm too. The boardwalk is long and nice, but beach is the best feature in Alvor.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We have been visiting Alvor since our soon was 10weeks, he is now 2 1/2, the boardwalk has been a godsend to us! We must have wAlked along it a thousand times to let him nap and it offers great access...  more »

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Where to stay in Alvor

Packed with bars and restaurants serving traditional Portuguese food, Alvor's town center is also home to its prime accommodations. While not necessarily replete with options, the historical center has a number of private villas and mid-range hotels that offer affordable prices while placing the city's cobbled streets and winding alleys right at your doorstep. Or, head outside Alvor to one of the nearby residential agglomerations along the sea, where you'll find more resort-style, upscale hotels with higher price points that get you even closer to the area's pristine beaches.
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