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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. To visit Alvor Boardwalk on your holiday in Alvor, and find out what else Alvor has to offer, use our Alvor vacation planner.
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  • This is a very cleaver bit of kit .you can go for up to 5k walk using the red or yellow trail you do not disturb the wild life and you meet some nice like minded people there are resting stops and you...  more »
  • A great walk by the sea. We were able to see all of the different boats in the bay. Also my kids loved seeing "Mr Man" who was a local collecting mussels by the beach. Great sunsets too. A beautiful t...  more »
  • Nice walk whatever the time of day. Numerous options for a pit stop of food or drink. The beach and coastal views are spectacular  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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