Dunas de Alvor

Dunas de Alvor

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The Dunas de Alvor is located in the pretty coastal village of Alvor in the Algarve, Portugal’s popular holiday destination. The Algarve offers some of the finest beaches in Europe, with soft golden sand and safe bathing.

The beautiful beaches in the Algarve are made all the more stunning by their dramatic backdrops of cliff faces and rocky outcrops lying close to the shore. Portimao is the closest large resort to Alvor, with a lively and bustling atmosphere, an excellent selection of shops, bars, restaurants and night life.

Location

The Dunas de Alvor Apartments are conveniently located only 500 metres from the centre of Portimao. Faro Airport is a 60 km drive away. The hotel is 200 metres from the nearest bus stop with regular services to Albufeira and Lagos and for golfing fans there is Alto golf course, only 4 km away. The apartments are in a quiet location.

The golden sands of Alvor are a 5 minute walk away from the hotel. There is a choice of beaches in Alvor, with a lagoon, long sandy beach and many small coves set under the rocks. Praia da Rocha is one of the lovely beaches in neighbouring Portimao, close to the town’s new marina, which attracts many tourists who moor their yachts here in order to enjoy the town’s amenities. The apartments are well positioned for those visitors wishing to explore the coast of the Algarve. The village of Alvor has not become over developed, partly due to its narrow enclosed streets, although there are music bars offering night time entertainment here.

Facilities

The Dunas de Alvor in the Algarve has 130 apartments, in a low rise block typical of the Algarve architectural style. There is ample parking for those guests with cars, as well as garage spaces available. Each apartment is airy and modern and has a well equipped open plan kitchenette, lounge and dining area and twin bedroom, bathroom, satellite TV, phone, safety deposit box and balcony or terrace. Within the complex is a collection of shops, cafes and bars.

There is a reception area, lovely outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, money exchange and extremely useful luggage room. The large round pool is surrounded by a sunbathing terrace with sun loungers and parasols and beyond this is a beautifully landscaped garden with palm trees, making a great extension to the sunbathing area. There is also a pool side bar for drinks and snacks.

Things To Do Nearby

The nature reserve of Quinta de Rocha is close by and there are many beaches worth investigating, with water sports available in high season. Holiday makers can water ski, body board and jet ski. There are archaeological sites at Alcalar and Figueira, both close to Alvor. A short drive inland will reward the tourist with stunning views of the Algarve Monchique Mountains and a visit to the historic town of Silves will keep the family entertained with its lovely Moorish castle, which represents part of the Algarve’s interesting history.

Children will love the Splash and Ride waterpark and Zooland centre. Portimao has many bars, cafes and restaurants as well as the marina area where you can relax and watch the boats arrive and depart. For a lively night out in the Algarve, Portimao has it all. Alvor is more low key but with a great choice of international cuisine including traditional Portugese food. Penena Championship golf course is located on the outskirts of Alvor, with a challenging 18 holes and also offers 2 other courses.

What Have Previous Guests Said?

Previous guests find the location of the Dunas de Alvor Apartments is handy for all the amenities that Alvor and Portimao have to offer, without being too close to the noise and bustle that goes hand in hand with a lively resort. The apartments are spacious and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

The grassy area around the swimming pool is greatly appreciated and the surrounding trees offer much needed shade in the heat of the day during summer. The area around the apartments is quiet and the apartment balconies are large. The living space within the apartments is spacious, as are the kitchenettes. Alvor has a great choice when it comes to seafood restaurants and many previous guests recommend remaining in Alvor rather than venturing further afield for an evening meal. The bar next to the outdoor swimming pool is a great place to enjoy lunch and snacks and is very convenient when you do not want to leave the complex.

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