Alvor Golf Holidays
Alvor golf holidays are hugely popular for golfers from all across Europe and golfbreaks.ie send many groups to this fantastic location. Alvor is an old fishing village situated on an estuary of the river Rio in the Algarve. It has changed quite a lot since the dawn of tourism in the 1960’s, however the buildings remain mainly low-rise and the old town has kept its charm with it cobbled streets and friendly atmosphere.
The Pestana group own the majority of the “golfers” hotels in the area such as the Dom Joao Hotel, the Alvor Praia Hotel and the All Inclusive Delfim Hotel to mention a few. These hotels are always a joy to stay in and also provide a preferential rate for the local golf courses such as Pinta, Gramacho, Alto and Silves which are also owned by the same group.
Alvor has a pretty little harbour, which is an ideal place for a stroll or to enjoy one of the waterside bars for a drink. If you are an early riser it is always a treat to go and watch as the fishermen land their catch of the day, they will then bring it to the local market to be sold.
Alvor town has many good restaurants and bars providing great night life that tourists from all of the local hotels will gather to enjoy. Alvor has a great atmosphere and the bars and restaurants are popular with couples and families also, so for a nightclub your best option is to travel to the Praia da Rocha area which is only a short distance away.
The main beach in the Alvor region is the Praia de Alvor which is a splendid long, sandy beach with lovely dunes. Several of the hotels in Alvor are at this side of the town. For many of these reasons along with the fact that there are a lot of golf courses in close proximity, Alvor is and will remain to be one of the premier golf destinations on the Algarve.