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Alvor, Algarve

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FoodieMum3 Sun 18-Jan-15 13:55:40

Anyone been? Looks stunning, quiet - which appeals to me.

Considering it for the Summer. Self catering. DC are under 8 and baby would be 10 months or so. Any recommendations?

I'm just a little concerned about the distance from Faro airport. Some reviews are saying 1.5 hours, other 2 hours.

Any feedback appreciated smile

Janek Sun 18-Jan-15 16:28:51

I went in 1998! It probably was that far from the airport, also the flight took four hours, which really surprised me. We stayed in the Alvor Plaza, the room had a fridge and two cooking rings. you could see the sea from the hotel and there was a nice little town.

I had a great (quiet!) time, but i didn't have dcs in those days.

cococandyfloss Sun 18-Jan-15 20:55:21

We have stayed out Lagos/Salema/Burgau way in Western Algarve but have also looked at going to Tavira or Alvor in the East-would be interested to hear what others have thought.

Onykahonie Sun 18-Jan-15 22:19:26

We went last Easter and had a great holiday. I'm sure the transfer by taxi was only an hour or so. I would happily go back, although I'm not sure how busy it would be in high season.

Ruthiebabes Sun 18-Jan-15 23:52:54

We loved it, less than hour in hire car. So worth it. Great restaurants and fab beaches. Look at Alvor Forum on tripadvisor. We stayed in a private apt at Alto

PeaStalks Mon 19-Jan-15 15:52:30

We went twice when DC were 7 /9 ish. It's absolutely beautiful. Not spoiled by all inclusive hotels so the town is busy in the evening. Cobbled streets with lots of character, a harbour with fish restaurants and the second best beach I have ever seen. Miles and miles of wide empty sand.
We always get a taxi transfer from the airport as it gets any holiday off to a flying start.
Just one slight warning. It's the Atlantic coast so the sea can be rough and is also chilly, as was the hotel pool in August.

FoodieMum3 Mon 19-Jan-15 20:31:54

Thank you all. I think I'm already in love with it grin

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