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Pestana Dom João II Villas & Beach Resort, Alvor, Algarve

GPS Coordinates: Latitude N 37º 07.359 Longitude W 8º 35.242

Considered to be a treasured destination within the picturesque Algarve region due to its traditional warm weather, charming town streets and beaches, Alvor is always a great place to visit.

Because of its direct access to the Alvor Beach, as well as its short distance from town, the location of this 4-star hotel is undoubtedly an additional benefit for guests. Besides the wonderful settings integrated within the Pestana Dom João II, discovering the streets and unique character of this town should definitely be part of your experience.

Just a short distance away for the Pestana Dom João II, the centre of town is marked by its main square called the Praça da República. From here on, various narrow cobble-stoned streets can be walked down and brightly coloured traditional architecture may be admired by all newcomers. The charming nature of this fishing village will easily be detected by any visitor due to the pleasant smell of grilled fish and seafood, as well as the sound of seagulls and sights of the serene harbour area filled with iconic little boats.

The Manueline styled Matriz de Alvor Church, and the standing walls of what was once the Castle of Alvor, are only some of this town’s historical ruins. While in the village, choosing a place to dine might be difficult, not due to the lack of options but because they are all delicious choices. A number of little coffee shops may be found along the area, being delightful places to make a stop during a stroll in the hot Algarve sun.

A number of little shops can also be found throughout the whole town area, with different suggestions for every traveller, from clothes to wineries and small souvenir establishments.

Also near the hotel, guests may appreciate the Alvor Estuary, one of the country’s most well-known bird watching sanctuaries and a big attraction of this village. Known for its encircling muddy paths, marshlands and number of species, this estuary is a significant part of the region.

By night, this town gains a refreshingly dynamic mood. Music can be heard throughout the streets and various bars with a distinct and entertaining atmosphere that can all be enjoyed until the late hours. Being a great leisure option for families and friends, this side of the village won’t fail to satisfy your idea of fun.

The city of Portimão is located close to Alvor and is also worth visiting. Known as one of the best shopping centres in the Algarve, traditional restaurants, beaches and exciting nightlife at the Praia da Rocha and Marina may also be part of your plans and are just a short distance away.

Finding public transportation within this city is easy. The Pestana Dom João II provides guests with mini buses and taxis as a solution if necessary. The Faro Airport is also close by, being 52 minutes away by taking the motorway.