Located on Três Irmãos beach, 1 km from the village of Alvor, 5 km from the town of Portimão and 74 km from the International Airport of Faro, the Pestana Alvor Praia provides a marvellous view of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach via a lift.
Rooms reflect the beachside location with simple decor and sand tones. Each room is designed with comfort in mind and features a balcony with either sea or garden views.
This is the perfect hotel for a relaxing holiday where your days can be spent reclining by the outdoor swimming pool or with a rejuvenating session in the hotel's health and fitness centre which includes an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, gym and spa. From June to September the Pestana Alvor Praia's younger guests can keep themselves busy and entertained with the Kids Club, a playground, children's pool and mini-golf.
The proximity to Alvor's beaches, particularly the beautiful Praia Três Irmãos, is one of the hotels best features and guests have direct access to the beach where they can enjoy the fine golden sands and blue waters. If you want some respite from the warm Algarve sunshine, you can stroll through the hotel's large gardens which are filled with pine and palm trees, and you may be able to spot owls, hawks and eagles flying overhead in the mornings.
Guests can enjoy a meal in one of the hotel's two restaurants, the Almofariz restaurant offers a buffet selection, whereas SUL - Southern Flavours provides à la carte menus. Lighter snacks and drinks can be enjoyed in the Ocean Bar pool bar, and you can end your day with a cocktail at the more intimate Bar D. Henrique.
Within close proximity of the hotel you will find a range of water sports available at the Pestana Nautical Centre and several golf courses only 15km away.
For business use, there is also a conference centre with spacious lounges and a capacity for about 500 guests, which can be expanded to accommodate dining or stage layouts.
Any golfers out there have access to five courses within easy distance: the Gramacho Pestana Golf Resort, Vale da Pinta Pestana Golf Resort, Silves Golf Pestana Golf Resort, Vila Sol Golf Resort or Alto Golf Pestana Golf Resort, all with 18 hole courses.
With a good selection of on-site facilties and proximity to the beaches, there is a variety of activities to pack your stay with memorable moments. These include:
Swimming, Spa, Mini-Golf, Kids' Club, Watersports, Diving, Golf & Tennis (local tennis centre)
Alvor is a typical Portuguese fishing village, much calmer than the busier tourist resorts of the Algarve and perfect for those looking for a peaceful break in a beautiful location.
The town dates back to the 8th century Moorish occupation when it was considered an important strategic port. You will notice that many hotels and building names around Alvor feature the name ‘Dom Joao II’, this is because the 15th Century King Joao II, who was famous for reinstating the Portuguese exploration of Africa, passed away in the town.
More than anything Alvor is renowned for its natural beauty. Its beaches with their golden sands, calm waters and beautiful natural features are popular with visitors and locals alike. The Praia do Alvor is the most famous stretches over 2 miles and the Praia Tres Irmãos, located to the east of the beach, is particularly lovely with its unique rock formations and rock pools. The beaches are perfect for swimming and sunbathing, and also offer sailing, water-skiing and wind-surfing.
Despite Alvor being a quieter village you can still find restaurants, bars and dancing on the Rua dos Bares.
The Algarve, which is Portugal’s southernmost province, is a 150 km long coastal region of outstanding beauty, long golden beaches, dramatic sandstone cliffs, picturesque villages and undulating landscape covered with fig, almond and olive trees. Rich in history, the Algarve is noted for the friendliness of its people and its mild climate, which is ideal for outdoor sports almost all year around.