Yellow Alvor Hotel

Relaxation is the theme at the Yellow Alvor Hotel. It’s a peaceful place surrounded by good-looking greenery. A pool with a curvy sun terrace and bar pops up in the gardens, and kids have their own petite pool. Even better, when you head inside, the second pool is topped with a glass roof.

At the restaurant, international food is served in big buffet spreads. If you sit by the window, you’ll get garden views. The terrace bar specialises in al fresco drinks, while the pool bar serves snacks throughout the day. In the evening, live music acts take to the stage.

Overview of Alvor

Alvor is a place of stunning natural beauty. The River Alvor meets the sea here and leaves a stunning natural lagoon in its wake.

When you choose Alvor for your holiday to the Algarve, you can expect to mix relaxation with adventure. The resort’s home to one of the longest, sandiest beaches in the Algarve, but is also backed by sand dunes and there’s a nature reserve full of wildlife.

In the centre of Alvor, the cobbled streets have numerous restaurants and bars. It’s pretty lively in the evening, but you can also find a quiet corner to check your envy-inducing holiday snaps.

Things to do in Alvor

The fishing village of Alvor is a 20-minute walk away from the Yellow Alvor Hotel. If you don’t fancy stretching your legs, then the hotel runs a shuttle bus directly to the beach.

When you don’t want to lounge on the beach, there’s plenty of history and culture to enjoy. King Joao II died here in 1495 and that period of time is still depicted in some of the area’s remains.

If you fancy exploring the wider Algarve region, head to the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. If you’d like to discover even more, then the snazzy town of Portimao is a 15-minute drive away.

With golden beaches, plenty of history and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Alvor is a great place for a sun-drenched break.


Resort Summary

A well-known historical area among the Portuguese people, Alvor is where one of the country’s most illustrious leaders King Joao II died in 1495. That period in time is depicted in some of the remains of the area such as the 16th century Matriz de Alvor church, with its beautiful Manueline Gothic arches and lavishly detailed altar, though much of it was rebuilt in the 18th century in a Rococo style.

While the charming properties and gorgeous cobbled streets of the old village are the main feature of this quaint area, on the main street you’ll find modern bars and restaurants where you can look down right onto the harbour, which sits on the Alvor River’s lagoon.