Alvor town centre is just a 5 minute walk from the Holiday Apartments at Alto Club.
Despite the influence of tourism the town of Alvor has managed to keep much of it's character and charm. The original village streets and buildings remain much the same as they were when the only commercial activity was fishing.
The town offers a great choice of restaurants for holiday makers; from classic Portuguese with fresh fish being cooked on open BBQ's in the harbour area, to family restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.
There is a good mix of bars to keep all age groups entertained and for an even more lively night Praia de Rocha is only a taxi ride away – and at reasonable fares.
Alvor's main beach is only 10 minutes walk from the apartment at Alto Club. It is a very long sandy beach spreading for miles in either direction – Even in the height of summer there is always plenty of space available. Free sunbeds are also available on the beach near Restinga for Alto Club Residents.
The beach restaurants are also excellent for lunch and evening meals!
The area offers many golf courses, including Penina, Alto Golf Club Portugal, Palmares, Pinta, Gremacho, Morgado – all within a short driving distance. More courses are also being added including the new Nick Faldo and Christy O'Connor courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort.
On the West side of Alvor the Ria de Alvor enters into the bay of Lagos. This is a vast estuary which stretches inland and is separated from the sea by an expanse of sand dunes.
The footpaths along the estuary make a wonderful walk and the area ia a protected natural park which is teeming with birds and wildlife.
Alvor is quite a lively resort all year round with golfers, walkers, nature lovers and of course sun seekers ensuring that the resteraunts and bars are always open..
The recently built "Autódromo Internacional do Algarve" F1 race track is also close by and is already attracting some major events in motor sport to the area.
Portimão is the main capital town of the area and boasts great shopping. Many of the old Sardine restaurants still exist alongside the river. Lagos is another large town nearby and a great place to visit for restaurants and shopping..