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Although Alvor has many attractions and activities that will surely keep you entertained for quite some time, a visit to this village is not complete without knowing at least a little of some places around Alvor with a rich history and beautiful scenery of centuries of rare beauty.

Portimão is the capital of the county and is located five minutes from Alvor, giving this area of ​​the Algarve major shopping areas. There is a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants in Portimao to give the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere but at the same time, hospitable and peaceful.

At the same distance is Praia da Rocha, where there is plenty to enjoy from activities on the beach, which stretches over 2 kilometers of fine golden sand and hides a multitude of curious rock formations that gave name to the locality to the many attractions for family entertainment in the region. You can make beautiful walks around the Praia da Rocha, the tracks along the coast and the cliffs. One of the nicest courses is one that connects the Praia da Rocha to the city of Portimão.

One of the tours that you can also make this area of ​​the Algarve is the route between Alvor and Lagos, Meia Praia by passing along the coast.

Lagos in an important city near Alvor. It was the one of the most important portuguese cities in the time of discoveries. Know more about Lagos and interesting things you can see there. See here a map to orient you in your trip from Alvor to Lagos and to get directions and distance from Alvor to Lagos.

More is also possible to walk in rural areas from the coast to the interior of the Natural Park of Serra de Monchique, a protected area that serves as a habitat for hundreds of species. Mountain biking is another of the outdoor activities that are encouraged in this area from the coast.
Silves is certainly a city worth visiting. Just 15 minutes away, this beautiful city, which was already the capital Aldandaluz and later the seat of the papacy, still boasts well-preserved castle and its walls worth visiting.