Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel (Algarve)
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- Number of rooms: 184
- Air conditioning
- Disabled facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor/ Outdoor Pool
- Kid's club
- Tennis court
- Conference room
- Room service
- Beach Access
5* Algarve beach hotel with beautiful views
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:
- Kids' Club
- 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.
Check-in and check-out times
Faro Airport- 55 Km
Region & Cuisine
The southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve, is without a doubt the best-known to visitors to the country from overseas thanks to its popularity as one of Europe’s main holiday destinations. Certainly the Algarve’s attractions are many, and not least its enviable climate with sunshine virtually year-round.
The region is probably most famous for its beaches and its numerous golf courses. The Algarve has around 100 miles of coastline, stretching from the border with Spain in the east right across the south of the country to Cape St Vincent in the west (this is the most south-westerly point in Europe), and then north for about 30 miles up to the border with the Alentejo region. And it’s a wonderful coastline with a mixture of extensive beaches of fine golden sand, small sandy coves and, in places, dramatic cliff-faces and rock formations. Inevitably, since the sixties and seventies there has been a lot of development centred on the main resorts such as Albufeira, Praia da Rocha and Vilamoura with the construction of hotels, apartments, marinas and so on, but in the extreme east and west of the Algarve coast, smaller towns – Tavira and Sagres as examples - while still offering the same glorious beaches remain almost untouched by the frenetic activity of the tourist centres.
The Algarve is not, however, just about beaches and golf. Inland the region is largely rural – hilly, and in places mountainous – and many of the picturesque little towns and villages in the interior appear to have changed little over the centuries and still retain their quiet, unhurried and relaxed way of life. Like the rest of the Iberian Peninsulathe Algarve became part of the Roman empire in the second century BC (there are important Roman remains on the coast in Lagos), but the longest occupation of the region was by the Moors who named the region Al-Gharb and who were finally expelled in 1250, completing the reconquest of Portugal. As in Andalusia in Spain,he archtectural legacy of the Moorish occupation is much in evidence throughout the region.
The principal, and by far the largest, city of the Algarve is Faro. Practically every visitor arrives here thanks to flights into its airport from all over Europe, but very few actually stay in Faro. But it’s an elegant coastal city with a medieval wall and many monuments, museums and churches and it definitely deserves a visit. Away from the coast two particularly attractive towns are Monchique, up in the hills about 20 miles from the resort of Portimao, and Loulé, an active market town a short drive inland from Vilamoura.
Apart from high-quality ‘international cuisine’ stemming from the tourism so important to this region, there are plenty of delicious local dishes available throughout the Algarve. Pork and chicken are the main ingredients for meat dishes, notably ‘Cataplana’ (pork with lots of clams and garlic) and ‘chicken piri-piri’ ranging from mild to very hot and spicy. But fish and seafood reign supreme here; grilled sardines are excellent on the Algarve coast and available practically everywhere while swordfish, bass, bream, squid, clams, lobsters and prawns are all of the highest quality and fresh as can be. Wines from all over Portugal are freely available, but the local wines from Lagos, Tavira and Lagoa are all good and the region produces several local varieties of liqueur.
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