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The gem of the Algarve

We've been visiting this beach for the past 20 years and it is still the best beach on the Algarve... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea S
Fantastic beach and amazing rock pools for exploring

We found this beach on our last day and what a discovery, it's beautiful. A bit of a walk down the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beach is stunning probably one of the best in Algarve. You can spend hours just walking around, exploring the little rock pools and the caves. Some of the little restaurants around here are also not too bad, especially if all you want is light lunch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting this beach for the past 20 years and it is still the best beach on the Algarve. Busier than it used to be but full of character. The gem of the Algarve. Just stunning. Unless you access it via the Canico restaurant,...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this beach on our last day and what a discovery, it's beautiful. A bit of a walk down the steps (and back up again!) But well worth it.

1  Thank PaulHine77
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This beach was a nice short walk from our stay in Alvor. Even on a cloudy day, it was breathtaking. Little caves and arches along cliff side. Canico cafe built intothe cliff is a nice place to stop for a drink or have dinner there...More

2  Thank sabrina s
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is the most amazing beach I have ever been to, you can pass through to 3 more beaches from here through caves and crevices, each one delighting in different ways. The water is calm and clear and the beach was clean. There is a...More

2  Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a special and beautiful beach where you can spend some relaxing time and enjoy the surrounding, take nice pictures and have some good time

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful charming small beach by the sea, calm with beautiful cliffs and the sound of the waves, unlike some other beach in the area there are not so many ugly concrete hotells distrupting the natural beauty. Sad to see so much plastics in the sand,...More

Thank Kuumele
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Walking along the beach from Alvor, we thought we had come to the end. We decided to explore the cliffs and caves and after we clambered over a few rocks we discovered the most amazing sandy cove with rugged cliffs and caves. Each time we...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is tough to get to with lots of private entrances, but really worth the view. The beaches look great from above but didn't venture down in January.

1  Thank DJLinBama
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This beach is high on the tourist list of things to see in the Algarve, but it turned out to be our favorite beach of the entire region! We discovered it because our hotel had direct access to it and boy was it beautiful! It...More

2  Thank gardengnome2018
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Response from Halifaxvoyager | Reviewed this property |
Hope you liked the beach. Missed your second question until now. We like right in front of Canico.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Maria B | Reviewed this property |
Gorgeous beach! My favorite! It is sandy and intimate beach. Beware to come early before the rising water.