The restaurant A Ribeira, just by the Ria de Alvor, opened in 2006, Helder and Bejinha, with a long lasting friendship cement in the pleasure for fishing, hunting, and the food feasts that follows, fell in love with this old wharehouse, where the fishing equipment used to be stored.
With a magnificent view through the Ria de Alvor and a pleasant sea breeze odor that lightens our appetite for a good fish, this restaurant, is the best choice to enjoy the best that the Algarve offers us.
Alvor is a small fishing village situated about 4 kilometres west of Portimao in the west Algarve.
Alvor has retained a lot of it charm with its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, which run down the hill to the harbour.
Once a thriving fishing port, it is now a popular Algarve tourist destination, which bustles during the summer months, but come the winter is a very quiet place. Alvor is situated next to a natural lagoon which opens out to the sea at the Alvor Estuary.
The Ria de Alvor feeds this tidal lagoon replenishing it with clean water, making it a great place for swimming and canoeing.
The lagoon and the surrounding marshlands are a protected nature reserve area which is very popular with bird-watchers.
Alvor has a pretty little harbour, which is a pleasant place for a stroll or to sit in one of the waterside bars for a drink and watch the world go by. In the evening, it’s worth getting a table outside or on the roof terrace of one of the restaurants here and watch the sun go down.
Early in the morning, this is where the fishermen land their catch to sell it at the fish market here.
The town itself has a number of good restaurants and bars and nightlife tends to revolve around these and entertainment provided by hotels.
Alvor beach is a 5 minute walk from the centre of the village centre. It stretches west from the Alvor estuary, for about 4 kilometres, where it turns into Torralta beach. The beach is great for families as it is a safe wide-open beach with a gradual gradient.
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