Alvor

Star Travel Rating

1/5

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Date of travel

August, 2017

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Travelled with

Family including children under 16

Reasons for trip

Well, we has not long returned from what I can only describe as the “Holiday from Hell”.
Masquerading as an upmarket Cultural town with a charming fishing port , it falls far from the brochures or indeed the trip advisor descriptions. With uneven cobbled and hilly access to all but the most remote tavernas ! Once one has made it to the center of this tiny village, there’s a rare chance to get a wooden type Church pew seat and a long wait for service, Our hotel was too busy to serve us evening meal , stating that we must wait in a long queue of Portuguese nationals, who in fairness should leave holidaying in this resort well alone, and allow the real tourists some space. We were able to make it down to a beach one afternoon only to find the sea was placed too far away from the car park and access was not unlike the Paris-Dakar rally stage on foot. Finally reaching our sandy area my daughter cut her foot on some badly made wooden slats, however medical treatment was not far away. We sought a cold beverage and a rest after the long haul to find, again the cafe/restaurant was full of locals! A travesty no less.
When we returned from the long and tiring walk from the caves, we tried to hail a taxi, only to be told he can’t take us because we had been swimming.
Never again will I return to this mosquito infested dive, they call beautiful.

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