Land of maritime tradition and fishing, with deep religious beliefs, marked by the Mother Church, which stands out its main portico of great decorative wealth, has always been subject to the misfortunes of the misfortunes and misfortunes of the sea. Today, alongside artisanal fishing, catering, commerce and tourism are the main economic activities.
Alvor is known for its beaches and its fishing village by the river mouth.
Although it is customary to hear visitors or outsiders call “O Alvor” to the village, the designation “O Alvor” refers to the river with the same name. For someone referring to Alvor, simply must indicate Alvor or Alvor village.
Its main industry is tourism.
There is an aerodrome in Alvor (Montes de Alvor / Penina), often known as (PTM) / Portimão.