The delicious cuisine

Alvor is a land of maritime and fishing tradition and of deep religious beliefs, a consequence of the misfortunes of hard work and the sea to which it has always been subjected. Consequently, the typical dishes of the village are based on fish: grilled sardines, fish stew, squid, clams, bean clams, cockles, corn starch, clam cataplana and skewered monkfish.

The art of the people

Wicker and cane baskets, hats, mats, rugs and baskets in palm and esparto, lace and embroidery, copper works or useful and decorative pieces in clay, are some of the small treasures that the artisans of the municipality of Portimão, including Alvor, continue to produce using traditional materials, patterns and techniques.