Alvor Useful Contacts

Alvor is a popular tourist town located on the western Algarve in Portugal. The town offers many privately run amenities aimed at ensuring travellers from all over the world are able to enjoy the town to the full. It is also well furnished with a full range of public services.

Alvor is located some 67km from Faro International Airport and is reachable by car, train or bus. For up to date information about Alvor bus services visit and For Alvor train information visit

Car hire is available at the airport, either pre-booked or booked on arrival, or if you prefer to hire a car once you are comfortably settled into your accommodation, most hotels and apartment complexes have in-house car hire companies or will be able to recommend a suitable local firm.

Alvor Tourist Information Office is located at:
Posto de Turismo de Alvor
Rua Dr. Afonso Costa nº 51
8500-016 Alvor
Tel. 351 282 457 540

The team is friendly and helpful and will be delighted to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your stay.

We hope that once you arrive in Alvor your time will be taken up exploring the beaches, museums, golf courses, theme parks, natural parks and other wonderful leisure facilities that the area has to offer. However, in the unlikely event that you require them, we have put together the following useful telephone numbers for Alvor’s main public services:

Emergency Numbers: Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance and Fire. Calls are free of charge from any phone.

Note that if you are calling from a foreign mobile during your stay on the Algarve you will need to prefix the number with “+351”.

  • Police: Tel. 282 420 750
  • Portimão District Hospital: Tel. 282 450 300
  • Firefighters: Tel. 282 420 130
  • Health centre: Tel. 282 459 268
  • Health centre in Mexilhoeira Grande: Tel. 282 968 133
  • Pharmacy: Tel. 282 459 588
  • Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa (Red Cross) in Lagos: Tel. 282 760 611
  • Tourist support services Tel: 808 781 212