Me and my husband were chatting about going out for some lunch. And we decided on Alvor because my husband has not being there but I have many years ago with my parents. Also it is close and with petrol prices it was a bonus.
It is roughly 12kms from where we live and very easy to find. We followed the signs for the beaches (praias) and parked up along the marina front with plenty of parking and you are even aloud to park on the pavements which makes a refreshing change.