Ar de Mar (alvorardemar)

We want to be travelers' home away from home. We are in a quiet street in the middle of a typical portuguese fishing village. Walking distance to the beach-2 min,same to bus stop, and to the restaurants and bars streets.

We are friendly people, and concerned about the welfare of our guests, everything must be in orther. We work all to please our guests and make them feel home. And the purpose is create a friendly atmosphere among staff and guests, as if we were all part of a group of friends


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I couldn't have had a better experience here. Cristina was always so welcoming and kind and made me feel comfortable from the get-go. I worked in the mornings and then had plenty of time to explore the town and its beautiful beaches. Definitely recommend it!!

22 days ago

United Kingdom


Muito obrigada Cristina and Joaquim for everything! They run an amazing guest house with a fab breakfast, and such a warm welcome! The guest house is about 5 mins walk from the beach, and round the corner from the main touristy bar and restaurant area, perfect location! The work isn't too hard just fast paced when there's lots of guests, we often finished before 1 so you have the whole day to yourselves! As my first time world packers experience i had a great time and learnt how to properly clean a bathroom! And most importantly, I managed to practice and improve my Portuguese! Beijinhos!

9 months ago



Alvor is the nice little town by the sea with a lot of beatiful spots around, and the guest house is only a few minutes away from the beach. Cristina is lovely and will welcome you as a member of the family! The tasks are not hard, just a bit of cleaning, preparing the breakfast and basic maintenance tasks. But I was there during the pandemic so it might be more intense in a normal time... You will work in the morning and have your afternoons free!
Overall it was a really great experience, had a lot of time to relax and enjoy the sea.
The only downside is that you can't use the stoves...

9 months ago



A Cristina é verdadeiramente a anfitriã. É um dom. Faz todos se sentirem bem, à vontade, como se realmente fosse de casa. Tem muita sabedoria, respeito e não se importa de compartilhar seu saber. Sem contar a good vibes que ela passa.
A todo tempo agradece, elogia e está sempre pronta a ajudar.
A família linda, em especial o filho Guga e o Sr Joaquim, que estavam a todo tempo por perto, prontos a auxiliar.
Minha bagagem de vida com certeza volta mais cheia. As expectativas foram superadas.
Gratidão me define.
Primeira experiência finalizada com Sucesso.

10 months ago



Recomendaría vivir la experiencia como Worldpackers en Ar de Mar al 100%. Cristina y Joaquin me recibieron con mucho amor, además de hacerme sentir parte de su familia. Las actividades( preparar el desayuno, limpiar las habitaciones y lugares comunes del hotel) van desde las 8-13 hs. Pero siempre finalizábamos antes con el total de las tareas y estábamos listas para ir a la playa que es super cerca!. A una cuadra se encuentran todos los bares y restaurantes, es una zona muy bonita y super segura. Gracias Cris y Joaquin por ser tan ambles y hacerme sentir como en casa. Los voy a extrañar!

over 1 year ago

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