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Guest House Alvor, Portugal

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Enjoy the land of sun and golden beaches,hosting people from everywhere!

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Connect with the locals
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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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The Experience

We are a home, away from home, in a typical portuguese small town, 3 min walking distance to a long sandy beach, or to small beaches in the middle of rocks, with puddles of crystal water, with sea stars . Our house is in a quiet street, but 2min walking distance to the bars and restaurants area, to the bus stop, and taxis. Volunteers'll be helping in different tasks around the house.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
5 days
Stay up to
14 days

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How this experience will transform you

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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!




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...




For my first worldpackers experience, I think it was all good. Christina treated me good. Always asking me if I wanted to take breakfast. The work is not that hard but it will make you tired.




Alvor Ardemar was my first woldpacker experience and it was awesome! I just loved to have Cristina as my first host and to meet Teresa and Guga.

I helped every day during breakfast, washing the dishes, cleaning the kitchen and some common areas.
The work began 8 am at a more busy rite, but then it became calmer during the morning. We had to work until 1pm, but sometimes we've finished everything early and could enjoy the day.
The Guest House is calm, super clean, and has a great location (near to the beach, supermarket, restaurants).
Thank you so much for this great opportunity. I'll miss you




I had a great time at Ar de Mar. The guest house is beautiful and the neighborhood is full of life.
Cristina is great, she is an amazing tutor and host. Work schedule is respected and Cristina and Teresa are always ready to help you get around the town.


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