Vilamoura is located in Portugal’s Algarve and has a fairly central
location on the country’s south coast. It is about 6 miles east of Albufeira and 20 miles from Faro Airport. The resort overlooks the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Vilamoura Marina. Vilamoura is backed by resort and residential development, five golf courses and the Algarve hills.
Vilamoura experiences a mild climate all year round, with low rainfall and temperatures averaging 25°C (77°F) between May and September.
The purpose built resort of Vilamoura was designed back in the 1960′s and now covers 8 square miles, with sandy beaches, upmarket hotels and deluxe apartments. The resort has a wealth of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. The main attractions of Vilamoura are luxurious yacht charters, sailing schools, boat excursions and the many watersports. On the land there are golf courses, a riding school, tennis courts and a shooting club.
Vilamoura Beach Hotel
Vilamoura’s main beach is located on the doorstep of the resort’s waterfront hotels. Watersports, with everything from banana boat rides to parascending and jet ski hire are available here.
Water-based excursions leave from Vilamoura Marina. These include a dolphin-watching cruise, yacht cruises along the Algarve coastline and big game fishing.
Vilamoura is perfect for families and children. Not only is there the beautiful beach and watersports, but there is also crazy golf, tennis and horse riding, and Alcantarilha’s water park Aqualand Algarve.
Vilamoura boasts an eclectic choice of national cuisines including Thai, Italian, International, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian, French, Spanish, Mexican and Indian, alongside first-rate Portuguese dishes, with lots of opportunities for alfresco dining.
Vilamoura’s nightlife is low-key, with British pubs, Irish bars and discos on offer. For a fun filled evening of gambling and cabaret there is Vilamoura’s casino.