Vilamoura Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Vilamoura offers a wonderful marina with an array of restaurants and bars.

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Vilamoura

Vilamoura is a golfers paradise, with courses a plenty. In the centre of the resort you will find top quality hotels and a bustling marina. Catch a cabaret show or gamble the night away in the 5 star casino. Vilamoura is popular with golfers, families and couples of all ages. Transfer time approx 20 - 30 min.

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Interpass Zarco Apartments Photograph of Interpass Zarco Apartments
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Within 3km of the resort centre, the beach, marina and several golf courses, the Zarco Apartments are well situated to enjoy the leisure and recreation facilities of Vilamoura....

4.6 / 5 from 16 reviews

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Overlooking the lake and the marina, the Lake Resort offers a choice of accommodation with hotel rooms and suites, and luxury apartments. The complex has three outdoor pools, a kids club and a spa wit...

4.7 / 5 from 9 reviews

Four Seasons Vilamoura Photograph of Four Seasons Vilamoura
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Surrounded by the Pinhal Golf Course in Vilamoura, the Four Seasons is a family friendly complex just a 15-minute walk or short land-train journey from the marina. Offering a range of well equipped se...

4.6 / 5 from 12 reviews

Interpass Alvaflor Apartments Photograph of Interpass Alvaflor Apartments
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Situated in the golf course area of Vilamoura, the Alvaflor Apartments is a self-catering complex of one-bedroom apartments with access to a shared pool....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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The Marina Plaza Apartments offer good value for money in a central location beside the marina in Vilamoura, within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort Photograph of Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort
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Close to the beach and marina, the Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort is well situated in the resort of Vilamoura. The hotel is just a few minutes drive from several of the leading golf courses and the hotel ...

4.3 / 5 from 8 reviews

A family friendly 5-star hotel with a choice of outdoor pools, a spa centre, access to a beach club and five golf courses within a 2km radius....

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

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Situated right next to the beach, the Crowne Plaza Vilamoura is a 5-star family friendly hotel with a good range of facilities on site and close by....

4.6 / 5 from 34 reviews

Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel
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The Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel is situated on the seafront, next to the casino and just minutes from the marina with its bars, restaurants and shops....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

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This 5-star luxury hotel provides guests with first class services, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as panoramic views over the fairways of the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course....

4.9 / 5 from 16 reviews

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel Photograph of Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel
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The Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel provides guests with direct access to the beach and is located in the heart of Vilamoura, within a few minutes walk guests will find the marina with shops, restaurant...

4.4 / 5 from 22 reviews

Dom Pedro Marina Hotel Photograph of Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
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The Dom Pedro Marina Hotel overlooks the marina at the heart of the resort, with easy access to the beach, casino and resort shops, bars and restaurants....

4.5 / 5 from 8 reviews

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The Vila Gale Marina is situated across the road from the Marina and just a 5-minute walk from the Vilamoura beach....

4.2 / 5 from 12 reviews

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This rustic style, self contained family friendly complex offers a mix of traditional and modern features. The pool area is spacious with a sun terrace and pool bar....

4.4 / 5 from 10 reviews

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Pinhal da Marina Apartments is a 3 star complex set amongst pine trees and lawned gardens. The complex is 1.5km from the marina and features a swimming pool, childrens pool and playground, a poolside ...

4.5 / 5 from 16 reviews

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A luxury self catering apartment complex offering a wide array of facilities and activities, with several pool areas, a kids club, golf centre and a spa....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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The Browns Sports and Leisure Club is a great choice for those who are particularly keen on keeping active whilst on holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Marina Buzios Apartments offers simple two-bedroom apartments well placed for easy access to the marina and resort facilities....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Surrounded by greenery and just 500m from the Pinhal Golf Course, this self-catering complex offers one and two bedroom apartments with access to a large shared swimming pool. ...

4.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

Rio Apartments Photograph of Rio Apartments
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The complex offers good value for money within a 30-minute walk or short drive of all the facilities, nightlife and entertainment found around the marina....

3.9 / 5 from 8 reviews

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Offering a good location within walking distance of the beach and the marina....

3.8 / 5 from 11 reviews

Vilamoura Golf Aparthotel Photograph of Vilamoura Golf Aparthotel
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The Vilamoura Golf Aparthotel is located on the outskirts of Vilamoura, within 4km of the marina and resort amenities. The complex features an outdoor pool and separate childrens pool with lawned bath...

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Algamar Apartments Photograph of Algamar Apartments
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These simple apartments offer a central base for a self catering holiday, located close to the marina in Vilamoura....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

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The Prado Do Golf is situated in the golfing area of Vilamoura, around 2.5km from the marina and resort centre. The complex consists of 44 apartments with one or two bedrooms and access to a shared po...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Villa Links View Photograph of Villa Links View
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Overlooking the Pinhal Golf Course, this three bedroom detached villa offers spacious grounds and accommodation, sleeping up to 8 guests....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Well furnished 3 bedroom detached villa with a private pool, in a residential area of the resort, close to the Old Village Complex....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Cegonha Country Club Relax and Golf Photograph of Cegonha Country Club Relax and Golf
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The Cegonha Country Club Hotel is a a complex of low rise apartments situated around 5km from the centre of Vilamoura....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Luna Olympus Aparthotel Photograph of Luna Olympus Aparthotel
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The Luna Olympus Aparthotel is just 400m from the beach and is centrally located in Vilamoura with the marina shops, bars and restaurants all on its doorstep....

3.2 / 5 from 6 reviews

Pestana Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort Photograph of Pestana Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort
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Luxurious hotel in landscaped grounds overlooking the Vila Sol Golf Course, providing a wide selection of relaxation and sporting activities....

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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This complex of self-catering studios and apartments offers good value for money and is located between the resorts of Vilamoura and Quarteira, and just a short walk from the beach....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Sleeping up to 10 people, this four bedroom detached villa is a good choice for large families or friends to enjoy privacy and independence, but still be in easy reach of the resort centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Park Mourabel, Pe do Lago and Oasis Village offers 180 apartments spread over three complexes with access to two swimming pools and a childrens pool....

3.7 / 5 from 38 reviews

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The Mouraliz is a small self-catering complex in the centre of Vilamoura, just steps from the marina and within easy reach of both Falesia and Vilamoura beaches....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Situated in the resort of Vilamoura, the Algardia Marina Parque offers comfortable self-catering apartments within easy reach of the marina and the beach....

2.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Do Golf Apartments Photograph of Do Golf Apartments
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The Do Golf Apartments are situated on the outskirts of Vilamoura, a short drive from the marina and resort amenities. The beach is just over 4km away....

Dom Pedro Portobelo Aparthotel Photograph of Dom Pedro Portobelo Aparthotel
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The Dom Pedro Portobelo offers the privacy and comfort of staying in your own apartment whilst enjoying the best the resort has to offer....

Laguna Resort Photograph of Laguna Resort
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This self catering complex offers holiday apartments and townhouses overlooking the Laguna Golf Course. ...

Leziria Apartments Photograph of Leziria Apartments
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A self-catering complex with simple one-bedroom apartments, situated 15-minutes walk from the marina and 5-minutes from the old village....

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Situated beside the Old Course golf course, the Moura Golf Village is a self-catering complex of 50 two-bedroom villas with access to a shared swimming pool....

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Overlooking the Vila Sol Golf Course, the Pine Hill Residence is a complex of modern and well equipped apartments, with an on-site swimming pool and childrens pool....

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Situated beside the Oceanic Victoria Golf Course, The Residences at Victoria Golf Club managed by Tivoli Hotels and Resorts is a complex of self-contained two and three bedroom apartments equipped wit...

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Offering modern and comfortable accommodation, the Vilamoura Garden Hotel is situated in the heart of Vilamoura, surrounded by golf courses and just a short drive from the Falesia Beach and Vilamoura ...

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Traditionally styled three bedroom villa with a private pool and complete with rounded turret, white walls and bougainvillea....

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A light and airy 4 bedroom semi-detached villa set in well maintained gardens with a private pool, just a short drive from the resort centre and sleeping up to 9 guests....

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Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa with a private pool, sleeping up to 10 people, in easy reach of Vilamoura marina....

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Homely and modern villa with a private pool and 3 bedrooms - one of which is in a separate annexe, making it suitable for families and friends alike....

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Four bedroomed detached villa, sleeping up to 10 people, with a private pool and spacious garden, offering simple and comfortable accommodation close to the Vila Sol Golf Course....

Vilamoura Reviews

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

I've fallen in love with Villamoura. I've booked for next year again to go twice with yourselves again.

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2017
Accommodation:Lake Resort Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lots and lots of pubs and restaurants. Great marina.

Holiday Date:25th May 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
Room:Classic Single - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Hotel in excellent location to all local amenities, with a good selection of restaurants, bars, shops etc.

Holiday Date:25th May 2017
Accommodation:Lake Resort Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The hotel was very good, good service, clean, breakfast good. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Holiday Date:24th May 2017
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Everything that you need for a wonderful holiday.

Holiday Date:24th May 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort
Room:Classic Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Some lovely restaurants, good beaches with a buzzy atmosphere.

Holiday Date:24th May 2017
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great resort , lots of restaurants and bars in the Marina area.

Holiday Date:24th May 2017
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

I've been to Vilamoura many times and love the place but I think its just holding on to the 5 star status as we noticed more Stag and Hen do's creeping in which is a shame as they are more suited to Albufeira. I will return though as I love the place and the people even though it's getting a little expensive.

Holiday Date:22nd May 2017
Accommodation:Marina Plaza Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Plenty excellent restaurants and bars. Try The Punter bar near the Marina, very good.

Holiday Date:21st May 2017
Accommodation:Marina Plaza Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Plenty of bars and restaurants. Lots of shops to buy the local goods. Nothing for kids to do but walk about all day with their parents.

Holiday Date:15th May 2017
Accommodation:Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

We use the hotel in this area as the staff take the time to care. Having only ever stayed here it would be difficult to choose somewhere else. 10/10 from us!

Holiday Date:13th May 2017
Accommodation:Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Vilamoura is a great place to visit. Very clean, beaches are great, some restaurants are a little expensive but you can find some that are reasonable. The marina is beautiful plenty to do for children and adults.

Holiday Date:12th May 2017
Accommodation:Interpass Alvaflor Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely relaxed resort with plenty for everyone to enjoy even little train/bus rides around the resort stopping at all the attractions. Plenty of shops locally, loved the spar shop as they had whole roast chickens to die for. The marina was beautiful although a little pricey to eat there. Lots of entertainment especially Irish bars and karaoke. Plenty of good reasonable restaurants just above the marina. There's a water park not too far from Vilamoura, we didn't go but it looked amazing and was extremely big the kids would love it. Definitely my new favourite destination.

Holiday Date:11th May 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

The Marina is brilliant, something for everybody, some really great bars / restaurants.

Holiday Date:11th May 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lively bustling resort with lovely restaurants and great nightlife.

Holiday Date:9th May 2017
Accommodation:Old Village Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Regular visitors over past 20 years have always enjoyed the things Vilamoura has to offer. Old village for peace and tranquility, Marina for restaurants and bars.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2017
Accommodation:Algardia Marina Parque
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Nice place but too many posh restaurants, not the real Portugal.

Holiday Date:3rd May 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Golf courses are first class.

Holiday Date:24th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Location great, plenty of places to dine and drink. The Marina and beaches are awesome.

Holiday Date:24th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Rio Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Good choice. Some expensive.

Holiday Date:23rd Apr 2017
Accommodation:Luna Olympus Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Good beaches, great marina, vast array of restaurants and bars. Cosmopolitan purpose built resort.

Holiday Date:19th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Browns Sports and Leisure Club
Room:Villa
Board:Self Catering
( suns)

Used to live in Vilamoura, it's a beautiful place to visit and the locals are very friendly and helpful.

Holiday Date:13th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Four Seasons Vilamoura
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Golf facilities second to none, the marina is very pleasant and plenty to do.

Holiday Date:12th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Four Seasons Vilamoura
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful place, not too built up and very relaxing. Great place for all the family.

Holiday Date:11th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Interpass Alvaflor Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The marina area is lovely, plenty of restaurants to eat in. There is also a few Irish bars, plenty of entertainment.

Holiday Date:9th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Interpass Zarco Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Vilamoura is a very nice area, very upmarket but reasonably priced bars, restaurants with no tacky shops, nightclubs or rowdy bars. Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and Thai (worth a walk out to 'Thai Beach Hut' on the beach on right of marina), restaurants with plenty of pub grub bars/sports bars.

Holiday Date:8th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Marina Buzios Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Good places to eat and drink, lovely beaches.

Holiday Date:5th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Marina Plaza Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Loved it but quite expensive. It was fab to see weather was great but unfortunately I wouldn't go back to that part of Portugal just because of the high prices. But I must stress apartment and flights was the cheapest of our holiday. We did enjoy it.

Holiday Date:4th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Marina Plaza Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(2 suns)

Very, very expensive to eat and drink, with little to do apart from lay on the beach if you don't want to play golf.

Holiday Date:2nd Apr 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Vilamoura is a great resort with most bars and restaurants focused around the Marina. But it is more than the marina there is a great beach here to. There is a waterpark close by and many great hotels in the Vilamoura resort.

Holiday Date:29th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Park Mourabel Pe do Lago and Oasis Village
Room:Superior Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The resort have beautiful beaches and a marina etc, however, public bus service is very poor.

Holiday Date:28th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Four Seasons Vilamoura
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Amazing.

Holiday Date:26th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Interpass Zarco Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful part of the Algarve. The Marina is a highlight with many good quality restaurants offering a wide range of food and drink. Vilamoura is basically a golfers paradise, but the resort is also ideal for families as it's all close together, clean and very flat.

Holiday Date:20th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Praia Sol Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Quality shop and restaurants.

Holiday Date:18th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

I know the resort very well. The establishments directly around the Marina can be a little expensive but there are many bars and good restaurants away from the Marina that offer better value and service if not the ambience.

Holiday Date:15th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Luna Olympus Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Marina View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

If you like golf its fine. Trips by public transport easy, to Faro and Albufeira.

Holiday Date:12th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Luna Olympus Aparthotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Fantastic resort.

Holiday Date:1st Mar 2017
Accommodation:Park Mourabel Pe do Lago and Oasis Village
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Nice marina, food a bit expensive.

Holiday Date:6th Feb 2017
Accommodation:Praia Sol Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Vilamoura is a high quality Marina with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Although a number of the facilities were closed for the winter during my stay, there was still enough choice for me.

Holiday Date:28th Jan 2017
Accommodation:Park Mourabel Pe do Lago and Oasis Village
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
( suns)

Just love Vilamoura.

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Beaches

There are two beaches in Vilamoura, Praia da Rocha Baixinha which is to the west of the marina and Praia da Falesia which is really just an extension of Praia da Rocha Baixinha. There are plenty of bars to be found on the boardwalk and plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. Falesia beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and both beaches are accessible via walkways and ramps.

There are plenty of watersports here for those who fancy doing something other than lying about the beach all day.

Things to Do

Vilamoura is a golfers paradise and there are many golf courses both in Vilamoura and in the surrounding area. The scenery is just great and that only adds to the enjoyment of playing a round of golf.

There is also the Roma mini golf park which is home to an 18 hole mini golf course and play area for children.

Many people can spend many a happy hour at the marina, just watching the world go by or you might prefer to hop on board one of the many boats and go on a cruise to explore the area from a different angle. The dolphin spotting boat trips are also popular and well worth it to see the dolphins playing.

Or if you prefer to see what's going on under the sea, then you can hire some diving or snorkelling equipment from the beach area or the marina.

Golf is not the only sport here, there is also cycling, hiking, horse riding, tennis, squash, lawn bowling and even a shooting club.

Out and About

There is a such a wide range of restaurants in Vilamoura and whether you are young or old, there is something to suit. There is a good range of European food as well as Portuguese cuisine and many of the restaurants will offer a good mix of everything. There are quieter restaurants and some larger, noisier restaurants too. A lot of the restaurants offer nightly entertainment too so you may get more than you bargained for.

The bars here are also very lively and some of them not only sell great food but also provide some great live entertainment. There are many lively bars situated in Vilamoura but some of the best are said to be situated down at the marina. There is everything from Karaoke to Jazz Club so you may as well visit them all to see what's best.

If you don't want to go back to the hotel after the bars close, visit one of the many nightclubs in Vilamoura. There are many nightclubs that open until the early hours of the morning and are used by both visitors and locals. If you don't want your night to end when the bars close but you don't want to dance the night away, then why not pay a visit to the casino. Although there is a disco in the casino, there are over 500 slot machines and a gaming room with at least 20 gaming tables eg poker and roulette.

The marina in Vilamoura is home to many, many shopping centres where you can just about find anything. You will find some beautiful jewellery, local handicrafts and many fashion boutiques so I'm sure you will be able to spend many an hour just wandering round the shops. There are of course many other shops to be found in Vilamoura but the majority are at the marina and you may just want to stop of at one of the cafes/bars for a light refreshment in between all that shopping.

So whether you are visiting Vilamoura as part of a large group or as a family with young children, there will be plenty to do to entertain everyone.

Nearby Attractions

Zoo Marine in Guia is a very popular choice for families with children and is the highlight of many a holiday. Visitors will be able to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds and various birds of prey. There is also an aquarium with exotic fish and sharks and there is a 4D cinema too so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

Another good day out for the family is Krazy World at Algoz which has a small zoo, animal petting area, pony rides for younger children, crazy golf, playground and swimming pool. There is also a bar/restaurants for a spot of lunch.

For the more adventurous, there is Aquashow water park near Quarteira. The waterpark is part of a complex which also features a theme park and a hotel and the waterpark is only open in the summer months. There are lots of rides to suit all ages and there is also a lazy river if you prefer to just relax. There are restaurants, snack bars and even a gift shop for a little reminder of a great day out.

If you fancy a day out, take a trip to Faro, it's only half an hour away. There is lots to see here, such as the Praca de Dom Francisco Gomes and the Moorish Old Town or you could simply wander round the shops and markets to see what is on offer. Faro is also home to the dance world cup where the streets come alive with many colorful dancers.

You may want to visit Loule which is just a 20 minute drive away. There is a market every day apart from a Sunday and a big gypsy market on a Saturday morning. You may also want to visit the strangely shaped modern Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade which is situated on the hill to the west of the town. A section of the 13th/14th century castle walls still exists and you can walk along part of it.

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