Vilamoura

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Falesia Beach which includes rocky coastline, a sandy beach and general coastal views
Yachts, golf, up-scale accommodation and restaurants: This purpose-built Algarve resort is a stylish retreat with a scenic waterfront.

Since the mid 1970s, the luxury resort of Vilamoura has attracted wealthy sun-seekers, yachtsmen, and golfers. This tourist complex covers 2,000 acres (809 hectares) in central Portugal. Vilamoura’s center is its marina where you’ll find the majority of the resort's high-end hotels, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs. These days, there are a few cheaper accommodation options for those on a tighter budget. Water-based activities around the marina are boundless chartered deep-sea fishing, water skiing, dolphin watching and parasailing are just a few. Another popular experience is the Algarve Seafaris cruise. This takes you out from Vilamoura marina along the coast towards Carvoeiro. Here, you’ll explore sea caves by dinghy, and get to swim in them. You may spot dolphins along the route too. There is a choice of two major beaches in Vilamoura. Praia da Marina, to the east of the marina, is a stretch of golden sand dotted with beach bars and sun loungers. Praia da Rocha Baixinha, to the west of the marina, has softer, whiter sand, and offers numerous watersport activities. Some people come to Vilamoura for the golf alone. There are a number of championship courses in the resort, including the Laguna, the Millennium, and the Old Golf Course. Note that handicap certificates are required for all.Be sure to check out Vilamoura’s handful of cultural attractions. Cerro da Vila, for example, is the remains of a Roman villa, located near Vilamoura’s center. Among the ruins are baths, fish salting stations, and remains of marble friezes and mosaics. There are many great day excursions from Vilamoura. The city of Loulé is a 20-minute drive, and has an ancient castle, plus regular markets and carnivals. Close to Loulé is the village of Alte picturesque scenes of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets await you here. The old part of Faro, about 30-40 minutes’ drive from Alte or Vilamoura, contains a number of beautiful historic sites.Peak season in Vilamoura is in the summer, between June and September. The average temperature then is 70-75 F (21-24 C). The closest airport is Faro, from where a taxi or shared minibus takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Vilamoura.

Where to stay in Vilamoura

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Loulé, 8125-908
The price is €88 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
€88
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Loule. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (571 reviews)
Good standard of accommodation
"Nice accommodation. Stay would be better if closer to centre and main supermarkets."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2022

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Rua da Torre d'Agua, Lote 4.11.1b, Loulé, 8125-615
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €99 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
€99
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Loulé. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (731 reviews)
"Excellent hotel with a free shuttle to the stunning beach and marina. We stayed in a 2-bedroom pool view apartment which was clean and spacious. The only downside is that all sun beds by the main pool are taken (with towel on them) by 8am."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua Atlantico, Loulé, 8125-478
The price is €100 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
€100
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Loulé. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (324 reviews)
"Great hotel in a great location. Close to the beach and the restaurants and bars of Vilamoura"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2022

Dom Pedro Vilamoura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Loulé, 8125-908
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Loule. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (571 reviews)
Good standard of accommodation
"Nice accommodation. Stay would be better if closer to centre and main supermarkets."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2022

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Vila Gale Ampalius
Vila Gale Ampalius
4 out of 5
Avenida Praia Da Marina, Loule, 8125-408
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Loulé. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (638 reviews)
"Our room had a wonderful view of the beach. I loved seeing the ocean and hearing the waves hit the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast had a wonderful variety of options. Great omelettes! I loved using the indoor pool with water jets and hot tub. I enjoyed the promenade along ..."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Vila Gale Ampalius
Marina Plaza - Apartments
Marina Plaza - Apartments
2 out of 5
Avenida da Marina, Complexo Marina Plaza, Loulé, 8125-401
Stay at this golf apartment in Loulé. Enjoy a marina, an airport shuttle and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (43 reviews)
"Great value for money with outstanding views across the marina"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2022

Marina Plaza - Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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