Vilamoura or ‘Village of the Moors’ as it translates, is one of Europe’s largest purpose built tourist complexes and can be found in Central Algarve in Portugal, 22 kilometres from Faro Airport and approximately 10 kilometres from Albufeira.
Vilamoura is a very popular destination for golfers with six championship courses within the resort to choose from.
A major attraction in Vilamoura is the stunning 1000 berth marina. There are many restaurants, bars and shops lining the water’s edge. The marina is surrounded by hotels and holiday homes in addition to a large casino which provides regular evening entertainment such as dances and shows.
To the East of the Marina, the beach – Praia da Marina is located. This beach stretches to the neighbouring resort of Quarteira, 2 kilometres away.
To the West of the Marina, the beach – Praia da Falesia or Cliff Beach is located. This is a long sandy beach which stretches for 8 kilometres to the resort of Olhos d’Agua.
Other attractions in Vilamoura include a preserved Roman site and Museum of Cerro da Vila, a lawn bowling club, tennis centre, sports club, shooting club and a riding school.
Vilamoura is a great day out whilst holidaying in Albufeira.