What to See and Do in Vilamoura

Situated on two thousand hectares of magnificent land in the scenic Algarve region of Portugal, Vilamoura is home to the largest single tourist complex in Europe. This relaxed resort community has a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family, and serves as an excellent holiday destination.

Getting there

Visitors to Vilamoura can fly to Faro Airport, which is only 28kms away and receives flights from all over Europe. Taxis and shuttles will get you to town. By car from Faro, travel via the N125; while the IP1 motorway connects the Algarve to Spain. There are also bus and rail services from most European cities. Additionally, the Algarve can be reached by boat through the many ports spread all along the coast of southern Portugal.

Main Attractions

Vilamoura has a preserved Roman site that is well worth seeing. The ruins boast ancient baths used by mariners of the era. In addition, the Museum of Cerro da Vila offers interesting historical information about the area.

This massive resort area provides an oveShort-term-rentals-Vilamoura-Ondamoura_16rwhelming range of recreational facilities, including four golf courses, a bowling club, a tennis centre, a sports club, a wonderful riding school, and a shooting club. Accommodation is varied, with up market hotels, tourist apartments and self-catering villas. The vibrant nightlife is just as exciting, with an array of nightclubs, an international casino and a cinema.

Day Trip Options

Although most visitors never leave this all-purpose resort, Vilamoura is near to Quarteira, a once small fishing village. Today, Quarteira is a thriving town with plenty of sights and activities to please visitors. Loulé, the commercial and administrative centre, lies to the northeast of the area, and is also worth exploring on a day trip from Vilamoura.

Leisure options: the southern portion of the resort features a long sandy beach with a backdrop of red colored cliffs. Here, you can sun yourself or take part in big game fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.