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Visiting Vilamoura

Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is outstanding in that it is one of the largest single tourist complex in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land. The land is variable in its vegetation, some parts covered in pine forests whilst others open recovered marshland. Vilamoura is a special place, a unique leisure and recreation resort community where the pace of life is so easy it feels like summer all year round.

Designed from the start to be self-sufficient, Vilamoura is ideally located, features a wide choice of prime accommodation, offers the commercial structure for day-to-day needs and is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports; a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre. It is a luxury hotel, a private villa or a serviced apartment for the visitor, but also a home to the resident and seasonal population. It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan. Away from the hectic pace and the stress of the modern world, all who visit are revitalised by the lifestyle, the convenience and the hospitality of this truly special place.


Golf Courses
a new exciting 18 hole course designed by UK architects Hawtree & Sons.
the most recent of the Vilamoura courses, this course has three loops of nine holes each that are an enduring challenge for any player.
in the middle of a beautiful pine wood, with panoramic views to the sea.
Old Course,
the oldest of the three Vilamoura courses that form part of a luxury resort close to fantastic beaches - a Par 73 course set in beautiful and tranquil landscape.

Places of Interest
Cross Course
Cerro da Vila,
Museum and Archaeological Site - the Vilamoura area has been inhabited for thousands of years - as revealed by Bronze Age graves discovered in the Casão vineyard - the Romans were the first to settle at Cerro da Vila, as from the 1st century AD. Late-Roman, Visigoth and Moorish colonies were also established here and each period has left unmistakable traces of distinct civilisations at the site.
Open daily 10am - 1pm.

Shopping Center
The Marina
is enormous and hosts some very glamorous vessels indeed. The waterfront is great for wandering around day or night. A number of boats, including The Condor de Vilamoura, run excursions along the coast towards Lagos and beyond. Big game fishing is also on the cards. A boat chartered from Vilamoura in 1993 caught the world's largest recorded black marlin - 737kg and 3.65m long! It's displayed on the dockside. Either side of the marina are sandy beaches with several cafes and bars. Vilamoura is especially popular with sports enthusiasts as it has excellent facilities

  Central offices
Reception berth
Fuel jetty
Car entrance
Car exit
Yacht club
Sailing club
Selfservice laundry
Aqua taxi

Casino, those after a flutter can play American roulette, French roulette, Portuguese dice, Black Jack or slot machines at Casino, there are also nightly cabaret shows, a nightclub and a cinema.
Vilamouraténis Center. The sports facilities of the town are excellent, they include lawn bowling, swimming, golf, riding, squash & shooting

Falésia is ideal for a day on the beach with its unusual red coloured cliffs as a backdrop. You can get down to the beach at a number of points. Also close at hand is Olhos de Água, surrounded on three sides by pine-clad cliffs.
The town has its own beach - Vilamoura beach.

Your visit is incomplete, as long as you have not tried the regions most delicious dishes. Naturally the Algarve's cuisine emphasises fish and all kinds of shellfish, but for those who prefer meat there is also a good selection of dishes to choose from. Throughout the Algarve you will find good value restaurants. There is also a good choice of international cuisine restaurants, such as French, Indian, Chinese, Swiss and Italian.

Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura*****, five star hotel with a multitude of leisure and sports facilities, 30,000 square metres of landscaped gardens, direct access to a magnificent private beach, and its own Vilamoura Congress Centre.
Quarteira Sol***, This centrally located hotel and is close to all amenities including beaches, shopping and water sports. Located only 5 minutes walk to the beach, and on the main avenue of Quarteira beach.


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