About Vilamoura, the Algarve, Portugal
Unwind on the golden-sand beaches of Vilamoura, a purpose-built resort that stretches for 20km along a sun-kissed coastline.
Things to do and see
Sunbathe on the main beach (Praia da Vilamoura), metres from a choice of hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Choose from a range of water sport activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating, sailing and boating excursions. Or head to the more secluded Praia da Falésia, a stunning long and narrow beach that sits beneath towering russet-coloured cliffs topped with pine trees.
To the east lies the beautiful Praia de Lobo. On land, go horseback riding, play golf and tennis and head to the Aqualand water park. After dark, check out the resort’s numerous bars and nightclubs or enjoy cabaret and gambling at Vilamoura's Casino.
Vilamoura offers a wide choice of accommodation to suit all budgets. If you want to splash out, try the luxurious 5-star Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, set amid nearly 4ha of landscaped gardens overlooking the beach.
Location – Vilamoura is located 10km east of Albufeira and 15km from Faro Airport.
Getting there – By air, Vilamoura is easily accessed via Faro Airport, with daily flights to and from all major European cities, including London. Faro is just a 40-minute flight from Lisbon.
By hire car, Vilamoura is around five hours drive from Lisbon or less than fours hours by train.