Endless stretches of white sand, a casino, a marina and golf courses are what you'll find in this modern town in southern Portugal. It is unlike any other city in Portugal, you won't find another villa like Vilamoura. Pack your bags and come and discover this refined destination for a dream holiday.
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The Algarve is home to many beautiful beaches, one of which is undoubtedly the Praia da Falésia. At the foot of a cliff of white and ochre rocks, you can reach this long stretch of white sand via wooden steps. Let your eyes wander in the blue water that glistens in the sunlight and relax while listening to the sound of the waves. In a landscape of contrasting colours, you will feel tiny in front of the huge rocky cliffs. In the evening you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sea. The town's main beach is the Praia de Vilamoura, a fine sandy beach where you can relax under the shade of umbrellas. Near this beach is the casino, with over 500 slot machines and other gaming rooms. There are many bars and restaurants along the beaches, so don't hesitate to stop for a moment and sample some Portuguese cuisine.
The Algarve has some of the best golf courses around. Vilamoura was built in the 1980's as an elite golf centre, it is the ideal place for golfers to meet. Its region gathers no less than 19 golf courses, the best known belong to the Hotel Resort & Golf Dom Pedro Vilamoura which owns 5 golf courses.
Spend unforgettable moments at the Marina, one of the largest in Portugal. Pubs, cafes and ice-cream parlours, you will have the choice for your meal in front of the Vilamoura seascape. It is the ideal place to relax with family, friends or couples. There are many boat trips and cruises available from the port. The most popular is dolphin and whale watching. You can also visit the sea caves and hidden coves on a boat trip. At Vilamoura Watersports Centre, in addition to these activities, you can choose from a wide range of water sports such as water skiing and jet skiing.
Located just 5 minutes walk from the Marina you can visit the Roman Ruins of Cerro da Vila. This is one of the must-see places to visit in the Algarve! On this archaeological site you will find the remains of a Roman villa, where you can see the mosaics, the baths and the fountains. Once you have finished your visit, go to the museum. Go back in time and discover the objects on display, related to history, architecture and trade. Built more than 2000 years ago, it has been used by the Romans, Visigoths and Arabs through the ages. Objects related to the production of garum (fish) have been found, one of the most important trades that was held in this place.
Vilamoura is close to other top destinations in the Algarve where you can spend an afternoon.