Holidays in
Vilamoura

A sophisticated piece of paradise

In a region that’s bursting with idyllic beaches and picture-worthy destinations, Vilamoura stands out as something a bit special. Once a humble fishing town, the resort is now a magnet for the rich and famous of Portugal, who come here to drink world-class wine following a round of golf. Speaking of which, if you’re a golf fan, you’re in for a treat.

The Algarve is home to dozens of clubs and courses that attract visitors to the resort all year round. But Vilamoura holidays are about so much more than well-kept greens – you can treat yourself with a shopping trip to the town’s independent boutiques or lie back and relax on the sandy Praia de Vilamoura beach.

In the evenings on holidays to Vilamoura, the marina is where the action is. Join chic locals in the best bars around or sit out on the waterfront watching the world go by in this sophisticated corner of paradise.

Your Vilamoura questions, answered

There’s lots to do in Vilamoura. Visit Cerro da Vila archaeological museum to see Roman ruins and mosaics, hit the beach or go shopping around town.

The Algarve is known for its traditional tiles and other ceramics, but cork is also important here. Find cork bags, shoes and other handmade gifts to take home.

Looking at the luxury yachts and homes around Vilamoura, it’s clear that the resort is pretty upscale – however, there are bars and restaurants to suit every budget, as well as accommodation.

Best things to do in Vilamoura

Hire a bike

The Ria Formosa Nature Park islands are within easy reach of Vilamoura. Hire a bike or a kayak to view birdlife and beautiful protected landscapes.

Make for the marina

Vilamoura Marina is a hive of activity and there’s plenty of people-watching to be done. Enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the harbour, while admiring the fabulous boats.

Visit a theme park

If you’re still hungry for fun after days spent at the beach, this part of the Algarve boasts multiple watery-themed activity parks. Zoomarine is the closest and will appeal to all ages.