Vilamoura in the Algarve Portugal is a seaside, leisure and recreation resort with marina (harbor), located in the central Algarve, at the Atlantic Ocean. Vilamoura Portugal is constructed in 1974 and designed by a wealthy banker from Lisbon, Vilamoura is still expanding. Currently covering about 20 km2, and is one of Europe's leading tourist resorts.
It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan. Away from the hectic pace and the stress of the modern world, all who visit are revitalized by the lifestyle, the convenience and the hospitality of this truly special place.
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THE highlight of Vilamoura Portugal is the marina (harbor). The Marina Vilamoura is a friendly and safe residential harbor. The harbor of Vilamoura Portugal, breathes luxury, cosmopolitan, glamor...you will find many upper class shops, bars and restaurants. The Marina Vilamoura is enormous and hosts some very glamorous vessels. 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.
Try your luck in the Casino Vilamoura, where you can play American roulette, French roulette, Portuguese dice, Black Jack or slot machines at the Casino Vilamoura, there are also nightly cabaret shows, a nightclub and a cinema.
North-east of the marina Vilamoura you find Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila. The nearby museum also offers information of the past of Vilamoura Portugal.
- Vilamoura Beach, a white, long stretched beach
- Falesia Beach, ideal for a day on the beach with its unusual red coloured cliffs as a back drop.
- Olhos d'Agua, surrounded on three sides by pine-clad cliffs
Activity and Events Vilamoura
Golf is one of the main activities why people come to Vilamoura in Portugal. At least 5 renowned golf courses you will find in the proximity of Vilamoura Portugal.
One of them, the 18-hole Oceânico Victoria Clube de Golfe, where various competitions are held here through the year of which in October the Portugal Masters. The golf course Vilamoura, was designed by Arnold Palmer in 2006 and was awarded "Best Portuguese Golf Course 2006" at the annual Awards Publituris.
The clear blue Atlantic Ocean makes the Algarve an ideal place for swimming, water sports, boat tours and sailing trips. The beautiful landscape of the interior Algarve invites you to undertake other activities. Activities in and around Vilamoura Portugal:
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
- Big game fishing
- Jet skiing
- Dolphin safaris
- Jeep safaris
- Quad biking
- Horse riding
The area of the harbor has a vibrant and exciting night-life, with lots of bars with life music, karaoke and DJ's.
Bars and Restaurants Vilamoura
The large harbor, Marina Vilamoura is surrounded by restaurants, where you find on the menu the traditional fish and shell fish dishes, but also nice meat dishes. Vilamoura Portugal has also a good choice of the international cuisine, such as Indian, Thai, Chinese and French.
The surroundings of Vilamoura Portugal also have a lot to offer such as theme parks and other tourist attractions. If you want to experience another side of the Algarve, you can make excellent day trips into the beautiful and unspoiled interior of Vilamoura Portugal. Things to see and to do in the surroundings of Vilamoura Portugal:
- Zoo Marine - a superb theme park with water, animals and spectacular shows
- Krazy World - with a fairground, mini zoo, crazy golf course and swimming pools
- Aqualand - a water park with huge slides and rapids
- Aquashow - with parrots, flamingos and Europe's biggest wave pool
- Alte - one of the most beautiful villages of the Algarve
- Monchique – famous for its natural springs and beautiful green hilly surroundings.
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