Vilamoura is one of the most touristic places in Algarve. This is usually regarded as the biggest private touristic complex of Europe.
This is one of the best places for you to spend your holidays and one of the best equipped places in terms of touristic facilities.
It has traces of ancient culture in the archaeological station Cerro da Vila, where you can visit the Romanic ruins of the old village where people lived mainly as fishermen.
In the ruins proves were founded that this place served as a trade centre. If you like to learn about the history of the places you go, then, you have to visit it.
If you are considering spending your holidays in here, you must know that you have a wide offer in regarding hotels, villas or apartments. Many high quality hotels are placed in this area.
This is probably the most complete offer for golf players. Here you will find five of the finest golf courses of Algarve with superb facilities for the most demanding golf player. You have the Laguna Golf Course, Millennium Golf Course, Victoria Golf Course, Old Course and Vila Sol Golf Course.
Very near you have some of the best beaches in Algarve. The Marina beach right in front of the village, the Rocha Baixinha and Falesia beaches also very close and, at a distance of a few Kilometres, the Ancao, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. For sure you will not be disappointed, on the contrary you will love these beaches.
Here you have the only Casino of Algarve. Here you can enjoy the multiple shows, have a fantastic dinner in the restaurant, dancing in the discotheque or at the sound of a life music band.
These are all good reasons to go to this Casino. Of course, if you like to play the casino games, then this is the only place to go.
It has a beautiful Marina with fantastic boats, fine restaurants, esplanades and modern shops where you must go even just for a walk, if you like. In the evening, the marina is full of life, with lots of people, a very nice atmosphere.
If you like sports, this area offers many opportunities like golf in the five golf courses available, tennis and squash in the tennis club and others, horse riding in the riding centre, cycling and jogging in the circuit specially designed, shooting in the shooting club and the water sports available in the near beaches. Alternatively, you can go to the casino art gallery, to see a movie at the cinema or take a small cruise.
Here there are many alternatives for having a night out. In the Marina you have several bars like Bar Sete (owned by football player Luís Figo), El Salero or the Irish Pub. The most well known discotheque of Algarve Kadoc, is near Vilamoura and in the Casino you have the Black Jack, one of the most sought.
You can get there from several ways. If you are coming by plane through the International Faro Airport, in Faro you must take the EN125 to west. Then, at about 18 kilometres after, you must take your left, on the exit to the Av. Vilamoura XXI. At the end of this road you are there.
If you are coming from Lisbon, you should take the Motorway A2 to Algarve and then the A22 in the direction to the east (Spain), until the exit to Vilamoura. After exiting you have to take the EN270 to Boliqueime where you reach the EN125. At the traffic lights, you must turn left and follow the EN125 until the exit to Vilamoura on your right.
If you are coming from Spain border by A22 motorway, you must exit on the Vilamoura exit and follow the previous directions.