Vilamoura Hotels

Mini guide to Vilamoura


Vilamoura is the name given to a 2,000 hectare area of land in the magnificent Algarve, which houses the largest single tourist complex in Europe. It is a laid-back resort community bursting with vibrant sporting and leisure facilities for the entire family.

In Vilamoura central, a preserved Roman site and the Museum of Cerro da Vila provide interesting historical information about the area. Ancient baths used by mariners of the era can also be viewed at the ruins.

Although the name Vilamoura means 'Moorish village', the area was inhabited long before the time of the Moors. Excavations just north of the marina have revealed the ruins of a Roman villa, baths and farm buildings known as the Cerro da Vila. A collection of recovered mosaics, Roman lamps and Visigothic coins can be seen in a museum nearby.

The extensive resort area offers a wide range of recreational facilities, including four different golf courses, a bowling club, a tennis centre, a sports club and a shooting club. Additionally, there are upmarket hotels, tourist apartments, self-catering villas, night clubs, an international casino, a cinema and an excellent riding school.

To the south lies a long sandy beach with a backdrop of red coloured cliffs, and the Atlantic Ocean, where big game fishing is a popular pastime. There is a large shopping centre and a vast marina which harbours some impressive vessels. The waterfront makes for a wonderful stroll by day or night. Numerous restaurants and nightclubs are concentrated throughout the area, offering both local and international cuisine.

Close to Vilamoura is Quarteira, a once-small fishing village which has since developed into a thriving town. Loulé, the commercial and administrative centre, lies to the northeast of the area. It features a Moorish castle and the 13th century church of São Clemente. Nearby at Almancil, is one of the Algarve's most important religious buildings, the parish church of São Lourenço. It features a fine gilded altar and 18th century azulejo glazed tiles depicting the life of St Lawrence.

Vilamoura can be easily reached via the N125 from Faro Airport, only 28kms away. Flights arrive here from all over Europe. The IP1 motorway connects the Algarve to Spain. There are also coach and rail services from most European cities. Additionally, the Algarve can be reached through the many ports spread all along the south Portugal coast.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Cegonha Country Club

Dom Pedro Portobelo

Oasis Village

Olympus Sun Club

Parque Mourabel

Pe do Lago

Tivoli Marinotel

Vila Gale Ampalius

Vila Gale Marina

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