Stylish and lively holidays to Vilamoura, the Algarve marina resort
Vilamoura marina magic
There are few holiday destinations in the world which offer the same combination of sophistication and dynamism as Vilamoura, a 2,000-acre area nestled within a stunning stretch of Portugal’s Algarve coastline. The town revolves around its impressive marina, a stopping off point for many million-pound yachts and discerning tourists. It also boasts an amazing array of fine dining experiences, upbeat bars and places to sample authentic Portuguese cuisine, mainly clustered around the magnificent marina.
Natural and historic splendours
You can recover from your travels or a night out in this friendly and buzzing town by relaxing on one of its two golden, sandy beaches. Both Praia da Marina and Praia de Falesia provide sun loungers. The neighbouring beaches offer a long promenade perfect for a stroll in the sunshine or exploring at dusk. Each also features abundant cafes and bars to enjoy refreshments with a view of the sea. Slightly further out in this Southern coastal region is Praia Olhos d’Agua, one of the many places along this coast that offers watersports including trips to sea carved caves to snorkel and explore. There are also places to jet ski and scuba dive along the Vilamoura coast and neighbouring locations.
If you want to soak up the culture and heritage of this beautiful town, then you could explore the various Roman ruins that give Vilamoura some of its unique character and depth. This includes the remains of a Roman fishing village, which offers a glimpse into ancient history with its bathing complex and wall murals.
Great base to explore Algarve beauty
If you can be tempted away from this seaside town with so much to offer, Vilamoura is a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the Algarve. Both Loule and Faro are only half an hour's drive away and well worth the trip. For example, Loule offers an impressive castle dating back to the 13th Century, while Faro has its cathedral and a tower affording you unmissable views of the town's historic buildings.
It is also an easy trip out to Lagos & Sagres, which provide a fascinating glimpse back to the 15th Century and Portugal’s world-changing seafaring golden years. Medieval walls, cobbled lanes and lines of stunning whitewashed buildings guide you around. However, no day trip there should miss out on the iconic golden church and museum of Santo Antonio.
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