• 25Km from Faro (FAO) Airport
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The three-star Rio Apartments are set in a secluded semi-residential area of Vilamoura, just 2km from the beach. The complex is nestled in lush gardens with a swimming pool ( ... Continue reading

The three-star Rio Apartments are set in a secluded semi-residential area of Vilamoura, just 2km from the beach. The complex is nestled in lush gardens with a swimming pool (complete with children’s section) and sun terrace. This is a good choice of affordable accommodation in the Vilamoura area, making it ideal for both families and couples on vacation.

Apartments are pleasantly-decorated with neutral colour schemes and bright pops of colour from the soft furnishings. Rooms come complete with good quality wood furniture and seating. The hotel was designed to be integrated into a picturesque green area and complements the natural beauty of the location. There is a total of 112 units spread over 4 storeys and features a lobby, hotel safe and elevator.

Accommodation comprises studios with sofa beds and 1 and 2-bedroom apartments complete with balcony areas. All accommodation is en-suite and comes complete with modern amenities including a TV set, kitchen with mini fridge and cooker, iron and ironing board, safe and a direct dial telephone. Heating units also come as standard.

Guests can choose to eat at the on-site café, bar or at the hotel restaurant, with a good selection of food and drink on offer. The hotel has an outdoor pool with a children’s section and everything you need to enjoy a day in the beautiful Portuguese sun including sun loungers and parasols. There’s also a handy little poolside snack bar, ensuring you won’t go hungry while working on your holiday tan.

For an extra fee guests can enjoy a ride on a banana boat, go water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, catamaran boating, play tennis, mini golf or go motor boating. In addition to the on-site facilities there’s plenty to do in the nearby area including the Pinhal golf course (only 300m away) and other golf courses (only 2.5km away).


  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Swimming Pool Outdoor Restaurant(s) Bar(s)

Food and Drink

The hotel has one restaurant. A snack bar is also available throughout the day.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Visa Card and Euro/Master Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Rio in Vilamoura easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Rio with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Vilamoura, an ambitious purpose-built holiday resort on the central Algarve coast, is one of Europe's largest privately developed tourist havens, offering holidaymakers every form of sport, entertainment and amenity imaginable. The resort is built around a magnificent 1,000-berth marina, alongside which are preserved Roman ruins that were unearthed during construction back in the 1960s. The southern border of the Vilamoura holiday resort is host to a long, sandy beach, which is lined with quality hotels, self-catering apartments, numerous restaurants and shops, and a host of leisure facilities including a casino. Further inland, villas nestle in lush gardens between the golf courses. Vilamoura, which means 'Village of the Moors', is designed for pure pleasure for everyone, of any age or orientation. Nature has enhanced the resort with a temperate sunny climate and beautifully landscaped surroundings. Development has been environmentally friendly and tasteful.

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With so many tempting pursuits on offer, it is virtually impossible not to be active while on holiday in Vilamoura. There are five 18-hole championship golf courses (international tournaments are often hosted here), lawn bowling club, tennis centre, riding school, and even clay pigeon shooting. Watersports, of course, abound, and big game fishing is very popular. When all else fails there is always the cinema or casino to fall back on. Sightseeing excursions are also available to nearby Loule with its Moorish castle and 13th-century church. The Roman ruins and museum of Cerro da Vila are popular attractions, located right in the heart of Vilamoura.


From fine dining to fast food, Vilamoura has it all in dozens of restaurants, coffee bars, ice-cream parlours and cafés scattered throughout the resort, though many of the most popular places are near the Marina. For Chinese try Zu Yi, or opt for perfect pizza and pasta at the Casa del Forno on the Largo do Cinema. Rosa's Cantina is the place to go for authentic Mexican food including enchiladas, tacos and burritos, washed down with icy cold margaritas. For superb seafood opt for the Fisherman's Shack. Braganca Mar is popular with visitors for its mixture of local flavour and European fare.


Nighttime is fun time in Vilamoura, where bars, discos and live entertainment venues abound. Everything from traditional Portuguese Fado to striptease and karaoke is there to be enjoyed. Vilamoura's international Casino is the haunt of celebrities, offering nightly dinner shows in addition to gambling tables, slot machines and bingo rooms.


Shopping arcades are an integral part of the Vilamoura holiday development, packed with designer boutiques, shoe stores, sport's outlets, perfumeries, tobacconists, jewellers and plenty more. Those wanting to seek out the local colour can make an expedition to the Saturday market in nearby Loule.


Some of the prettiest areas in Vilamoura are not open to the general public, including privately-owned areas and exclusive resorts.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.89

This week's weather forecast

28°C Low 23°C
Today: Fri 23 Jun
31°C Low 24°C
Sat 24 Jun
27°C Low 19°C
Sun 25 Jun
27°C Low 20°C
Mon 26 Jun
28°C Low 19°C
Tue 27 Jun

Hotel address : Apt. Turisticos Rio na rua de França, lote 80., Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 8125-

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • TV
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Safety Box [Upon request - extra charge payable]
  • Studio with Balcony/Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Bidet
    • Hairdryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini Fridge
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Shower
  • Two Bedroom Apartment with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • TV
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Kitchenette
    • Safety Box [Upon request - extra charge payable]

Questions and Answers about Rio

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

3 Questions | 4 Answers

Hello, The cost of a shuttle transfer for a return journey is £16.35 per person. Regards

Added 1 year ago.

By Leanne, team member

Rate Answer:


Hi Shirley, If you would like to call our customer services department between the hours of 8am - 8pm tomorrow they can advise of the cost of the transfer and add this to your booking. Regards

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Leanne, team member

Rate Answer:


Hello we can check on this with the accommodation/transfers and airline if oyu can let us have your dates of travel please, either email me on or call the sales line please

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Trevor
Just phone our reservations and we can check with the airline etc for you

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, team member

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