Vilamoura holidays 2020
The biggest luxury resort in Europe, Vilamoura, is a delightful destination for those seeking pure, unadulterated refinement. People come from all over the world to enjoy a slice of this Portuguese paradise in the Algarve. Miles of golden sandy beaches line the shores, while inland you'll find a landscape of fragrant pine trees. Why not book a cheap holiday, where you can stay in the finest Vilamoura hotels, many of which are attached to some of the world's best golf courses, or try your luck in the top local casinos. Vilamoura holidays bring a glamour and sophistication that will capture every visitor’s heart.
The best time to visit is considered to be between May and September, when the resort is bathed in constant sunshine for long hours each day. However, balmy temperatures in the winter mean it's also popular during December and January as a winter destination for those looking to escape the frost. If it's the best price you're looking for, we recommend an all inclusive Vilamoura holiday. Although Portugal, and the Algarve, aren't known for their all inclusive hotels, Vilamoura has plenty.
Vilamoura at a glance
Must-visit historical sites
The town is home to Roman ruins including a bath complex and murals
Discover the best beaches
There are two sandy beaches in Vilamoura - Praia da Marina and Praia de Falesia connected by a promenade lined with bars and cafes
Perfect for watersports
Go on snorkelling and diving trips and discover the intriguing caves in this area
Popular with couples
Romantic breaks in Vilamoura are perfect, the marina is especially a top place to explore for couples
Rest & relaxation
Ah... peace and quiet! Vilamoura is ideal for travellers looking to get away from it all
Fine dining scene
The Algarve's cuisine is simply sensational, eat out at a restaurant by the marina for tasty food and stunning views
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Things to do in Vilamoura
As a premier resort destination in Portugal, Vilamoura provides all that visitors have come to expect from the Algarve, and much more. This includes the many wonderful beaches found here, each showing a distinct character.
Holidays to Vilamoura are full of adventure and give you with the freedom to do whatever you want. There are many nearby villages that you can spend days exploring, as well as secluded beaches to discover and make your own. A local transport system connects all the villages, but hiring a car is the best option for getting around as the roads are rarely busy.
The nearby Ria Formosa natural park attracts nature lovers from far and wide, and offers visitors a chance to explore the outstanding flora and fauna encountered here, on the very southern tip of Portugal. Day trips can easily be arranged to the Fonte Benemola natural park, which is a little bit further away. This stunning patch of forest is an ideal place to go trekking, and hopefully spot some of the Algarve's unique wildlife.
Popular as a golfing holiday destination, Vilamoura attracts many visitors to its lush green fairways and scenic courses. Of course, there is plenty more to enjoy here than putting on the green. The resort holds seafood festivals, carnivals, theme parks and scenic tours, which are just some of the array of activities the whole family can enjoy.
Best beaches in Vilamoura
No holiday to Vilamoura would be complete without paying a visit to its beautiful stretches of sand along the coast. Visit Praia de Quarteira to find ideal sunbathing and swimming conditions. The breakwaters installed at this beach mean the water is safe for children and swimmers of all ages. This beach is lined with shady palm trees, as well as some fantastic shops and restaurants you can explore when your tanning session is over.
Be sure not to miss out on Praia de Falesia; lined by a high cliff whose deep colours range from red to white, this is surely one of Portugal's most stunning beaches.
The huge marina provides a great place to wander around as the sun sets. There are over 1,000 lavish boats berthed in the dockyard; a truly spectacular sight to witness. If you want to get out onto the water, there are also plenty of adventures available. Take your pick from a luxury boat charter, dolphin spotting tours and even cave exploration.
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