Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is one of the largest single tourist complex in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land. The land is variable in its vegetation, some parts covered in pine forests whilst others open recovered marshland. Vilamoura is a special place, a unique leisure and recreation resort community where the pace of life is so easy it feels like summer all year round.
Designed from the start to be self-sufficient, Vilamoura is ideally located, features a wide choice of prime accommodation, offers the commercial structure for day-to-day needs and is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports; a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre. It is truly cosmopolitan.
Golf, tennis, horse-riding, equipment to go shooting and fishing, a casino and an aerodrome are complemented by a tourist complex where the big star is the marina.
The Marina is the fashionable hangout for the tourist complex. Not only for its size (the biggest in the country with 1300 moorings) and its exceptional infrastructures, but also for ist visual beauty and its waterfront, where bars, hotels, restaurantes and a yacht club comprese the attractions for those who pass by.
For the sea lovers, a number of boats, including The Condor de Vilamoura, run excursions along the coast towards Lagos and beyond. Big game fishing is also on the cards. A boat chartered from Vilamoura in 1993 caught the world's largest recorded black marlin - 737kg and 3.65m long! It's displayed on the dockside. Either side of the marina are sandy beaches with several cafes and bars. Vilamoura is especially popular with sports enthusiasts as it has excellent facilities.
Casino, those after a flutter can play American roulette, French roulette, Portuguese dice, Black Jack or slot machines at Casino, there are also nightly cabaret shows, a nightclub and a cinema.
Points of Interest:
The 5 Golf Courses of Vilamoura: Laguna, Millennium, Pinhal, The Old Course , Victoria and Vila Sol.
● The Pestana Vila Sol Hotel & Golf Resort, 5 stars.
● Dom Pedro Golf Resort in Vilamoura, 5 stars hotel, and the Dom Pedro Marina, 4 stars, ideal for golfers.
● The new luxury Tivoli Victoria Hotel & Golf Resort, 5 stars with golf packages for Oceanico golf courses.
The Casino of Vilamoura
Pinhal Golf Course - 4th hole