Vilamoura – Algarve

Transfer time – 30 minutes

Vilamoura is the most popular resort with the British holiday makers; it has the largest private tourism and is one of the most prestigious resorts on the Algarve. It continues to grow and expand over the years and is not really traditional in the old sense of the world, but still has plenty charm and beautiful sights worth seeing.

Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity with masses of bars, cafes and restaurants and a great selection of shops and boutiques, as well as lots of places to pick up a souvenir. The marina is a popular place to spend your days wandering round the cobbled streets or just sitting with a coffee and watching the boats come in and watching the locals go about their business. On an evening, the marina becomes a hub of excitement, perfect for all ages, with everyone coming to try out the local restaurants or to enjoy a drink. Popular with celebrities too, you never know who you might see wandering around.

Vilamoura has 2 wonderful beaches within easy reach, the best one being Praia De Falesia, with soft golden sand and stunning clear water. Both beaches have a large choice of sun beds and parasols for hire as well as some amazing water sports to enjoy. Kiddies can play safely in the shallow waters and there are plenty of cafes for refreshments too.

Golfing is world famous in Vilamoura, there are several championship courses (all requiring a handicap certificate) where you can enjoy some wonderful sights and play in some wonderful temperatures. Vilamoura has something for everyone; boat trips are also popular, along with bicycle hire and walking.

If you want to wander further afield, there are some beautiful villages nearby, Loule is wonderful, a picture postcard destination with pretty cobbled streets, ancient church and white washed buildings, a perfect place to enjoy the real Algarvean feel.

Vilamoura is a perfect destination to enjoy an active holiday in beautiful surroundings, luxurious accommodations available and popular with the rich and famous. There is something for all tastes and budgets, perfect for families, groups or couples, Vilamoura has it all.

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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