- VILAMOURA WORLD
- VILAMOURA HISTORY
- VILAMOURA BOAT TRIPS
- VILAMOURA GOLF
- VILAMOURA RESTAURANTS
- VILAMOURA SAILING
- VILAMOURA EQUESTRIAN TOUR
Located in the Central Algarve and ideal as a base to explore the central, eastern and western regions of Portugal´s wonderful Algarve coastline.
Vilamoura is located in the Central Algarve region of Portugal, just a short 20 minute drive from Faro airport,. Vilamoura is one of Europe´s largest purpose built resorts and is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all across the globe.
Vilamoura is built around a 1000 berth Marina voted best international Marina 2014 - 2018 by the Yacht Harbour Association. Walking around the marina itself is a top activity as you take in the yachts, the general ambience and sample one of the many bars and restaurants on offer.
The peak summer months in Vilamoura see the town morph into one of Portugal´s top nightlife destinations with numerous summer nightclubs, beach bars and parties to be enjoyed.
Things to do in Vilamoura.
Vilamoura, designed as a resort, has leisure and activities planned in to every corner. The list of things to do in Vilamoura and the surrounding area is endless, Golf is without question the top activity for mild autumn and winter months.
The hot summer brings with it vast numbers of tourists and activities such as boat trips, fishing and beach fun take centre stage.
Vilamoura is a relatively small area at around 20km square so you may be surprised to see the list of activities, facilities and things to do in the area:
- Vilamoura Tennis Centre
- Vilamoura Family Golf Park
- 2 Fantastic Beaches
- The award winning Vilamoura Marina
- Vilamoura Equestrian centre
- Swimming pool and Leisure centre
- Vilamoura outdoor exercise circuit
- Browns international sports and training centre
- Vilamoura environmental park
- Aquashow water theme park
- Six world class golf courses
Vilamoura Sport and Active Concept
Vilamoura is a "healthy resort" and everything from the walk ways and jogging tracks to the public bike system are there to motivate healthy living. In addition to this Vilamoura plays host to major events such as:
- Half marathon
- Junior marathon
- Junior tennis championships
- Surf competitions
- Cycle races
- Portugal masters - Golf
Browns sports club in Vilamoura also hosts the British Army rugby team for a three team challenge once a year and many other events come and go through out the year.
Vilamoura, under new ownership, continues to grow and expand its already formidable reputation as the best holiday destination in Europe.
If visiting Vilamoura then we recommend picking up a copy of the Waves Guide Vilamoura,or download a copy here. The map and transport information is sure to make your holiday run more smoothly.
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Vilamoura as it stands today is one of the largest purpose built tourist resorts in Europe and as such has quite a modern face. Witht he award winning Vilamoura Marina at the very heart of the town and construction starting only in 1974 you would be forgiven for thinking that Vilamoura has no real history but the area is actually quite rich in history with one of the finer examples being the site of the Roman Ruins (Cerro Da Vila) locate just behind the marina.
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Vilamoura is the top spot in the Algarve to begin exploring the stunning coastline by boat. A range of Private Yacht Charters are available to relax and really sample the luxury of being pampered on a luxury yacht! Whilst there are a few companies out there we will be sure to point you in the right direction and make certain you have the best possible day out! Private Charter Yachts departing Vilampoura Marina can either head east or west depending on your wishes, in general most trips head west as the coastline is more rugged and interesting. We also have the famous Benagil cave with in reach on a 4+hour cruise. The trips can be tailored to your tastes and whilst more expensive than the budget trips they offer a high staff to client ration, great service, inclusive prices and privacy to relax away from the crowds. If youa re in Vilamoura then you simply must do a boat trip and we recommend the Private Yacht Charter option!
Choose Your Cruise HERE
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There are several golf courses in Vilamoura, each offering a unique golfing experience.
One of the most popular courses is the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. This championship golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and has hosted several international tournaments, including the Portugal Masters. The course features wide fairways, challenging bunkers, and large greens, providing golfers of all skill levels with a memorable golfing experience.
Another popular golf course in Vilamoura is the Old Course Golf Club. This course is one of the oldest and most traditional in the Algarve region and has been ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. The course features undulating fairways, large greens, and several water hazards, providing golfers with a challenging and rewarding golfing experience.
The Millennium Golf Course is another great option for golfers in Vilamoura. This course was designed by Martin Hawtree and features wide fairways, deep bunkers, and several water hazards. The course is known for its stunning views of the surrounding countryside and provides golfers with a unique and enjoyable golfing experience.
Overall, golfing in Vilamoura is an experience not to be missed. With its stunning courses, beautiful weather, and luxury amenities, it is the perfect destination for golf enthusiasts looking for a memorable golfing vacation. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, Vilamoura has something to offer everyone.
Dom Pedro Laguna
Unlike the other Vilamoura courses, Laguna is located on relatively flat and open terrain. The strategic placement of bunkers and water hazards demand high accuracy of play. The child of American designer Joseph Lee, the first 9 holes were inaugurated in 1990, the back 9 were ready for play in 1993.
Dom Pedro Old Course
Opened in 1969 and completely renovated some 27 years later, this is the “Grande Dame” of Algarve courses. The Old Course meanders through impressive pine trees over gently undulating natural terrain, the pine trees offering the principal hazard. The addition of the new clubhouse and putting green only increased the attraction of this favourite Vilamoura course.
Dom Pedro Pinhal
Inaugurated in 1976 and designed by Frank Pennink, the architect of the nearby “Vilamoura Old Course”. The course has had several refinements over the years. It is typified by the “Umbrella and Atlantic Pines”
that line many of the fairways. Ponds and a stream come into play on five holes but are not serious threats to the above average golfer.
Dom Pedro Victoria
Victoria Clube de Golfe is the most ambitious golf project in Portugal. Victoria aims to be one of the finest courses in Europe and is not far away thanks to famed architect Arnold Palmer. The manmade lakes provide hazards and also reservoirs for irrigation illustrating the innovative design. The current home of the Portugal masters, Victoria is a must play course for any visitor.
Dom Pedro Millenium
This conventional Par-72 course opened in the year 2000. Millenium is one of the most beautiful courses ever built in Portugal. Boasting excellent integration into the natural surroundings with sympathetic and well thought out landscaping, the care taken in designing this great course is very evident.
Internationally known, the Vila Sol golf course managed by the Pestana Group, is now part of the Algarve’s most sought after golf courses. Having been inaugurated in 1991 with the signature of the architect Donald Steel, "Vila Sol, is living proof that dreams can be realized”.Located in the Central Algarve the Vila Sol Hotel and Golf resort is set in 75 acres of natural beauty and accommodates these two magnificentgolf courses, Pestana Vila Sol Championship and Pestana Vila Sol Academy Golf Course.
If Visiting Vilamoura we highly recomend golf club rental locally. Save time and money whilst trying a new set of top quality clubs. Delivered to your accomodation free of charge and a guaranteed quality service. See the range of clubs HERE.
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Vilamoura has a great selection of restaraunts and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. The focal point of Vilamoura is of course the world famous Marina which is home to over 800 berths and so provides an eloquent backdrop to any meal.
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Vilamoura Sailing is a recent and very welcome addition to Vilamoura and has been already a huge success.
Vilamoura Sailing Center is located at the Marina and near to the Marina reception offices. The facilities on offer are second to none and welcoming for all sailing classes. With permanent staff on hand to guide you and assist you in your training programs and the fantastic facilities on offer in Vilamoura it really is the perfect place for your sailing needs.
A fleet of VSR’s (coach RIB) and all the required coaching equipment available for your training (marks, anchors, etc )
Here are some reasons why Vilamoura is the perfect location for you:
- 7 - 18 knots average wind
- 10 mins sailing to racing area
- prevailing North / Northeast wind direction
- 212 days fairwinds (based on last 12 years)
- 0.5 - 1.5 metres average waves
- 22 degrees average water temperature
- vilamoura has 250000 bed capacity
- over 60 restaurants in Vilamoura
- 20 minutes drive from Faro airport to Vilmaoura
- 40 minutes drive to Spain
For futher information please contact -
PHONE | 00 351 969 377 094
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VILAMOURA EQUESTRIAN TOUR
VILAMOURA EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Vilamoura is proudly home to a world class international Equestrian Centre which hosts the Vilamoura Tour.
The Facilities are some of the best in Europe and host two of the biggest events in the show jumping calendar The Vilamoura Atlantic Tour and the Vilamoura Champions Tour. The Vilamoura centre has facilities for aproximately 1200 horses, boasts 5 sand arenas, 1 grass arena, 1 lunging arena all of which were constructed by Otto Sport
The Equestrian Centre is run by the Moura Family, one of the most traditional families of the show jumping sport in Portugal with 4 generations of show jumpers.
The centre continues to grow and improve the facilities year on year and is a hugely valued part of Vilamoura.
For more information:
Phone :+351 960 308 299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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