Vilamoura and the locality
||Vilamoura is a stylish, quality year round resort, an easy 30-minute drive from Faro airport and famous for its world-class golf courses (see golf section).
Beautifully landscaped, the buildings are interspersed with pine woodland. It is an environmentally protected region that is renowned for its natural beauty and local attractions.
Only 5 minutes from the apartments is the beautiful Falesia ( 7km long) and Marinha beaches, with beautiful long stretches of golden sand, gently sloping into the sea. Good restaurants and toilet facilities are a short walk from the beach.
This chart is a guide to the seasonal temperature expected in the Algarve area of Portugal.
The official language is Portugese but English is widely spoken. The official currency is the euro (€).
The majority of bars and restaurants are situated in Vilamoura’s beautiful marina – the largest in the Algarve. The marina is closed to the majority of traffic and is full of quality bars and restaurants to suit all different tastes. There are also some lovely dining places a bit out of the centre and in Almancil – details are included in the folder in the apartment.
There is a small selection of shops in Vilamoura with the main shopping in Faro only 20 minutes away.
In Vilamoura are some small supermarkets including the excellent English based Jafers. Larger supermarkets can also be found in Almancil, Loule, Algarve Shopping and Faro – all short drives away.
Faro and Algarve shopping
Algarve shopping is a lovely big airy shopping complex with a wide range of shops including mango and zara, excellent baby and childrens facilities and eating area with Pizza Hut! There are some excellent supermarkets only 10 minutes away in Almancil – a portugese version of Waitrose – Appollonia and Aldi (next door!)
Other attractions in Vilamoura include a Casino with regular entertainment, a bowling alley, watersports, a cinema with English speaking films, a golf driving range, a tennis centre, an equestrian centre and just outside Vilamoura a water park – sure to keep the children and adults entertained. About 20 minutes drive is the excellent Zoo Marine.
In the apartment you will find a folder of information on the local area and amenities.