Vilamoura is a cosmopolitan holiday resort, set between pine covered countryside and a vast golden coast.
The resort boasts two blue-flag sandy beaches – one will provide a private getaway, while the other has a vibrant feel and is lined with snack bars and shops.
Life here is very much focused around the buzzing marina. Days can be spent soaking up the sun and sampling its chic boutiques and cafes. Evenings around Vilamoura’s marina will involve a meal at a fine restaurant, followed by a night in a casino or club.
Sports are a major pastime on a Vilamoura holiday. The area is known for its selection of excellent golf courses and boasts no less than 50 tennis courts. Hill-walkers should tackle the protected woodland lying northwest of the resort.
Sightseers will relish the opportunity to cross the border for a day-trip to the Spanish city of Seville.
Faro Airport to Vilamoura: 35mins approx