Vilamoura is a holiday destination that has a little bit of something for every kind of holidaymaker. This Portuguese paradise offers uninterrupted miles of gorgeous beach for the sunbather, a variety of water sports for the adrenaline junkie, kilometres of nature trails for hikers and world class golf courses for those in search of a golfing holiday. To complement their ideal holiday, tourists can choose from HomeAway’s extensive range of holiday accommodation in Old Village, a section of the Vilamoura Resort and Golf Area. Most of these Old Village holiday homes are situated close to the beach to ensure sun-worshippers get easy access to choice basking spots. Holidaying golfers will find themselves surrounded by competition-standard golf courses. And to ensure guests are completely at home, conveniences such as barbecue facilities, Internet access and cable/satellite TV are provided in most of the holiday apartments and villas in Old Village.
-Beaches: The Algarve region of southern Portugal is known for its sublime coastline covered in golden sands and bordering crystal clear waters. Tourists flock the beaches in the summer months seeking to take advantage of the abundant sunshine to get that longed-for tan. However, those who wish to avoid holiday crowds can still find relatively secluded beaches here. Among the more popular beaches in Vilamoura are the Praia da Marina and Praia da Falesia.
-Marina: The Vilamoura Marina is really a beauty to behold and most of those booking holiday rentals in Old Village dream of promenading the marina among hundreds of moored boats and yachts. As they enjoy this and other incredible sights, visitors can recline in any one of the many bars and restaurants there. Most people who have been to the marina will recommend an evening in any of its Irish pubs.
-Food and drink: At the marina is an mind-boggling selection of eateries and visitors will be left with the delicious dilemma of choosing where to eat from Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai and, of course, authentic Portuguese restaurants. One of the famous establishments offering Portuguese specialities is the Oliveira Dourada. Here diners will dig into an assortment of seafood dishes in a cosy, warmly lit atmosphere all at a very fair price.
-Historic landmarks: Vilamoura has pleasant surprise in store for history buffs; the ancient Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila found in the civil parish of Quarteira. The low walls that are seen at the site were once two grand villas built in the 2nd century BC during the Roman occupation led by Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.
-Nightlife: Those Old Village holiday home residents who are not for turning in early will have plenty to keep them entertained till the wee hours. Nightclubs abound where tourists can shake a leg as do quiet bars where they can sip their beer while listening to the evening tide. The marina also hosts a large casino with numerous slot machines and tables as well as classy company.
Vilamoura, or in general, Algarve’s weather is simply gorgeous and perfect for holidaying at virtually any time of the year. From April, temperatures steadily climb past the 20°C mark and in July they even go past 30°C. Most tourists destined for Old Village holiday apartments and villas prefer heading there at this time of the year as they are guaranteed the tan they want and ran virtually no risk of encountering rainy days. But even those who visit in September or October will enjoy favourable conditions. Winter temperatures are far from hostile with temperature averages remaining in the teens.
The main international gateway into the Algarve region is the Faro Airport, also known as Algarve Airport. Most major international carriers and budget airlines have both regular and seasonal flights from London, Madrid, Moscow and other European cities to Faro. On arrival at this facility tourists booked into Old Village holiday homes can get there via a 20-minute bus or taxi ride. A flight to the busier Lisbon Airport and a ride on the fast electric train to Faro is another travel option.