When one surveys the sheer beauty of the Vilamoura locality of southern Portugal’s Algarve region, it’s easy to see why many holidaymakers flock here every summer. First there is its picturesque Marina filled with dancing boats and yachts and lined with classy eateries and lively bars. Then there are the clean beaches covered in golden sand and brimming with geological treasures. And of course there are plenty of outdoor activities for adventurists. Those after a golfing holiday in these parts will be happy to hear that they can find holiday accommodation in Terracos do Pinhal, right in the Vilamoura Resort and Golf area. That’s right, one can book a holiday apartment surrounded by excellent golfing facilities and right next to the beach to boot. In need of more space and privacy? Check out HomeAway’s range of holiday villas in Terracos do Pinhal. The majority of these rentals come with swimming pools and air conditioning.
-Golf: Terracos do Pinhal holiday rentals place holidaymakers within close proximity of some of Vilamoura’s finest golf courses including the beautifully maintained Vilamoura Old Course, which as the name suggests, is one of the first courses to be built in Algarve. Though this course tends to favour straight drivers, anyone who plays there will enjoy themselves. The masterfully designed Oceanico Pinhal and Oceanico Laguna courses are also closeby.
-Beaches: Sunbathing and unhurried promenades along Vilamoura’s pristine beaches are the stuff dream holidays are made of. But this is what tourists to this corner of southern Portugal enjoy every day. And apart from that they’re treated to incredible ocean views, especially those with jagged cliffs towering over the deep blue Atlantic waters.
-Water sports: Facilities for everything from jet skiing to parascending are available to enable tourists to enjoy the warm waters. Those with a love for sport fishing can get boats for angling expeditions. Boat tours are also available in which holidaymakers can check out the coastal caves found there.
-Food and drink: Those staying in Terracos do Pinhal holiday apartments have plenty of options in terms of eateries for those days they feel like eating out. The Vilamoura Marina has restaurants that offer hungry tourists everything from Italian to Thai cuisine. For fresh, creatively presented prawns and clams, O Pirata is the place to go. They also offer diners fresh home baked bread here.
The weather in this area is what one will experience in any other part of the Loulé; warm for most of the year and with mild winters. The coldest it gets in this locale is around 15°C, between December and January. This time of year also sees the most rainfall, exceeding 100mm on average. However, the rest of the year sees pleasant warm weather. As soon as winter starts to fade away, temperatures ascend past the 20°C mark, climbing steadily until the peak of summer in August when temperature averages of 29°C are the norm.
The simplest way for visitors from outside Portugal to access holiday homes in Terracos do Pinhal is to get a flight to the Faro Airport. Direct flights to this airport are available on most airlines from virtually any corner of Europe. From the airport it is only 20 or so minutes by road to the Vilamoura Resort and Golf Area. Jetting in through Lisbon is another possibility only it will take a four hour journey by fast train to get to the Faro area. Another option for those in Spain is to take a 6 hour bus ride from Seville.