Destination guide

Making the most of your Vilamoura holiday let

Vilamoura occupies one of the hottest and most happening corners of the Portuguese Algarve, so it's hardly a surprise that it's established itself as an enticing all-round holiday resort. Aside from the ubiquitous beaches – dune-backed and washed with lapping Atlantic waves – it's got a whole medley of other attractions. They go from yacht clubs to chic spas, sizzling seafood bistros to fashionable cafes, not to mention more golf courses than you can shake a five iron at. Vilamoura holiday lettings sit in the middle of it all, tailor-made for the sun-worshippers and hole-in-one seekers alike.

Things to do

The top attractions near Vilamoura holiday villas

You won't have to look far from the door of your Vilamoura holiday home to find something to keep you entertained. Those coming with the clubs in tow will have a medley of no fewer than 6 golf courses to pick from – starting with the family-friendly Laguna Golf Course and going to the challenging 18 holes of the Arnold Palmer-designed Victoria Clube de Golfe. The main marina of Vilamoura is another of the town's top attractions. It's packed with chic cocktail bars and enticing eateries. It's there that you'll also discover the ruins of the Cerro da Vila, which date all the way back to Roman times.


Activities and attractions in Vilamoura

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Vilamoura has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Vilamoura Tennis Center (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Oceanico Old Golf Course (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Oceanico Laguna Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Oceanico Millennium Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Day trips

Day trip ideas around Vilamoura holiday homes

  • There's nothing like getting out on the waves – everything from luxurious yacht excursions to dolphin-watching tours are on offer from the marinas of Vilamoura
  • A trip to Albufeira promises all the energy of the Algarve's most happening resort town, complete with golden beaches and buzzing bars
  • Families will love Aqualand Algarve, an adrenaline-pumping water park that's laden with gushing slides and lazy rivers
  • The city of Lagos sits down the coast, offering whitewashed buildings, stunning churches, cobbled streets and dramatic visions of cliff-backed beaches

Seasonal weather averages in Vilamoura

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Vilamoura

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Vilamoura. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Falesia Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Marina Beach (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Vilamoura Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Rocha Baixinha Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Quarteira Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)

The most stunning beaches around Vilamoura

  • Many Vilamoura holiday villas face the long, wide stretch of sand that is Praia de Vilamoura, a great place to reserve a sunbed and soak up the Algarve rays
  • The more untouched Praia da Rocha Baixinha Nascente is the place to go for dune-backed sands of golden brown and smaller crowds in the summer
  • Rugged red cliffs fringed with stone pines make Praia da Falesia a vision of the quintessential Algarve beach – it sits around 3 miles from the heart of Vilamoura resort
  • The manicured promenades that run the length of Praia de Quarteira make it a fine place to walk and enjoy views of the sea
How to get there

How to get to and around Vilamoura

The nearest airport is in Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Portimao (PRM), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

Restaurants and bars

Where to eat near your Vilamoura holiday rental

Bubbling seafood stews and chic fine-dining combine to offer something for even the most discerning of foodie travellers in Vilamoura. Some of the culinary hotspots are:

  • The main marina area, which hosts stylish sushi kitchens, upscale cocktail bars, Thai eateries and microbreweries alike
  • The seaside promenade in Cavacos, which has some enticing seafood restaurants that serve traditional Algarve dishes
  • The heart of old Quarteira, home to Brazilian tavernas and bakeries that burst with fresh croissants
  • The small town of Almancil, where pizzerias and British pubs mingle with locally owned coffee shops

How many holiday rentals are available around Vilamoura?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,810 holiday lettings around Vilamoura. From 1,621 villas to 1,602 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vilamoura?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vilamoura:

  • Encosta das Oliveiras: 1,053 holiday homes
  • Aldeia do Golfe: 238 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,312 holiday homes
  • Benagil: 690 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 1,357 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Vilamoura? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vilamoura. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,109 holiday lettings
  • Pinhal Golf Course: 2,800 holiday lettings
  • Marina Beach: 8,840 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Tennis Center: 8,841 holiday lettings
  • Dom Pedro Golf: Old Golf Course: 8,828 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vilamoura listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Vilamoura?

Yes, of course. offers 1,621 Villas in Vilamoura. Our other popular types of Vilamoura holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,602 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 453 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 22 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vilamoura?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,066 holiday homes with pool available in Vilamoura. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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