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A holiday rental in Vilamoura: a charming home away from home.

Vilamoura is one of the most popular and luxurious tourist destinations in the Algarve. The impressive marina serves as a hub of activity where countless bars and restaurants entice visitors to Portugal. In fact the town is the biggest private tourism resort in all of Europe. Vilamoura’s prime coastal location grants access to pristine beaches, quaint fishing villages and exciting nightlife, ensuring that there is plenty to do and see. HomeAway has apartments and villas in Vilamoura in a wide range of styles, sizes and price ranges. Be it a cosy villa in Vilamoura for two overlooking the sea, near the chic marina, or a stylish Vilamoura villa with a pool and ample parking, HomeAway has got it.

Those looking to stay in a quieter, calmer town can opt for a HomeAway rental in Olhos de Agua, located about five miles away. HomeAway rentals in bustling Albufeira are an option, as are affordable villas and homes in nearby Almancil.

Things to do

Vilamoura marina:

The marina is Vilamoura’s main activity centre. An impressive range of restaurants, bars and designer shops line the promenade, and the multitude of yachts are fascinating to look at. Many boat and fishing trips take off from the marina and are an excellent way to spend a day.

Beaches:

Vilamoura has two beaches within the city limits. Praia da Marina to the east of the marina is a busy spot with plenty of water sport activities to choose from. To the west is the more relaxed Praia da Falesia. This long stretch of sand leads all the way to Olhos de Agua.

Vilamoura Casino:

Vilamoura Casino is an exciting destination: aside from a large number of gaming rooms, it hosts regular evening entertainment. Nights of traditional dance and song as well as revues and magic shows are held here. The current program is available online.

Loule:

The 13th century town of Loule is located ten miles northeast of Vilamoura. Remnants of a 13th century castle draw in visitors, as does the daily market where fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and fish are sold. An added highlight is the gypsy market held every Saturday. Locals sell earthen pots, wooden toys, handmade lace and more.

Ria Formosa:

Found east of Faro, this sprawling natural park has an intricate network of lagoons, marshlands and elongated islands. Boats depart from Faro to many of the narrow islands.

Albufeira:

The busy and exciting city of Albufeira is one of the most visited in Portugal. Its famous strip is home to countless bars, restaurants and clubs for those looking to party in style. The Old Town is a quaint affair with cobblestone streets and an old clock tower. Fishermen's Beach, located steps away from the Old Town, is clean and safe.

Weather in Vilamoura

Vilamoura’s climate is one of its main assets. Summers are sunny and hot with up to 12 hours of sunshine per day and average temperatures of 30°C. A gentle Atlantic breeze keeps visitors cool and rainfall is practically non-existent. Fall is also a nice season to visit, with temperatures averaging 25°C. Winters are pleasant with average daily temperatures of about 16°C. Winter is considered the rainy season, though only about 50 days of rainfall are typically recorded.

Travel to Vilamoura

Faro Airport (FAO) is the closest to Vilamoura. Flights to and from most major UK and European airports fly there and Vilamoura is only 15 miles away. The fastest way to reach town is via hired car or taxi. The drive is a simple route along N125 that takes about 25 minutes. There is also a bus stop in Vilamoura. From Faro airport, one must take a bus or taxi to Faro city centre and then take a bus from there.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent appartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent 4 days here mid September 2017 and found this appartment to have everything we needed to have a very pleasant stay, would highly recommend it. The appartment was very clean and had everything you needed. Teresa was very helpfull and was only round the corner if required.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Another fabulous stay!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our 3rd time staying in this villa and already booked our 4th! Great location, stunning surroundings and the villa and garden is well kept by a friendly couple! Some lovely local restaurants in walking distance and easy enough to get a taxi further afield. We hire a car to venture to the beaches and do food shops at the larger supermarkets but it isn't essential. Already looking forward to next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017