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Vilamoura is a modern holiday resort situated on one of the best beaches in the Algarve region. Built as a golf-centred holiday resort in the 1980’s, today it boasts five incredible golf courses. Alongside the incredible golf courses and beautiful beaches there are plenty of tourist facilities around the resort to ensure a memorable holiday for all who visit!
There is plenty of attractions in Vilamoura for all ages. A fun activity for the entire family is a dolphin watching tour. If you want to spend one of your evenings in a luxury setting, spend an evening eating by the Vilamoura Marina, a stylish marina filled with million-dollar yachts. If you’re visiting during the summer and like the party lifestyle, a must do is a visit to NoSoloÁgua, a trendy sunset party.
Vilamoura is ideal for couples, families or those looking for a quaint, laid back sun holiday. Although there is plenty to do in Vilamoura, it has quite a relaxed atmosphere, which makes it the perfect holiday destination for those looking to take a relaxing sun holiday.
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Vilamoura’s nightlife is not as wild as other places and is more suited to couples who prefer relaxing evenings.
There’s a fine selection of upscale restaurants in the resort serving a wide variety of fantastic cuisine. Dine by the Vilamoura marina for a dinner with a fabulous view.
Aqualand Algarve is a fantastic waterpark near Vilamoura which has a range of slides and attractions to entertain the entire family.
Praia de Vilamoura is a popular beach with calm waters suitable for children and families. For a quieter Vilamoura beach experience visit Praia da Falésia, considered to be one of Algarve’s best beaches.
The most popular shopping area in Vilamoura is the Marina area. At the Marina there are a variety of fashion stores selling luxurious designer brands and jewellery.
Carnival festival takes place between February and March annually in nearby Quarteira. Quartiera’s carnival takes inspiration from Rio De Janeiros famous Carnival festival. When attending expect extravagant parade floats, colourfully dressed dancers, and vibrant crowds.
The best time to visit Vilamoura is between May and September, the resort’s peak season. During these months, temperatures average in the mid-high twenties and the region experiences over twelve hours of sunshine daily.
Euro is the currency used.
There is no time difference between Dublin and the Algarve.
Flights from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Kerry and Shannon operate to Faro up to seven days a week during the summer with the estimated flight time of three hours from Dublin. From Faro Airport, it is a thirty-minute drive to Vilamoura. If you’d like to explore all that the Algarve has offer, car rental is a great way to do so!