Vilamoura Marina was constructed in 1974. The Marina was the pioneer in Portugal, and over the last four decades has been recognised as one of the best in the world by its customers.
Vilamoura Marina has 825 berths for boats ranging from 6 to 60 metres. Possessing a fully working Boatyard, Vilamoura Marina can offer maintenance services to its users. Companies may provide upholstery, awnings, cold technique, hull painting, general ship maintenance, brokerage, gel coating, electricity and housekeeping. An International Professional Training Centre is on-site and during the year, events such as the Carnival Regatta and the Boat Show take place.
The Algarve is consistently recognised as one of the leading golf destinations in the World. Vilamoura has five renowned championship golf courses, including Dom Pedro Victoria which is the home of the European Tour’s Portugal Masters and former host of the World Cup of Golf. With five golf courses, it is not surprising that Vilamoura attracts thousands of visiting players each year.
Vilamoura has developed into an international equestrian centre. As the venue of the Vilamoura Champions Tour, it is a destination for world-class events. For those who wish to explore the spectacular scenery on horseback, instruction is available.
Three kilometres of golden sands lay directly before Vilamoura. To the west of the Marina entrance, the much photographed Falésia beach with the stunning beauty of its colourful sandstone cliffs stretches into the distance. To the east, in front of the main hotel group, the sands hum with activity.
When not simply soaking up the sun, you can swim, windsurf, waterski, parasail, jet ski, scuba-dive or snorkel, rent a paddle boat, or simply enjoy leisurely walks along the waters edge. The beaches are pollution free and blue-flagged. An assortment of beach restaurants and bars make dining and socialising on the beach a pleasure for all.
Vilamoura’s Environmental Park covers a 170-hectare area and was established to ensure the conservation of valuable eco-systems with great natural and visual value. The Environmental Park includes bird observatories where visitors can see purple gallinules, mergansers, water-hens and kingfishers, as well as some small species such as nightingales. Vilamoura’s Environmental Park also provides excellent leisure areas that can be explored by foot, horseback or bicycle.
A vibrant mix of restaurants and bars, lounges, live music events and fashionable nightclubs, make Vilamoura one of the liveliest nightlife destinations.
One of the top 10 best and most engaging things to do and see during a trip to the Algarve region is Cerro da Vila museum and archaeological site, it’s a glimpse of roman and islamic history in the cosmopolitan Vilamoura.
The Vilamoura International School (Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura – CIV) is the most prestigious educational institute (Pre-school, Primary School and Secondary School) in the South of Portugal, encompassing the Portuguese National, British (adapted) National and the Cambridge International curricula.
Find out more at: http://www.civ.pt/en
Vilamoura has several clinics including “The Hospital Particular do Algarve” and “Clínica Internacional de Vilamoura”. Both clinics provide the most modern technical and scientific resources available. Providing services including cardiology, dentistry, family medicine / general practice, nutrition, psychology, sports medicine, people may be secured they will always receive the best treatment when in Vilamoura.