VILAMOURA PORTUGAL

Why Vilamoura?

Vilamoura offers a vast range of facilities all in walking distance, and so has the characteristics of a neighbourhood.

Holidaymakers have convenience at every turn, and increasingly residents can remove the commute to have the time to do what they most enjoy.

Vilamoura’s offer includes low-density population, access to nature, an award-winning marina, stunning beaches, a full menu of sporting options, and an infrastructure to support permanent and transient residents.

The below interviews highlight the stories of real people who choose to live, work or invest in Vilamoura.

Tiago Calçada Correia

Tiago returned to Vilamoura eight years ago, to improve the quality of life for him and his family. Tiago shares how, by living in Vilamoura everything he enjoys is only five minutes away.

Kelly Murtagh

The owner of an international art business, Kelly shares how Vilamoura is the perfect place for remote workers, and explains how the place has now become her home.

Kelly Murtagh

The owner of an international art business, Kelly shares how Vilamoura is the perfect place for remote workers, and explains how the place has now become her home.

Silvia Paz

Property investor Silvia loves Vilamoura. She explains the strong investment proposition and financial returns that Vilamoura offers, based on a diverse client base in an all year round destination.

Claudia Fernandes

Claudia Fernandes is our 4th guest and speaks on “Why Vilamoura”. A resident of Vilamoura for 12 years, Claudia shares how she loves Vilamoura and enjoys its outdoor lifestyle.

Claudia Fernandes

Claudia Fernandes is our 4th guest and speaks on “Why Vilamoura”. A resident of Vilamoura for 12 years, Claudia shares how she loves Vilamoura and enjoys its outdoor lifestyle.

Greg Boegner

Twelve years ago, Greg Boegner fell in love with Vilamoura and the Portuguese way of life. Discover how Greg has benefited from Vilamoura’s infrastructure to work remotely and has now become home.

Anne Darlington

Season 2 of ‘Why Vilamoura’ starts with Anne Darlington who moved to Vilamoura 27 years ago. As Vilamoura has evolved over the years, so has Anne’s life with daughter Luísa.
Vilamoura is the place she is proud to call home.

Anne Darlington

Season 2 of ‘Why Vilamoura’ starts with Anne Darlington who moved to Vilamoura 27 years ago. As Vilamoura has evolved over the years, so has Anne’s life with daughter Luísa.
Vilamoura is the place she is proud to call home.

Jocelyn McCall Ferreira

The Vilamoura Environmental Park is a favourite place for Jocelyn and her children to share time together.

Discover more about how they find it the perfect place to explore:

Beatriz Lemos

Vilamoura warms the heart of Beatriz Lemos. Hear about Vilamoura’s unique essence in our latest Why Vilamoura.

Beatriz Lemos

Vilamoura warms the heart of Beatriz Lemos. Hear about Vilamoura’s unique essence in our latest Why Vilamoura.

Nuno Reis

Nuno Reis from “Vilamoura Sailing” shares why sailing in Vilamoura is pivotal to the year-round destination and how it stages some of the worlds best sailing events.

HOME SWEET HOME

Stories of those who call Vilamoura Home

There are as many reasons for why people move to Vilamoura, as there are people who choose to do so.
The town attracts an array of residents, everyone unique, from young families to entrepreneurs to retirees.

For Kelly Murtagh, who moved from Galway, Ireland to Vilamoura to start a family over a decade ago, it was the combination of outdoor activities, a healthy lifestyle and the climate that caused her to choose Vilamoura. She comments:

“All the amenities we're available in the town and, now that the kids are all older, we cycle to the marina and use nearby biking trails. They also like to sail and Vilamoura has a very good marina and sailing club for youths.”

Greg Boegner, meanwhile, who moved from Los Angeles to Vilamoura over ten years ago, found it to be the ideal base from which to start and grow his own business, Portugal Confidential. He bought an apartment in 2008 and cannot think of any reason to leave in the years since. Greg comments:

“At the risk of sounding like a marketing brochure, Vilamoura has everything.  There are many villages, resorts and neighbourhoods across the Algarve but, to me, Vilamoura has the perfect combination of ideal seaside location, modern infrastructure, everyday conveniences and healthy lifestyle.”

For English couple Justin and Tracy, who bought a home in Vilamoura in 2016, a quality diet and climate are key drivers behind their plan to retire in the Algarve next year:

“Vilamoura is where our heart is; we love it – we love the people and of course the food. Take a look at TripAdvisor and see how many restaurants rated 4.5/5.0 are listed. We try new places every time we visit.”

Although it was Vilamoura’s suitability for raising a family that drew Kelly originally, like Greg she has found the destination allows her entrepreneurial spirit to flourish. Kelly runs her own Art & Design studio, Omey Projects, from Vilamoura, and works with clients around the world. She reports that there are “many, many opportunities” for those looking to set-up their own businesses and work remotely in Vilamoura. She loves doing so in a way that suits her family lifestyle, while the children love their school and are surrounded by friends. Rob Jenner, CEO of Vilamoura World, sums it up beautifully:

“People connect with Vilamoura for different reasons, yet all of them share that same deep sense of belonging – it’s a very special place, with a rich and varied natural environment that appeals to people from around the world.”

If you’re dreaming of a new life, visit www.vilamouraworld.com or call +351 914 071 129.

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