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Holiday Villa Portugal, Vilamoura, Algarve

The Vilamoura Estate in the Algarve, is a completely self contained resort area, set between a pine forest and the beach, where the emphasis is on sporting activities, sun, sand and sea.

Most of the villas in Vilamoura are situated amongst the six golf courses, about 2 or 3 kilometres from the wide sandy beaches. Around Vilamoura, you will find superb sporting facilities which include golf, tennis, horse riding, water sports, clay pigeon shooting, sailing, deep sea fishing. The nightlife in Vilamoura is just as varied with a lively Marina which forms the focal point of Vilamoura, with lots of shops, bars, restaurants and discos surrounding the many luxury yachts. There is also a cinema, and the Casino with cabaret if you fancy a flutter. Vilamoura is renowned for its great golf courses, which are amongst the best in the Algarve and Portugal.

Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is outstanding in that it is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe and covers some 2,000 hectares of land. The land is variable in its vegetation, some parts covered in pine forests whilst others open recovered marshland. The company that owns this complex is extremely environmentally conscious and every effort is being made to protect nature within its continued planned development.

Due to the size of the resort area it offers the visitor nearly every form of sport and entertainment, and on the southern border is a long sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Amongst the many attractions and facilities there are six different Golf Courses, a large Marina, Lawn Bowling Club, Tennis Centre, Sports Club, Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, 5 Star and 4 Star Hotels, Tourist Apartments, self-catering villas, Night Clubs, an International Casino, a Cinema, and an excellent Riding School.

Within the centre of Vilamoura there is a preserved Roman Site and Museum of Cerro da Vila providing an interesting glimpse into the past of the area. In Roman times this location was important in producing a fish paste known as "garum ". The ruins also include the baths in which the mariners used to bathe. As a location specifically designed for tourism it has proved to be a very successful location for all ages due to the variety of facilities that it provides holidaymakers. Neighbouring the area is the once upon a time small fishing village of Quarteira that has since the 1960s blossomed into a lively holiday resort. To the northeast is the commercial and administrative town of Loulé with good shopping.

Properties in Vilamoura: The Lake Spa Resort HotelHotel Vila Gale MarinaHotel Dom Pedro MarinaHotel Vila Gale AmpaliusTivoli Marina GolfVila Sol Spa & GolfHotel Dom Pedro GolfVila Sol Spa
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