Vilamoura Marina, Vilamoura
This exciting marina is a rendezvous for international yachtsmen. Round the marina are innumerous shops, bars, and restaurants set along wide esplanades.Within walking distance of the hotels.
Zoomarine - The Life of the Sea, Albufeira
Located in Albufeira, a 25-minute drive from Vilamoura, Zoomarine is a fascinating oceanographic complex, taking its theme from the links the Algarve has with the sea. Bring your family and enjoy a wonderful day watching dolphins, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic birds, seabirds, crocodiles and tropical fish.
It must be one of the most relaxing places on earth and yet it is fun! We have one of Europe's largest and most exciting marinas which is surrounded by superb shops, affordable restaurants (international and local), efficient banks, wonderful supermarkets, a cinema, day and night bars, a jazz club, friendly tourist offices which offer advice on where to find the best beaches and on a bewildering variety of activities and a casino - even the police are in on the act making sure that you are safe here. We must not forget the golf since our golf courses are world famous. You may find out more about them in the golf section.
With gorgeous beaches, warm water and glorious sunshine all year-round, Algarve is a dream destination. Situated in the extreme south of Portugal, this part of the territory was the last to be conquered from the Moors by the Portuguese king Dom Afonso III, in 1292. Traces of the Moorish presence are still seen in its unique terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses. The Algarve has idyllic temperatures (average temperature in winter of 14°C and 24°C - 57°F and 75°F – in summer, rarely going below 12°C - 53°F – during winter and reaching as high as 28°C or 30°C - 82°F or 86° F – in July and August), which are ideal for playing golf and other sports.
For the shopping lovers Vilamoura resort is the ideal place. The colourful shops windows are an invitation difficult to resist. From well known international trade marks to the regional and rustic shops, one always finds the right gift for a very special person.
One may as well bring only hand luggage because he/she will bring back a new wardrobe, not to mention new accessories and perfumes. For the day by day and long stays, the supermarkets and convenience stores can be quite handy.