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The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Half of the tourists who visit Portugal spend their holidays in the Algarve! The region is blessed with a picturesque coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Summers in the Algarve are hot and dry and winters short and mild. In the Algarve you will find lively coastal towns, some of the best golf courses in Portugal, beautiful sandbar islands and lagoons and of course breathtaking beaches where surfers give the best of themselves.
Beaches & Nautical activities
The Algarve is known for its Atlantic beaches. Praia da Falésia is one of the many beautiful beaches located at 7 km from Vilamoura. Praia da Falésia is more than 6 kilometres long. It stretches from Vilamoura in the East all the way to Olhos de Água (near Albufeira) in the West. The sand on the beach is beautifully soft. The sea is clean and the water is crystal clear. Going for a swim here is very refreshing on a hot summer day. According to Tripadvisor, Praia da Falésia is one of the best beaches in the world.
Loulé Saturday market
Loulé is a real market place just above Faro. The village is best known for its large covered market hall and the popular weekly market on Saturdays. In addition to the market, the village has a beautiful shopping street with all kinds of nice local shops. Loulé is one of the oldest places in the Algrave and was founded by the Moors. Everywhere you come across the characteristic white houses and in the city you can still find old Moorish baths. The old Mosque was replaced by a church, but the old minaret still serves as a church tower.
Marina de Vilamoura
The marina, the largest in the country with 1300 berths, is the main hub of entertainment, not only for those who arrive by boat, but for everyone spending a holiday in the area and who come here in the late afternoon or evening to enjoy an ice cream or dinner. It’s also the right place for shopping, with a wide range from local craft stores to the most prestigious international brands. As for the nightlife, there are many bars and clubs with the best DJs and the Vilamoura Casino promises to really get the adrenaline running.
Ria Formosa, the pearl of the Algarve There are many beautiful things to discover in the east of the Algarve. A large part of the highlights of the region come together in the nature reserve Ria Formosa. Between Faro and Tavira there is a 60 kilometer long lagoon surrounded by a labyrinth of islands, peninsulas, sandbanks, white beaches, dunes with the most special flora and fauna. Venture out to this beautiful paradise.
AF Tennis & Padel Academy
Padel is one of the fastest growing sports at the moment. It's a mix of elements of tennis, badminton and squash. There are 6 padel courts in total at Vilamoura Tennis Academy - 5 covered and 1 uncovered. They are available for hire, advance booking is required. Coaching can also be arranged here. The tennis and padel academy is located at only 5 km from the apartment.
The Vilamoura Resort 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. Due to the size of Vilamoura it offers the visitor nearly every form of sport and entertainment and to on its southern border is a long sandy beach. There are six challenging courses in the Resort area. These are the championship Victoria Golf Course, the Millennium Golf Course (closest to Joia), the Pinhal Golf Course and the Laguna Golf Course. Attached to the Resort is the 27-hole Vila sol Golf Course.
MAR Shopping Algarve
Located in Loulé, MAR Shopping Algarve is part of the first shopping center in Portugal that combines a Shopping Center, a Designer Outlet and a fully integrated IKEA store.
MAR Shopping Algarve has unique and diverse spaces that make the center a reference in the South of Portugal. It houses the largest Primark store in the country, the first Starbucks in the Algarve, innovative Cinemas with the latest technology and the latest leisure concept.
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