Vilamoura is one of the best resorts in Europe where the sun is always shining, a busy marina, and with ravishing beaches waiting for you to discover them. With so many great things to do in Vilamoura it can be hard to chooses what to do, so we’re reviewed some of the best to help you plan your perfect holiday.
Spend the day at the beach
The best Algarve has to offer is its nature, and, more specifically, the region’s beaches. Vilamoura is no exception, and in this area there are two of Portugal’s best-known beaches: Vilamoura Beach and Falésia Beach. With an extensive golden sand, calm, warm and translucent water, the beaches of Vilamoura are ideal to spend a relaxing and fun day between dives and the towel. In case it isn’t hot enough to swim, you can always stroll along the seashore or watch the sun set on an esplanade.
Aquashow is one of the most fun water parks in the Algarve. With breath-taking water slides, one of the largest aquatic roller-coasters in the world where you reach speeds exceeding 70km/h and specific areas for small children this water park has amusements for all ages and tastes. Have fun with the rest of your family at the Aquashow water park.
Casino de Vilamoura – Dinner & Show
Enjoy a night of glamor and fun at the casino. Before heading to the gaming tables, treat yourself to a magnificent dinner served at a silver service while watching a show. The sumptuous dining rooms are ideal for parties, group dinners or a romantic evening for two. The Casino is within walking distance of Vilamoura Beach and has over 500 machines and several rooms and gaming tables.
Algarve Landscapes, Pottery and Wine Tasting
This is an innovative tour that aims to combine the magnificent Algarve landscapes with wine tastings and visits to traditional Algarve potteries. The ride is done inside a Land Rover equipped with everything needed to ensure your utmost comfort. Try the Algarve Landscapes, Pottery and Wine Tasting tour and we guarantee you will not regret it. Pickups are available across Vilamoura and other regions of the Algarve.
The Algarve sea is constantly the chosen place of these magnificent creatures to play, which is why so many people travel to the south of Portugal looking to finally see these beautiful animals that have long populated the imagination of many children. From the Marina of Vilamoura you can embark on a high speed boat to see dolphins. Enjoy your stay in Vilamoura to see these incredibly agile and docile creatures in their natural habitat.
Beach Segway Tours
The Segway is an incredibly easy-to-handle vehicle, which is why it appeals to adults and children alike. There are several Segway tours you can do in Vilamoura, but the most fun is the one through the pathway of Vilamoura that ends in Quarteira and is right by the sea.
Thousands of tourists visit Vilamoura every year to spend a few hours of fishing. It is in Vilamoura that there is the largest marina in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe and where there are several boat trips for fishing. There you can catch everything, from small basses, to sharks or tunas that weigh 200kg! All trips have experienced professionals to assist you in whatever is needed.
Have you thought about setting sail on a yacht or a private boat, with only your family or your friends, to go on a trip fully planned by you? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
The incredible beauty of Vilamoura deserves being discovered on the back of a horse. Vilamoura has an excellent riding school with planned rides across the Algarve’s countryside, along the cliffs and beaches of Vilamoura, or, in case you do not feel comfortable enough, in the training ground at the school.
Buggy Safari Off Road Adventure
In this adventure you will get to drive a buggy through sections of the Algarve stage of the World Rally Championship. In order to be able to drive buggies, it is only necessary to be over 18 years old and to have a valid driving license, although no previous experience of driving buggies is required. Come experience the adrenaline rush of driving a buggy through the interior of the Algarve.
Vilamoura is a true paradise for golf lovers. Courses in immaculate conditions, a set of interesting hazards that allow you to perfect the different golf strokes, an absolute immersion in the nature’s tranquility and breath-taking views of the ocean justify why so many enthusiasts of this sport travel thousands of kilometres to enjoy these magnificent fields. In total there are 6 golf courses in Vilamoura, among which is the Old Course, where the Portugal Masters is held.
If you are a golf fan, then you cannot miss the opportunity to watch the best players in the world competing for the Portugal Masters trophy. Every year the professional players of the European Tour stop ate the Old Course in Vilamoura providing a perfect opportunity to learn from them.
The unique climate of the Algarve, which makes this a paradise destination for golf, also allows fun crazy golf circuits. The Family Golf Park in Vilamoura offers an unparalleled experience with two 18-hole courses: the “Via Apia”, where miniatures alluding to Roman times serve as obstacles, and the “Via Lusitana”. The routes are maintained in perfect conditions and there is even air conditioning on some holes to refresh the users in the warmer months.
Boat trip to see caves and rocks
From the Marina, a number of Vilamoura boat trips depart on a daily basis to explore the spectacular coast of the Algarve and to discover the caves, rock formations and secluded beaches of the paradise that is the Algarve. Enjoy a day spent outdoors at the flow of the current and the sea.
The Jet Boat is a kind of high speed boat that will you full of adrenaline when you feel that you are flying over the sea of Vilamoura.
Driving a Jet Ski is an old desire for many people as cruising through the sea at high speed is the ultimate sense of freedom. These jet ski rides can take 30 or 60 minutes.
Bike ride through Ria Formosa
Enjoy Ria Formosa which is only a short distance from Vilamoura through a relaxing and fun bike ride of about 10km. The tour guide is multilingual and will be able to indicate the most interesting points of the tour.
Sailing boat trips
At the time of the Discoveries the Portuguese caravels set out in search of new worlds using only the wind and the prayers of their sailors as engines. Take the opportunity to feel like a true explorer of the fifteenth century as you set sail a breath-taking trip aboard the Condor of Vilamoura. The trip includes stops for swimming and snorkelling.
The bike tour allows you to explore Vilamoura and Quarteira. The ride covers the distance from one to the other, exploring what best the Algarve has to offer.
Classic Car Tours
In the Classic Car Tour you can enjoy the experience of touring the main points of interest of Vilamoura in a classic car. The route includes the village of Querença, where you can visit the church Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, from the sixteenth century, the village of Alte and the city of Loulé. If you’re a fan of the old car engines and you’ve always wanted to sit behind one of those large wheels full of style, then this is definitely an activity for you.
Quad Bike tour in the Algarve
Discover the most remote places of the Algarve on an off-beaten track with a quad bike. To drive these powerful bikes all you need is a valid driving license. No previous motorcycle riding experience is required since the quad bikes are automatic and easy to handle. Pickups are available from Vilamoura.
Wine Tasting in the Algarve
Travel to the village of Tôr, in the municipality of Loulé and not far from Vilamoura, to taste and learn more about the making of the Algarve wine. Depending on the type of visit you choose, you can taste the Syrah wine, the most alcoholic Portuguese wine and certainly one of the most alcoholic in the world, with 17% alcohol.
Stand Up Paddle
Stand Up Paddle is something that is very fashionable nowadays because it is a sport that is easy to practice and that produces strong feelings of relaxation and happiness. Rent the equipment at any surf shop or participate in guided tours and we guarantee that any stress that you might be feeling will immediately disappear.
Have fun exploring the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean on a 3-hour kayak tour. Row in a kayak with space for one, two or three people and stroll the beaches hidden in the caves of the region. At a certain point you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel.
On this safari, you will be transported to an inland Algarve very different from the sunny coastline you are used to. Enjoy learning a little more about the beautiful and magical Algarve’s countryside aboard an all-terrain jeep. This tour aims to show you the most beautiful landscapes of the Algarve’s interior, including the lost villages of the mountains, allowing you to get to know the regional architecture and the traditional gastronomy.
Boat party with DJ
Join a Sunset Boat Party for an unforgettable party. Embark at the Vilamoura Marina and dance the evening away to the DJ before returning to the marina to continue the party in the marina bars you can find there.
One of the best activities that Vilamoura has to offer is the parasailing. The view from the top is fantastic, glimpsing the entire Vilamoura.
Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Water Ski or Wakeboarding will make you slide through water at incredible speeds. Feel the adrenaline to the maximum when feeling that you are flying over water, while being pulled by a boat.
Cerro da Vila
Cerro da Vila, near Vilamoura, was one of the places preferred by Romans to live during the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Its proximity to the sea and the Spanish border made it a very coveted place for the richest lords of the time. The village was later occupied by the Visigoths and Moors until the Christian reconquest.