There are 2 beaches, Praia de Vilamoura is east of the Marina and Praia da Rocha Baixinha is to the west of the Marina. Both beaches offer facilities for a relaxing time.
The Fun-Train, regularly following a set route of Vilamoura, is a great way for the whole family to get around and see the area. Amongst other sites, the train stops at the Family Golf Park – Super Mini-Golf. This exciting facility offers 2 fun-packed 18-hole mini golf courses, a café with a children’s menu and a children’s games room. Plus, lockers for private belongings.
If there is the desire to go further afield, the following might be of interest: Aquashow & Park Hotel, Quarteira (near Vilamoura); Slide and Splash – water slide park, Lagoa; Zoo Marine, Albufeira; ‘FollowMe! Tours’ – offering many coach trips, all over the Algarve and beyond. Boat-trips with ‘Algarve Seafaris’ – Grotto tours, Glass-bottom boats, Fishing and Cruises.
Tickets for all the above listed visitor attractions, and many more things to do, can be bought from either of the Tee Times T. O. offices in Vilamoura. For contact details & a map to both of the offices, please see http://www.teetimes.pt.
The choice of golf courses in the area is excellent. These include Oceanico group, Vila Sol, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo.
Other facilities in Vilamoura include: A bike-hire scheme, which is operated by ‘Inframoura’. A lot of hotels offer access to this service, or similar.
The Vilamoura Tennis Club and Academy, offers multiple sports’ facilities for both adults and children, and a restaurant.
Cerro da Vila archaeological site (Roman ruins), near the north-end of the Marina. This open-air site displays remains of several types of Roman buildings. Along with artefacts from over 8 centuries, on display in the visitor centre.
By Richard FM Conlon