Nestled between Vilamoura and Quarteira this wonderful home offers the best of both.
At the heart of Vilamoura is the marina which has the capacity to berth over 1,000 vessels. The marina is surrounded by large Hotels and Luxury holiday homes as well as a large casino and numerous restaurants and vibrant bars. At the far corner of the marina, it is possible to charter boats for big game fishing. There are also facilities for jet skiing and parascending. Close by there are also a number of sports clubs, a shooting range and many night clubs.
The marina is always very full with many impressive multi-million pound motor-yachts.
The marina is surrounded by many lovely restaurants, shops and bars (the Portuguese footballer, Figo, also has a bar and restaurant here), as well as a small number of luxurious hotels, including the 5 star Marinotel. The road surrounding the marina is largely pedestrianised (apart from those requiring access to the yachts) and this makes it a very popular (and safe) place to go for a stroll in the evening.
The many shops here range from usual tourist shops to many upmarket boutiques (Gant, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, etc) catering for the many rich and famous visitors to Vilamoura.
On the marina you can also sign up for a number of different water-based activities, including boat tours (and charters), jet-ski rental, sea fishing, etc.
Vilamoura is famed for the excellent golf courses in the area, but other sporting activities are also well represented – horse-riding, lawn bowls, a tennis centre and a plethora of water sports are available locally. Towards the eastern end of the marina walkway you can find plenty of aquatic activities – coastal cruises, big game fishing and parasailing among others. Vilamoura boasts its own museum and archaeological site – Cerro da Vila, where vestiges of past Roman, Visigoth and Moorish civilizations can be appreciated.