Vilamoura is seen as one of the jewels in the crown of the Algarve and with an award winning marina, plethora of championship golf courses and stunning local beaches, there are lots of things to do in Vilamoura.

If you are a keen golfer then you are spoilt for choice in Vilamoura as it is home to the Oceanico courses of Laguna, Millennium, Pinhal, Victoria and The Old Course, while just down the road you will find the Pestana Vila Sol course. All of these courses are stunning and offer something a little different on each one to keep golfers happy and challenged for days on end.

Victoria Golf view to the course in Quarteira
Victoria Golf Course


If you prefer your golf on the mini side then a trip to the Family Golf park in Vilamoura is a must and is a great day out for the entire family with the two 18 mini golf courses and some great features including shades that spritz you with a cooling mist on the hottest of days!

Not everyone is a fan of golf so if you are looking for things to do in Vilamoura away from the greens and fairways then the first place to head to would have to be the marina.

Vilamoura marina is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious boats and yachts in the Algarve and they themselves are worth taking a trip out for. All around the marina there are shops, cafes, bars and restaurants offering something for every budget and keep your eyes peeled for some celebrities as this is a favourite haunt of footballers Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo and a whole host of national and international stars during the summer.

The Condor de Vilamoura sailing towards Benagil
The Condor de Vilamoura sailing towards Benagil

From the marina you can hop on board one of the many different Vilamoura boat trips offering everything from deep sea fishing to, sunset cruises, private charters and much more if you are looking for things to do in Vilamoura. Just down the road you have the amazing Aquashow water park with the slides, water rollercoasters while if you are looking for top quality nightlife, visit one of the many bars in the resort town with live entertainment or try your luck on the tables at the Casino Vilamoura.

Vilamoura Marina

Vilamoura Marina is one of the jewels in the crown of the Algarve, offering not only a safe haven for luxurious boats, but also a lively and exciting location both during the day and long into the night.

Vilamoura marina
Vilamoura Marina


Vilamoura is a resort with the Vilamoura Marina being at the very heart of the destination and a real focus for anyone visiting or staying in the area.

Some of the best golf courses in the Algarve are found in and around Vilamoura, which means that this resort is very golfing friendly and there are a good few bars dotted along the marina that cater specifically for golfers on holiday in the Algarve, however if you are not a golfer then you needn´t worry because there is also plenty more to attract you to this attractive marina area!

During the summer months the Vilamoura Marina becomes a hotspot for celebrity spotting thanks to the high number of celebrities, especially sporting stars, who have holiday homes and properties in the area and like to come down to Vilamoura Marina for a bite to eat and to watch the world go by.

Portuguese footballer Luis Figo has a bar on the marina and the Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has frequently been snapped strolling along the marina in the summer – and it is not hard to see why!

Bars and Restaurants in Vilamoura Marina. Photo by Marina de Vilamoura

There are some truly amazing boats in the marina, which boasts a five anchor rating, and these are lovely to have a good look at, even if your budget does not quite stretch to one yourself! There is also a very good mixture of cafes, bars and restaurants all along the marina front, offering a choice of international and Portuguese cuisine with everything from seafood to Chinese and Indian restaurants and all generally complying to a very good standard.

During the day and into the evening you can browse through the many shops along the marina, with something to suit every budget and those looking for fun and entertainment will not be disappointed, as there is a very lively nightlife scene here, with everything from subtle piano bars, to live music and dancing on the tables!

The Vilamoura marina is also known for being the starting point of many different boat trips and cruises and if you are looking for either a full or a half day at sea with friends and family or want to try your hand at some big game fishing then your journey can start from Vilamoura Marina, simply contact our team to find out more about all local boat and fishing trips.

Vilamoura marina offers a more glamorous side of the Algarve and there is plenty to do for all the family from dawn right through into the early hours!

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