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Once a humble and small harbor that goes back all the way to Roman times, Vilamoura is today one of Portugal’s hotspots.

1966 was the year that changed Vilamoura forever, Cupertino de Miranda, a Portuguese banker, founded a beach resort and thus the now internationally known beachside resort town of Vilamoura became one of the most popular holiday spots in Portugal.

The Vilamoura resort is a quite popular spot that attracts mostly holiday makers from Europe. It is one of the biggest private tourism resorts in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal. Although fairly far removed from the traditional Algarve, this purpose-built leisure resort offers accommodation to suit all tastes.

The main center of interest of Vilamoura is the marina; there you’ll find a very peaceful area to stroll around, though it can get quite busy during the summer days. Though the town is mostly a place for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Portuguese coast and its golden sand beaches, adrenaline junkies can still get their fix while on holidays.

Like with most beach resorts, water activities and sports are kings. In the deep blue colored water of Vilamoura you can be part of a kayaking excursion and discover the hidden secrets of the coast, or you can take a paddling trip to the neighboring town of Albufeira.

One of the two most popular activities in Vilamoura is, without a doubt, jet ski excursions. During one of these amazing tours, you’ll be able to experience the thrill of cruising at full speed over the sea while soaking in the sun and the astonishing landscapes.

Parasailing is the second most fun activity you can do while in Vilamoura. Strap your vest and get ready to be pulled by a boat as you rise over the ground and into the air so you can get an incomparable view of the coast of Algarve.

Even though Vilamoura is mostly known as a holiday resort, you can still break the routine!

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          About

          Once a humble and small harbor that goes back all the way to Roman times, Vilamoura is today one of Portugal’s hotspots.

          1966 was the year that changed Vilamoura forever, Cupertino de Miranda, a Portuguese banker, founded a beach resort and thus the now internationally known beachside resort town of Vilamoura became one of the most popular holiday spots in Portugal.

          The Vilamoura resort is a quite popular spot that attracts mostly holiday makers from Europe. It is one of the biggest private tourism resorts in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal. Although fairly far removed from the traditional Algarve, this purpose-built leisure resort offers accommodation to suit all tastes.

          The main center of interest of Vilamoura is the marina; there you’ll find a very peaceful area to stroll around, though it can get quite busy during the summer days. Though the town is mostly a place for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Portuguese coast and its golden sand beaches, adrenaline junkies can still get their fix while on holidays.

          Like with most beach resorts, water activities and sports are kings. In the deep blue colored water of Vilamoura you can be part of a kayaking excursion and discover the hidden secrets of the coast, or you can take a paddling trip to the neighboring town of Albufeira.

          One of the two most popular activities in Vilamoura is, without a doubt, jet ski excursions. During one of these amazing tours, you’ll be able to experience the thrill of cruising at full speed over the sea while soaking in the sun and the astonishing landscapes.

          Parasailing is the second most fun activity you can do while in Vilamoura. Strap your vest and get ready to be pulled by a boat as you rise over the ground and into the air so you can get an incomparable view of the coast of Algarve.

          Even though Vilamoura is mostly known as a holiday resort, you can still break the routine!

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