Vilamoura is the largest tourist complex in Europe and it is a part of the Algarve Golden Triangle. This land, with approximately 2,000 hectares, belongs to the Quarteira parish. If you arrived at Faro Airport its a 20 minutes car ride to get there. There you can find luxury accommodation, golf courses and the famous Vilamoura Marina. The Vilamoura Marina has a capacity for 1,000 vessels and is surrounded by restaurants, discos, bars and multiple shops.
Near of Vilamoura you can find two famous beaches – Praia de Vilamoura and Praia da Falésia (Albufeira) – both certificated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Vilamoura has a big sports and activities diversity, for that reason it is a good idea to invest in Vilamoura Real Estate. There are six different Golf Courses, one Lawn Bowling Club with two grass greens, a Tennis Centre, a Sports Club, a Shooting Club, an international Casino and a Riding School.
The traffic is very calm almost all year and all the roads are in the best conditions to drive safely.
It’s easy to find a parking place, but beware at the high season. Enjoy the weather at summer and go for a ride in your bike, you save money and it’s good for the environment and, of course, your health. Since Vilamoura is a small city, you don’t need to dislocate for a long distance, therefore, everything is near your location.
Vilamoura has a public transportation network, named “Apanha-me”. This is an easy way to go around very cheaply. Currently there is the green line that provides the trip from Quarteira to Vilamoura. The cost of the on board ticket is 0,80€ and 10 trips + the card is 6,35€. From 20 of July to 30 of August there is a night bus service in Vilamoura, so don’t drink and drive!
Living in Vilamoura
Vilamoura is famous for its nightlife big offer. The most famous discos are: Black Jack (in the Casino basement), Agua Moments and Seven. In the summer there are many events and parties, always full of people. If you love the nightlife, Vilamoura is the the best place for you to have a really great time.
In Vilamoura you are going to find several small supermarkets and their prices could be expensive, comparing to the large food stores. If you need to buy many items it’s better do it in Apolonia supermarket, in Almancil. The shopping center Forum Algarve, in Faro, or the Algarve shopping center, in Guia, are 20 minutes away (approximate). So, if you are thinking of living in Vilamoura it’s a good idea having a car to do some shopping.
The cultural offer in Vilamoura is distant. You can visit the Roman ruins in Cerro da Vila, the Vilamoura museum and art galleries. Also there is a catholic church in Vilamoura, for the devotees.
Best place to live in Vilamoura
For being a part of the Algarve Golden Triangle, Vilamoura is one of the most prestigious areas of Algarve and that is the reason why property prices are so high. If you are looking for a property near to the golf course or within the sea or with beach views, you’ll have to wait for low prices.
Having an apartment in Vilamoura Marina also could be very costly. You can find cheaper properties further away from the center of Vilamoura.